Academic IELTS Task 1 model answer 21 – Cost of watching films

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Academic IELTS Task 1 model answer 21 – Cost of watching films. This is a Band 9.0 (top score) model answer.

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

Academic IELTS Task 1 model answer 21 – Cost of watching films

The line graph shows the cost for watching films. The pie charts show the change in the percentage of market share represented by the three forms.

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

Write at least 150 words.


The line graph and pie charts illustrate the cost for watching movies in different formats, as well as the percentage split between type.

The most notable trend with regard cost is that cinema tickets remained the most expensive way to watch a movie from 2005 to 2011, rising to a peak of slightly over £14 a ticket. Over the same period, DVD prices also increased by £2, from £6 to £8. Downloaded movies were more expensive than DVDs in 2005; this changed in 2007 when they became the cheapest format, yet by 2011, the price had risen to £9.


In 2005, the majority of people opted to hire DVDs, with those going to the cinema accounting for less than one third of the total, and movies from the internet representing only 6%. By 2011, however, both going to the cinema and renting had fallen as downloaded movies increased to just over one quarter of the market.

Overall, it is clear that although prices increased on average for all three forms, an increasing percentage of people chose to download movies.

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