Task 1 (Pie chart) – Changes in annual spending by a particular UK school


The three pie charts below show the changes in annual spending by a particular UK school in 1981, 1991 and 2001.

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

You should write at least 150 words.

Sample Answer 1:

The supplied pie charts depict the shifts in annual expenditure by a certain UK school in three different times, 981, 1991, and 2001. In general, teachers’ salaries were the highest proportion of annual spending percentage. In contrast, insurance was consistent as the lowest percentage of annual school spending over the times observed.

Looking at the details, in 1981 teacher’s salaries accounted nearly a half, 40% of total school costs and increased significantly in 1991 which accounted exactly a half, 50% and remained the highest spending in 2001 as well, 45%. Meanwhile, other worker’s salaries, references, and furniture and tool fluctuated and amassed big percentage of school disbursement all together, it was about 40% in average.

On the other hand, insurance was the lowest percentage of total school spending overall observed years. It was only 2% of total spending in 1981 and remained the tiniest fraction subsequently in 1991 and 2001, 3% and 8% respectively.

[ Written by – Linda ]

Sample Answer 2:

The given pie charts illustrate a UK school’s annual spending and show the changes over two decades.  

As is seen in the provided pie charts, the school spent an increasing percentage of money on teachers’ salaries, with the maximum of 50% being spent in 1991, after which it was reduced by 5% in 2001. Also, this remained the area, where the highest percentage of the money was spent, in the given three years. Expenditure on other workers’ salaries decreased significantly over the years with 28%, 22% and 15% in 1981, 1991 and 2001 respectively.  

Again, the percentage spent on resources like books also decreased after a slight increase of 5% in 1991. Investment on furniture and equipment saw a substantial decline from 15% to 5% in the first 10 years, before increasing again up to 23% in 2001. Finally, the least percentage of annual spending was on insurance over the two decades, with a small hike from 2% in 1981 to 8% in 2001.

[ Written by – Priyanka Anchaliya ]

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