Writing Task 2

The charts below show the percentage of water used for different purposes in six areas of the world.

This essay question is from Cambridge IELTS 11 Test 1 Writing Task 1.

Percentage of water used for different purposes in six areas of the world

percentage of water used for different purposes in six areas of the world

Sample Essay

The pie charts display water consumption for different purposes in six parts of the world.

Overall, agriculture is the largest consumer of water in Central Asia, Africa, Southeast Asia, and South America, while industry consumes more water than other sectors in Europe and North America.

In Central Asia, Africa and Southeast Asia, a significant proportion of water is used by agriculture, at 88, 84, and 81 percent respectively. By contrast, in none of these three areas are the proportions of water consumed by industrial or domestic users as high as 10%; the exception is Southeast Asia where industrial use reaches 12 percent.

At 71%, South America uses proportionally less agricultural water than the three areas mentioned above. However, it has the greatest proportion of residential water use of the six areas, at 19 percent.

In comparison, industry accounts for the greatest proportion of water consumption in Europe and North America, at 53 and 48 percent respectively. Households, by contrast, are the smallest user of water in these two parts of the world, at 15 percent in Europe and 13 percent in North America.

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