Total number of minutes of telephone calls in the UK from 1995 to 2002

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 billions) of telephone calls in the UK, divided into three categories, from 1995-2002.

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

You should write at least 150 words.

                       UK telephone calls, by category, 1995-2002

UK telephone calls, by category, 1995-2002

Sample Answer:
The given bar graph shows data on the telephone calls in three different categories in UK from 1995 to 2002. As is observed from the graph, earlier in 1995 UK citizens made local fixed line calls but over time the National & international dialing and mobile phones gained its popularity.

According to the bar graph, initially in 1995 more than 70 million minutes of calling was made by UK people using the local fixed lines whereas around 38 million of minutes was national & international calling. In this year less than 2 million minutes of calls were made by using cell phones. Until 1999, the total minutes of calling in these three categories increased and that shows the increased demands for total calls made by the UK. Over time the cell phone started gaining its popularity and reached to over 50 million minutes finally in 2002. After 1999, the popularity of local fixed dialing decreased but the usages of mobile phones and national & international fixed dialing increased.