Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Writing Task 1 (Academic) Ex. 4

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The charts below show the levels of participation in education and science in developing and industrialized countries in 1980 and 1990.

Write a report for a university lecturer describing the information shown below.
You should write at least 150 words.

See teacher's comment for model answer.


Blogger teacher said...

Model Answer for Ex.4

The data shows the difference between developing countries and industrialised countries’ participation in education and science.

In terms of the number of years schooling received, we see that the length of time people spend at school in industrialised countries was much greater at 8.5 years in 1980 compared to 2.5 years in developing countries. The gap was increased further in 1990 when the figure rose to 10.5 and 3.5 years respectively.

We can see a similar pattern in the second graph, which shows that the number of people working as scientists and technicians in industrialised countries increased from 55 to 85 per 1,000 between 1980 and 1990, while the number in developing countries went from 12 to 20.

Finally, the figures for spending and research and development show that industrialised countries more than doubled their spending, from $200bn to $420bn, whereas developing countries actually decreased their spending from $75bn to $25bn.

Overall we can see that not only are there very large differences between two economies but these gaps are widening.

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