IELTS Writing Task 1 #116
Improve your English writing skills
Make sure you know how to use per cent and percentage.
When writing numbers or percentages, use words up to the number ten, e.g. eight per cent, and then figures, e.g. 12 percent. However, always write a number at the beginning of a sentence in words, e.g. Twelve per cent…
You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
The Table below shows the results of a survey that asked 6800 Scottish adults (aged 16 years and over) whether they had taken part in different cultural activities in the past 12 months.
Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
Write at least 150 words.
|Participation in cultural activities, by age|
|16-24||25-44||45-74||All aged 16 and over|
|Undertaking any crafts||11||17||22||19|
|Any visual arts||30||16||11||15|
|* Dancing, singing, playing musical instruments and acting|
The table shows details of participation in a variety of cultural activities over a year, according to the age of the participants.
Overall, any performance, which includes dancing, singing, playing musical instruments and acting, had the highest level of participation, with 22% of respondents participating in the previous 12 months. By contrast, computer based activities had the lowest level of participation (6 per cent).
People aged between 45 and 74 years old were most likely to undertake any activity to do with crafts (22 per cent), while performances were more likely to be participated in by those aged 16 to 24 (35 per cent). The differences between age groups were particularly marked in the case of visual arts and writing categories, where participation rates were around three times higher for younger people than for the older ones. It is clear from the evidence that age plays a significant role in the popularity of the cultural activities listed.