The Chart Shows The Total Number Of Minutes Of Telephone Calls In The UK | Band 8 IELTS Report Sample

The chart below shows the total number of minutes (in billions) of telephone calls in the UK, divided into three categories from 1995-2002.

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Task 1 academic IELTS report sample

The given bar chart demonstrates the total amount of time (in billions) spent on phone calls from 1995 to 2002 via three different modes.

Overall, it can be seen that the highest amount of time was spent on fixed line local calls. The time spent on fixed line national and international calls had a slow rise while the number of minutes spent on mobile phones increased sharply in the last four years. While in 1995, 72 billion minutes were spent on local calls, this number increased steadily over the years and reached the peak value of 90 billion minutes in 1999. Afterwards, there was a gradual drop in the amount of time spent on local calls, and in 2002, it was 72 billion minutes just like in 1995.

Time on national and international (fixed line) calls steadily increased from around 37 billion minutes to just over 60 billion minutes in the given time period. The most marked change was observed in the amount of time on all mobile phone calls, which at first was quite less, but in the last four years spiked from 13 billion units to approximately 45 billion minutes.

Total Number of Minutes of Telephone Calls in the UK – Task 1 IELTS report sample 2

The bar chart illustrates the total number of time spent in billions of minutes, on three different types of phone calls in the United Kingdom over a 7-year period, starting from 1995. Overall, local calls were the most popular over the whole period, followed by national and international calls and calls on mobiles, respectively. In 1995, minutes spent on local calls were just over 70 billion. After that, the total minutes spent on this kind of call grew more and more rapidly and reached a peak of 90 billion minutes in 1999. Since then, the total number decreased slightly to just under 80 billion minutes in 2002. The combined time spent on national and international calls was much higher than mobile calls. However, both of these phone calls increased steadily over a period. With 60 billion minutes, national and international phone calls remained stable in 2001 and 2002 while mobile calls rocketed from about 5 billion minutes in 1995 to almost 45 billion minutes in 2002. 

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