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Writing Task 1: The annual pay for doctors and other workers in seven countries

Recent Writing Task 1: exam 12/2023

The chart below shows the annual pay (thousands of US dollars) for doctors and other workers in seven countries in 2004.

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

» Write at least 150 words.

Sample Answer

The bar chart gives information about the yearly salaries of doctors compared to other professions across various countries in 2004.

Overall, the US was the top payer for both doctors and other workers, while salaries in Italy, the Czech Republic, and Germany were relatively similar. Additionally, doctors received significantly higher annual pay than people doing other jobs in all given countries.

In terms of the annual salary of doctors, the United States topped the list with a substantial $120,000 per year, followed distantly by France and Switzerland, where these health professionals made the same amount of $70,000 annually. Meanwhile, those working in Italy, the Czech Republic, and Germany had annual earnings of approximately $60,000, about $10,000 higher than that of Finnish doctors.

Although the US saw the largest pay gap between their doctors and other workers, the latter were still the biggest earners among those in other countries, earning just above $40,000. Swiss workers of other professions were remunerated slightly lower, as they made exactly $40,000. Notably, there was no pay difference between Italian, Czech, and German workers, all of whom earned $20,000. Finally, a close similarity can be seen in the remuneration for non-doctor professionals in France and Finland, with respective figures of roughly $30,000 and $25,000.

Word count: 217 


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