IELTS graph 257 - In-house training courses in a large financial company

IELTS Academic Writing Task 1/ Graph Writing - Pie Chart + Bar Graph:

» You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The graph and the pie chart below give information on in-house training courses in a large financial company.

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

You should write at least 150 words.

Information on in-house training hours in a year

                                 Office Worker’s Attitude to Training (%)

Office Worker’s Attitude to Training

Sample Answer:
The pie chart shows the yearly duration of four different in-house professional training sessions in a large company while the bar graph outlines what managers and secretaries think about it. Overall, the duration of technical training is higher than other types of training and most of the managers and secretaries of this company opine that these training sessions are important for their job.

According to the illustration, the yearly duration of technical training is 30 hours which is exactly double and treble than that of career and interpersonal skills development training. Health and safety related sessions have the least duration, 5 hours per year to be precise.

The bar graph reveals that more than 80% secretaries and roughly 77% managers find these training sessions helpful for their jobs. One out of ten employees does not take it positively as they think it kills their time. Half of the managers and over 40% secretaries consider the training as an opportunity to expanding their network. Finally, more than 6 out of ten also feel that these training sessions bring good excuses for a change.

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