Academic IELTS Task 1 model answer 33 – Transportation in Grahamston. This is a Band 9.0 (top score) model answer.
You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
The chart shows how people travelled to work in 1996 and 2001 .
Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
Write at least 150 words.
The chart shows the ways in which people traveled to work in 1996 and 2001 in Grahamston.
In 1996, over half traveled to work in their own vehicle and the second most common method was to be driven as a passenger. The least common form of transport for the first period given was traveling by bicycle. One tenth of people traveled by public transport; just under 10% used ‘other’ forms and around 6% walked to work. 5% required no form of transport to get to work as they worked from home.
There was an increase of just over 10% of those who drove themselves to work by 2001, while the percentage of passengers almost halved. There was a significant decrease in the percentage using public transport, whereas, the figures for those working from home almost doubled. The percentage of people who walked to work fell dramatically while data for those using bicycle or ‘other’ means of transport remained fairly stable.
In both periods given, driving independently to work was by far the most common method of transport.