November 2017 - Comparative Sentences for IELTS Tables

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Percentage of national consumer expenditure by category - 2002

Percentage of national consumer expenditure by category - 2002

The table gives information on consumer spending on different items in five different European countries.

Below you are given seven sentences that are being used to describe the information in the table.

Some of these sentences are correct, while some are wrong. Identify which are correct and which are wrong.

If the sentence is correct, then write ‘correct’ for the answer. If it is wrong, write out the correct sentence.

If you want to you can post your answers in the comments below. The answers will be posted tomorrow (Friday).

If you want some practice before you do the exercise, look at the IELTS Tables Lesson or do an IELTS Tables Gap Fill.

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Table Correction Exercise


1. The percentage of consumer spending on food, drinks and tobacco was significantly lower in Turkey (32.14%) and Ireland (29%) than the other three countries.

2. The country with the highest proportion of national consumption on leisure and education was Turkey, at 4.35%.

3. The Swedes spent approximately twice as much on food, drinks and tobacco, as they did on clothing and footwear.

4. The percentage of consumer spending on clothing and footwear in Ireland, Spain and Turkey was similar.

5. The proportion of money spent on leisure and education in Spain stood at just over 2%.

6. The country with the lowest percentage of national consumer expenditure on food, drinks and tobacco, and clothing and footwear, was Sweden, at 5.40% and 15.77% respectively.

7. Italy had the second lowest percentage of consumer spending on food, drinks and tobacco, at 16.36%, but the highest percentage of spending on clothing and footwear, at exactly 9%.

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Answers


1. Consumer spending on food, drinks and tobacco was significantly higher in Turkey (32.14%) and Ireland (29%) than the other three countries..

2. The country with the highest proportion of national consumption on leisure and education was Turkey, at 4.35%. – Correct

3. The Swedes spent approximately three times as much on food, drinks and tobacco, as they did on clothing and footwear.

4. The percentage of consumer spending on clothing and footwear in Ireland, Spain and Turkey was similar. Correct

5. The proportion of money spent on leisure and education in Spain stood at just under / below 2% .

6. The country with the lowest percentage of national consumer expenditure on food, drinks and tobacco, and clothing and footwear, was Sweden, at 15.77% and 5.40% respectively**.

7. Italy had the second lowest percentage of consumer spending on food, drinks and tobacco, at 16.36%, but the highest percentage of spending on clothing and footwear, at exactly 9%.- Correct

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**’respectively’ is used to show that something is in the order already mentioned. It is used when enumerating two or more items or facts that refer back to a previous statement. So the percentages must be the same order as the items they refer to i.e. food, drinks and tobacco (15.77%), and then clothing and footwear (5.40%).

Comments for November 2017 - Comparative Sentences for IELTS Tables

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Nov 23, 2017
Comparative Sentences for IELTS Tables
by: Rashed

1. W. higher
2. T.
3. T.
4. T.
5. W. below
6. W. at 15.77% and 5.4% respectively
7. T.

Nov 23, 2017
short answer
by: Anonymous

1. Wrong, higher
2. Correct
3. Wrong, more than three times.
4. Correct
5. Wrong. less than 2%
6. Wrong, at 15.77% and 5.40 respectively
7. Correct

Nov 23, 2017
Com
by: Daryoush Mohammadion

1- higher
2- correct
3- false, slightly 3 times
4- Correct
5- False. Just below 2%
6- False. Respectively 15.77% & 5.40%
7- correct

Nov 23, 2017
14th dec
by: Anonymous

1. Higher
2.correct
3.thrice
4. Was almost similar
5.just under 2%
6.15.7 and 5.
7.correct

Nov 23, 2017
my Answer
by: okeke perpetua

Number 1= wrong, it is the highest
2= correct.
3= wrong, Swedish did not spend approximately twice as they did on clothing.
4= correct
5= correct
6= correct
7= correct

Nov 22, 2017
Comparative sentences for IELTS tables
by: Huan Le

1.higher
2.correct
3.three times higher...than
4.correct
5.under
6.15.77% and 5.4%
7.correct

Nov 22, 2017
Answer
by: Anonymous

1. The percentage of consumer spending on food, drinks and tobacco was significantly higher in Turkey (32.14%) and Ireland (29%) than the other three countries.
2. Correct
3.The Swedes spent approximately three times much on food, drinks and tobacco, than they did on clothing and footwear.
4. Correct
5. The proportion of money spent on leisure and education in Spain stood at just below 2%.
6. The country with the lowest percentage of national consumer expenditure on food, drinks and tobacco, and clothing and footwear, was Sweden, at 15.77% and 5.40% respectively.
7. Correct

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