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)

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  1. The given horizontal bar graph represents the proportion of car traveled by both gender in 2005.

    Overall, Car were mostly used for the working purpose by both gender whereas men proportion was higher than women. Similarly, in four categories, male trip on care was more than female in 2005.

    About 50 percent of men took a car for the work whereas only 40 percent of women used car for same purpose. Those proportion to use car were excessively higher than other purpose. Similarly, in visiting town, friends and for recreation male trip on car was maximum than female that is around 12 percent, 10 percent and 13 percent respectively. But female proportion was only about 1 or 2 percent less than male on those categories.

    In terms of female, Car was mostly used for courses study, for bank,running errands and for shopping than male. In all those factors women proportion were not more than 12 percent except shopping. Female highly preferred to take car approximately 16 percent on shopping after work in 2005.

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  2. The bar illustrates the percentage of car trips by purpose and gender of drivers in 2005.

    Overall, maximum number of men and women use car for travelling to work. The least number of women use car for visiting town while the least number of men use it for running errands and going to bank.

    In case of work purpose, the percentage of using car of men is over 50% as opposed to under 40% of women. For recreation purpose men use car more than women (over 10 % and much less than 10%). Men use for visiting town is slightly less than 10% which is much more than woman use car for it.
    On the other hand, the percentage of using car of women is higher than men for remaining purposes. For shopping and going for courses it is between 10%-20% compared to men which is exactly 10% and less than 10%. For going to bank, running errands and visiting friends the usage of car for women is near 10% as opposed to near 5% for men.


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