Academic IELTS Writing task 1 Sample 9 - If they traveled abroad and why they traveled

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The first chart below shows the results of a survey which sampled a cross-section of 100,000 people asking if they traveled abroad and why they traveled for the period 1994-98. The second chart shows their destinations over the same period.

Write a report for a university lecturer describing the information shown below.

»You should write not less than 150 words.

 

         VISITS ABROAD BY UK RESIDENTS BY PURPOSE OF VISIT (1994-98)

 

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

Holiday

15,246

14,898

17,896

19,703

20,700

Business

3,155

3,188

3,249

3,639

3,957

Visits to friends and relatives

2,689

2,628

2,774

3,051

3,181

Other reasons

982

896

1,030

1,054

990

TOTAL

22,072

21,610

24,949

27,447

28,828

Academic IELTS writing task 1 sample 9

Model Answer 1:
The given table compares the figures of a research on why 100 thousand of the UK residents visited overseas from 1994 to 1998, and the given bar chart illustrates which countries they travelled during this time.

As a whole, the majority of the UK citizens travelled abroad for entertainment, and Western Europe was their most favourable destination. By looking at the table, it can be seen that generally there was a growing tendency for the UK people to travel into other countries from 1994 to 1998. During the second year, in 1995, the total number of travellers marginally declined from just over 22000 to nearly 21500; however, it steadily grew and reached the peak of approximately 29000 in the year 1998.

These people gradually became more interested in traveling to all three regions during this period, but Western Europe was the best option. In 1994, just below 20,000 of the UK citizens went into Western Europe, compared with only almost 1000 into the North America. Furthermore, after a small drop in 1995, the population of Western Europe visitors remarkably increased and reached the maximum of above 24000 in 1998, which was far more significant than the other two locations.

In conclusion, the most proportion of the UK citizens had a trip to Western Europe to spend their holidays and for business trips.

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Sample Answer 2:
The provided charts show the data of a survey conducted on 100,000 people and the statistics shows the number of UK citizen travelled abroad during 1994 to 1998 for different purposes and their destinations. As is observed from the given graphs, most of the UK residents travelled on their holidays and Western Europe was their most favourite destination.

Initially, in 1994, more than 22 thousand UK resident traveled different foreign countries and among them more than 15 thousand went on their holidays. For business tours, more than 3 thousand people travelled in other countries in the same year while more than 2 thousand people visited their friends and relatives. After 1 year, this number slightly decreased and for the rest of the years until 1998, the number steadily increased in almost all of the categories. Finally, in 1998, the total traveler number reached to more than 28 thousand and among them more than twenty thousand people travelled to enjoy their holidays.

In 1994, almost 18 thousand people out of 22 thousand went to Western Europe which is significantly larger than the number of people traveled to North America and other parts of the world. The similar trends can be observed for the remaining years and the majority people of the UK went to Western Europe which makes this place the most popular tourist’s destination of UK people.

( 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 3:
The charts below depict an outcome of a survey conducted among 100,000 people and survey asks the reason behind journey and preferred destination between the periods of 1994 to 1998.

In the first graph, in 1994, the holiday was the most significant reason behind the United Kingdom citizen's travel and it accounted 15.246 people whereas, 982 people were traveled because of unspecified reasons. Interestingly, in the case of business and visit to friends and relatives, there was almost equal number of people visited 3115 and 2689 respectively. In the number of holiday goers, though, there was a slight decrease in the figure in 1995, rest of the years there was a gradual increase in the account and reached above 20 thousand. In spite of some downward trends in the initial year (1995), there was a marginal increase in all the categories.

From the year 1994 to 1998, it is clearly seen the trend that North America and other areas obtained a rock bottom position with less than 2000 people. On the contrary, the number of visitors to Europe at a zenith level with around 20,000 per year, besides it showed a gradual hike in the total number of visitors to all the three destinations.

[ Written by - Tony ]

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-1 # Ahmed 2016-09-03 21:09
These answers really help me. Moreover, they help me to prepare for my IELTS test.
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+4 # Navid Agha 2016-05-22 15:39
The provided data illustrates the destinations and reasons behind traveling abroad of 100,000 UK residents between the period 1994 and 1998. Destinations are classified in 3 sections- Western Europe, North America and other areas and the purposes of visit are assorted in 4 reasons - Holiday, Business, Visits to friends and relatives and other reasons.

By looking at the table as a whole, it can be seen that apart from 1995 there was a gradual increase in the total number of overseas visitors over the period. The number of visitors in 1994 was just over 22000 and after an insignificant drop it reached to above 21000, the number of aboard travellers reached just a little than 29000 in 1998 with a steady upsurge. The major purpose of travelling abroad by the UK residents was holiday and the minority of travellers aimed to other reasons.

