Academic IELTS Writing task 1 Sample 92 - The charts below give information about travel to and from the UK
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The charts below give information about travel to and from the UK, and about the most popular countries for UK residents to visit.
Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
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The given diagrams show data on the number of international tourists who travelled the UK and the UK residents who travelled outside UK from 1979 to 1999. The data also presents the countries where UK citizens travelled in 1999. As is observed from the given data, the number of international tourists travelling the UK kept on increasing after 1989 and more UK people travelled outside the UK than the number of tourists travelled the UK.
According to the first line graph, around 10 million international tourists travelled the UK and the number of UK residents travelled outside UK was also just over 10 million. Both of these numbers kept on increasing gradually till 1986 and after that the number of UK citizens travelling outside increased very sharply. The number of tourists the UK got kept on increasing and reached to over 25 million in 1999 while more than 50 million people travelled to other countries from the UK. The number of UK travelers who went to other countries was more than double than the number of people came to the UK for visiting.
The second bar graph shows the countries UK citizens travelled in 1999 and among them France was their most favourite destination where more than 10% tourists travelled in this year. The second most visited country by UK people was Spain where about 8% of total UK tourists travelled. Other countries visited by UK tourists were the USA, Greece and Turkey where less than 5% UK tourists travelled in 1999.