Simon Ielts Full Essay On The Cold
Students worry about how to describe diagrams, but the basic method is always the same: introduction, summary of main points, specific details.
Look at the following question for example:
The diagrams below show some principles of house design for cool and for warm climates.
Although this question is different from the normal graph/chart questions, you should structure your answer in the same way. Try to write 4 paragraphs:
- Introduction: paraphrase the question.
- Summary: describe the main differences - the design of the roof and windows, and the use of insulation.
- Details: compare the roof design and use of insulation.
- Details: compare the window design and how windows are used during the day and at night.
I'll write the full essay for next week's lesson.
Here is my full essay for last week's bar chart question. Study the essay carefully to see which details I selected for each paragraph. Notice that I describe the two science bar charts in the same paragraph.
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The three bar charts show average years of schooling, numbers of scientists and technicians, and research and development spending in developing and developed countries. Figures are given for 1980 and 1990.
It is clear from the charts that the figures for developed countries are much higher than those for developing nations. Also, the charts show an overall increase in participation in education and science from 1980 to 1990.
People in developing nations attended school for an average of around 3 years, with only a slight increase in years of schooling from 1980 to 1990. On the other hand, the figure for industrialised countries rose from nearly 9 years of schooling in 1980 to nearly 11 years in 1990.
From 1980 to 1990, the number of scientists and technicians in industrialised countries almost doubled to about 70 per 1000 people. Spending on research and development also saw rapid growth in these countries, reaching $350 billion in 1990. By contrast, the number of science workers in developing countries remained below 20 per 1000 people, and research spending fell from about $50 billion to only $25 billion.