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Writing Task 1: Cinema attendance rates by age group

The graph below shows the percentage of people by age group visiting the cinema at least once per month in one particular country between 1978 and 2008.

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

» Write at least 150 words.

Sample Answer

The line graph illustrates the proportion of people in four age cohorts who went to the movies at least once a month from 1984 to 2003. Overall, all age cohorts followed a similar trend throughout the period, beginning with an initial drop over the first 10 years, followed by a 10-year increase, after which most groups slightly declined again over the following 10-year period. Additionally, the 14-24 group consistently went to the movies the most, whereas the opposite was true in the case of 50-and-more-year-olds.

In the first year, the youngest group (14-24) had the highest rate of attendance, at 92%, which then steadily declined to 88% over then following ten years. The next ten years saw the figure rise again to reach 90% in 1998, from where it slowly began to taper off. The 25-34 age bracket mirrored this trend, starting at 80% in 1978 before declining to hit its lowest point of 60% ten years later, and subsequently recovering to just under 80% by the end of the period.

Conversely, 60% of those aged 35-49 visited the cinema at least once a month in 1978. This figure then dropped to almost 50% in 1988, prior to climbing again to hit 70% in 1998. A similar upward trend was seen in the over-50s, with the figure beginning at 40% and falling to a low of 30% a decade later, followed by a substantial rise to end at 50%.

Word count: 239

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