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IELTS: The graph illustrates how goods were transported in the UK


Katy Curie 5 / 7 7  
Oct 14, 2014   #1
Hi everyone, please comment on my following description:

The graph illustrates how goods were transported in the UK by different modes from 1974 to 2002.

It is obvious that road transportation was the dominant mode over the period in question, with 70 million tonnes transported in 1974, rising to 73 million in 1978. Despite a slight decrease to 68 million over the next seven years, the quantity of goods transported by road had steadily grown to 82 million tonnes by 1992 before falling to under 80 million in 1995. During the next three years, this number increased dramatically to 97 million and continue to rise slightly, reaching 99 million in 2002.

Water and rail transportation were on par in the first four years of the period, staying at 40 million tonnes. From 1978 to 1984, water transportation was increasingly used, while rail transportation saw an opposite trend, reaching 58 and 30 million respectively in 1984. The quantity of goods transported by water mode stayed unchanged until 1992 before gradually decreased to about 50 million in 1998 and surged to 68 million in 2002. Alternatively, the number of tonnes transported by rail saw a fluctuation between 1984 and 1998, then steadily grew to 41 million in 2002.

Pipeline carried the smallest quantity of goods during the period in question. Its loading increased from 3 million in 1974 to 21 million tonnes in 1994, then plateaued till the end of the period.

In general, all the four modes of transportation in the UK carried a lot more tonnes of goods between 1974 and 2002. Road transportation, though, accounted for the largest proportion over time.

Thanks so much for your help!




sa1na 9 / 72 19  
Oct 14, 2014   #2
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