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Task 1 (Bar chart) – Transport used to travel to and from work in European city

The graph below shows the different modes of transport used to travel to and from work in one European city in 1960, 1980 and 2000.

You should write at least 150 words.
You should not spend more than 20 minutes on this task.

Sample Answer 1:

The diagram delineates the type of transportations citizens of a European country used to travel to and from their workplaces in three different years – 1960, 1980 and 2000. As an overall trend, cars gained a huge popularity as the mode of commuting while bus lost its appeal as a viable mode of communication to these Europeans.

As the diagram suggests, around four out of ten of these Europeans used buses to reach their offices and to get back homes in 1960. Tubes were the second most prefered mode of transportation as more 25% people took this form of vehicle. Interestingly, Only around one in every 18 people used cars to travel while trains were preferred by roughly 18% citizens for commuting to and from offices. After two decades, trains and personal cars gained their demands as more than half of the population used these two forms of transports. Tubes and buses retained less proportion of commuters in this year and buses seem like lost its attraction as a mode of transportation.

Finally, in 2000, more than one-third of these Europeans started using cars while only 15% of them used buses to travel to and from their workplaces. Tubes retained almost one-fourth of the commuters while train usage stood just above 20%.

Sample Answer 2:

The given bar graph shows data on the type of transportation used to go to work and to return from the work in three different years. As is noticed from the given data, private car has become the most popular mode of transportation for the office goers and over time the popularity of bus has decreased.

Initially, in 1960, around 20% people used trains, 7% people used cars, 28% people used tubes and around 40% people used buses to go to work or to return from work. After 20 years, the popularity of train and car increased while the popularity of tube and bus decreased. In this year, more people used train than any other transportation as their mode of office transportation. The least used type of transportation was the tube and personal car in 1980. Finally, in 2000, the scenario changed and the car became the most popular mode of transportation which was used by more than 37% people. The second most popular transportation was tube while train and bus became the least preferred mode of transportation.

As is observed, people started preferring private cars over the public bus and train over the time.      

(Approximately 195 words) 

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