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IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 – Three Pie Charts

Task

The three pie charts below show changes in annual spending by a particular UK school in 1981, 1991, 2001.

Answer

Now read this answer and decide the most suitable words / phrases to complete each gap:

The pie chart ____ (depict / depicts) the total expenditure of a school in the UK between 1981 to 2001.

The least ____ (of / X) expense ____ (was / X) incurred ____ (on / X) insurance which was less than one-tenth of ____ (the / X) total expenditure. The total amount spent ____ furniture throughout the three decades ____ almost half of the total budget. More than one fifth of the total expenditure ____ (was accounted / accounted) for ____ (other workers’ salaries / salaries for other workers) in 1981 and 1991; however, it _____ (was declined / declined) to 15 percent in the next 10 years.

During the initial twenty years resources were accounted 15 and 20 percent of the total expenditure whereas it ____ (dipped / was dipped) to 9% in 2001.

In conclusion, it is evident from the chart that ____ (expenditure on teachers’ salaries / expenditure on salaries of teachers) was the highest ____ (expenditure / X) of the school in the UK for all the years.

Now, play the quiz and check your score!

  • Question of

    The pie chart ____ the total expenditure of a school in the UK between 1981 to 2001.

    • depict
    • depicts
  • Question of

    The least ____ expense ____ incurred ____ insurance which was less than one-tenth of ____ total expenditure.

    • X, X, for, the
    • of, was, for, the
    • of, was, for, X
  • Question of

    The total amount spent ____ furniture throughout the three decades ____ almost half of the total budget.

    • for, were
    • on, were
    • for, was
  • Question of

    More than one fifth of the total expenditure ____ for the salaries for other workers in 1981 and 1991;

    • was accounted
    • accounted
    • was account
  • Question of

    however, it _____ to 15 percent in the next 10 years.

    • was declined
    • declined
  • Question of

    During the initial twenty years, 15 and 20 percent of the total expenditure whereas it ____ to 9% in 2001.

    • dipped
    • dropped
  • Question of

    In conclusion, it is evident from the chart that ______ was the highest expenditure of this school for all the years.

    • expenditure on teachers’ salaries
    • expenditure on the salaries of the teachers’
    • expenditure on teacher’s salaries

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