Academic IELTS Writing Task 1 Topic : average consumption of food in the world – Pie Chart

The pie charts show the average consumption of food in the world in 2008 compared to two countries; China and India. Write a report to a university lecturer describing the data.

Write at least 150 words

the average consumption of food in the world in 2008 compared to two countries: China and India.
the average consumption of food in the world in 2008 compared to two countries; China and India.

Model Answer:

The graphs illustrate the consumption of 4 types of food used in the world in 2008. The figures are compared to the amounts of food used in china and India in the same year.

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As an overall trend, the two countries showed different food consumption patterns from the world average, while processed food consumption still had the largest percentages in all three charts.

In particular, processed food consumption was the highest in the world, accounting for 41%, which was followed by vegetables and fruits at 29% and animal food at a quarter. Only 4% consisted of nut and seeds consumption.

Likewise, China used processed food in the largest proportion of 39%. Animal food showed the same figure as the world’s average, 25%. Vegetables and fruits were used at 23%, while nuts and seeds showed less than a half figure.

In India, both vegetable and processed food were used the most in the year 2008 with percentages of 34% and 32% respectively. Nuts and seeds used in this country showed the largest proportion among the three charts given, making up 19% at this time.

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