Lesson 12:
IELTS Table Gap Fill Exercise

The aim of this lesson is to use an IELTS table gap fill exercise to improve your vocabulary knowledge and flexibility when you are describing a table.

However, although the information is presented here as a table, this is the same language were it to be presented as another type of graph such as a bar chart or pie chart.

So it provides you with practice generally for writing about graphs that are not over time.

Read the question and look at the table. Then decide which word should be placed in the gap.

 

IELTS Table Gap Fill Exercise

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The table illustrates the proportion of monthly household income five European countries spend on food and drink, housing, clothing and entertainment.

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

Write at least 150 words.

Proportion of household income five European countries spend on food and drink, housing, clothing and entertainment.

  Food and drink Housing Clothing Entertainment
France
25%

31%

7%

13%

Germany

22%

33%

15%

19%

UK

27%

37%

11%

11%

Turkey

36%

20%

12%

10%

Spain

31%

18%

8%

15%

Words choices:

it is evident that However shows a quarter on the largest
the remaining ranging between respectively while much less on

 

The table 1. the amount of household income that five countries in Europe spend per month on four items. Overall, 2. all five countries spend the majority of their income on food and drink and housing, but 3. clothing and entertainment.

Housing is 4. expenditure item for France, Germany and the UK, with all of them spending around one 5. third of their income on this, at 30%, 33% and 37%, . In contrast, they spend around 6. food and drink. 7. , this pattern is reversed for Turkey and Spain, who spend around a fifth of their income on housing, but approximately one third on food and drink.

All five countries spend much less on 8. two items. France and Spain spend the least, at less than 10%, 9. the other three countries spend around the same amount, 10. 13% and 15%. At 19%, Germany spends the most on entertainment, whereas UK and Turkey spend approximately half this amount, with France and Spain between the two.

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