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IELTS Academic Task 1 Correction: Fast Food Restaurants in the USA.

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The bar chart gives information about the number percentage (frequency) (please read the data correctly. Y-axis of the chart.) of people who consumed fast food in the United States of America over a 10-year period, from 2003 to 2013(Please mention one time frame only. Either of these.)

Overall, it is clear that majority of fast food consumers ate once a week or once or twice a month with a similar trend (What is ‘similar trend’?) in each year throughout the period. (Overall is not compulsory in all task 1. There is no overall trend here. What you’ve mentioned is just an observation of MAXIMUM. Overall is something that is seen in all data points.)

Clearly, the greatest percentage of people ate fast food in restaurants once a week in 2003 and 2006, and once or twice a month in 2013. The least percentage of Americans preferred fast food on a daily basis in all three years. (Complete the MAXIMUM and MINIMUM in the same paragraph.)

In 2006, around one-third of the population ate at a fast food restaurant once a week, while in 2003 and 2013 the figures were slightly more than a third and approximately 26 percent respectively for the same sub-group of people. The other majority of people consumers ate once or twice a month were at 30 percent, 25 percent and around 33 percent in turn (What’s in turn? You’re merely stating the numbers and not making comparisons. Better write this sentence as: About 30 percent Americans ate fast food in restaurants in 2003 and this number dropped by (comparison) 5 percent in 2006. However, in 2013 it drastically (nature of rise – adverb) rose to (comparison) about 33 percent.).

People who ate less frequently than once or twice a month (Which group is it? Please name the group clearly. You’ll lose bands for this.) accounted for 15 percent of all Americans in 2006 and 2013, and around 13 percent in 2003. The Americans who ate at fast food restaurants was just 13 percent in 2003 and this number increased (comparison) marginally (nature of rise – adverb) by 2 percent in 2006 and stayed unchanged (comparison) at 15 percent in 2013. (Note: Chronological order of years.)

Between 15 percent and one-fifth of all accounted for several times a week consumers throughout 2003 to 2013. Lastly, less than 5 percent of people consumed fast food every day or did not consume at all.

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