Academic IELTS Writing task 1 Sample 165 - Percentages of home schooled students

» You are advised to spend about a maximum of 20 minutes on this task.

The table below describes percentages of homeschooled students in Some Country in 1999-2004.

Write a report for a university lecturer describing the information shown.

» You should write at least 150 words. 

Percentages of home schooled students

Sample Answer: 
The presented table gives information about the percentages of students who got home schooling in different academic levels in Some Country from 1999 to 2004. As is seen from the given data, the homeschooling concept became more popular in the later years and highest percentage of homeschooling was done for kindergarten students.

According to the given illustration, 2.4% kindergarten students received home schooling in the year 1999 while this percentage kept on increasing and reached to 2.9% in 2004. Percentage of homeschooling was higher for the kindergarten students than students in other academic levels. In 1999, 1.5% home schooled students could be observed in grade 1-2 & grade 5-6 while this percentage was 1.6% for the remaining two groups (i.e. grade 3-4 & grade 7-8). The percentage of homeschooled students from grade 1-7 showed some fluctuations but these ratios increased over the time. In the year 2004, homeschooled students’ percentage were more than 2% for each category and the highest growth could be observed for the grade 5-6 & grade 7-8 students.

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0 # Evren Erdem 2016-03-30 17:31
It’s terrible for me! It took 30 minutes to write that. But except the time, what do you think about my task 1 essay?

The table shows the percentages of home schooled students in five different grades between 1999 and 2004. The academic grades are kindergarten, grade 1-2, grade 3-4, grade 5-6, and grade 7-8.

According to given table, the kindergarten students’ percentages was highest and it went up gradually year by year which were 2.4%, 2.5%, 2.6%, 2.7% 2.7%, and 2.9% respectively. It can be clearly seen that percentages of grade 1-2 students who received home schooling were the least percentages among the students of all grades. Grade 3-4 students’ percentages increased slightly 0.1% every year without any exception, beginning from 1.6% and ending at 2.2%.The longest plateau was in Grade 7-8 students between 1999 and 2001 at 1.6%. Then there was a sharp rise in 2002 at %0.6, it continued to increase slightly by 0.1% every year. Grades 5-6 students’ percentages decreased from 1.6% and reached its plateau between 2000 and 2001 at 1.3% until began to go up sharply from 1.6% in 2002 to 2.6% in 2004.
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+1 # Fred 2016-03-31 11:12
Dear Evren,
You should not take more than 20-22 minutes for finish the graph writing task. Otherwise you will be in trouble to finish your essay. Please notice some minor changes in your answer. Hope it will be helpful for you to notice the mistakes you have made in your writing.
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