Bar chart: Number of passengers

June 2018
Bar Charts

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The chart below shows the number of passengers who used public transport in Somewhere town from 2012 to 2015.

sample of Ielts academic writing task1- bar chart

Write at least 150 words.

Model Essay

The chart illustrates how many passengers used three different means of public transport in Somewhere town, between 2012 and 2015.

Overall, the number of passengers using Tram saw the biggest growth. Additionally, the figures for train passengers decreased over the period, while the number of bus passengers fluctuated slightly.

In 2012, the number of commuters using trains was the highest, at over 75,000 passengers, compared to around 55,000 bus passengers, and approximately 15,000 passengers using trams. However, in 2015, while the number of passengers on buses remained the same, trams had become the most used form of transport, at around 95,000 passengers, with figures for train passengers dropping to around 60,000 people.

Additionally, the trends of passengers in 2013 and 2014 were similar, although there was an increase in the total numbers of passengers for each form of transport over the two years. Buses were the most popular form of public transport during these years, followed by trains, and finally trams.

(161 words)


• means of transport = form of transport
• Commuters (n)

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