IELTS Academic Task 1: Survey of Adult Education.

The charts below show the results of a survey of adult education. The first chart shows the reasons why adults decide to study. The pie chart shows how people think the cost of adult education should be shared.

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

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20 minutes, 150 words at least.


The given bar chart presents data about the percentage of adults pursuing education for seven different reasons. The pie chart informs how the cost of this education should be shared among taxpayers, individuals, and employers. (Introduction)

Let us structure the question: Devote one paragraph to the bar chart and another to the pie chart.

Clearly, most of the adults surveyed prefer education because of interest in the subject. This is closely followed by 38 percent adults who pursue studies to gain a qualification. Around 20 percent of the people surveyed gain education because it either helps in the current job or improves prospects of promotion. Another 20 percent do it since they love learning new things. About 12 percent prefer it to change jobs, while the least percentage of adults use it to meet new people.

The individuals surveyed believe that while 35 percent of the cost of education should be borne by the employer, another 25 percent should come from taxpayer funds. They prefer paying only 40 percent of the cost.

153 words.

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  1. The pie chart represents the cost funded shared from three ways( Tax payer, Individual and Employer) while bar graph illustrates that adult study for various reasons.

    Overall, Individually maximum of fund are paid for the study. Similarly, largest number of adult study for their interested subject followed by, to gain qualification. Only least about study to meet people.

    About 40 percent of their study fee should be funded by themselves and only 35 percent of the cost of education are scholar by other employer. Remaining 25 percent of funds come from tax payer.

    Similarly, around 40 percent of adult study for their interest which is a largest proportion compared to others. Its percentage is followed by 38 percent, to gain qualification. Likewise, to improve prospects of promotion in workplace and enjoy learning, about 20 percent of each adult study. Moreover, more than half of their percentage study to change jobs. The interesting fact is that approximately 9 percent of adult study to meet people.

    Mr. Bibek


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