IELTS Cambridge Book 10 Test 3 AC – Task 1

Question –


You should spend 20 minutes on this task.

The charts below show what UK graduate and post graduate students who did not go into full-time work did after leaving college in 2008.

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

Write at least 150 words.

Answer –

The bar charts display how many graduates and post-graduates in the UK opted to do part-time work, voluntary work, further studies or were unemployed instead of working full-time after they finished college in 2008.

Overall, it can be seen that the highest number of both types of students selected to study more, while the lowest number of them did voluntary work. Moreover, there were more graduates than postgraduate students.

Regarding graduates, the number of pupils who chose to study further was the highest, at 29665. The figures for those who worked part-time and were unemployed were 17735 and 16235, respectively. However, the number of volunteers was nowhere near any other category, as 3500 students decided to become voluntary workers.

In terms of postgraduates, similar to graduates, the greatest number of these students decided to continue with their studies, at 2725, but it was closely followed by the figure for part-time workers, with 2535. Those who were unable to secure any form of employment accounted for 1625, and in contrast, only 345 students volunteered to work, which constituted the lowest figure on the graph.