Academic IELTS Writing task 1 Sample 42 - Highest level of education of women in someland in 1945 and 1995

The pie chart below shows information on the highest level of education of women in Someland in 1945 and 1995. 

Write a report for a university lecturer describing the information in the two graphs below.

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Academic IELTS writing task 1 sample 42a


Academic IELTS writing task 1 sample 42b

Sample Answer :  
The given pie charts compare the highest education level among women in Someland in 50 years duration. As is observed from the given data, the women made a remarkable progress in education over the 50 year’s period in Someland.

Initially, in 1945, more than one-third women in Someland did not have any schooling experience while another one-third could manage education till third grade only. Less than 1% women in this year managed to get their graduation or post-graduation degree. This reflects the poor education level among the female of Someland in 1945.
After 50 years, the education level among women in Someland remarkably improved and more than 50% women finished their first degree while 20% of them completed their post graduation. Remaining women either finished their 12th-grade education or studied till 9th grade. No women were left unattended to school and that’s a remarkable progress for women in education in Someland.

In conclusion, education level among women improved significantly over the 50 years period in Someland.

(Approximately 165 words) 

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-1 # Phuong Anh 2016-06-05 08:33
The two provided pie charts compare the education levels of women in Someland between 1945 and 1995. Generally speaking, the number of women receiving tertiary education increased considerably from 1945 to 1995, and all female there acquired education in 1995.

According to the given illustration, although a major portion of women, 70%, in Someland got no schooling or just third grade (35% in each) in 1945, turning to 1995, however, this figure underwent a significant drop to 0%. Likewise, the proportion of women achieved year 6 level of education also declined from 15% in 1945 to 0% after 50 years.

Turning to higher education, from year 12 level and above, observed a remarkable growth in the number of women got educated. The most noticeable increase was seen in the first-degree level with a climb from 1% to 50% after 50 years, followed by postgraduate and year 12 level with equal percentages of 20% in 1995 while the figures for them in 1945 were 0% and 4% respectively. The number of women finishing year 9 level of education remained unchanged with 10% over the 50-year duration.

In short, after 50 years between 1945 and 1995, levels of education among females in Someland grew significantly and not a single woman remained unattended in a school.
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+4 # Lester 2016-03-02 18:02
The illustrations depict the data on the highest educational attainment by women. The study involves those female who resided in Someland in 1945 and in 1995.

In an overview, women who finished only 3rd grade and those with no schooling were the highest in 1945, in contrast to those with postgraduate degrees. However, half of the respondents in 1995 had finished their first degree unlike those who haven't gone to school, as well as 3rd and 6th year finishers. Remarkable progress in education happened in the course of 50 years.

In 1945 the literacy rate for women in Someland varied. Females without education and those at the third grade comprised of 70% of the whole. Those who happened to finish 6th grade only consisted of 15% of the said gender. Peculiarly there were no women under the said three categories in 1995. 9th graders had the same ratio after five decades with 10%. However, 1995 brought milestones for the rest of the educational levels. Majority of the female population in Someland gained their first degrees and had postgraduate honors with 50% and 20% respectively. Whereas these were less honored in 1945 with 0% for college graduates and only 4% for continuing education.
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+3 # rama krishna 2015-02-02 13:37
The above given Pie chart elucidate the information about the highest level of education of woman in someland during 1945 and 1995. The total Pie chart segregated into different parts, namely: No Schooling, Third Grade, Years 6, Years 9 and 12, First Degree, Post Graduate.


In 1945, totally 35 percent of women were without schooling, however, this mark drastically declined and reached to zero percent. Third Grade women were about 35 percent, but in 1995, it reached to zero percent. Year 6 was the next level. In 1945, 15 percent of the different level education belonged to Year 6, yet, this mark reached to zero in 1995. Year 6 contributed to 9 percent besides which was same in 1995. In 1945, Year 12 was about 4 percent besides it was rose up by five times in the 1995. First degree was very less and which about the one percent ,nevertheless, it rose up and reached to 50% of total in the year of 1995.Post Graduate, which was about 35 percent, however, it reached to zero in the year of the 1995.

Finally, First Degree was rose up to 50 in 1995. In addition, year 12 increased by 5 times than in 1945. On the other hand, No schooling, Third grade, and year 6 reached to zero in the year of 1995.
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