IELTS Academic Task 1: Car use in Edmonton

The diagrams below give information on the percentage of transport used in Edmonton, Canada. 

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

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Write at least 150 words in 20 minutes.

The given pie chart presents information on the percentage of commuters using different modes of transport in Edmonton, Canada. The bar chart gives the percentage of passengers using cars for various purposes. 

Clearly, most of the commuters in Edmonton prefer using cars. While 35 percent passengers use Light Rail Transit (LRT), 10 percent travelers prefer the bus, and an equal percent hire a taxi. Cumulatively, 55 percent use public transport – either a LRT or a bus or a taxi. 

Among car users, 55 percent drive personal vehicles to commute to work. This is closely followed by transportation for business purposes. A large proportion of Edmonton’s residents uses cars for driving their children to schools. Merely about 15 percent use cars for shopping and an equal percent use them for leisure activities. 

Overall, though a large percentage of residents prefer cars for personal and professional business reasons, only a small percentage of people use them for other activities.

156 words.

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  1. The pie chart illustrates the proportion of four different ways of transportation in Edmonton, Canada. The bar graph shows information why people from Edmonton, Canada are using cars.

    Overall, car and LRT are the most significant types of transport used which accounts for exactly four-fifth of the total. Going to work and business are the main reasons for using cars.

    In detail, the highest proportion of transportation is car with approximately a half. Next is LRT which conprises of just over a third, while bus and taxi are the same and made up of exactly 10 percent.

    With regards to purpose of using car, commuting to work is highest among the others with nearly 60 percent. Business purposes is slightly higher than taking children to school with exactly 45 percent and less than 45 percent, consecutively. However, a minority chooses to ride car for their shopping and leisure activities.


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