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Task 1 Report: TV Preferences


Question: The table above shows a survey on the preference of different age groups in a European country on different TV programmes in 2012. Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features and make comparisons where relevant. (Test Date: 15/10/20)


Band 8+ Sample Answer:


(Intro and Overview) The table compares three different age groups in a European nation in terms of the proportions of people interested in six (kinds of) TV shows in 2012. It is clear that feature films and sports were favoured the most overall, whereas TV dramas generated the least interest. In addition, while 11-to-15-year-olds and 15 to-20-year-olds expressed the strongest preference for cartoons and feature films respectively, news was the most popular among those aged from 21 to 25.


(Detail 1) Looking first at the youngest age group, these young people were the most interested in cartoons and sports (29% and 22% respectively), which were followed by feature films (18%) and soap opera (17%). The figures for TV dramas and news were substantially lower.


(Detail 2) With 15-20 years olds, feature films and news were the most favoured TV programs (23% and 19% respectively), followed by cartoons and sports (18% each). Meanwhile soap opera (12%) and TV dramas (10%) were the least paid attention to.


(Detail 3) Turning to the final group (21-25 year olds), 23% showed their preference for news, ahead of sports (21%), feature films (20%) and soap opera (19%). By contrast, TV dramas and cartoons attracted the least interest (13% and 4%). (196 words)


Words: Student Report, fully corrected and upgraded by Nick Kemp, former IELTS Examiner.

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