IELTS Writing: Reports
The table below shows the percentages of students who were home schooled in Chicago during the period between 1999 and 2004. Write a report to a university lecturer describing the information given in the table.
You should write at least 150 words. You should not spend more than 20 minutes on this task.
|Grade / year||1999||2000||2001||2002||2003||2004|
|Grades 1 – 2||1.5||1.2||1.3||1.5||1.8||2.1|
|Grades 3 – 4||1.6||1.7||1.8||1.9||2.1||2.2|
|Grades 5 – 6||1.5||1.3||1.3||1.6||2.1||2.6|
|Grades 7 – 8||1.6||1.6||1.6||2.2||2.4||2.5|
The table shows the percentage of students who were home schooled in Chicago during the period between 1999 and 2004.
The inference that can be made from the table is that the number of students who receives home schooling is on the rise. This is true in the case of students of all grades including kindergarten. In 1999, the percentage of kindergarten students who were home schooled was 2.4; in 2009 it was 2.9. While there has been a rise in the number of home schooled kindergarten students over the years, there was no change in the numbers during 2002 and 2003.
In the case of students of grades 1-2 and 5-6 the growth isn’t steady. Actually there is a decline in the figures during 2000 and 2001. It picks up from 2002 and reaches the highest in the year of 2004.
In the case of students of grades 3-4, the growth is steady and gradual. While in the case of grades 7-8, the percentage of home schooled students doesn’t change during the first 3 years. Afterwards, there is a gradual rise.