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IELTS 12 Academic Test 7 Task 1

The bar chart gives information about how often people in America ate at fast food restaurants in the years 2003, 2006 and 2013.

From the chart, it can be seen that there was a slight shift from more frequently to less frequently overall.

The category showing the highest frequency – every day – saw a slight reduction from 4% of survey respondents in 2003 to 3% in 2006 and 2013. The next highest frequency was several times a week, and its figures initially rose from 17% in 2003 to 20% in 2006 before falling to 16% in 2013. The category Once a week saw a similar trend from 31% to 33% then down to 28%.

The second and third lowest frequency categories Once or twice a month and A few times a year showed slight rises over the period (30% to 33% and 13% to 15% respectively), suggesting a shift from eating at fast food chains more frequently to less frequently. The figure for those who never frequented fast food restaurants fell from 5% in 2003 to 4% in 2006 and didn’t change in 2013.

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