Academic IELTS Writing task 1 Sample 7 - Underground Station Passenger Numbers in London

IELTS Academic Writing Task 1/ Graph Writing - Line Graph:

The graph shows Underground Station passenger numbers in London.

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

» You should write at least 150 words.
» You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

IELTS Academic Writing task 1 sample 7

Model Answer 1:
The given line graph shows data on the number of underground station passengers of London city from 6:00 am till 10:00 pm. As is observed from the graph, the highest number of people use the underground stations of London at 8:00 am and 6:00 pm.

At 6:00 am around 100 underground passengers can be found at the stations and this number increases seamlessly until 8:00 am when the passengers' number reaches to 400. After 8:00 am the number declines steadily until 10:00 am when it reaches at around 180. The number keeps fluctuating until 4:00 pm and on an average 200 passengers can be observed during this period. After 4:00 pm the passenger number increases and reaches at 380 at around 6:00 pm. After 6:00 pm, the passenger number decreases with some fluctuations until 10:00 pm.

In summary, the highest number of passengers of London underground stations can be found in the stations during the office going and office leaving times in a day.


Model Answer 2:
The graph shows the number of passengers travelling at various times in an underground station in London. As per the chart, there are 400 passengers travelling at 8.00 am and this seems to be the time that majority of the travelling takes place. This might be because people usually go to work or children to school at this time; hence, 8.00 am has the highest number of people using the underground station.

Moreover, the second highest numbers of travellers were, with a slightly less number than 8.00 am is the evening travel, at 18.00 having 390 travellers. Hence, the immediate justification would be as it is the time, people travelling back after work. However, it is noticeable that the least number of people use the underground at 4.00 pm and 6.00 am assuming it is the same type of people travelling back and forth at different times for starting work and finishing work. It is also observed that the number of people travelling (300) seems to happen frequently at different times during the day.

Overall, the time of the day that shows a high number of people using the underground station in London are at 8.00am and 6.00pm.

[ Written by - Menu Anju ]


Sample Answer 3:
The provided line graph shows information about the numbers of people who use the underground station in London around the clock of a typical day. As is observed from the graph, the busiest times at underground station are 8:00 am and 6:00 pm.

The highest numbers of people use the station in the morning and more specifically at around 8:00 in the morning. A rapid growth can be observed between 6:00 am and 8:00 am in the morning when around 400 people use the station at around 7:30 am. This number then quickly drops to below 200 at around 10:00 am. Again this number rises between 11:00 and 3:00 pm when around 300 people use the underground station with some fluctuations.  

In the afternoon, this number decline, with less than 100 people using the station at 4:00 pm. At 6:00 pm this number reaches at 380. After 7:00 pm, the total number of passengers declines significantly and fluctuates for last two hours from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm.  

In summary, London underground station remains busy in the starting of the day at morning and in the early evening.

(Approximately 185 words)  

( This model answer can be followed  as an example of a very good answer. However, please note that this is just one example out of many possible approaches.)

Sample Answer 4:
The line graph depicts the variation in the number of London subway passengers during 6 a.m. to 22 p.m. on a typical day.

At a glance, busiest time is 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.  To commence with, a large proportion of total people use underground railway facility at 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. which are about 400. From 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. the steep incline in the number of passengers from 100 to 400. In the next hour, it again plummets back into 175. Though there is a slight increase in the number of passengers, it remains same that is almost 300 from 12.00 to 2.00 p.m. Then the total figure of travellers declines 100 from 300 within two hours. Interestingly, at morning (6 a.m.) and at 4 p.m. almost an equal number of people use underground transportations, which is 100. In spite of a small hike at 9 p.m., the underground system has an equal number of travellers at 20.00 and 22.00 hours. 

To conclude, London underground station remains busy at office hours.

[ Written by - Tony Jose ]

Model Answer 5:
The provided graph depicts the number of people who use the London Underground station from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm on a typical day. It can be seen that the usage of the station varies at different periods of the day but mostly it remains busy at 8.00 am and at 6.00 pm.

At 6:00 am, the number of passengers at the station is very low with a total of 90 passengers. However, it firmly increases up 200 to 7:00 am at which point the traffic witnesses a drastic plunge reaching the busiest point of the day with 400 passengers. In a subsequent couple of hours, the rush relieves a little to reach 180 passengers at 10:00 am. The following two hours observe a humble rise which eventually reached at 280 when it, thereafter, creep to 300 from 12:00 to 14:00. From this moment, passenger arrival faces a major decline to the daily low point of less than 100 occurring at 16:00 while it plunges again to the second maximum of 380 at 18:00. For 18:00 to 20:00, traffic eases a little bit to around 130 and finally the remain hours encountering little fluctuation at 150.

