Academic IELTS Task 1 model answer 30 – Hours spent on the internet. This is a Band 9.0 (top score) model answer.
You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
The table gives information about the average hours spent on the Internet by European people of different age groups.
Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
Write at least 150 words.
The table shows the median number of weekly hours various age groups in Europe spend on the internet.
The most striking point to note is that Internet usage is at its highest for those aged between 16 and 20, with the figure for males being 19 hours and females just one hour less. These figures represent an increase of treble the previous age category for women and over two times more for males.
From 21 onwards, the hours spent reduced dramatically. By the ages of 26 to 30, males and females spend the same amount of time online with 4 hours each, after which females reportedly spend slightly longer online than males for the remaining two categories, falling to only 3 hours for men and 4 hours for women for those aged 51 or older.
Overall, it can be seen that the highest period of internet usage for both male and female was the age range of 16 to 20.