The charts below show the results of a survey about what people of different age groups say makes them most happy. Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

There are several similarities between what younger and older people say makes them
most happy
Suggestion
happier
happiest
.
However
, there are several striking differences.
Firstly
, let us look at the similarities. It is noticeable that for both younger and older people, the highest percentage says that achievement at work brings them
most
Suggestion
more happiness
happiness
: 31% for the younger age group and 32%
for
Suggestion
of
the older group. Doing hobbies
is
Suggestion
are
also
very important for both groups: the
second
largest percentage of both age groups mention doing hobbies as making them
most happy
Suggestion
happier
. Turning now to the differences, many younger people regard having a good appearance as extremely important: 18% of them state
this
brings them
most
Suggestion
more happiness
happiness
.
This
is followed by 15% who state that travel brings them
happiness
. Neither of these two factors is mentioned by older people.
Instead
, 20% of older people report that having financial security is most important to their
happiness
and 14% say they feel
most happy
Suggestion
happier
when they are with their family.

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    • Sentence 2 - Example
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