[Written by - Ki]

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+1 # Roberto 2017-02-16 16:10
The line graph illustrates the average number of London subway station passengers between 6.00 am and 10.00 pm during a day. The vertical axis shows the number of passengers and the horizontal axis represents the hours. The statistics clearly underline the busiest hours, in terms of the passenger's numbers of the underground station, to be 8.00 am and 6.00 pm and the lowest number of passengers at 6.00 am and 4.00 pm.

As the graph shows, at 6.00 am,4.00 pm and 10.00 pm, the average number of people who catch the subway is approximately100. On the contrary, at the lunch time, between the hours 12.00 am and 2.00 pm, the number of underground station passengers is generally higher than the early morning hours. However, between 2.00 pm and 4.00 pm, the passenger number steadily decrease, with an average of around 230 travellers. Lastly, the information shows the most crowd hours of the day in the London underground stations respectively at 8.00 am and at the end of working day with approximately 400 Londoners.

Please check it out and suggest me changes. My IELTS Test would be in 2 weeks. --- Roberto.
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+2 # Nagi 2016-10-08 16:20
How to send a sample for evaluation?
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0 # Saritha 2016-10-02 03:22
This information helps me a lot. Thank you.
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+1 # Faiyaz 2016-09-09 13:26
Only 150 words are required. So give the answer between 150 to 180 words only.
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+4 # Philomina 2016-08-17 08:38
The given line graph illustrates the number of London underground station passengers who use the station during a typical day. As it is observed, 8.00 am and 6.00 pm are the peak hours for the station as the number of passengers at these two times are the highest.

Around 100 travellers use the London underground station at 6.00 am. Afterwards, the number of passengers begins to increase dramatically to reach the peak at 400 at 8.00 am in the morning. From that point, the usage of the station takes a downward trend to receive approximately 170 travellers at 10.00 am. Starting from 10.00 am the number of passengers rises constantly until 2.00 pm followed by a decline to return to only 100 at 4.00 pm. Thereafter, the station starts to be crammed with people and peaked at around 395 passengers at 6.00 pm. The number of travellers in the London underground station begins to dwindle with some fluctuations to become nearly 140 at the end of the day.
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-2 # Randal 2016-08-11 14:46
I am a little confused with the verb REACH, there are plenty of examples written in different ways; which one is correct? - Reach the lowest point
- Reach to the lowest point
- Reach at the lowest point

Another one
- Reach at 400 passengers
- Reach to 400 passengers
- Reach 400 passengers

Thank you in advance.
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+3 # Hanan 2016-08-09 12:57
The provided line graph illustrates the number of people who use the London underground station in a typical day from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Overall, the most crowded period are 7:30 a.m. and 6:00 pm. when around 400 passengers use the station.

As is seen, in the morning, more specifically at 6:00 a.m., 100 people can be found in the station and this number increases four times at 7:30 a.m. Then at 10:00 am the number of passengers decline significantly till it reaches to approximately 180 persons. Afterwards, at 12:00 p.m. the number of passenger number reaches to almost 290 and then it increases slightly till it reaches 300 persons at 2:30 p.m. The number falls dramatically till it approaches 100 persons at 4:30 pm. It increases again seamlessly between 4:30 pm and 6:30 pm at around 6:30 pm the passenger number reaches to about 400. A rapid fall can be observed from almost 380 to 120 at 9:30 pm. Finally, at 10 pm the station gets around 125 passengers.
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+1 # Airy 2016-08-05 12:37
The given line graph illustrates the number of passengers who use the London underground station from 06:00 am to 10:00 pm in a typical day. As is presented, the number of commuters who take the London underground station is high during peak time at 08:00 am and 06:00 pm.

The passengers at the London underground station at 06: 00 in the morning starts from 100 and it doubles in number at 07:00 am to 200. It increases dramatically to 400 people by 08:00 am and it then drops to just over 150 at around 10:00 am. By 12:00 noon to 01:00 pm commuters of this underground station reach to just below 300 and reach to 300 at 02:00 pm. However, it decreases quickly to just under 100 at 04:00 pm and rapidly rocketed to just beneath 400 in 2 hours time at 06:00 pm.

In addition, from 06:00 pm, the passenger number decreases to just above 100 at 08:00 pm and maintains its number until 10:00 pm.

