Results of a survey of adult education

IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 with 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 below.

You should write at least 150 words.

survey of adult education

How the cost should be shared

Sample Answer:
The given charts depict the reasons why grown-up people choose to study and their opinion on how the cost of this adult education should be shared.

According to the bar graph, most of the adult decide to study either because of their interest on the subject or to enhance their qualifications. Around 20% adults study because they find it helpful for their job while the same percentage of people study for their career prospect and interest in learning new things. 12% people continue their studies so that they can change their job. The least percentage of adults (around 9%) gets enrolled in education because they think this is helpful for meeting new people.

Based on the given data on the pie chart it is clear that, about half of the adult who are still studying feel that their educational cost should be maintained by themselves. People who think that their employers should support their education consists of 32% and 26% people think that tax payers’ money should be utilized to facilitate the adult education.

(Total Words = 174)