IELTS WRITING TASK 1# Academic Staff Graph


You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
The bar graph shows the percentage of male and female academic staff members in different faculties of a particular university in 2008.
Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
Write at least 150 words.

Sample Answer

The bar graph provides information about the gender distribution of teachers in seven different departments of a university in 2008.
One striking feature of the chart is that there was a large gender disparity in some faculties. Engineering had the highest percentage of male academics whereas the faculty of history was dominated by female academics. Notably, there were approximately 90% male and 10% female teachers in the faculty of engineering. In history, nearly three quarters of the academic staff were women compared to approximately 30% men.

Other faculties, on the other hand, had a more balanced composition. In medicine, men and women were almost equally represented, while in arts slightly more than half of the teachers were female. Interestingly, astronomy and science were the only two faculties which had the same proportions of both the genders, 65% males versus 35% females. In law, the percentage of female academics was 5% higher than that in astronomy and science.

Overall, the chart shows that at this university, the faculties of engineering, astronomy and science were male-dominated; however, women had a significant presence in fields related to arts, history and medicine. (190 Words)



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