Task1 - Tables >> UK School Sports

"UK School Sports"

The table shows the percentage of school aged boys in the age groups 6-11 and 12-16 years old who participated in 5 different sports in the UK in 2010.

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

Write at least 150 words.

The percentage of school aged boys in two different age groups who participated in 5 different sports in the UK in 2010.

SPORTS

Boys 6-11

Boys 12-16

football

87

78

basketball

35

25

cricket

45

34

rugby

23

21

swimming

19

19

The table illustrates a breakdown of the proportion of British pupils (1)__________ in five (2) _________ sports in the year 2010. The school-boys are (3)__________ into two age groups of 6-11 and 12-16 years old.

Overall, it is (4)_________ that the younger-age category boys gravitated to sports more than their (5)_______ peers did.

Looking at the table in more detail, we can easily observe that football proved the most (6)_________ sport of all as 87% of the 6 to 11-year-olds and 78% of the senior group preferred it to basketball, cricket, rugby and swimming. This represented a (7)____________ difference of almost 50% to the (8)_________ most popular sport, (9)_________ basketball. The gap in figures between the two columns narrows further in the case of rugby, a sport which roughly a quarter of both groups played.

Lastly, boys of both divisions appeared to enjoy swimming at an (10)___________ equal rate of 19%.