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The purpose of United Kingdom residents visiting various countries between 1994 and 1998


imchang 6 / 1  
Jul 5, 2018   #1

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WRITING TASK 1
You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
The first chart below shows the results of a survey which sampled a cross-section of 100,000 people asking if they traveled abroad and why they traveled for the period 1994-98.

The second chart shows their destinations over the same period.
Write a report for a university lecturer describing the information shown below.
You should write not less than 150 words.


The table compares the purpose of United Kingdom residents visiting abroad between 1994 and 1998, and the bar chart reveals the destinations of those visitors in the same time period.

Overall, the number of visitors showed an upward trend. A large majority of visitors in every year travelled overseas to spend their holiday, while only a few travelled abroad for business or visiting purposes. Nearly all of them travelled to places in the Western Europe.

The number of visitors gradually rose from 22072 in 1994 to 28828 in 1998. However, only around twenty thousand out of a hundred thousand people have travelled abroad, which proved that not much people actually did visits abroad in those years. A majority of people chose to spend holiday over business meetings or friends gathering.

In the group of twenty thousand visitors, nearly all visitors (around nineteen thousand) chose to visit Western Europe. Less than two thousand and five hundred people chose North America or other areas to visit. The number of people choosing Western Europe and other areas were fluctuating in those years, but in general they had an increasing trend from 19000 to 24000 and from 2000 to 3000 respectively. For North America, the number of visitors increased gradually from 1000 in 1994 to 2000 in 1998.

It seems like the essay is too long for task 1, which part can be eliminated? Many thanks!


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