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IELTS Writing Task 1 #94

Test Tip

You only have 20 minutes to do Writing Task 1, so make sure the points you include are:

Relevant Ė you will waste time and lose marks if you donít follow the instructions. Donít speculate or add your own opinions.
Not repetitive Ė donít say the same thing in different words, or write similar sentences about all the figures. Describe something different in every point. Make comparisons and describe trends rather than focus on individual numbers.
Accurate Ė giving the wrong information loses marks, so study the question carefully and interpret data or diagrams correctly.

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The chart below shows the percentage of male and female teachers in six different types of educational setting in the UK in 2010.

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

Write at least 150 words.

ielts writing task 1 preparation

Model answer

The bar chart gives information about the gender of teachers in six types of educational institutions in the UK in 2010. It shows what percentage of teachers was male and what percentage was female.

Women dominated the teaching profession in primary education, but less so at lower and upper secondary education. It was particularly true of nursery school, where the share of female teachers was above 95%. Similarly one-sided was the situation in primary school, where over 90% of teachers were also female.

At secondary and upper secondary level this pattern was less pronounced, where there were nearly equal proportions of male and female teachers. On the other hand, male teachers outnumbered female teachers in high-level education, where the proportion of men was twice that for women.

Overall, the higher the level of education, the more male teachers dominated, and the reverse occurred with respect to female teachers.

(150 words)