Academic IELTS Task 1 model answer 6 – Attitudes to recycling

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Academic IELTS Task 1 model answer 6 – Attitudes to recycling. 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 6 - Attitudes to recycling

The table below shows the attitudes to recycling of people in 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 gives opinions on recycling in percentages of people in six different age categories.

At less than 10 per cent, those under 15 and over 71 represent the lowest percentage of people that actively recycle. This figure increased over five-fold to 59 per cent for those aged 15 to 25. The remaining age categories varied between just under half to over one-third of people.

The under 15s represent the largest per cent of people who do not know about recycling. The lowest percentage was those aged 26 to 40, although this figure doubled to eight per cent for those just under this age. Slightly more than a quarter of those aged 56 to 70 knew nothing about recycling, a figure which is four times higher than those aged 41 to 55.

One-fifth of people aged 41 to 55 opted not to give their opinions on recycling, with those under 15 just one per cent behind. The remaining four age groups in this category were within a four per cent range.


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