Academic IELTS Writing task 1 Sample 146 - Passengers travelled on five types of transport in a European country
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The table below shows the number of kilometres passengers travelled on five types of transport in a European country in 1995, 2005 and 2015.
Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
» Write at least 150 words.
[* Distance in billion kilometres]
Sample Answer 1:
A glance at the table provided reveals the distances travelled by passengers on five kinds of vehicles in a European country over a twenty years period, from 1995 to 2015. It is evident that there were fluctuations in the distances travelled in different modes of transports over the given period but trains and buses were more popular.
One particularly interesting fact is that from a mere 2 billion kilometres travel in the airway in 1995, it soared to ten times in 2015. This shows that the air travel has become popular in the recent years. The rail travel, meanwhile, rose gradually by 10 billion in 2005 and reached the 60 billion mark in 2015. From the given figure it is clear that travelling in railways was the most popular form of travelling in the given European country. On the contrary, travelling in a bus was more popular in the 1990s, as 56 billion km were travelled using buses, but lost its popularity in the later years.
Furthermore, distances travelled by bicycles and motorbikes were comparatively lesser and experienced a slow decline, to somewhere in the vicinity of 1 and 2 billion km. respectively in 2005, followed by a slight increase in 2015.
It is also interesting to note that the total distance travelled by the passengers in this country in 1995 was 103 billion km while it increased over the years and reached to 130 billion km in 2015.
[Written by - Rizal Azis]
Sample Answer 2:
The supplied table data presents information on the distance travelled by passengers in a European country in different modes of transportations from 1995 to 2015. As is given in the illustration, buses and rails were the most preferred transportation types but the air travel gained popularity in the recent years.
According to the given data, the least number of distance was travelled using bicycles and motorbikes by passengers in this European country. Commuters in this country travelled only 2 billion km. using bicycles in 1995 and it was the same in 2015. Similarly, only 5 billion km were travelled using motorbikes which reached to 6 billion after 20 years. Interestingly, the air travels gained a huge popularity in later years as 20 billion km distance was passed using aeroplanes in 2015 while this was merely 2 billion km 20 years earlier. Buses and trains were the most preferred transportation types as the highest distance was travelled by the passengers in these two modes of transportation. However, there was an increase in the distance travelled by trains (38 and 60 billion km in 2005 and 2015) while it decreased in the case of the bus (56 and 42 billion km in 2005 and 2015 respectively).
The total distance travelled by the passengers increased to 130 billion km. in 2015 in this country from 103 billion km. in 1995.
[Written by - Stephen]