IELTS Writing Task 1 #32

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The pie charts below give information on the ages of the populations of Oman and Spain in 2005 anf projections for 2055.

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


Write at least 150 words

Ielts Writing Task 1

model answer:

The pie charts show significant comparison of age groups in Oman and Spain. Initial statistics are concerning 2005 and some predictions about the ages of the populations are made referring to 2055.

It is apparent from the charts people who were under consisted half of the population of Oman in 2005. 48% and a negligible 4% of Oman population were 15-59 and 60 and over respectively. However, following a half century is assessed to bring staggering alteration of dominant positions in Oman population. Proliferation from 48% to 57% can be cited as example which will make 15 to 59 year old Oman people dominant in 2055.

However, in 2005, 62 percent of Spanish people were between 19 and 59. Predictions about that status illustrate not significant alterations in the dominance of age groups.

Overall, it is important to note that, in 2055, proportion of people under 14 will slide away in both countries. However, this trend will cause middle aged people to take over dominant position solely in Oman.

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Stephen C says:

Short and sweet. Thanks for posting this. Here’s my shot it. Hopefully anyone could pitch in their thoughts . Thanks!

The graphs shows the percentage of 3 age groups – 0-14 years, 15-59 years and 60+ years, in 2005 and its projected values on 2055 for Spain and Oman. For Oman, it could be said that the 2055 depiction narrates an older populace compared to its demographics in 2005.While for Spain, the trend shown a younger age group being dominant in its population by the year 2055 compared to how the age groups where distributed in 2005.

In 2005, Oman’s population is mostly split between 0-14 years and 60+ years both making up 48% each of the population. Young adults to early aged people from 15-59 make up only 6%. Come 2055, the graph shows that at 57% the number of older people would surpass both children and middle aged citizens combined having a share of 6% and 37% respectively.

On the other hand, it would appear that in 2005, Spain had a majority of senior citizens in its populace. Spain’s population in 2005 shows a dominant elder population at 62% daunting the number of children at 14% and 24% of the middle aged people. However by 2055, the graph predicts that the middle aged citizens will almost be at the same level as the older population at 42% and 46% for the latter. The children’s population have decreased to 12% though.

Comparing Spain and Oman’s trend, one could observe that Oman’s population in 2005 is younger compared to Spain’s. But in 2055, the trend would be on switched ends with Spain’s population being significantly younger than Oman’s.

song says:

I guess something is wrong with the charts or colouring. I think the figure depicted in the model essay does not match with the charts. if followed the model essay, the green colour should be 15-59 rather than red. and red is over 60.

or just my eyes are wrong.

Mina says:

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