Academic IELTS Writing task 1 Sample 70 - Rail transport in four countries in 2007
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The table below gives information about rail transport in four countries in 2007.
Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
» Write at least 150 words.
The given table data shows the railway route, passenger number and cargo goods carried in Malaysia, Canada, China and UAE in the year 2007. As is observed from the data, Chinese people used the railway system more than the people of other countries but the cargoes carried more goods in Canada among the given countries.
According to the data, 27 million people used rail transports (excluding metro) in china compared to the just 5-6 million railway users in UAE and Malaysia. Only 0.3 million Canadian people used railway transportations in 2007, which was least among the given four countries. The distance passed by passengers who used railway in these four countries was similar to the data provided for the railway passengers in these four countries for the year 2007. Around two thousand km were passed by Chinese people compared to the less than eight hundred km in UAE and Malaysia. As only 0.3 million Canadian people used railway in 2007, the distance passed by each passenger was only 80 km which was the least among the figure given for four countries. Interestingly, the cargos that transported goods carried the highest amount in Canada (over 28 tons) though the passengers used railway system lesser than other countries. On an average all of the given four countries had an average of 21- 28 billion tons goods carried through the railway system.
In summary, Chinese people used the railway more than the people of other country and cargo carried more goods in Canada among the given countries.