**The chart below shows changes in the number of the international students in Australia in 2019 and 2020.**

**Model Answer**

The bar graph compares how many foreign students from 6 countries studied in Australia in 2019 and 2020.

Overall, Chinese students made up the overwhelming majority in both years while it was Malaysian students whose number was in the minority. Furthermore, the number of students from China, Brazil, and Malaysia fell whereas that of India, Nepal, and Vietnam grew.

Focusing on the countries which made up a large number of foreign students in Australia first, the figure for Chinese students was by far the biggest, with around 182,000 in 2019, though this number fell to roughly 168,000 the following year. The number of Indian students came a second distant, with about 92,000 in 2019, thereafter which it grew by around 16,000 students. Similarly, standing at over 46,000 initially, the number of Nepalese students rose marginally to more than 50,000.

In contrast, students from the remaining countries accounted for considerably smaller numbers. The number of Vietnamese students was around 22,000, which grew by a mere 1,000 the next year. The figures for Brazilian and Malaysian students, however, both dropped by roughly 2,000 students, falling to approximately 21,000 and 20,000 respectively.

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