IELTS Writing Task 1 The numbers of visitors to Ashdown Museum (1 Table and 2 Pie Charts)
The table below shows the numbers of visitors to Ashdown Museum during the year before and the year after it was refurbished. The charts show the result of surveys asking visitors how satisfied they were with their visit, during the same two periods.
Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
How to answer this essay?
Paraphrase the statement on the question paper to describe what the table and charts show.
Identify key features i.e. major changes.
Description of table
Detailed information about the table – dates/figures/changes
Description of pie charts
Detailed information about the pie charts – dates/figures/changes
What information does the table give?
The number of visitors to Ashdown Museum
What do the pie charts illustrate?
The level of visitor satisfaction
Which years is the data taken from?
The years before and after its refurbishment
Which year had the highest number of visitors?
The year after
Which year had higher levels of visitor satisfaction?
The year after
What is the difference in the number of people went to the museum before and after it was refurbished?
How can you express this change as a percentage or fraction?
an increase of roughly / just under / almost ..... 25% / a quarter
What proportion of visitors felt very satisfied or satisfied before and after the renovations?
45 % before and 75% after
How many people were dissatisfied or very dissatisfied before and after the improvements?
50 % before and 20% after
What proportion of visitors did not respond to the survey in both years?
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The table1 gives information about the number of visitors to Ashdown Museum2 while the pie charts illustrate the level of visitor satisfaction. The statistics are taken from the years before and after the refurbishment of the museum.
It is3 noticeable that in the4 year following the improvements more people went to the museum and they generally felt more satisfied after their visit.
Looking at the figures in the table, visitor numbers5 went up from 74,000 to 92,000 after the renovations. This isa6 significant increase of 18,000, or7 just under 25%.
8 Turning to the pie charts, it is interesting to see that visitors who felt very satisfied or satisfied rose considerably from 45% before it was refurbished to 75% after.9 Conversely, the proportion of those who were dissatisfied or very dissatisfied more than halved, from 50% before the changes to 20% after. Finally, the10 proportion of visitors who did not11 respond to the survey12 remained unchanged at just 5% in both years.