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Multiple charts: Japanese traveling abroad and Australia’s share of Japanese tourist market

The charts below show the number of Japanese tourists traveling abroad between 1985 and 1995 and Australia’s share of the Japanese tourist market.

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

You should write at least 150 words.

Model Answer 1:

The bar chart outlines how many Japanese travelled overseas between 1985 and 1995 while the line graph delineates the percentages of these tourists who visited Australia in particular between 1985 and 1994. Overall, the number of Japanese who made overseas travels soared and this is also true for the Australia visiting travelers from Japan.

As can be seen from the illustration, around 5 million Japanese citizens travelled different countries in 1985 which kept on increasing each year except in 1991. From approximately 7 million tourists in 1987, it went as high as 12 million in just 6 years. Finally, in 1995, around 15 million Japanese toured foreign countries which was three times higher than that of a decade earlier.

The line graph shows that 2% Japanese tourists reached Australia in 1985 and with a steady increase this figure went as high as roughly 5% in 1988. The next year the ratio slightly dipped but went higher each year in the subsequent years. Australia received more than 6% Japanese travellers in 1993, the highest, which stood at exactly 6% in 1994. 

Sample Answer 2:

The supplied graphs compare the number of Japanese tourists who travelled different countries from 1985 to 1995 and it also give data on Australia’s portion of the Japanese visitors.

According to the first bar graph, the number of Japanese tourists visited abroad had increased in each year except for 1991. Initially, in 1985, around 5 million tourists from Japan travelled abroad and after a decade this number more than trebled. About 2 million Japanese tourists went to Australia in 1985. From 1985 till 1988, the number of Japanese tourists in Australia increased sharply. Beginning from 2 million tourists in 1985, it reached to around 5 million in 1988. In 1989, the number fell slightly but from 90 to 94, the number went up. However, in 1994 the number of people who went to Australia decreased a bit.

The two graphs represent the steady increase of total Japanese tourists travelling different countries as well as the number of tourists visiting Australia in Particular.

( 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.)

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