Free Online English Lessons Understanding a Bar Chart: IELTS practice

Vocabulary, Level B1+

This exercise looks at the language used in describing a bar chart. This is useful for many students, and especially those who are taking the IELTS exam.

The above chart show the results of a survey carried out in Chester in March 2007. The numbers on the left show how many hours per week teenagers spent doing the following activities: going to pubs/discos, watching television, shopping, doing homework, doing sport, watching DVDs and bowling.


Look at the bar chart and answer the following questions.

1. The most popular activity was watching television. 
2. The least popular activity was going to pubs/discos. 
3. Teenagers spent more time going shopping than doing sport. 
4. Bowling was not as popular as doing sport. 
5. Teenagers spent less time doing their homework than watching television. 
6. The number of hours spent going to pubs/discos remained the same in 2006 and 2007. 
7. The number of hours spent going to pubs/discos remained steady in 2004, 2005 and 2006. 
8. In 2002 they spent less time watching television than going shopping. 
9. Students spent less time doing homework in 2002 than they did in 2007. 
10. There was a steady increase in the number of hours spent going shopping. 
11. There was a sudden and sharp decrease in the amount of time spent doing sport between 2005 and 2007. 
12. The amount of time spent watching DVDs reached a peak in 2007. 

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