Academic Writing Sample Task 1 #30
The graph shows Internet Usage in Taiwan by Age Group, 1998-2000.
Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
- You should write at least 150 words.
- You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
The graph shows changes in the age profile of Internet users in Taiwan between 1998 and 2000.
The main users of the Internet in Taiwan are young adults between 16 and 30 years old. In 1998, they accounted for more than half of all users. In 1999 the number dropped slightly to 45%, but even in 2000 they were the biggest group.
The second biggest group of users is aged between 31 and 50. They made up 41% in 1998, falling slightly to 37% in 2000. When combined with the 16-30 age group, over 94% of users in 1998 were between 16 and 50.
However this number is dropping steadily as more children and older users log on. In 1999, the number of children online quadrupled from 2% to 8%, and it continued to increase in 2000. There were similar increases for older users, rising from 4% in 1998 to 10% in 2000.
In summary, while adults between 16 and 50 still represent the great majority of Internet users in Taiwan, their share is declining as more children and older users join the web.