IELTS Academic Task 1: Car Trips by Both Genders in 2005.

The bar chart shows the estimated percentage of car trips taken by drivers in 2005.

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

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20 minutes, 150 words at least.


Constructions used: Though X, Y; A against B; While X, Y.

Explain INDIVIDUAL trends and COMPARISONS in different paragraphs.

The given horizontal bar chart presents data about the percentage of car trips by drivers of both genders in 2005. (Introductory sentence)

Evidently, though both women and men perform predominantly large percentage of car trips for traveling to work, men carry out about 52 percent of such trips against 40 percent by women. While men have a greater percentage of car trips than women for visiting a town, meeting friends, recreation and traveling to work, the women conduct more trips for shopping, running errands, going to a bank, and courses. (Explain the dominant aspect; General trend – men vs women.)

Men carry out 52 percent of trips for work related purposes, followed by recreation, shopping, visiting town, and courses. Men conduct less than 5 percent car trips for visiting a bank and running errands. Women, on the other hand, prefer car trips mostly for work, followed by shopping, courses, running errands, and banks. They conduct less than 5 percent trips visiting friends, going to a town or recreation. (Independent trends for men and women)

154 words.

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