IELTS Writing Task 1 Double Bar chart

The charts below give information about USA marriage and divorce rates between 1970 and 2000, and the marital status of adult Americans in two of the years.

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.


The given charts are presenting (have presented) a significant awareness about the rate of marriages and divorces along with marital status in America for a span of 1970 to 2000.

In the beginning years, marriages were two and a half from divorces and within next decade, marriages remained same but divorces went up. From then to 2000, the rate of marriages is coming down and finally it stayed up to a level of two million, while divorces are nearly same in 1970, 1990 and 2000. Finally the thing is coming out that marriages are reduced significantly in thirty years while divorces are at same level except in year 1980 when it had shown a rise.

On the other side, when we look at marital status of Americans much of them are married however the number has come down from 70 % to 60%. The people who never married have increased marginally. Proportion of widowed people slightly reduced. A considerable change has been observed in the volume of people who are divorced as they have increased up to 4 times.

Ultimately, the faith on relationships is decreasing and trend of marriage is becoming weaker.

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