IELTS Writing Task: 1 (Bar Chart and Line Graph)

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The line graph and bar chart give the information and forecast about the vehicle numbers and CO2 emission in England and Wales between 2000 and 2020.

Summarize the information by selecting and reporting the main features and make comparisons where relevant.


Write at least 150 words.

IELTS writing tack 1(Practice 6)



A glance at the line graph reveals the information about the number of vehicles in England and Wales from 2000 to 2020, the bar chart gives information on the amount of CO2 emissions by cars, buses, vans, and trucks over the same period.

Overall, the number of vehicles increased over three-fold in twenty years time period and CO2 emissions also increased during this time.

In 2000, there were nearly 20 million vehicles in England and Wales. In the following 10 years, this figure went up slightly to 35 million, and this number increased exponentially over time and rose to approximately 60 million by the year 2020.

The column graph shows the four primary sources of CO2 emissions. Cars emitted the largest amount of CO2 from approximately 2.3 tonnes in 2000 to 3 tonnes in 2020. Interestingly, the trucks went through and forecasted a similar trend as cars but the total amount is slightly less, from 06. tonnes in 2000 to 1.3 tonnes in 2020.

On the other hand, Buses, and vans emitted the least amount of CO2 among the given four types of vehicles during this period. Buses emitted around 0.4 tonnes and vans approximately o.6 tonnes by the year 2020.


201 words

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3 thoughts on “”

  1. The line graph and bar chart provides information and forecast about the vehicles and Co2 emission in England and Wales between 2000 and 2020.

    Overall, it is evident from the line graph that there was a gradual increase in the number of vehicles from 2000 to 2020. As per bar graph, maximum amount of CO2 was expanded by car, whereas least amount of CO2 was emitted by buses, over the period given. The amount of CO2 emitted by cars was exponentially higher than that by other vehicles.

    In 2000, there were 20 million vehicles in the England and Wales as per line graph. This figure steadily rose from nearly 30 million in 2005, to almost 35 million in 2010, to exactly 50 million in 2005, and reached approximately 60 million in the final year.

    According to bar graph, in both England and Wales nearly 2 tonnes of CO2 was emitted by cars in 2000, which increased to almost 25 tonnes over the next 10 years. Furthermore, there was an increase of 0.5 tonne from 2010 to 2020.

    After cars, trucks expanded the most of amount of CO2. The amount , however, was dramatically lower at nearly 0.5 tonne in 2000, almost 1 tonne in 2010, and approximately 1.5 tonnes in 2020. As with buses and trucks, the amount was below 0.5 tonne and nearly 0.5 tonne respectively over the period given.

  2. Derrick Gilchrist.E

    The Bar graph and line gharp illustrates about the count of vehicles in England and Wales and also gives information about the carbon dioxide emission from the year 2000 to 2020. Emission is measured in tonnes and quantity of cars are measured in millions.
    Overall, the usage of road transport has been subsequently increasing year on year. Consequently, the emission caused is also increased. Cars are the topmost cause of emission while buses are the least emitters. This trend is being followed from the beginning till the year 2020.
    In the year 2000, there were approximately 20 million automobiles while in 2010 it became 35 million. Allied to this, transportations such as buses, vans and trucks resulted in an increased quantity of emission which is more or less 0.5 tonnes in 2010 while cars alone had a drastic increase of emission approximately 1 ton.
    The vehicle count in the year 2020 faced a rapid growth resulting more than 60 million in England and Wales which is nearly twice the amount of vehicle in the last decade. Buses exhalation in 2020 remains relatively unchanged while trucks had an substantial outpour increase nearly 1 ton. In contrast, vans has slightly less emission than the previous decade vans while cars has a slightly high emission when compared to cars in 2010 which is nearly 0.5 tonnes.

  3. The Line graph and bar chart provides the information about the vehicle numbers and carbondioxide emission in two countries (England and Wales) from 2000 to 2020. The unit of vehicle number is in million and for co2 release is in ton.

    Overall, 2020 is the year when the vehicle nember is very high (Little more than 60 million) and 2000 is the when the vehicle numbers are low (20 million approximately). The cars produced the most of co2 emii=ssion whereas the buses produced the least amount of co2 emission.

    The amount of co2 released by vans are in the range of 0.5 million ton to 1 million ton. The amount of co2 released by trucks are less than 0.5 million through out the decade.

    The amount of co2 released by trucks increased every 10 years and it ranges from 0.5 to 1.5 million. The cars produced more co2 than other vehicles for every ten years ranging from 2 to 3 million. The vehicle numbers increased linearly from 2000 to 2020.

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