Computer ownership from 2002 to 2010

IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 with answer.

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The graphs below show the computer ownership from 2002 to 2010 and also categorise this ownership based on education level.

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

Write at least 150 words.

Computer ownership image 1

Computer ownership image 2

Sample Answer:
The given bar graphs illustrate the computer ownership of people based on their education level. As is observed from the given diagrams, the percentage of computer ownership increased over time and there is a direct relationship of computer owning with people’s education level.

According to the first bar graph, about 55% people had their personal computers in 2002 and this percentage kept in increasing gradually till the year 2010 when approximately 70% people owned this device.

The second bar graph depicts the percentage of computer owners regarding their education level both in 2002 and 2010. The more the education level had among the people the more percentage they had in terms of computer ownership. About 15% people with no high school diploma owned computers in 2002 while this percentage was over 70% among the people with postgraduate qualification in 2002. After the steady increase of computer ownership among people, about 90% post graduates owned computers in 2010 while this percentage was more than 40% among people with no high school diploma. Both in these two years, people with better educational qualification had more computers in proportion.