Writing Task 1: Pie Chart (Australia and Canada’s population)

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SAMPLE QUESTION:

The two pie charts below show the marital status of Australia’s and Canada’s populations for 1999 and 2000 respectively.

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

You should write at least 150 words.


SAMPLE ANSWER:

The graphs present the marriage status of people residing in Australia and Canada in the year 1999 and 2000 respectively. It can be observed that generally, there are more married people in Australia compared to Canada.

In both countries, the highest and second highest marital statuses are those married and single, and their proportions are almost similar. However, Australia has more married people (53%) compared to Canada (41%), but Canada has more single residents, which made up 46% of their population in 2000, in contrast to Australia, with only 29% in 1999.

In the meantime, the number of divorced and widowed individuals in both countries have a marginal difference. In 1999, 7% of Australians are divorced, while Canada has 6% in 2000. As for those widowed, there are 7% in Australia while there are 5% in Canada. Also, a minimal gap of 1% can be observed in the number of people who are separated from their spouses (3% in Australia, 2% in Canada).

Another point worthy of notice is that Australia has 1% of its population that engaged in same sex marriage, while Canada has none.

WORD COUNT: 186

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