IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 with answer.
You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
The chart shows the division of household tasks by gender in Great Britain.
Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
You should write at least 150 words.
Division of household tasks: by gender, Great Britain
Source: Office for National Statistics on behalf of the Controller of Her Majesty’s Stationery Office
The given bar graph presents information about the household tasks by Great Britain’s male and female in 6 different categories. The data source is ‘Office for National Statistics on behalf of the Controller of Her Majesty’s Stationery Office’ and it is presented in minutes for each person in a day. According to the bar graph, females in Great Britain do house hold tasks far more times than that of males and males take care of odd jobs, gardening and pets more than they do other house hold tasks compared to women.
On an average a male spends only 30 minutes each day for cooking, baking and washing while this time for women in Great Britain is about 74 minutes per day by each woman. In case of house cleaning women work for 58 minutes compared to 13 minutes by men. Men spent least amount of time for washing, ironing and sewing clothes which was only 2 minutes per day compared to 25 minutes spend by a woman. Childcare task is also mainly done by female and they spend more than double time (45 minutes) than the time spent by males.
Males spend more time than female in case of gardening, pet caring and maintaining odd jobs. In these two categories men spend about 50 minutes and 36 minutes per day compared to only 21 minutes and about 10 minutes per day by a woman respectively.