IELTS Academic Task 1 Sample Essay 6: People’s Optimism Five (5) Years Ago Vs. Today
The bar graph above compares people’s levels of optimism today versus five years ago, in 2010.
The graph indicates the number of respondents who fell into each of five categories ranging from “Not Positive at All” to “Very Positive.” Over three hundred respondents indicated that they felt “Not Positive at All” in 2010. This was the highest number of respondents in a single category for either year. In 2015, the most people—just under 300—indicated that they felt “Very Positive.” The second highest category in both 2010 and 2015 was “Average.” This category received over 200 responses in 2010, and increased somewhat in 2015. Both “Not Very Positive” and “Quite Positive” received just over 100 responses in both years, and saw relatively little change between 2010 and 2015.
Based on the change shown in the two most extreme categories, one can conclude that people are generally more positive now than they were five years ago.
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