In summary, the London underground passenger number increases during peak time when commuters go to work and get back home in the evening. It drops during the off-peak time especially in the evening between 09:00 to 10:00 pm.
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0 # Jovita 2016-07-25 10:05
Hi, I would like to ask about the correct punctuation when writing time. In the sample, it is written as "8:00" and no punctuation in pm and am. However, in some IELTS test answer sheets I have seen the time written as "8.00" and also "p.m."
Could you tell me which way is correct?
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+2 # Behzad 2016-06-23 05:52
The given graph shows the number of underground passengers in London station throughout a day. As an overall trend, there are two main significant points in this graph. The highest number of passengers at around 8:00 am and 6:00 pm is the first noticeable trend and only few passengers at around 4:00 pm and after 8:00 pm is another main trend.

As visible in the given bar graph, at 6 in the morning, the number of underground station passengers stands at 100 and then it starts to rise enormously to 400 at 8:00 am. After that, this station users sharply fall to 200 at 10:00 am. With slight but steady increase, this number reaches to 300 at 2 pm but then sharply begin to decrease and reaches to the lowest number (less than 100) at 4:00 pm. However, this number begins to quickly increase to approximately 400 at 18:00 and went down again at 100 at around 8:00 pm.

In short, it is clear from the given illustration that, more passengers use the London Underground Station at 8 in the morning and at 6 in the evening.
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+5 # Phuong Anh 2016-06-02 14:26
The line graph compares the number of passengers using the underground train station in London at different hours from 6:00 A.M to 10:00 P.M in a typical day. Generally speaking, the use of underground station in London is considerably high with the average number of around 250 people an hour.

Specifically, the number of travellers found at the stations at 6.00 am is around 100, which jumps rapidly to reach a peak of a massive 400 at 8.00 a.m. However, this figure plunged dramatically to just under 200 people at 10.00 a.m. before undergoing a growth with some fluctuations around 250 and 300 people during the mid-day. After 2:00 p.m., the number of passengers falls sharply to under 100 at 4:00 p.m. before observing another increase to approximately 370 people at 6:00 p.m. The number then drops again to somewhere in the vicinity of 120 at 8:00 p.m. and went up and down slightly around this level until the rest of the period.

In short, high numbers of underground station passengers are found during the work hours, especially in the office going and leaving time.
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+11 # Nima 2015-07-13 06:00
The graph shows the number of people who use Underground Station in different times from 6.00 until 22.00 in London. This trend depicts passenger volume and attendance percent in subway.

As is presented, subway services start at 6.00 am with 100 people, but after less than 2 hours it is rocketed to 400 people as the highest amount of a day. After that these numbers decline steadily until 10 and fluctuate between 200 to 300 people until 14.00. Interestingly in 2 hours number of usages drop remarkably and achieve the minimum amount of human at 16.00. The number of people swells up rapidly again, pass from 350 people in a day and formed the second top point at 6.00 p.m. after that quickly fall again and reach to less than 150 people at 20.00. The number of people until 22.00 is almost fixed in specific range with 50 people.

In summary, 8.00 and 18.00 are pick time for human usage from this facility so London stations are crowded at morning and in the early evening.
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+7 # Kesikan 2015-05-08 06:10
The line graph illustrates the trend of passengers who use the subway service at different times of a day in London. Overall, the maximum number of travellers use the underground system at 8 in the morning and 6 in the evening.

In the beginning of the day, at 06.00 am, only a hundred people travel in the train, which swells up rapidly to reach the maximum commuters by 8.00 in the morning to 400 people. However, the passenger number drops steadily at 10.00 am to approximately 200 users. Following a slight rise by the noon, the number plateaus till 14.00 pm with 300 people using the train.

Again in the afternoon, by 15.00 pm, the number of subway commuters falls gradually and this reaches to 100 passengers again at 16.00 pm. This again hikes up reaching the second highest number again at 18.00 pm. Following that, the count of passengers fluctuates reaching 150 at 8. 00 pm and 10.00 pm.

To summarise, the London subway has the busiest time in the morning and evening with the highest number of passengers.
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+4 # Saba 2015-05-12 18:16
A really nice description of the writing task 1.
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+5 # Bayar 2015-01-02 09:22
The number of passengers might be in thousands, am I right? Also, how many points are these samples be measured? In my opinion, the last sample is as nearly as 8.
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0 # IELTS Mentor 2015-01-05 04:58
Yes, thousand seems more reasonable.
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+3 # Hacar 2014-12-27 06:17
Hello, can you tell me what does the word seamlessly mean in the last example of essays? Thank you.
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+6 # IELTS Mentor 2014-12-28 00:41
The word 'seamlessly' means without having any interruption or awkward transitions. In this sample writing answer, it meant 'the number of passengers increased without any fluctuation'.
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