IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 with model answer

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The charts below show the result of a survey of adult education. The first chart shows the reason why adults decide to study. The pie chart shows how people think the costs of adult education should be shared.

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

Write at least 150 Words.

Model Answer:

The two figures illustrate data pertaining to adult education. In the bar chart, the reasons why grown-ups decide to go back to school are shown proportionally, while the pie chart contains information about the proposed cost sharing for adult education.

Overall, interest in the subject and attainment of higher qualifications are the main reasons why adults decide to take courses. With regards to costs, the individual is expected to pay the bulk of the fees.

At 40% and 38% respectively, interest in the subject and striving for higher qualifications are the main motivators for continued education. Job-related reasons such as better chances at promotion are less frequently cited (around 20%) while meeting people is the least popular cause for adults to take up studies (less than 10%).

Regarding cost sharing, people are of the opinion that the majority of fees should be covered by the individual (40%), while 35% people believe that the employer ought to pay. Taxpayers, on the other hand, are only expected to contribute 25% to adult education.

Total Words: 169

Task Achievement: 8

Coherence & Cohesion: 8

Lexical resources: 8

Grammar: 8

Overall Score: Band 8

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