IELTS Writing Task 1: Bar chart #18

The bar chart shows the number of cars per 1000 people in 5 European countries in 3 years and compares with the European average. 

Sample Band 8+

The chart gives information about the number of cars per 1000 people in five European countries in 2005, 2009 and 2015, in comparison to the European average. 

Overall, it can be seen that on average, there was a rise in the number of cars per 1000 people in Europe from 2005 to 2015. In addition, country 4 was the only country where there was no change in the number of cars during the surveyed years. 

Country 5 had the highest figure among the five nations, with about 900 per 1000 people in 2005, higher than the average figure for Europe by roughly 200. The figures dropped in 2009 but rose up to almost one car per person by 2015. In contrast, country 1 had the lowest number of cars, with only around 300 cars per 1000 people in 2005. It increased to 400 in 2009 and then returned to its original point six years later. 

Country 3 and 4 shared similar figures of approximately 700 per 1000 people in 2005, similar to the European average. However, while the number remained unchanged in country 4, the figures for country 3 dropped below 600 per 1000 in 2015. Finally, the number of cars per 1000 in country 2 went from 500 in 2005, to approximately 560 in 2015. 

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