Academic IELTS Writing task 1 Sample 41 - Fertility rate of women of different Gulf Countries

The graph below shows the fertility rate of women of different Gulf Countries from 1990 to 2000.

Write a report describing the information in the graph below.

     »You should write at least 150 words.
     »You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
Academic IELTS writing task 1 sample 41

Sample Answer 1:
The provided bar graph compares the fertility rates of women in 6 different Gulf countries in 1990 and 2000. The fertility rate of those women was measured by the number of childbirth by each woman. As is evident in the bar graph, the fertility rates declined over the decade in all the countries and women in Oman and Saudi Arabia gave birth to more children than the women in other four countries.

In 1990, the birth rates, which is also considered as the woman's fertility rate, for  each woman in Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar and UAE was on an average between 3 to 4. However, this figures reduced to 2-3 by the year 2000. On the other hand, Omani and Saudi Arabian women had the highest fertility rates during both of the years. Oman had the largest number of childbirths per woman, which was 7 in 1990 and just above 5 in 2000. Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia remained in the second position with relatively high birth rates.

To summarise, even though there was a decrease in the women fertility rates, Oman and Saudi Arabia continued to have a fairly high birth rates among women.

[Written by - Tintu]

Sample Answer 2
The given bar chart compares the fertility rates of women from six Gulf countries for 1990 and 2000. As is observed from the given data, the fertility rate has decreased over the decade and women of Oman and Saudi Arabia had more fertility rates than women of other Gulf countries.

According to the bar graph, initially in 1990, the fertility rates (childbirth rate in percentage) of women from Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar and the UAE were from 3-4; meaning on an average 100 women gave birth of 3-4 children in this year. Women from Oman and Saudi Arabia gave birth (in percentage) of more than 6 children in this same year. After ten years, the birth of children per women reduced in all of the given 6 countries. This indicates either the less fertility rate or the tendency of taking fewer children by the women of the Gulf countries. The declination maintained a radio for each country and in the year 2000, the women from Oman and Saudi Arabia produced more children than women of other 4 countries.

(Approximately 176 words) 

( This model answer can be followed  as an example of a very good answer. However, please note that this is just one example out of many possible approaches.)

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0 # Ahmed Lahori 2016-10-13 11:45
Hanna is right... There is confusion in the understanding of fertility meaning...
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+1 # Hanna 2016-01-09 19:00
Please, check misunderstanding in fertility rate definition.
"Total fertility rate represents the number of children that would be born to a woman if she were to live to the end of her childbearing years and bear children in accordance with current age-specific fertility rates."
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0 # xiazhaoqi 2014-12-17 11:19
sorry ,i don't really understand the chat bar well that how per woman in 1 year can produce 2-7 children ? plz get me understood ,thanks !
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-1 # IELTS MEntorr 2014-12-17 11:46
It is not per woman; rather it is the birth rate: meaning 3-4 child-birth from average 100 women ( considering all ages)
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+1 # Quynh 2014-08-10 09:02
is there no sample answer??? i just can see this line " Sample Answer :
(Approximately 181 words)".
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