Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Academic Writing - Model Answer (Task 1)

The bar chart illustrates how many university students choose to study certain subjects according to gender in 2005.

Most males opt for the Sciences (about 22 thousand students) and Mathematics (about 18 thousand). About 15.000 male students choose Social Sciences and Literature, while approximately 5.000 less go for Humanities and Law. Very few male students, less than 3.000, study Languages and The Arts.

On the other hand, Social Sciences top the preferences of female students at almost 25.000. 17.000 females choose to study Languages. There are between 9.000 to 11.000 female students in The Arts, Literature, Humanities and Sciences. Law and Mathematics are the least popular subjects studied by females, 5.000 and 4.000 respectively.

To sum up, male students prefer the Sciences and Mathematics to Languages and the Arts, while female students chose the Social Sciences and Languages. Law and Mathematics are not a popular study choice for female university students.

Question taken from Get Ready for IELTS Writing p.19

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