**Question:** The graph below shows the ‘**Literacy Rate**‘ of Bangladesh from 1995 to 2010. Describe the graph in 150 words. You should highlight-and summarize the information given in the graph.

### Literacy Rate of Bangladesh from 1995-2010

**Answer: **The graph gives an idea about the literacy rate of Bangladesh over the years between 1995 and 2010. The graph shows an irregular rate of increase and decreases in some years from 1995 till 2010. In 1995, the rate was 38.1% which is the lowest of all. However, in the next five years there is a significant growth in literacy, and from the graph, we find that in 2000, the literacy rate becomes 56%. So, within five years’ time, there is (56-38.1=) 17.9% growth in literacy. However, the rate goes down after 2000. Thus, we find that in 2001 the rate comes down to 47.9% from its previous year-rate, 56%. There is still a downward trend in the next two years. The graph shows that in the year 2003 the rate falls from 47.9 to 43.1. This means that within two years there is a decrease of (47.9-43.1=) 4.8% literacy rate. However, from the next year, that is from 2004, the rate of literacy goes upward. Within a span of seven years, this rate becomes 56.8%. It means that within a period of seven years there is (56.8-43.1=) 13.7% increase in literacy rate. The overall analysis of the graph shows that the highest rate of literacy between 1995 and 2010 is 56.8% and the lowest is 38.1%. Though there is a decreasing trend between the years 2001 and 2003, the overall trend is on the increase. Thus, it is found that within a span of sixteen years the literacy rate increases from 38.1 to 56.8, which is a very significant growth. Thus, the graph gives a good idea and the trend of literacy rate in Bangladesh from 1995 till 2010.