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IELTS Report – pie charts on expenditure by a school in the UK

IELTS Report with pie charts on expenditure by a school in the UK

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

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

Write at least 150 words.

IELTS Report on pie charts on expenditure by a school in the UK


The given pie charts illustrate the components of annual expenditure by a UK based school. The information highlights the changes in spending in 1981, 1991 and 2001.


Overall,  each year teacher’s salary had been the significant expenditure while insurance is the least head for spending. Also, the share of each payment has fluctuated except insurance and other worker salaries, which observed an increasing and decreasing trend respectively.

Body Paragraph 1

The teacher’s salaries continued to remain the highest spent item in the two decades accounting for 40% in 1981, 50% in 1991 and 45% in 2001 respectively. On the contrary, insurance accounted for the least expenses at 2%, 3% and 8% in the same years.

Body Paragraph 2

Further, the percentage of outlay on resources such as books as well as furniture and equipment were initially the same, namely 15%. In the next decade, spending on furniture and equipment was reduced to 5%. Still, ultimately in the last decade, the percentage of the expenditure on this item was increased to 23%, making it the second most preferred item on the list. On the other hand, books share increased to 20% in 1991 and then reduced to only 9% in 2001. 

Body Paragraph 3

Lastly, other percentage payouts on workers’ salaries saw a declining trend with 28%, 22% and 15% in 1981, 1991 and 2001 respectively. 

Comments on IELTS Report on pie charts on expenditure by a school in the UK

  1. The author has cleverly introduced two sentences in the introduction to avoid the repetition of the task. They state what is described in the pie chart in the first sentence, while the time period is mentioned in the second sentence.
  2. Overview captures the main feature and important trend of the data.
  3. Body paragraph 1 captures the main features of the chart with appropriate comparison and details.
  4. The second body paragraph details the fluctuations in the chart in two features, namely books & furniture and equipment.
  5. Body paragraph 3 describes the remaining feature with just one sentence since it is not very important. 

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