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IELTS Report on GDP in the UK

IELTS Report on GDP in the UK

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The bar chart shows the components of GDP in the UK from 1992 to 2000.

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

Write at least 150 words.

IELTS Report on GDP in UK 1

A bad IELTS Report

Introduction

The given chart illustrates the Gross Domestic Product generated from the IT and Service Industry of the UK from the period 1992 to 2000.

Body Paragraph 1

Here, both the sectors demonstrate a positive growth trend, but the overall growth in IT is higher in all the years as compared to the Service Industry. In the span of 8 years, the contribution from the IT sector has almost doubled i.e from over 6 % to approximately 15 % whereas the contribution from service sector shows steady growth from 4 % to slightly above 8 %. Initially, there was a difference of around 2 % in the contribution from both these sectors. However, in the next 4 years, this difference was reduced to approximately 1 % after a drop in contribution from the IT industry, to under 8 %.

Body Paragraph 2

Later in the subsequent 4 years, there was a phenomenal increase in the contribution from the IT industry, but the service industry continued to grow at a slow and steady pace. At the end of the period under study, the contribution from IT industry was approximately 15% whereas Service Industry contributed slightly above 8%, which is almost half than that of the contribution from the IT sector.

Review of the bad IELTS Report

  1. The report’s introduction has everything it needs; however, it misses that the contribution is in terms of the percentage of the UK’s GDP.
  2. Overview paragraph is completely missing from the report.
  3. Body paragraphs have no specific theme to divide them. Also, the initial couple of sentences in the body paragraph 1 are more suited for the overview paragraph.
  4. The information in body paragraph 1 seems repetitive.
  5. Body paragraph 2 again repeats the information about the IT sector’s contribution to the GDP of the UK doubling. Also, the numbers in the years 1996 and 2000 are completely ignored.
  6. The comparison of the trends for the IT sector and that of the service sector could have been better managed.

A good IELTS Report

Introduction

The given chart illustrates the Gross Domestic Product generated from the UK’s IT and Service Industry from 1992 to 2000. The contribution of these sectors is expressed in percentage of GDP.

Overview

Overall, both sectors’ percentage contribution to the GDP of the UK almost doubled. However, the percentage contribution to the UK’s GDP by the IT industry grew faster than that by the service industry.

Body Paragraph 1

In 8 years, the percentage contribution from the IT sector to the UK GDP went from over 6 % in 1992 to approximately 15 % in 2000. Simultaneously, the service sector’s contribution shows steady growth from 4 % to slightly above 8 % in the same period.

Body Paragraph 2

In 1992, IT contributed 2 % more than the service sector. However, in the next four years, this difference was reduced to approximately 1 % after a drop in contribution from the IT industry to under 8 % to the UK’s GDP. Later, the percentage contribution by IT bounced to 12% and 15% in 1996 and 2000 respectively. However, the share of the service sector to the UK’s GDP increased by less than 1% in the same period.

Review of the good IELTS Report

  1. The introduction clarifies the basics of the report very well in the introduction paragraph.
  2. The overview truly captures the two main trends in the chart without specifying any value.
  3. Body paragraph 1 clearly defines the numbers for the start and the end years, whereas body paragraph 2 describes the trend in the years in between.
  4. There is hardly any repetition of ideas and the exact purpose of each paragraph. Also, the report has appropriate comparisons wherever applicable.
  5. Lastly, linking words are appropriately used.
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