IELTS Writing Task 1 #160

IELTS Writing Task 1 Paragraph plan

Introduction: Say what the diagram shows in your own words (you will lose marks if you copy the question). Follow this with several sentences describing the main features supported by reference to the diagram leg include dates and figures).

Body: Give further details - describe other features, significant differences and make comparisons where relevant. Support with figures from the diagram.

Summarising sentence: End with one or two sentences that give an overall summary of the main features. No explanation, reasons or conclusion should be given.

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The graphs below show the post-school qualifications held by Canadians in the age groups 25 to 35 and 45 to 55.

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

Write at least 150 words.

Pie Chart

Model answer

These two pie charts show the differences between two groups of Canadians (25 to 35 and 45 to 55 year olds) in terms of their post-school qualifications.

The first point to note is the huge increase in the number of people with qualifications. The younger group is more than two times bigger than the older group (515,600 compared to 213,400).

Comparing the two groups, Humanities and Nursing have experienced an increase in popularity with older graduates; Nursing rose by 4%. However, the biggest gain was made by engineering, which increased from 9% to 19% of the whole.

Some subjects were more popular with the younger age group. The biggest loss in graduate numbers were to Science, Maths and Computers which, as a group, have decreased by 8%. Administration has declined by 4%.

To sum up, the graphs show a more than twofold increase in the number of graduates. The most noticeable change in subject percentages is the increase in the number of engineering graduates.

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