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Sample 2. IELTS Academic Task1

The infographics demonstrate the variations in yearly expenditure by a specific United Kingdom school in 1981, 1991 and 2001.

Teachers’ salaries in 1981, 1991 and 2001 made the highest proportion of the school’s budget throughout the years (40%, 50% and 45% respectively). In contrast, the lowest percentages of money spent in 1981, 1991 and 2001 were those that are insurance related (2%, 3% and 8% respectively).

On the other hand, the school’s expenditure on the other workers’ salaries went down gradually throughout years, dropping from 28% in 1981 to 22% in 1991 before hitting a new low of 15% in 2001. Likewise, money spent on resources decreased the from 15% in 1981 to 9% in 2001 albeit in a different manner as it increased it 20% in 1991 before its sharp decrease in 2001. In contrary, allocated budget to furniture and equipment followed the exact opposite pattern of its resources counterpart because the former went down from 15% in 1981 to 5% in 1991; the 1991 decrease was followed by a significant rise to 23% in 2001.