Academic IELTS Writing task 1 Sample 156 - Number of vehicles per thousand people in China
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The graph below shows the number of vehicles owned by per thousand people in China from 1987 to 1999.
Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
» Write at least 150 words.
Sample Answer 1:
A glance at the graph given reveals some striking information about how many transports per thousand people owned in China in a period of twelve years.
Overall, it can be seen that from the figures that are shown, there is only a single trend which is upward.
In the first six years of the period, the number of vehicles that every thousand people owned witnessed a considerable growth of approximately 650, from a mere 250 vehicles in 1987 to nearly one thousand in 1993. We can see that the feature respectively rose in the first four years but started to slow down in 1991. However, two years after that, the proportion began to experience a steady climb, every two years, the number of transports increased about one thousand. In the middle year of the twelve-year period, the number was in the vicinity of 1000 and in the last year of the period, 1999, it reached a peak at more than 4000.
It is interesting to note that in a mere around one dozen of years, the number of vehicles per thousand people changed significantly, a growth of approximately four thousand transports.
[ Written by - Quynh Tran ]
Sample Answer 2:
The bar graph illustrates how many vehicles owned by every thousand people in China over a 12-year period. Overall, it is clearly shown that there was an increasing trend in the number of vehicle ownership in China from 1987 to 1999.
Initially, in the year 1987, there was only about 250 vehicles per one thousand people, which was the lowest number over the given period of time. However, it rose slightly nearly to 750 vehicles per thousand people in 1991, which showed an increase of about 500 vehicles. Interestingly, there was a sharp rise in the number of vehicles in one thousand people from 1991 to 1995. The number went up from around 750 to just below 2000, with an increase of approximately 1250 vehicles in one thousand people.
Last but not least, the number of vehicles per thousand people reached its highest point in 1999 with a figure of just above 4000. In other words, there was a tremendous rise in the number of vehicle ownership of approximately 2500 from 1995 to 1999.
[ Written by - Lee Wing Qeen ]