Academic IELTS Writing task 1 Sample 10 - The table below gives information about the underground railway systems in six cities

The table below gives information about the underground railway systems in six cities.

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.

                                         Underground Railways Systems

City

Date opened

Kilometres of route

Passengers per year
(in  millions)

London

1863

394

775

Paris

1900

199

1191

Tokyo

1927

155

1927

Washington DC

1976

126

144

Kyoto

1981

  11

  45

Los Angeles

2001

  28

  50

Model Answer 1:
The table provided gives information on the underground railway systems in terms of the routes covered, passengers travelling annually and the year the railway system was initiated. The indicated information in the table is for six cities.

As per the table, the oldest underground railway service provider is in London and also covers the longest rail routes (1863 and 394 km of routes). On the other hand, Los Angeles is the latest as it opened in 2001 and covers the second least railway route of 28 km.

Furthermore, Tokyo railway service initiated in 1927 but consists the largest number of travellers (1927 passengers) among all other six cities, while It is Kyoto that consists of the least number of travellers (45 passengers).

Overall, two of the oldest systems are London and Paris but it is Paris and Tokyo that has a large number of passengers travelling annually; meanwhile, it is London that has the largest route travelled (394 km).

[ Written by - Menu Anju ]

Sample Answer 2:
The supplied table gives data on underground railway system in six metropolitan cities namely: London, Paris, Tokyo, Washington DC, Kyoto and Los Angeles. As is observed, London railway system is the oldest among six and has the longest rail route and the most recent railway system in Los Angeles having a small route and fewer passengers using the railway system each year.

London railway system was opened in 1863 and has a total of 394 km. route. Paris railway system was started in 1900 and has 199 km. route but has a far larger passenger (1191 million per year) than the London railway (775 million passengers per year). Again, Tokyo railway has the largest passengers using the system and this railway station was started in the year 1927.

Two most recent railway stations are Kyoto and Los Angeles those started in the year 1981 and 2001 consecutively and have 11 and 28 km. of routes only. The 11 km. route of Kyoto railway station is the smallest route among the mentioned six cities.  

(Approximately 171 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 3:
The given table shows data on underground railway system of six cities namely London, Paris, Tokyo, Washington DC, Kyoto and Los Angeles and compares these rail stations opening date, route and passengers number. As is observed from the given data, London underground railway system was established before other railway systems of other cities and they have the largest route for this railroad. But Tokyo railway system has the highest number of passengers per year among the given cities.

London railway system was established in 1863, which makes it the oldest underground railway system and it has more than 390 km route which is also the largest route among these six cities. Each year more than 700 million passengers use these underground railway stations of London. Paris underground railway system was started in 1900 and it has almost 200 km route with more than 1190 millions of passengers. Again Tokyo underground railway system has the largest passengers (more than 1900 millions) and it was established in 1927 that has 155 km of route. Kyoto underground railway system was opened in 1981 and it has the smallest route of 11 km and least passengers (45 millions) use this system among the mentioned six cities. Washington Dc and Los Angeles underground railway system were established in 1976 and 2001 with comparatively smaller routes and few passengers. The Los Angeles underground railway system is the latest railway system in terms of the date it was opened and has the second smallest route (28 km) and passengers (50 millions).

In conclusion, the oldest underground railway system is in London and Tokyo has the largest number of passengers of their underground railway system. 


Model Answer 4:
The given table provides data about the underground rail transit systems in six different cities namely London, Paris, Tokyo, Washington DC, Kyoto and Los Angeles. The statistics provided are the year opening the railway systems, the kilometres of route and the total number of travellers per year in millions.

As is given in the table, London railway service was the first to launch compared to other five cities, i.e., in 1863, and it covers a total distance of 394 kilometres. By contrast, the city of Los Angeles has the newest underground railway, which was opened in 2001, and it falls under the second least used with mere 50 million commuters and the second shortest length with just 28 kilometers, whereas the Kyoto railway system stands at the last spot with 45 million people and 11 kilometers length respectively.

Interestingly, the Tokyo rail transit system which was built in the year 1927, has the highest number of passengers, which accounts for 1927 million followed by Paris with a large user base of 1191 million.

Overall, it can be inferred from the presentation that most of the early built and longest rail routes have significantly higher number of passengers, compared to modern and short length transit systems.

[ Written by - Anoop Veliyath Asokan ]

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0 # Philomina 2016-08-17 17:24
The given illustration provides data about the underground railway systems in six different cities namely London, Paris, Tokyo, Washington DC, Kyoto, and Los-Angeles. The data illustrate the date of opening, the length of the route in kilometres and the number of yearly passengers in millions in these railways.

As is observed from the given table data, the oldest and the longest railway system was constructed in London in 1863 and the total route is 394 kilometre long. On the other hand, Los Angeles railway is the newest one, it was structured in 2001 and it is considered the second shortest railway in distance after Kyoto which are 28 and 11 kilometres respectively. The underground in Tokyo and Paris are crammed with passenger where the total number of travellers reaches to 1927 and 1191 million consecutively. It is obvious that the railways in Kyoto and Los Angeles are not highly popular as the number of passengers reaches to only 45 and 50 million per year.
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+3 # Lady Shah 2016-06-21 17:56
The table given displays information on underground railway systems regarding route length, passengers per year, and the commencement year of the service. Information on underground railway system in six cities is shown in the table. These six cities are London, Paris, Tokyo, Washington DC, Kyoto and Los Angeles.

It is clear that the cities are listed from the oldest to the newest; while the railway system located in London is the oldest (established in 1863), the ones in Kyoto and Los Angeles (2001) are the two most recent ones. The railway in London covers a route of 394 kilometers, which is the longest one. On the other hand, the ones in Kyoto and Los Angeles are the shortest and they cover only 11 and 28 kilometers respectively.

In accordance to passengers in millions per year, the railway system in Tokyo serves the largest number of passengers which is 1927 million annually. On the contrary, the ones in Kyoto and Los Angeles have the least numbers of passengers, which are 45 and 50 million annually. Paris serves the second largest number (1191 million) of passengers per year. It is also second in place in terms of route length (199 kilometers) and commencement date. The railway system in Washington DC opened in 1976 with a route of 126 kilometers.
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