Leisure time enjoyed by men and women

The chart below shows the amount of leisure time enjoyed by men and women of different employment status.

Write a report for a university lecturer describing the information shownbelow.

You should write at least 150 words.

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IELTS Writing Task 1: fill the gaps

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The following sentences describe the bar chart on page 51 of Cambridge IELTS book 2. What words would you use to fill the gaps?
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  1. The chart compares the _____ of hours of free time that men and women had between 1998 and 1999.
  2. It is _____ that men enjoyed more leisure time than women.
  3. Unemployed males had just _____ 80 hours of leisure time per week.
  4. The figures for retired men and women were exactly the same as _____ for the unemployed.
  5. Housewives enjoyed the next highest _____ of spare time.
  6. Part-time working women enjoyed only 3 extra hours of leisure _____ to those who worked full-time.

CORRECT ANSWERS FROM SIMON:

  1. number
  2. clear
  3. over / under (it depends whether you have seen the chart or not)
  4. THOSE
  5. amount
  6. COMPARED

*Look carefully at numbers 4 and 6!