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1. WRITING A REPORT Read the opening section of a report and supply the missing figures 1-4 in the table below Introduction Over 5,000 families took part in this year’s survey. The data was collected over a period of 12 months from February 2005 to January 2006. (1) The results of the survey were released on 25,fl May. This report presents the main results of this annual survey into the nation’s spending habits. 1 General Trends This section of the report will look at how much money an average family spends, what they spend it on and how their spending changes (2) with age. 1.1 Average weekly spending (3)The survey shows that the average British family spends £453 a week. They spend more on transport than anything else, with an average of £65 per week. Leisure time activities come next with families spending an average of £59 a week on TVs, computers, newspapers, books, cultural and sports activities and package holidays. Food and drink come third, while health and education come at the bottom of the list. Average spending on health is £6.20 a week and £6 on education. 1.2 How spending varies with age (4) The results also show how spending varies with age. People aged 30 to 45 spend the most, an average of £564 a week, while people aged 70 or over spend the least, with an average of £187. The amount of money people spend on food and non-alcoholic drinks increases with age. People under 30 spend only seven per cent of their money on food and drink, while people aged 70 or more spend 17 per cent. However, (5) the same is not true when it comes to eating out. (6) The money spent on restaurants decreases with age. (7) The under 30s spend 10 per cent of their money on restaurants and hotels, while (8) those aged 70 or over only spend five per cent. The UK Family Spending Survey 2005-2006: family spending Average weekly spending Total spending £ 453 Transport £ 65 Leisure time activities (1) ____ Food and drink £ 44 Education £ 6.20 Health (2)____ Variations with age Age: under (3) ____s over (4) ___s Food & drink 7% 17% Restaurants & Hotels 10% 5% Read the report again and decide if the following statements are true (T) or false (F). 1. The survey is held once a year. _____ 2. The report compares family spending and income. _____ 3. People generally spend more on food and drink than they do on sport and other free time activities. _____ 4. People do not generally spend a lot of money on education. _____ 5. Older people generally spend much less than younger people. ______ 6. Older people generally spend less on food and drink than younger people. _________



Answers

1.£59 4.70 1.true 4.true



2.£6.20 2.false 5.false

3.30 3.false 6.false
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