Task 1 Academic: Static Model Answer

The table below gives information on consumer spending on different items in five different countries in 2002.

Food/Drink/Tobacco Clothing/Footwear Leisure/Education
Ireland 28.91% 6.43% 2.21%
Italy 16.36% 9.00% 3.20%
Spain 18.80% 6.51% 1.98%
Sweden 15. 77% 5.40% 3.22%
Turkey 32.14% 6.63% 4.35%

 Task Analysis:
Time: static
Fewest category: Spending type
Amount of Data: 15 

Notes:
1.You should not use symbols so you should not use slashes in your reports. For example, Clothing/Footwear = clothing and footwear.
2.You should not capitalise the categories as they are not proper nouns
3.As the numbers are very precise you should use some language of approximation such as: roughly, approximately, just over, slightly over

Language:
spending = expenditure
country = nation
food/drink/tobacco = foodstuffs, beverages and tobacco
clothing/footwear = clothes and shoes
leisure/education= recreation and learning
Ireland = Irish,
Italy = Italians
Spain = Spaniards
Sweden = Swedes
Turkey = Turks

 Plan

Food/Drink/Tobacco

H

Clothing/Footwear

2nd H

Leisure/Education

Low

Ireland 28.91%   2     6.43%   5 2.21%
Italy 16.36%   3L 9.00%   4H 3.20%   8
Spain 18.80%   3L 6.51%   5 1.98%    9L
Sweden 15. 77%  3L 5.40%   6L 3.22%    8
Turkey 32.14%   1H 6.63%   5 4.35%   7H

Model Answer:
The table shows the percentages of consumer expenditure for three categories of products and services in five countries in 2002. Overall, the largest proportion of consumer spending in each nation went on foodstuffs, beverages and tobacco; and the lowest was on recreation and learning.

With regard to food, drinks and tobacco the country that spent the highest was Turkey, at 32.14%, followed by Ireland, at nearly 29%. The lowest percentages were in Italy, Spain, Sweden, and Turkey, at a little over 15%.

Turning to clothes and shoes, which accounted for the second highest proportion of spending, for all nations, Italians and Swedes spent the highest proportion at exactly 9%. The next highest proportions were by the Irish, Spaniards and Turks at a little over 6%. The Swedes spent relatively the least at 5.40%

The proportion of spending on leisure and education was the lowest for all five nations. The highest level of spending was in Turkey at 4.35%. The next highest was in Italy and Sweden at just over 3%, while Spain had the lowest proportion at exactly 1.98%.
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