(Model Academic Task 1 Response) Response to the lastest IELTS Academic Task 1 question as seen in Brunei

Thank you to our friends Rumi (Bangladesh), Srikanth (I’m guessing India; let me know if I am wrong, Srikanth), Peter (China) and Denis (Russia) for taking the time to produce these Task 1 data sources for us.  I’ll try to get a bit of everyone’s work up over the next few days.

This bar graphs outlines literacy rates for a number of nations in 2004.  Write a report for a university lecturer of at least 150 words describing the information shown here.


This graph illustrates the various literacy levels of a handful of countries around the world in 2004.  The countries listed appear to be a fairly balanced group of nations from a variety of regions around the globe.

According to the graph, Georgia and Slovakia, with literacy rates of what looks like 100% and just shy of 100% respectively, were the most literate countries in the list for this time period.  Israel ranked third most literate, with roughly 97%.  Colombia, Mexico, Indonesia, Qatar, Brazil, Peru and Turkey appeared to share an almost identical literacy rate of 88%.  Literacy in Syria in 2004 was slightly lower, at 80%, while the percentages of Tunisia and Cambodia hovered in the low 70s.  Haiti, at 62%, Pakistan, at less than 50%, and Sierra Leone, at 35%, make up the most illiterate countries depicted in the list.  The average literacy for these countries in 2004 is estimated to be about 80%.

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