IELTS Pie Chart Model Essay
The three pie charts below show the changes in annual spending by a particular UK school in 1981, 1991 and 2001.
Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
Write at least 150 words.
The pie charts illustrate the percentage of spending money for different purposes by a certain UK school over 3 periods of time – 1981, 1991 and 2001.
In general, in all 3 years, the biggest proportion of money was spent on teachers` salaries (40% and more) and on other workers` salaries. However, with every passed period of time the amount of money, which was contributed to worker wages, was gradually decreased (from 28% in 1981 to 15% in 2001).
Spending on resources (books) was unstable – after 15% in 1981, charges rose to 20% in 1991, but then dropped to 9% in 2001. The opposite pattern can be seen with expenditure on furniture and equipment: firstly, in 1991 it fell by one-third compared to 1981 (5% and 15% respectively), then significantly went up in 2001 (23%).
Finally, the costs of insurance showed the growing trend – from 2% in 1981 to 8% in 2001.
Overall, during the presented period of time, while spending on teachers` salaries remained constantly predominating, spending on the other purposes wasn`t stable.
Band: 6.5 or 7.0