Bar chart: Mobile phones and landlines per 100 people


IELTS Academic Writing Task 1/ Graph Writing – Column Graph/ Bar Graph:

» 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.

Model Answer 1:
The supplied bar graph shows data on the number of cell phone and land phone users in seven 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. 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)   

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

As is presented in the chart Canada, US and Denmark have more landline 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 landline 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)   


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