IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 Model Answer – Adult Education Survey

IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 with model answer

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

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

Write a report for a university lecturer, describing the information shown above.

Write at least 150 Words.

Model Answer:

The summary of a survey on adult education is presented in the 2 charts. The bar chart summarizes the factors that caused adults to continue their education, while the pie chart shows the public opinion regarding the funding of adult education.

According to the bar chart, 40% of the respondents mentioned “interest in the subject” as the reason they decided to go back to school. This factor was followed closely by the aim to gain qualification at 38%. On the other hand, only 9% of the survey participants said that they went to school in order to meet more people. This is the least popular reason among the 7 given.

Among all the people surveyed regarding the funding, 40% of them felt that this adult education should be the responsibility of the individual. Although 35% of them thought that the employers should lend the helping hand, only 25% agreed that the taxpayers should share the burden.

In summary, the survey showed a mixed opinion regarding the reasons and the funding for adults education.

Total Words: 192

Task Achievement: 9

Coherence & Cohesion: 9

Lexical resources: 9

Grammar: 9

Overall Score: Band 9

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5 Comments
  1. Anonymous 3 months ago

    (22 to 12) % reasons are not mentioned in the body part

  2. Cami 3 weeks ago

    For Writing Task 1 is better giving an Overview than a Conclusion…

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      IELTS Online Practice 3 weeks ago

      Hi Cami,

      As long as you summarise the information from the chart correctly, either of them should be fine… i.e. you can give an overview or a conclusion. Both are not necessary.

      Hope this helps.

  3. Dilrabo 1 week ago

    The figures illustrate the results of a opinion survey what motivates adults to study and how the payment of adult study should be cowered.
    Overall, it is clear that most students are lured to study due to their interests in subjects and to obtain the degree. It is also noticed that the large proportion of the education cost should be payed by individuals themselves.
    The first chart indicates students individual intention in studying further. According to the survey, adults’ main purposes to continue their education are their interest in exact program and desire to get qualification. As these two reasons result reached 40 and 38 respectively. Meanwhile, the percentages of the survey for reasons “helpful for current job” and “improving prospects and motivation” and that adults like studying were in range between 22 and 20. As for figures of those who study for the purpose of changing jobs and to meet new people, they were below 13 each.
    From the second chart, it is seen that the person should be the highest cost bearer for his own study (40). Next comes the employer at 35 and after that the taxpayer with the least burden (25) of the cost.

    I need your help. Can you score my writing?!

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