IELTS WRITING TASK 1
You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
The tables below show the distribution of students at UK universities by mode of study and gender.
Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
|Male Postgraduate Students
|Mode of study
|Female Postgraduate Students
|Mode of study
The tables compare the proportion of males and females enrolled in full-time and part-time postgraduate courses at UK universities in four academic sessions between 1996 and 2010.
It is evident that student enrolments in full-time courses followed an upward trend for both the genders throughout the given period. The number of males rose from 75,370 in 1996-97 to 151,275 in 2009-10 while that of females increased from 62,344 to nearly 146,980 during this period. These figures also indicate that there was a gender disparity in full-time postgraduate programmes. In 1996/96, the gender disparity was the highest (75,370 males versus 62,344 females) but the distribution became more balanced in the following years.
Focusing on part-time courses, overall more students were registered in these programmes as compared to full-time ones. In 1996-97, about 114,000 males and about 109,000 females selected part-time courses. In the next two academic years, there was a rapid increase in the percentage of female students whereas the number of male entrants fluctuated. The year 2005-06 had the highest enrolment rate in part-time programmes for both sexes, 138,505 males and 172,640 females. Notably, the number of students dropped in 2009-10.
In general, it can be concluded that full-time courses were more popular among males than females during the given period. The trend for part-time courses, on the other hand, was the opposite.
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Write 250 words on the following topic, give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.
In modern days people are heavily influenced by other cultures. Is this cultural invasion a positive development or a negative development?
In these modern times when the world has become so united and accepting to one another it baffles me how some individuals still view accepting different cultures and customs as a threat. Most of the modern cities are filled with people from different backgrounds and various corners of the earth. If we take a tradition from a different culture and make it our own it does not do any harm.
Locals have become more accepting nowadays and it gives them a chance to learn something new about a culture that is not their own. I have seen people who have got so intrigued by different customs and traditions that they ended up visiting the land of their origin to find out how it is originally celebrated there.
Chinese New Year is one such event where people from all walks of life come together to celebrate a new year which is not even their own. Toronto, New York, London, Paris and all other major cities in the world have a place called Chinatown. People of Chinese origin have moved and settled there and they along with the local population celebrate the festival and enjoy the festivities. It is a very welcoming sign that modern day societies are so welcoming to one another’s customs.
There are some individuals in the society who view everything that is not their own as a threat to their culture. These pupils fail to realize that as a society we are continuously evolving and any change that takes us towards a more united and well informed world is a step in the right direction.
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Given below are words that have been jumbled up. You need to rearrange them to make meaningful sentences. Make sure, you don’t miss out any of the words given in the question (including the punctuation). Practice them to write better sentences in your writing task of IELTS.
- Mobile/for/from/Re 1/users/as/every/get/dropped/compensation/call/January 1.
ANSWER Mobile users will get Re 1 as compensation for every dropped call from January 1.
ANSWER The value to India is a very modern production system integrated to make a very sophisticated machine.
ANSWER We are much close to assembling one of those choppers here.
ANSWER American aviation giant Boeing on Wednesday said it plans to assemble either it Chinook heavy-lift helicopters or Apache attack choppers in India even as it gears to offer the possibility of manufacturing a fighter jet in the country.
ANSWER The model also insisted that your hair should be pushed away from the neck area to flaunt it.
ANSWER I took my time, but eventually accepted it as a challenge.
ANSWER The temple finds mention in Hindu mythology which states that the Goddess had stayed here after slaying tow demons- Sumbh and Nisumbha.
ANSWERPeople seemed receptive to our suggestion.
ANSWER I believe in Karma, the concept of an afterlife as well as in the day of Qayamat.
ANSWER In a statement, Nestle said the results have been received from all three labs mandated by the Bombay High Court to test samples of noodles manufactured by the company.
Given below are sentences that have jumbled up words. You need to rearrange the given words and make meaningful sentences.
- Often /they’re/another/./television/ on / on /screens/,/ watching / friends/ on/one/ while /chatting/ with/ doubling/ up/
- Answer – Often they’re doubling up on screens, watching television on one while chatting with friends on another.
- According/device/./new/ study/,/ of /four-and-a-half/ to/ a / of /age /spend/ an /average/or/ using/ a /digital / hours/ each/ day/ watching/ TV /tweens /from /8/ to/ 12 /years/
- Answer -According to a new study, tweens from 8 to 12 years of age spend an average of four-and-a-half hours each day watching TV or using a digital device.
- Among /71% /enjoy/ playing/ video/ games/,/girls/./tween/ boys/,/ twice /as /many /as /tween /
- Answer -Among tween boys, 71% enjoy playing video games, twice as many as tween girls.
- Common /Sense /and/a /nonprofit /group /focused/ on /helping/ children/Media/,/ ,/ parents /and /teachers/ better/ understand/ media / technology/,/ conducted/ the/ study/./
- Answer – Common Sense Media, a nonprofit group focused on helping children, parents and teachers better understand media and technology, conducted the study.
- One /in /looking/ hours/ of/ five/ tweens/ media/ each /day/, /and/ 18%/ of/ teens/ are /screen/10 /hours /a /day/./at/ their /screens/ for/ more/ than /uses /more/ than /six /
- Answer -One in five tweens uses more than six hours of screen media each day, and 18% of teens are looking at their screens for more than 10 hours a day
- Kids /report/ spending/ about / hour /each /day/ being /an/active/./
- Answer -Kids report spending about an hour each day being active.
- It / screens/as /no /lot/ of /time/ in /front /of/spending/./ surprise/ that/ kids/ are/ should/ come / a
- Answer -It should come as no surprise that kids are spending a lot of time in front of screens.
- Teen / more/ each /day/ on / spend/ about/ 40 /minutes/girls/,/ meanwhile/,/ spend/ about/ 40 /minutes/social /media /than /boys /do/./girls/,/ meanwhile/,/
- Answer – Teen girls, meanwhile, spend about 40 minutes more each day on social media than boys do.
- Tweens/ spend / minutes/ per/ of/ five/ minutes/,/ music/,/ or/ writing/./day /making/ something/ with/ all /their/an /average/ and/ teens/ nine/ digital/ tools/, /whether/ it’s/ art/
- Answer -Tweens spend an average of five minutes and teens nine minutes per day making something with all their digital tools, whether it’s art, music, or writing.