IELTS Writing Task: 1(Bar Chart)

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The chart below shows the percentage of adults of different age groups in the UK who used the Internet everyday form 2003-2006.

Summarize the information by selecting and reporting the main features and make comparisons where relevant.


Write at least 150 words.

Writing Task-1(Practice: 2)




The given bar chart illustrates the percentage of adults of different age groups using the Internet between 2003 and 2006, in the Great Britain. 

Overall, adults between 16 and 44 showed the greatest usage of the Internet and the users grew with the time regardless of their age. But, the over 65s had the least percentage of Internet users. 

The main users of the Internet were young adults aged between 16 and 24 years.  In 2003 and 2004, they shared the same percentage, which was 80%. In 2005, this figure increased significantly to 100%, but decreased slightly to 90% in the next year. 

We can see from the chart that all the age groups experienced an upward trend as far as their daily use of the Internet is concerned. In the 25-44 group, there was a gradual growth in the percentage, from 50% to 80%, between 2003 and 2006. There were similar increase for the 45 to 54 years olds, rising from 60% in 2003, to 80% in 2006. As for the other groups, although the percentage had minor fluctuation, the overall trend was upwords.

185 Words

Task Source: Makkar IELTS Book


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  1. The given chart provides information about the daily Internet use of five different age groups in the UK for the period 2003 to 2006.
    Overall, it is clear that although figures were consistently higher at the end of the period observed than those at the start among all age groups, the youngest age group surfed online most, while the numbers were significantly lowest for the elderly.
    In 2003, the youth group aged 16 to 24 showed online use on a daily basis of 80%, moreover, that figure rose to almost 90% in 2006, despite a surge of nearly 100% in 2005. The people in the groups 24-44 and 45-54 years old both represented a rather steady growth of persons involved with the Internet seven days a week throughout the period. Whilst the slightly younger category started out with half in 2003, proportions showed an yearly increase of 10 percent points, peaking at 80% in 2006. The slightly older group reached the same number in 2006, they, however, started with a higher number of 60% in 2003.
    The over 65 years olds don’t provide information for 2003, for the following years, figures were below 20%. The group 55-64 doubled the persons being on the Internet from 25% in 2003 to 50% in 2006.

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