The given bar chart figures the destination of UK residents. The supplied data presents that those people were more interested in Western Europe than North America and other areas but there was a ceiling trend to all of destination from 1994 to 1998. In 1994, just beneath 20 thousand people out of 22 thousand went to Western Europe which was significantly higher than the number of people traveled to North America and other parts of the world. The provided information depicts that rather than a small drop in 1995 the gradual increase occurred in each destination and the number of travelers in 1998 met just sort than 25000 for Western Europe and approximately just beyond 3000 for North America and Other areas in the world.

In conclusion, the majority of the UK travellers was inclined to visit Western Europe and the main purpose of overseas travellers spent their holidays.
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0 # Harry 2016-04-13 17:04
Thanks for your sharing.
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0 # Jane 2015-08-17 13:42
Have they mentioned that the survey is conducted in UK? Did I miss something?
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+1 # IELTS Mentor 2015-08-17 15:52
The heading of the First Table is "VISITS ABROAD BY UK RESIDENTS BY PURPOSE OF VISIT (1994-98)". I guess you missed that!
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0 # nima2545 2015-07-07 22:49
We have one table and another illustration that show the results of a survey which sampled a cross-section of 100,000 people asking if they traveled abroad and their destination for years 1994-98.

The provided table comprised different reasons and destinations of people who travelled in 4 categories Holiday, Business, Visits to friends and relatives and other reasons. As is presented holiday formed the most common purpose of holiday and business is after that with big gap in number. Other reasons stabled almost and fluctuated in specific range, for example this reason after a fall in 1995, increased and reached to pick with the number 1054 in 1997,then in 1998 again decreased to under 1000, 990.

On other hand the presented graph depicted the number of people who had chosen Western Europe increased continuously (except in 1995) and had the most ratio between other places.

In summary, the total number of visitors increased steadily from 22000 in 1994 to more than 28000 in 1998 and Western Europe had the most proportion of these tourists with more than 80 percents between other sides according to graph
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+4 # John 2015-06-29 21:23
Given charts show the survey results which were obtained by asking 100000 UK citizens about purposes and destinations of their oversea trips in period of 5 years since 1994. There are two noticeable things: the most of the British travelled on their holidays, and their most frequent destination was Western Europe.

There was increasing trend in number of UK travelers from 1994 with 22072 points to 1998 28828 points except of 1995 when the figure slightly dropped. Number of people who traveled on business was increasing during the entire period without any fluctuations (from 3155 to 3957). Similarly, those who were visiting friends and relatives increased from 2689 to 3181. However, quantity of people who had other reasons to travel abroad was nearly constant at 1000.

In addition, very famous direction to go was Western Europe. It showed rising trend within given period started with approximately 19500 people and finished by roughly 24500 travelers. On the other hand, on the overall scale other destinations, namely North America and other areas were insignificant (less than 2500 respondents in total).
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+15 # Kesikan 2015-05-08 14:51
The data provided gives statistical information of a survey on travel of the UK residents over a period of five years, with the table giving information on the reasons for travel and the bar chart depicts the comparison on destinations travelled by UK people. Overall, the number of people travelling abroad has increased over the five years with more visitors to Western Europe.

According to the table, the major reason for travelling abroad was the holidays, which started up with 15,246 tourists in 1994 ending up at 20,700 in 1998. Travelling for corporate purposes stands the second need for flying overseas throughout the five years. Approximately three out of hundred has travelled to meeting their friends. It is interesting to notice that travelling for all reasons had a drop in 1995 except for business tours.

Throughout the five years, UK citizens have preferred Western Europe as their travel destination. About 15,000 to 20,000 tourists visited Western Europe in 1994-95, which increased gradually to reach more than 20,000 in the later years till 1998.on contrary, North America and other areas were of least choice, which always remained less than 5000 over the period of survey.

To summarize, UK citizens travelling abroad has increased in five years with majority of them travelling to Western Europe.
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+2 # Sara 2015-03-10 08:26
Am I wrong or is there a very serious mistake in the first sentence?!? "The provided charts showS.."??!
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+1 # Ben 2015-03-10 10:54
Dear Sara,
That was a typo I guess and seems like they have corrected it now!
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+1 # Boo 2015-02-04 19:21
Where is 100.000 people in Introduction. Why we have it?
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-2 # Sylvia Loo 2015-01-28 16:19
So helpful for me !
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-2 # rafiq 2015-01-23 15:48
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-1 # AVTAR THIND 2015-01-16 19:32
nice sample asnwer.
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-1 # Katia 2014-06-29 22:11
Nice model answer. That's helpful as resources for my IELTS preparation.
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