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IELTS Writing Task 1 #111

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The table below shows the cinema viewing figures for films by country, in millions.

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

Write at least 150 words.

Cinema viewing figures for films by country, in millions
  Action Romance Comedy Horror Totals
India 8 7.5 6.5 2.5 24.5
Ireland 7.6 3.8 5.5 6.4 23.3
New Zealand 7.2 4.5 3.9 4.7 20.3
Japan 7.1 4.5 4 2.2 17.8
Total 29.9 20.3 19.9 15.8  

Test Tip

The word respectively is useful in Task 1 for placing data in the order that you write about it.
Romance and Comedy are the next popular genres, with the total number of 20.3 million viewers and 19.9 million viewers respectively.

Model answer

The table compares four countries in terms of the number of people who watch four different genres of film at the cinema: Action, Romance, Comedy and Horror.

The table indicates that more Indian people watch films at the cinema than the other three nationalities. In all four countries, Action is the most popular genre of film. The total number of viewers for action films is nearly 30 million and in each country about 7-8 million people watch them.

Not many people like watching horror films at the cinema compared to the other genres of film. In India and Japan only 2-2.5 million people watch horror films but they are more popular in New Zealand and Ireland. On the other hand, romance films are very popular in India with 7.5 million viewers but it is not as popular in the other countries. New Zealand and Japan come next with 4.5 million viewers each.

(152 words)