Telephone calls in Finland divided into three categories

IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 with answer.

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The chart below shows the total number of minutes (in millions) of telephone calls in Finland divided into three categories, from 1995-2004.

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

You should write at least 150 words.

Finland’s telephone calls, by category, 1995-2004

Finlands telephone calls

Sample Answer:
The supplied illustration presents information about the telephone call duration in Finland for local, national & international and mobile phones for 9 years time. Overall, more mobile phone calls were made in later years while local landline usages for calling decreased over time.

As is given in the bar graph, twelve thousand minutes calls were made by Finish people in 1995 using land lines. In this year six thousand minutes call were using national and international land lines while very negligible (only about 400 minutes) call were made using cell phone in this year.  The usage of these types of calling services increased till 2001 when more than 16.5 thousand minutes of call were made using the local land lines compared to about 8.5 thousand and about 5.8 thousand minutes calls for national & international landlines and cell phones respectively.
After the year 2001, the mobile phone usages started increasing very sharply. The national & international land-line calls duration also increased while the duration in local land line calls dropped significantly. In the year 2004 the phone call duration for all these services got almost similar when land line still remained at the top with 12 thousand minutes compared to about 10 thousand calls for other two telephone services.