How low can you go?
Posted by Pak Guru on April 25th, 2016 | 0 comments | EAP, GTC, IELTS, numbers, percentages, Task 1, theme and rheme, writing
Women having a first child was low in both years (1995 and 2005).
Women was low(?!) Here we have some subject/verb disagreement, and so I’m guessing that it was actually a different singular countable noun that was low, and not ‘women‘!
- The percentage of women having a first child was low in both years (1995 and 2005).
Your opening theme was ‘women‘. If the women you mention were indeed low then this could mean several things (click for captions):
The women were midgets?
The women had their first child at a topographically low location?
The women were depressed when they had their first child.
The women found it easier to give birth to their first child while limbo dancing.
The women were behaving immorally?
When you’re describing numbers, you must describe numbers
. Remember that numbers are represented by statistics words: number, amount, percentage,rate, ratio, etc.
If you do not use one of these words then your writing becomes very difficult to follow, and obviously this affects your IELTS score.