IELTS graph 309 - Top ten countries spending on travel

IELTS Academic Writing Task 1/ Graph Writing - Bar Chart:

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The chart below shows the top ten countries with the highest spending on travel in 2014.

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

You should write at least 150 words.

Consumer Spending on Travel (US $ Billion)

Top ten countries with the highest spending on travel

Source: UNWTO

Model Answer:
The bar chart outlines the top ten countries which made the highest travel expenditure in 2014 and it also compares how much these countries spent on travel in the same year. The data was collected from UNWTO. Overall, China stood at the top of the list with the highest spending while Taiwan proclaimed the tenth position.

As the diagram suggests, China spent almost 110 billion US dollar in 2014 for travel while the US and Germany each with its nearly 85 billion spending attained at the second position in this list. The UK spent roughly 55 billion, less than half of China, for travel and the UK's spending for travel was more than double than that of Singapore. The travel spending by South Korea and Hong Kong was a tie and they each spend 20 billion USD in 2014. India's spending was just over 15 billion while Malaysia and Taiwan stood at the bottom two positions in the list with around 10-12 billion spending for the same.

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Martina Santos
My model Answer:

The given bar graph lists the top ten countries in terms of their travel-related spending in 2014. It also shows the amount of money spent by travellers in those countries in the same year.

Generally speaking, China was on the top of the list while the US and Germany were in the second and thirst positions respectively.

In details, China, with its approximately 110 billion USD spending in 2014 ranked at the top of the list of top-ten consumer spending countries in the world for the year 2014. Thereupon, the United States and Germany stood at the second the third positions with roughly 85 billion dollar spending. However, it is noticeable that, even though the United Kingdom was in fourth place, it spent only 58 billion dollar, which was nearly half of Chinese spending. Singapore, South Korea, and Hong Kong's spending on travel were nearly 20 billion USD in this year. Indian expenditure was somewhat more than that of Malaysia and Taiwan. Indian spent almost 17 billion which was 7 billion hither than Taiwan. Taiwan stood at the last position of the list with its 10 million spendings.

Patrick
Do we need to mention the data source in the description?
Hardith
It's not mandatory. But there is no harm if you mention the data source. It actually makes your report complete.