Academic IELTS Writing task 1 Sample 53 - Percentage participation of men in senior development in three companies

» You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The bar chart below shows the percentage participation of men in senior development in three companies between 1980 and the year 2010.

Summarise the information by selecting and report in the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

» Write at least 150 words

Academic IELTS Writing task 1 Sample 53

Sample Answer: 
The provided bar graph compares the number of male senior developers in three major software companies namely IBM, Microsoft and Apple between 1980 and 2010. As is presented in the graph, Initially Apple had the largest percentage of senior development employees but after 30 years IBM employed the largest percentage of such employees. 

As is presented in the bar graph, initially in 1980, IBM had less than 3% senior male developers while Microsoft had 8% and Apple had about 15% such senior developers. After 10 years in 1990, the percentage become almost same for these three companies. In 1995, the percentage of senior male employees in IBM got largest among the given three company and this kept on increasing till 2010. Finally in 2010, IBM had the largest percentage of such employees making more than 60% while Microsoft had 45% and Apple had about 25% of such senior developers. 

In summary, the number of male senior developers increased in all the three companies but the rate of increase in IBM and Microsoft were much more higher than the Apple. 

(Approximately 179 words)
 
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