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IELTS Bar Chart 2 - Writing Task 1

The bar chart shows a comparison of the daily routines of school pupils between three countries.

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The bar chart shows a comparison of the daily routines of school pupils between three countries.

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 illustrates how students from three different nations, namely the United States, Australia, and Canada, spend their 24 hour time period on a typical weekday. 

Overall, Australia prioritises studying over relaxing and sleeping, whereas Canada and the United States devote almost equal amounts of time to studying, sleeping, and relaxing.

In regards to studying, children in Australia spend an average of 13 hours a day on studies, which is 5 hours and 4.5 hours longer than students in the United States and Canada, respectively. Furthermore, students in the United States and Canada devote an equal number of 7.5 hours per day to relaxing, whereas Australian kids set aside only 4 hours a day for relaxation.

When it comes to sleeping, kids in the United States spend the most time in bed, averaging 8.5 hours a day. However, Canada’s schoolchildren are not far behind at around 8 hours, but pupils in Australia sleep for at least one hour less at 7 hours as compared to the other two nations.

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