IELTS Writing Actual Test 46 (Task 1 & 2) & Sample Answers

IELTS Writing Actual Test 46 (Task 1 & 2) & Sample Answers

The table below gives information about the average annual spending of university students in 3 different countries.

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

Write at least 150 words.

Countries Country A Country B Country C
Total spending US $5,000 US $4,500 US $1,500
Different living costs
Accommodation  45% 35% 30%
Food 22% 28% 36%
Books 3% 9% 21%
Leisure 22% 23% 12%
Others 8% 5% 1%


The given table illustrates the average amount of money that university students spend yearly on different living costs in three different countries.

It is obvious that students’ total expenditure in country A is the highest while accommodation and food account for the significant proportions of the total cost of living in three countries.

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As can be seen from the table, the annual budget of students in country A is $5,000, followed by those of country B and C with $4,500 and $1,500, respectively. The accommodation of country A makes up almost a half of the total spending, but that of country C is the lowest (30%) among the three countries. In contrast, regarding food, the figure for country C is the highest (36%), whereas students in country A allocate only 22% of their funds.

When it comes to leisure, students’ expenditure in country B constitutes the highest proportion (23%) and is nearly twice as much as that in country C (12%). Among the three countries, students’ in country C has the highest percentage of budget spent on books (21%) while the spending for others in country A is the highest one.

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