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Writing Task 1: Global Education Rates

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The graphs below show current rates of secondary and higher education among people in various parts of the world.

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

Write at least 150 words.

Model Answer A: IELTS band 5+

The graphs provided show the percentage of males and females with secondary and higher education in four parts of the world.

Clearly, Europe has much higher levels of education in general than any other region. While 100 percent of school – aged girls and 90 percent of school – aged boys in Europe get a secondary education, the figures for girls and boys in Sub – Saharan Africa are just 20 and 10 percent. Meanwhile, the figures for Latin America and East Asia are between 40 and 50 percent.

We can also see from the graphs that higher education is more common in Europe. About 50 percent of adult females and 45 percent of adult males in this region have a higher education. By contrast, just 20 percent of women and 25 percent of men in Sub – Saharan Africa have this level of education. The figures for Latin America and East Asia are only a little higher than those for Africa.

Finally, it is interesting to note that females are generally more likely to get a secondary education, but less likely to get a tertiary education.

(179 words)

Model Answer B: IELTS Band 7+

Given are two column graphs comparing the rates of secondary and tertiary education among males and females in various different parts of the world.

While Europe enjoys relatively high levels of education overall, it seems that people in less affluent regions are far less likely to be educated. All European girls of school age and 90 percent of boys receive of girls and 10 percent of boys in Sub – Saharan Africa Latin. America and East Asia, meanwhile, have moderate levels of secondary education – between 40 and 50 percent for both sexes.

With regard to higher education, the figures are much lower throughout the world. In Europe, some 50 percent of adult females and 45 percent of adult males gain a higher education. Conversely, only 20 percent of females and 25 percent of males in sub – Saharan Africa attend college or university. The figures for Latin America and East Asia are marginally higher than those of Africa.

Also note worthy is the fact that females are more likely to receive a secondary education in all regions except East Asia, but less likely to receive a tertiary education in all regions except Europe.

(196 words)


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