Bar Chart Exercise
Lesson 6

This bar chart exercise is a gap fill to give you pratice with the language of comparison, contrast and percentages.

Look at the graph and then read the model answer.

Choose the right word to go in the gap.

Bar Chart Exercise - Gap Fill

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The chart shows the percentage of drugs taken by girls and boys in a school in New Zealand.

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

Write at least 150 words.



Place the right word into the space. Make sure you write (or copy and paste) the word exactly as it appears in the box, otherwise it will get marked as wrong.

Don't look below the exercise otherwise you will see an answer key.

at approximately 8% / the least / 

school children / are similar / gender / 

in percentages / more than / equal /

at the same level / percentages for /  

at only 5% / around 33% / is exactly /

4% for / bar chart illustrates

The 1. information on the quantity of drugs 2. in New Zealand take, divided by 3. and measured 4. . Overall, it is immediately apparent that hashish or marijuana is used 5. any of the other drugs, whereas LSD and medical drugs are used 6. . At first glance we can see that boys take more drugs than girls for 6 out of 7 of the drugs listed, however an 7. number of boys and girls take cocaine.


To begin with, boys use more hashish or marijuana than girls at 8. and 29% respectively. Following this, boys take heroin, opium or morphine 9. but girls 10.


On the other hand, the 11. amphetamines and solvents 12. for both boys and girls at 2% and 3% for girls and 13. both drugs for boys. Next, the pattern for LSD and medical drugs 14. the same for both genders at 1% for girls and 3% for boys. Finally, boys and girls take cocaine 15. 4%.

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Bar Chart Exercise - Answer

The 1. bar chart illustrates information on the quantity of drugs 2. school children in New Zealand take, divided by 3. gender and measured 4. in percentages. Overall, it is immediately apparent that hashish or marijuana is used 5. more than any of the other drugs, whereas LSD is used 6. the least. At first glance we can see that boys take more drugs than girls for 6 out of 7 of the drugs listed, however an 7. equal number of boys and girls take cocaine. 

To begin with, boys use more hashish or marijuana than girls at 8around 33% and 29% respectively. Following this, boys take heroin, opium or morphine 9. at approximately 8%, but girls 10. at only 5%.

On the other hand, the 11. percentages for amphetamines and solvents 12. are similar for both boys and girls at 2% and 3% for girls and 13. 4% for both drugs for boys. Next, the pattern for LSD and medical drugs 14. is exactly the same for both genders at 1% for girls and 3% for boys. Finally, boys and girls take cocaine 15. at the same level, 4%.



 

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