Sample Essay for Academic IELTS Writing Task 1 Topic 21 – Pie Chart

The pie chart below shows the proportion of different categories of families living in poverty in UK in 2002. Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

Write at least 150 words.

Proportion of people from each household type living in poverty

Academic IELTS Writing Task 1 Topic 21
Academic IELTS Writing Task 1 Topic 21

Model answer:

The pie chart examines the different type of families who were living in poor conditions in UK in the year 2002.

As an overall trend, 14% of the entire households in UK at that time were in conditions of poverty. In general, single people struggled more than couples.

In particular, as far as people with children are concerned, sole parents showed the highest percentage of 26% among all the given categories while couples with children accounted for a relatively smaller percentage of 15%.

When it comes to people with no children, single people made up a large percentage of 24%, which is almost the same figure for single people with children. On the other hand, only 9% of the couples without any children suffered from poverty in 2002. In terms of aged people, singles had a slightly higher percentage than couples. Only 7% and 5% of the aged population had hardships in their living circumstances.

(155 words)

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