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Writing Task 1: The percentage of people who accessed news from 4 sources from 1995 and projection to 2025

The chart shows the percentage of people who accessed news from 4 sources from 1995 and projection to 2025

Sample Answer 1:

The chart illustrates the proportion of people using different methods to access news from 1995 and the prediction to 2025.

Overall, while the internet gained more popularity during the given period, the opposite was true for the remaining figures. These trends are likely to continue in the future.

The percentage of people who watched news programs on TV was nearly 70% in 1995. The figure then decreased gradually to 55% in 2020, despite a slight rise of 3% in 2010. It is then likely to finish at exactly 50% in 2025. Additionally, starting at about 55%, the figures for newspapers and radios experienced similar downward trends, declining to about 30% in 2020. The expectation is that approximately 30% of people will use newspapers, and roughly 23% will listen to the radio to get news.

Despite only becoming available in 1995 and attracting only a small proportion of people in 2000, the internet quickly became prevalent in the next 20 years, with 40% of people using it. The figure is predicted to increase to about 55% in 2025, overcoming newspapers to become the most common method to access news in 2025.

(190 words)

Sample Answer 2:

The line graph shows how the proportion of people getting news from 4 different sources, namely TV, newspapers, radio, and the internet, has changed since 1995 with projections until 2025.

Overall, it is clear that updating news on the internet has increased in popularity, and this trend is projected to continue, while the reverse is true for the remainder, making the gaps between the four means of media narrow substantially in the second half of the period in question.

TV remains the dominant means throughout most of this period, with roughly 70% of citizens using it in 1995, falling to under 60% in 2000. Having plateaued until 2010, this figure then saw a steady decrease. This is expected to continue, reaching the lowest point of 50% in 2025.

The use of newspapers and radio is similar over the three decades. From around 58% and 52% respectively in 1995, the percentages of people getting news from both sources declined to an equal 50% five years later. There have been considerable decreases to more or less than 30% at present, and the figure for newspapers is predicted to fall slightly to under 30% in 2025, while that for radio will fall more significantly by approximately 10%.

In the first year, there was hardly any person getting updated on news via the internet. However, it experienced a negligible increase in 2000 followed by a surge to just above 40% in 2022, overtaking radio and newspapers in 2018 and 2019, respectively. Prediction shows that this figure should continue to rise dramatically to a peak of 58% in 2025.

264 words – Band 7.0+


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