Mock Test 6 | Academic Writing Task 1


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The figures below show spending on leisure activities as a percentage of total household spending in seven European countries.

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


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    The bar chart shows how much money is spent in seven European countries on free time activities as a percentage of total household spending whilst the pie chart shows the average amount of money spent each year by households in the UK on various leisure activities.


    UK households spend the highest percentage of money on leisure activities(21.3%). Those in Sweden, Austria and Germany spend similar percentages on leisure activities- 18.4%, 17.7% and 16.8%, respectively. Households in Greece and Portugal spend smaller percentages 13.3% and 12.9%, respectively. Those in Italy spend the lowest percentage on leisure activities at 10.9%.


    UK households spend an average of £2868 on leisure activities each year. Half of this (£1431) is spent on outdoor activities. About 20% (£588) goes towards culture and sport. £313 goes towards electrical goods and music. Spending on reading material and on holidays is the same at £268.


    From the bar chart and the pie chart, we can see that the percentage of household spending given over to free time activities varies considerably between different European countries and that, in the UK, the free time activities that take the largest chunk of money are outdoor ones.


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