IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 with answer.
You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
The chart below shows estimated world illiteracy rates by region and by gender for the year 2000.
Write a report for a university lecturer describing the information below.
You should write at least 150 words.
Estimated world illiteracy rates, by region and by gender, 2000
Sample Answer 1:
The chart below shows estimated world literacy rates by region and by gender for the year 2000.
The given bar graph compares the illiteracy rates by gender in six different regions. As is observed from the graph, illiteracy among female was much higher than males and illiteracy rates in African, Arab and South Asian regions were much higher than the illiteracy rates in other developed countries.
According the presented data, only 1-3 percent male and female were illiterate in developed countries. In Latin American and Caribbean region the illiteracy rates for men was 10% while it was 11% for female. East Asian region had about 8% illiterate men compared to their 20% female uneducated population. In contrast, the illiteracy rate in among men in African, Arab and South Asian region were much higher (around 30%) and female in these three regions had more than 50% illiterate.
In summary, female illiteracy in all of the region was higher than men and developed countries had more educated population than other less developed regions.
The given bar chart illustrates the illiteracy rates in the world according to sex and regions for the year 2000. Overall, it can clearly be seen that South Asia had the highest illiteracy rates whereas developed countries had the lowest illiteracy rates.
To begin with, developed countries had the lowest illiteracy rates by gender. However, it can be observed that illiteracy was more amongst females than the males although the increment was very insignificant. This trend can also be seen in Latin America/ Caribbean where females had 14 percent of illiteracy levels compared to males’ 10 percent.
A closer look at the chart indicates that among the remaining four regions, the illiteracy level among females was conspicuously higher than among the males. For example, in East Asia/ Oceania, males had 8 percent illiteracy rate compared to 20 percent of females. Also, Arab states recorded 29percent among males and 52 percent among females.
Lastly, South Asia which had the highest illiteracy level, recorded illiteracy rates of 34 percent and 56 percent amongst males and females respectively.