Academic IELTS Writing task 1 Sample 5 - Mobile phones and landlines per 100 people in selected countries

» You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The chart shows the number of mobile phones and landlines per 100 people in selected countries.

Write a report for a university lecturer describing the information given.

» You should write at least 150 words.

IELTS Academic writing task 1 sample5

Model Answer 1:
The supplied bar graph shows data on the number of cell phone and land phone users in 6 countries in the Europe and the American regions. As is observed from the presentation,  the number of landline users in Denmark, US and Canada are higher than the number of cell phone users in these countries. On the contrary, in Italy, Sweden, Denmark and Germany the cell phone users are higher in number than that of land phone users.

In Italy, Sweden, UK and Denmark almost 80-90 percent people use the cell phone. Among these six countries, Italian people are highest in percent in terms of cell phone usages whereas the highest percentages of land phone users are found in Denmark which is almost 90%.

The difference between cell phone and land phone users is highest in Italy and in Denmark these two types of users are almost similar. The lowest number of land phone users can be found in Canada.

In summary, North America has more Land phone users than their cell phone users and most of the European people prefer to use mobile phones over land phones.

(Approximately 187 words)   

 

Tips for answering this writing question:


1.  The graph does not mention any year from past so your answer should be in present tense. Example: Around 70% German people use mobile phones whereas the land phone users of this country are 60%.

2. Notice the fact that, in USA, Canada and Denmark, the number of land phone users are higher than the mobile phone users. In other four European countries, the opposite trends can be observed where cell phone users are more than the land phone users.

3. The data are given in percentage so mention them as percentages, not in an absolute value.

4. No past year is mentioned in the illustration, so use present tense to present your writing. Example: 90% Italian people use cell phone whereas only 41% of them use the land lines.

5. Mention which countries have the highest and lowest land phone and cell phone using percentage in your answer as these are two important facts are present in the graph. For instance: The highest percentage of cell phone users are Italian whereas their percentage of using the land phone is lowest among the given countries. On the contrary, Denmark has the highest percent of land phone users and this percentage is lowest in Canada.

Summary of the bar graph:
The given graph compares the percentages of land phone and cell phone users in 7 different European and American countries. As is given in the illustration, the numbers of cell phone users are higher than the land phone users are in Italy, Sweden, UK and Germany. On the contrary, the land phone users are higher than cell phone users are in Canada, US and Denmark. Also, Italy has the highest percentage of mobile phone users and also the lowest land phone users. Finally, Denmark has the highest percentage of landline users and Canada has the lowest percentage of land phone users among the given 7 countries.

Sample Answer 2:
The given illustration gives data on the number of mobile and land phone users in six different countries namely: Canada, US, Germany, UK, Sweden and Italy.

As is presented in the chart Canada, US and Denmark have more land line users than the cell phone users while the opposite is true for Germany, UK, Sweden and Italy where the cell phone users exceed the number of land phone users. In Canada, the US and Denmark the numbers of cell phone users per 100 are consecutively 38, 48 and 71 while the landline users are 61, 38 and 87. On the other hand, the remaining 4 countries have much more mobile phone users than the land line users. The Italian people use the highest percentage of land phones and lowest percentage of cell phones on an average. On the contrary, Canadians use the lowest number of cell phones per 100 people while the mobiles phone users are almost half of the total land phone users.

In summary, US and Canada have higher land phone users than the cell phone users while the European prefers to use cell phones than the land phones.
(Approximately 191 words)   

Sample Answer 3:
The given bar graph depicts the mobile or land phone numbers per 100 people in different seven countries. The first point to note is that highest number of phones used by the people in Denmark.

It occupied almost an equal number of mobile and land phones that is 82% and 86% respectively. Canada and the USA have almost half of it users of mobile phones which are 38% and 48% respectively. 70% German people has mobile phones while other British countries like UK, Sweden and Italy has more than the number of Denmark with 85%, 88% and 90% respectively. In the case of land phones, the lowest number was in Italy with 42% and the UK with 58%. Whereas Germany, Canada and Sweden have almost equal numbers with 60%, 62% and 65% respectively.

To sum up, it is clear from the graph that, the number of mobile phones has variations, whereas land phones have average use in all the given countries.

(Approximately 157 words | Written by - Jayesh Joseph)   

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0 # Nissren 2016-11-21 05:33
I am an English teacher. I want to take the IELTS exam. For that, I want to develop my skills in English and doing more practices. But, I found the writing is difficult. How I can pass the difficulty especially in proportion and percentages because I don't like maths.
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0 # Dada 2016-08-17 21:28
This is a BAR GRAPH, not a line graph. Moreover, do we need to write a summary or our opinion in Task 1?
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0 # Didi 2016-08-06 00:43
The given bar chart depicts the proportion of land phone and mobile phone users in 7 selected countries. As can be seen from the chart, the percentage of cellphone users in Italy is the highest while the landline is more popular in Denmark than the rest of the countries.

In Germany, UK, Sweden and Italy the proportion of mobile phone users is higher than that of their landline users. Mobile phone users in Canada is the lowest (around 40%) while it is highest in Italy (90%). On the contrary, the highest landline users could be found in Denmark (about 88%) and the lowest in Italy (less than 40%). Interestingly, proportions of landline and cell phone users are both higher in Denmark. Canadian and the US residents preferred landlines over the cell phones and they had comparatively fewer phone users than that of European countries. Finally, the gap between the landline and mobile phone users in Denmark and Sweden was lowest.
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+2 # Chandni Arora 2016-07-18 07:27
The given column graph elucidates the percentages of landline and mobile phone users in seven different countries. A cursory glance is adequate to mention here that the usage of landline is quite popular in Canada, the US and Denmark, whereas ,the rest of the countries like to keep mobile phones for communicating.

