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
Kindergarten 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.7 2.9
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

Model answer

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.

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3 Responses

  1. Hi,

    This seems really good and interesting to read on since the model answer used a suitable structure of the topic itself. It also uses connective words to link sentences and paragraphs logically and free from grammatical errors as well. This is such a great help to those IELTS writing examinees especially in dealing with the IELTS writing reports tasks. TheIELTSSolution.com

    Thank you.

  2. Fatima says:

    I always start fresh with a good mind to get full in my tests but end up waitsng time and getting a normal pass.. as a result upseting my parents. I find it really hard to study faster and mostly feel lazy to put up my talents. I am a class 12 student, and its very important for me to work hard , I wake up early in the morning but tend to feel sleepy withing an hour.. Please advice its urgent. And I also have the habit of writing and studying as i cannot recollect if i dont write after learning. I feel it takes time thought its effective, any other method uyou can suggest.

  1. September 2, 2011

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