IELTS Writing Task 1: Table description
Sample answer for IELTS Academic Writing
The table below shows the result of a survey of the average number of cars per hour using three suburban roads during working hours in a ten-year pollution monitoring program.
At the starting point the three areas had different average numbers of cars. Within the period under the survey, the number of vehicles kept on rising. Up to 1998, the Great York Way diverted from the trend with the number of automobiles dropping to 96.7. A similar pattern was visible in Long Line, where for 1997 the figure was 638.
The second period (1998-2002) was marked by a considerable fall in figures on Harper Lane. This was due to the introduction of a new method to curb traffic - "calming". The rest of the places under survey, continued to get more cars. However, there was a marginal decrease in number on Great York Way from 1999 to 2002 (911, 900 respectively).
The overall breakdown of the information shows that throughout the time frame Great York and Long Lane gained more traffic. Harper Lane remains out of the trend because of the implementation of building raised areas across the roads.