To begin with, the UK, Sweden, Italy and Germany have more mobile phone users than land line user. around 70 to 90 % people use mobile phones in these countries. However, Italy has the greatest followers of mobile phones than the other three nations.

In terms of land line usage, Canadian, American and Danish are ardent lover of landline phones. Canada has near about 62 to 70% people using landlines and in Denmark a massive number of landline users could be observed which is around 90%. Interestingly in these countries, the ratio of mobile phone users are also high.
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+5 # Lokesh 2016-04-28 23:38
The supplied graph shows data on the percentages of cell phone and land phone users in 6 countries in Europe and American regions. As is observed from the given information, the ratio of land line users in Denmark, US and Canada are higher than the cell phone users. On the contrary cell phone users in Italy, Sweden, UK and Germany are higher in percentages than the land line users.

The difference between the land line users and cell phone users was highest in Italy with 90% mobile phone users compared to only about 42% land line users. The highest percentages of land phone users could be found in Italy whereas the lowest percentages of cell phone users are found in Canada. Italian, Swedish and Dane citizens’ cell phone using percentages rage from 80-90%.

In Germany about 70% people use land lines compared to less than 50% cell phones. Finally, land lines are more popular among Canadian and American citizens.
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-1 # Sajawal Khan 2016-04-16 12:07
Can't we mention also that there is a continuous increase of mobile phone as we go from left to write in the give bar table?
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+4 # Marco Ortiz 2016-01-15 02:59
The bar graph shows the data of land line and mobile phone users in terms of hundred people of six countries from Europe and North America namely Canada, US, Germany, Denmark, UK, Sweden and Italy.

From the given data it could be seen that in Canada, US and Denmark most of the people use landline than mobile phone while in Germany, UK, Sweden and Italy preferred mobile phone than landline. Among the six countries Canada has lowest number of mobile phone users at almost 40 out 100, on the contrary, Italian people has the highest number of mobile phone users at almost 90 out 100. When it comes to landline users Denmark topped the rank at more than 85 out of 100 and the lowest is Italy which is approximately 42 out of 100. It is remarkable that among the six countries Italy has the most number of mobile phone user and also has the lowest number of landline user.

In summary, US and Canada prefer to use landline than mobile phone while most of the European countries except Denmark are more comfortable using their mobile phones than landlines.

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0 # Mahesh 2016-01-10 17:06
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0 # Syrym 2016-01-03 14:26
in Sample Answer 2 Did Sweden and Italy become British countries?? LOL
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+1 # Syrym 2016-01-03 14:21
I want to know, which band score you get on model answer?
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+2 # Nima 2015-07-11 09:40
The given bar chart comprises the number of mobile phones and landlines per 100 people in different countries from two continents Europe and North America. These data were gathered from 7 countries namely Canada, US, Germany, Denmark, UK, Sweden and Italy.

As is presented, in Canada and US land line is more popular than mobile phones, but the difference between two system usages in Canada is more than the USA. This template is established with minimum gap in Denmark but in other European countries these issue is vice versa. For example in Germany the ratio of mobile phone is more than land lines with 10 percent and this proportion is more than 15 percent for Sweden. According to illustration, inhabitant in UK are more interested in mobile phones than land lines and they have the most gap with 25 percent as second countries after Italy from this aspect.

The numbers of people who use mobile phones in Italy are two times more than number of them that aid land lines. In summary, different patterns among people could be found in different countries and mobile phones gained more popularity almost in every country.
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+3 # Aana 2015-06-29 22:42
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+7 # Kesikan 2015-05-08 11:13
The given bar chart illustrates the number of mobile phones and land lines used by people in six different countries. Overall, the use of mobile phone is high in UK, Sweden, and Italy, on contrary the use of land lines exceeds the mobile phones in Canada, US, Germany, and Denmark.

Among the given seven countries, people in Sweden, Italy and UK, at least one in eight people use mobile phone, with Italy having 90% of mobile phone users, which is the highest. Canada and US has less than 50% of the mobile phone users.
Denmark has the largest customers for land lines (80-90%), which also has an equal number of mobile phone users. UK and Germany, US and Sweden shares the same number of land phone users. In Italy only four out of ten people use land lines, and it is the only country to have less than 50% users among the other countries.

To summarize, Denmark has the largest number of land line users and Italy has the maximum mobile phone users.
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+5 # rama krishna 2015-02-01 13:06
The above given Bar graph elucidate formation about the Mobile Phone and Land Lines per 100 people. The X-axis illustrates about different countries namely: Canada, US, Germany, Denmark, UK, Sweden, Italy. On other hand, Y-axis divulge the information about the number of phones per hundred and quantifies form 0 to 100.

Fist country, Canada which had more than 30 Mobile users, and More than 60 Land line users. Second country, US also projected trend which was same as the Canada. The Mobile users’ summation reached to more than 40, and Land line users counted up to below 70. In German, however trend contrast to previous trend. Mobile user summation reached to 70 and Land Line users 10 members less than Mobile Phones. Moreover, this trend not continued in the next country namely: Denmark. In this country, Mobile users were about more than 80, and Land Line users summation almost reached more than 85 besides which was the highest mark compare to other countries for Land Line users.
Next country namely: UK, Which has great number of Phone users, and less number of Land Line users. In Sweden, phone users were huge and summation reached to more than 80, and Land Line users were above 65. Last and had greatest summation for Mobile users, least number of the Land line users called Italy. Mobile summation reached to 90 besides which was the highest mark for phone users over given data. Yet least number of Land Line users which counted up to more than 40.

finally , Italy has greatest number of Mobile users. However, Line users were very less over other countries.
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