Methods of Transportation for People Traveling to a University – Pie Chart

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Methods of Transportation for People Traveling to a University – Pie Chart

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Posted on May 27, 2022

The given pie chart depicts various ways in which people commute to a particular university in two years, 2004 and 2009.

Overall, it can be inferred that in 2004, majority of the persons travelled from car whereas in 2009, the preference shifted to bus. In both the years, least used transport was train.

In 2004, almost half of people went to the university by car, this was followed by bus accounting for 33% of the students or the workers. Other methods which include; going by bicycle, train or a walk comprised 9, 3 and 4 percentages of persons respectively.

However, in 2009, travelling by bus was the most convenient method and was used by slightly less than half of the population. Proportion of people travelling by car plummeted to 28% while the usage of bicycle increased by 7%. The remaining 10% used either a train or simply walked to their university.


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Posted on May 10, 2022

These two pie diagrams show the types of transportation used by students, employees, or general people heading to their work place, colleges, and other educational purposes. The computations are observed in 2004 and 2009 in the United Kingdom.

In general, it could be conducted that vehicles like buses and bicycles seem to have a modest increase through the five year period in comparison with walking and using the train that increased very slightly. On the other hand, people driving cars had a sharp plummet through out the years.

Starting in 2004 people used to transport by cars more than any other transportation method that it took off 51 percent of the total diagram, nevertheless car drivers/riders declined sharply as we see a 23% dramatic decrease in 2009. Moreover, train usage and walking was not very likeable back in 2004, 4% preferred walking and only 3% took the train. In fact, it is shown that in 2009 people did not prefer walking or taking the train either, because of the insignificant increase that is around 1 to 2 % for each.

Conversely, using the bus or riding a bicycle is determined to appeal more people as there is a high increase in both from 2004 to 2009. Bus takers increased around 13% as it was only biased by 33% of the UK’s population in 2004, but increased to 46% by 2009. Riding bicycles seemed to attract more people through the years to be grown from a 9% usage in 2004 to 16% in 2009.


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Posted on May 11, 2022

Band Score: 5
The word count is more than the limit of 150 – 175 words
Concentrate on spellings
Use correct verb tense and preposition
Use punctuation wherever necessary


Posted on Feb 24, 2020

Hi, I’m just confused where is exactly the year of 1994 that you mentioned on your answer? I did not find it on the question




Posted on Aug 3, 2020

Hi, the answer has been updated.

Đào Ngọc Tân

Posted on Dec 14, 2018

Hi IELTS Material,
My IELTS Writing score is : 4.5, so can i use this model answer for me?


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