IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 with model answer

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The diagram below shows the average hours of unpaid work  per week done by the people in different categories. (Unpaid work refers to such activities as childcare in the home, housework and gardening.) Describe the information presented  below, comparing results for men and women in the categories shown. Suggest reason for what  you see.


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

Write at least 150 Words.

Model Answer:

The given bar chart compares the data for the unpaid work hours spent by men and women belonging to three different categories.

According to the graph, it is clearly seen that much more women work at home without a pay than men. In detail, the highest number of unpaid work hours is recorded for women who have 3 or more children (55 hours per wee). In contrast, women without children do only 30 hours of unpaid work at home; whereas, women with 1-2 children have a slightly lower figure than those with 3 or more children at 52 hours per week.

On the other hand, as anticipated, men have almost identical figures for number of unpaid working hours at little below 20 hours of unpaid for each of the mentioned categories.

In summary, women carry out a great deal higher number of tasks at home; taking care of their children and home, whereas men tend to have less commitment towards home chores and child care.

Total Words: 170

Task Achievement: 8

Coherence & Cohesion: 8

Lexical resources: 7

Grammar: 7

Overall Score: Band 7.5

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