IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 with answer.
The chart below shows the results of a survey into the causes of poor school attendance in the UK in 2007.
Summarize the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
You should write at least 150 words.
Causes of Poor Attendance in UK Schools in 2007
IELTS Academic Writing Task 1: Sample Answer
The given pie chart gives results of a survey regarding the reasons of poor school attendance in the year 2007 in UK. As is observed from the graph, ‘both working parents’ is the main reason why schools in UK received a poor attendance by students.
It is presented in the pie chart that in 2007 five major reasons contributed to the less presence of students in schools in the UK. Husband and wife who worked both had a less attendance in schools and this was the most significant reason not for attending schools according to the survey. 40% absence was the reason for both working parents while lack of discipline at school caused 25% absence. 15% non-attendance was the reason for peer group pressure while another 15% was for bullying. Finally 5% students did not attend school due to upbringing in this year.
In summary, working parents and lack of school discipline were the two main reasons why less attendance was observed in the UK schools in the year 2007.