Academic IELTS Writing task 1 Sample 27 - Main reasons for study among students and support they receive from employers

IELTS Academic Writing Task 1/ Graph Writing - Column Graphs:

» You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The charts below show the main reasons for study among students of different age groups and the amount of support they receive from employers.

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

» You should write at least 150 words.
 

Reasons for study according to age of students
Main reasons for study among students of different age groups

Employer support, by age group (Time off and help with fees)

Employer support by age group.

Model Answer 1:
The bar chart delineates the ratio of pupils who continue their education for the benefit of their career and from passion based on their age groups. The line graph reveals the ratio of support those students get from their companies as a form of financial support and time off. Overall, young students’ main focus for education is their job while it is mostly passion when they grow older.

To illustrate, eight of ten people under 26 years old continue education for their career. Only 10% of them do it from passion. Interestingly, the higher the age, the more eager they become to study for personal interest, not for professional reasons. Seven out of ten people who are at least 50 years old study for interest. Finally, these two factors equally motivate people from 40-49 years old to further their learning.  

The second diagram shows that young employees who are less than 30 years old get more backing from their employers while the least support is expected for workers between 30 to 39 years old. However, it is interesting to notice that employers are more sympathetic to workers over 40 years old than they are to employees in their thirties.

 

Sample Answer 2:
The diagrams outline why students from different age groups study and the support they get from their employers. Overall, having a good career is the main reason for young to study while it is personal interest for grown-ups. Moreover, young employees get more support from their employers regarding their education.

According to the first bar graph, people who are under 40 years old mostly study for the career while people over 49 years mainly study for their interest. Interestingly for the age group 40 to 49, the number of people who study for career and the number of people who study for interest is the same. 80% students under 26 years continue their education to build a career. 7 out of ten students over 49 years old do so for their interest, rather than the career.

Graph 2 shows that more than 60% students under 26 years old get support from their employers for their education and this supports includes the time off and monetary supports they get. This percentage reduces with the increase of age and at 30-39 age group, 32% get the support from the employers. After that, the employers’ support for their employees’ education increases and reaches to 45% for the over 49 year’s age group.

(Approximately 263 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.)

 

Sample Answer 3:
The graphs illustrate why people from different age groups continue their studies and the support employers offer to them in terms of financial and time off. Overall, it is obvious that there is a decreasing trend among students who study for their profession as they become older, whereas the reverse is true for those who study for passion.

It is apparent that the highest percentage of students (80%) study for their career and they are under 26 years old. Turning to the personal interest as a reason for the study, the higher the age, the ratio of pupil learning from passion increases. In addition, an equal percentage of people, aged 40 to 49, study for their career and interest in subjects.

The second bar chart reveals that the employers give more support to their young employees (those under 26 years old) and elderly workers with the least support provided to those in the age range between 30 and 39 years old.

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-1 # Birhane 2017-08-23 07:46
But why the graph charts sometimes do not indicate what is mentioned in the graph vertical axis?? Is the official IELTS same as this one??? And big respect and thanks. I am going to take IELTS and I am preparing for each section in this awesome Website. thank you all. Wish to hear your answer to my questions!
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+5 # Ulugbek 2016-11-22 21:58
Good.
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+8 # Sukma Wati 2016-02-22 05:10
The charts provide information about the primary reasons for study and how educational cost is shared by employers among different age groups of people. The first chart reveals the reason for studying based on age and the second chart shows how much employers help those students in terms of time off and fees.

According to the first chart, it is clearly seen that interest is the main reason to study for 3 age groups (under 26, 26-29, 30-39 years). However, students who are 40-49 years old consider interest to be as important as career growth. Career even gets to be more essential for people over 49 where 70% of them take career as a reason to study and 20% for interest.

Additionally, the second chart indicates that students under 26 and 26-29 years get more help from the employers compared to other groups, 60% and 50% respectively. Oppositely, students aged 30-39 receive the lowest percentage with only 30% support while student aged 40-49 and over 49 are not far different with 35% and 40% accordingly.

Overall, the reason for studying and the support from employers vary differently depending on students’ age.
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+13 # Rajinder Singh 2015-02-23 05:07
The supplied bar graphs elucidate the information about the main reasons for education according to students of different age groups. It also gives details on the supports they receive from employers for their education.

As is presented in the illustration, the key reasons for people to study is either career development or interests. 80% younger students, who are under 26, continue their studies for career and they receive the highest percentage of supports in terms of time off and monetary help from their office authorities. Pupils who are below 39 years old give their career more priority than their interests on subjects while choosing to continue their student life. However, this is not the case for people who are over 49 years old as their focus of education is interests rather than career growth. This comparatively senior age group gets around 45% support from their offices which is higher than the support received by the 30 to 39 years people. however, the highest supports from employers are bestowed to the younger students.
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