The graph shows Underground Station Passenger Numbers in London

IELTS Academic Writing Task 1

The graph shows Underground Station Passenger Numbers in London.

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features and make comparisons where relevant.

Things you should know about Academic Writing Task 1:

  • You are asked to describe information presented in graph/ table/ chart/ diagram.
  • You have 20 minutes to finish the task and you have to write at least 150 words.
  • If you are asked to use the information presented in the graph you must be careful not to copy it.

In Academic Writing task 1, candidates are assessed on their ability to:

  • Organise, present and possibly compare data.
  • Describe the stages of a process or procedure.
  • Describe an object or event or sequence of events.
  • Explain how something works.

Model Answer

The line graph depicts the number of passengers uses the underground station in London/ people at a London underground station over a day.

Overall, it can see that morning and evening time is the busiest time because of the highest number of people recorded at the underground station.

To begin with morning time, which is the busiest time of the day. One hundred people use the station at 06:00 am, but after that, there is a dramatic growth see between 06:00 and 08:00, with 400 people using the station at 8 o’clock. The numbers drop quickly at 10 o’clock amounting to below than 200. 11 am to 3 pm the number rises slightly and lies in the range between 250 to 300 people using the station.

Furthermore with afternoon, numbers touches its least point at 4 pm. There is then a rapid rise to a peak of 380 at 6 pm, but after 7 pm, numbers fall again, with only a slight increase again at 8 pm before declining by 3o people at 9 pm.

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