IELTS Writing Video Walkthrough: Task 1 Bar Graph

Watch me write an IELTS Writing Task 1 report, on screen, about a bar graph. You will see and hear my thought process as I write. I talk about the bar graph, and then I plan the essay, thinking out-loud the essay structure and language I should use. Then watch and listen as I write the essay!

Below the video you can see the task details, and further down the page you can see my finished report.

IELTS Writing Task 1 bar chart

FINISHED REPORT

The bar chart illustrates the gender distribution of students pursuing scientific research across a range of disciplines at an academic institution in the UK in 2009.

Overall, the chart shows that at this particular university, science-related fields are dominated by male students; however, women have a significant presence in fields related to the study of life sciences and medicine.

In 5 of the 6 disciplines, male students outnumber women. Men are by far the dominant gender numerically in the physical sciences: physics, astronomy and geology. Male students were overwhelmingly in the majority in physics, where they outnumbered women by a margin of about 6 to 1.

Men and women were more equally represented in subjects related to the study of living things: biology, medicine and veterinary medicine. In biology, for instance, there were nearly as many women (approximately 200) as men (approximately 240). This was also true in medicine.

Interestingly, veterinary medicine was the only field in which women formed the majority of the student body. There were roughly 120 female students as opposed to around 90 male students in this field.

182 words!

 

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IELTS Writing Task 1 Question

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The chart below shows the numbers of male and female research students studying six science-related subjects at a UK university in 2009.

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

Write at least 150 words.

IELTS Writing Task 1 Sample Answer

The bar chart illustrates the gender distribution of students pursuing scientific research across a range of disciplines at an academic institution in the UK in 2009.

Overall, the chart shows that at this particular university, science-related fields are dominated by male students; however, women have a significant presence in fields related to the study of life sciences and medicine.

In 5 of the 6 disciplines, male students outnumber women. Men are by far the dominant gender numerically in the physical sciences: physics, astronomy and geology. Male students were overwhelmingly in the majority in physics, where they outnumbered women by a margin of about 6 to 1.

Men and women were more equally represented in subjects related to the study of living things: biology, medicine and veterinary medicine. In biology, for instance, there were nearly as many women (approximately 200) as men (approximately 240). This was also true in medicine.

Interestingly, veterinary medicine was the only field in which women formed the majority of the student body. There were roughly 120 female students as opposed to around 90 male students in this field.

182 words.

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