IELTS report about average distance traveled by Englanders

The table below gives information about changes in modes of travel in England between 1985 and 2000.

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Task 1 Academic report sample 1

The given table gives information regarding the average distance traveled by a person using different modes of transport in the years 1985 and 2000 in England. Overall, average distance travelled per person per year by all modes increased significantly over the years. The car remained the most popular mode of travel in both years, whereas the taxi was the least preferred mode of travel in 1985 and in 2000 it was the bicycle.

In 1985, while an average person traveled around 4740 miles using various modes of transport, this figure rose to 6745 miles per person per year in 2000. Distance travelled by car increased from 3199 miles per person per year to 4806 miles per person in 2000.

The second most preferred mode of travel was the local bus but its use decreased from 429 miles per person in 1985 to 274 miles per person fifteen years later. Similarly walking and bicycle also experienced a downward trend. By 2000, bicycle became the least used mode of travel with only 41 miles per person per year. The taxi, train and long distance bus showed a slight increase in their usage. The taxi was the least preferred mode of travel in 1985. Although the average distance traveled by taxi increased from 13 miles per person in 1985 to 42 miles per person in 2000, it remained  it came to 2nd last position in 2000 (42 miles per person)

Sample report 2

The given table shows information regarding the average distance travelled by Englanders using different modes of travel in the years 1985 and 2000. On average, Englanders travelled 255 miles on foot in 1985 but that distance dropped to 237 miles in 2000. Cycling and local bus rides also became less popular in 2000. Cars were the most popular mode of travelling in 1985 and the average distance travelled by them was 3199 miles. Cars maintained their popularity in 2000 too and the average distance travelled by them in that year was 4,806 miles. Local buses were the second most popular mode of travelling in 1985, but they became much less popular in 2000 and the average distance travelled by them dropped from 429 miles in 1985 to 274 miles in 2000. Trains and taxis also became more popular in 2000. While some modes of travel lost their popularity, the average distance travelled by Englanders per year rose from 4,740 miles in 1985 to 6,475 miles in 2000.

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