Topic:

The pie charts below show the percentage of housing owned and rented in the UK in 1991 and 2007.

Summarize the information by describing the main features of the charts and making comparisons where appropriate.

Essay:

The pie charts illustrate the proportion of home-ownership and renting in the UK between 1991 and 2007.


Overall, it can be seen from the chart that a majority of homes were owned in both years. In addition, more homes were built in 2007 compared to 1991 and there was no change in private renting.


In detail, in 1991, 22 million homes were constructed. Three-fifths of houses were purchased and possessed, followed by 23 % of social renting. The lowest percentage was found in social housing, at 6%, which is 5% lower than private renting.

From 1991 to 2007, 5 more million homes were added. The rate of homeowners continued to increase and took the lead at 70%. Meanwhile, the figure for private renting stayed unchanged. The proportion of social renting declined slightly from 23% to 17%. The same pattern can be seen for the percentage of social housing, which decreased marginally by 4%.

The (How many?) pie charts illustrate (poor word choice. Read my advice. Do not use illustrate for charts and graphs.) the proportion of home-ownership and renting (incorrect. There are four categories, not two.) in the UK between 1991 and 2007.


Overall, it can be seen from the chart that (delete. Read my advice.) a majority of homes were owned in both years. In addition, more homes were built in 2007 compared to 1991 and there was no change in private renting. (Your essay lacks cohesion and coherence because you have not told the reader about three different "renting" categories.)


In detail, in 1991, 22 million homes were constructed. (Incorrect. All the homes in the UK were not built in a single year! Where did people live before 1991?) Three-fifths of houses were purchased and possessed, (incorrect) followed by 23 % of social renting. The lowest percentage was found in social housing, at 6%, which is 5% lower than private renting. (Do not start a new paragraph.)

From 1991 to 2007, 5 more million homes were added. The rate (wrong word choice. Read my advice.) of homeowners continued (You cannot use "continue" for discrete time points, only for line graphs.) to increase and took the lead at 70%. Meanwhile, the figure (wrong word. Read my advice.) for private renting stayed was unchanged. The proportion of social renting declined slightly from 23% to 17%. The same pattern can be seen for the percentage of social housing, which decreased marginally by 4%.


If you want a higher score in Task 1, you need to learn how to combine categories and not write about every detail.

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