Writing Task 1 Revision – Describing Combined Charts
A Writing Task 1 topic with combined charts means there are more than one type of chart. Because of the limit of time (20 minutes for the Writing Task 1 section), each chart will be relatively uncomplicated.
Tips: Spend more time describing the chart which is more complicated. You should also use a paragraph to describe each chart.
Example: The charts below show reasons for travel and the main issues for the travelling public in the US in 2009.
Sample Essay (167 words):
The charts describe the main reasons why people in the US travelled, and common problems that they faced in 2009.
In 2009, nearly half of residents in the US (49%) travelled because of work reasons, making it the most popular reason for travelling. Whereas approximately a fifth of people (19%) travelled due to personal reasons, the figure for shopping was insignificantly smaller (16%). Social/ recreation and visiting friends/ relatives were the least popular reasons, encouraging only 10% and 6% of people to travel, respectively.
The most popular concern among those travelling in 2009 was price of travel (36%), followed by safety concerns (19%), aggressive drivers (17%), and highway congestion (14%). While 8% of travelers worried about their access to public transport, a slightly lower percentage of them (6%) stated that their issue was a lack of physical space for pedestrians.
The data, as a result, clearly shows that access to public transport and space for pedestrians were the two least common concerns among US travelers in 2009.
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