Academic IELTS Writing Task 1 Topic : employment patterns in the USA – Line Graph

Model answer 06:

The chart shows the employment patterns in the USA from 1930 to 2010. Globally, the percentages of Industrial, Sales and Office(SO), Technical, Other Service(OS), have been stable among 0% to 40%. On the other hand, Farming, Fishing and Foresting(FFF) have drastically decreased from near to 80 % to approximately 0%. First, Technical and Industrial has been rising gradually since 1930. In 2010, they were approximately 30%, despite they were close to 0% in 1930. As for SO and OS, they have been going up and down among 0% to 20%, that is why it is almost same compared in 1930 to in 2010.

In contrast, FFF have dramatically gone down from 1930 to 2010. In 1930, FFF was the highest one among them. Furthermore, the point was at least 7 times than the second category. However, in 2010, FFF was the lowest one. As the graph shows, FFF had been diminishing mildly since 1930. Then from 1970, FFF started falling away increasingly. In 1980, the biggest category was still FFF, and second one was Industrial. The gap between them was about two times. In 1990, the gap between FFF and Industrial had vanished. but they were the same percentage and the highest yet. In 2000, FFF had reached the lowest, at this time, FFF and OS were the same percentage. Finally FFF was the lowest below any other categories in 2010.

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