An IELTS task 1 report


This bar chart illustrates the proportion in which three main industries in the UK contributed to the local economy from 1900 to 2000. It is evident that the figures of agriculture, manufacturing, and business and financial sectors had experienced various trends over this period.

In this century, there was a continuous increase in the economic contribution of business and financial industry. Starting at less than 5%, the percentages doubles in the next 50 years and then doubled again by 1975. During the last 25 years of this century, a significant rise by 15% was also recorded in this category, reaching about one out of three in 2000 and surprisingly becoming the most important sector among the three.

In sharp contrast, as a traditional major industry in this country, agriculture’s contribution grew slightly during the first five decades and then dropped considerably to only about 2%. Similarly, the figures of manufacturing also showed a dramatic decrease from 45% in 1900 to approximate 15% in 2000.

To sum up, in the UK, business and finance had replaced agriculture and manufacturing and became the most significant industry by the end of the twentieth century.

Jul 28, 2014 11:14 AM