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.
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.
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 8. around 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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How to Write an IELTS Writing Task 1
Describing a Graph Over Time
Describing an IELTS Pie Chart
Describing an IELTS Process
Describing two graphs together
Common Language of Change
Gap Fill - Bar Chart
Gap Fill - Line Graph
Common Language to Compare and Contrast
A Common Mistake
Organizing your answer
Gap Fill - Table
Describing the future
Gap Fill - Pie Chart
Gap Fill - Process Diagram
Organising an IELTS Line Graph
Opening and Closing a Letter