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The pie charts show the main reasons for migration to and from the UK in 2007.
Summarize the information by selecting and reporting the main features and make comparisons where relevant.
Write at least 150 words
The pie charts illustrate the primary reasons that people came to and left the UK in 2007.
At first glance it is clear that the main factor influencing this decision was employment. Having a definite job accounted for 30 per cent of immigration to the UK, and this figure was very similar for emigration, at 29%. A large number of people, 22%, also emigrated because they were looking for a job, though the proportion of people leaving the UK for this purpose was noticeably lower at less than a fifth. Another major factor influencing a move to the UK was for formal study, with over a quarter of people immigrating for this reason. However, interestingly, only a small minority, 4%, left for this.
The proportions of those moving to join a family member were quite similar for immigration and
emigration, at 15% and 13% respectively. Although a significant number of people (32%) gave ‘other’ reasons or did not give a reason why they emigrated, this accounted for only 17% with regards to immigration.
通常考生都会用 "the proportion of..."or "the percentage of..."
A large number of people
over a quarter of people
a small minority
A significant number of people
less than a fifth
70% seven in ten
55% more than half
45% more than two fifths
35% more than a third
30% less than a third
25% a quarter
20% a fifth
15% less than a fifth
10% one in ten
5% one in twenty
77% Approximately three quarters
49% just under a half/ nearly a half
32% Almost a third
Percentage proportion / number / amount / majority / minority
75% -85% a very large majority
65% -75% a significant proportion
10% -15% a minority
5% a very small number