IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 with model answer

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The table below gives information about problems faced by children in two primary schools in 2005 & 2015.


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

Write at least 150 Words.

Model Answer:

The table shows challenges in learning  encountered by children in two different primary schools in 2005 and 2015. Overall, the learning problems faced by students in School A decreased in five out of seven learning areas ; while, educational problems of children in School B increased marginally in the same number of educational areas in the ten-year period.

School A saw a significant decline in learning issues for most problem areas after ten years, with children showing improvement in five out of seven learning areas. The learning area with the highest improvement in School A was following instructions, with a 24% decrease in problems encountered by students.

Meanwhile, School B witnessed a slight increase in educational issues encountered by its students after ten years as the percentage of learning difficulties increased in five categories. The learning area with most increase in problems was following instructions (6% increase), followed by spelling (5% increase).

For both schools, the percentage of students facing difficulty  with their handwriting remained  unchanged in 2005 and 2015.


Total Words: 168

Task Achievement: 9

Coherence & Cohesion: 9

Lexical resources: 8

Grammar: 8

Overall Score: Band 8.5

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