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The following bar chart shows the different modes of transport used to travel

to and from work in one European city in 1960, 1980 and 2000.

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

The bar chart compares data about the using of four different types of
transportation namely bus, car, bike and foot to travel to and from work in a
European city from 1960 to 2000. Overall, there were very high
percentages of people who travelled on foot in 1960 and by cars in 2000.

In 1960, walking accounted for the highest proportion as a method of


transport of total travellers with 34%. Travelling by bikes was the second
most popular choice of people with nearly 25% of travellers. Third came
buses with 18% of total choices, triple as high as that in of cars, at about
6%. In 1980, there was not much different difference of in the percentages
of travellers among bus, car, bike and foot mode with 26%, 23%, 20% and
17%, respectively.

In 2000, 36% of travellers chose cars for their travels, about more than
double the number of travellers who travelled by buses with 16%, and four
times as high as that by walking with 9%. There was a downward trend of
travellers in using bikes from 1960 to 2000, with a steady decrease from
25% in 1960 to 6% in 2000, a fall of 19%.
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Task This has a good analysis of the chart but figures are not always
Achieveme accurate.
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It is very difficult (if not impossible) to say, for example, that bike
usage was 6% in 200. It is better to say something like a little over,
a little higher than, slightly below and so on.

Cohesion 7 A good structure is used throughout the essay. Everything is clear


and and easy to understand.
Coherence

Vocabulary 7
about more than double the number (it cant be about
more than it is either more or it isnt.)

Errors with words (e.g. wrong word choice or spelling): See


yellow highlights in essay.

Grammar
Travelling by bikes (we more commonly use the singular
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than plural)

Errors with articles (a, an, the) See green highlights in essay.

Overall 7.0 Be careful with how you analyse the figures it is better to use
expressions like those given above rather than guesstimate.

The use of expressions like - double the number of second most


popular four times as high were very good and you should
continue to use these ideas when analyising other charts.