The following chart shows the results of a British survey taken in 2009 related to housing preferences of UK people.

The bar chart compares the proportion of 4 types of houses which were chosen by UK people in 2009.

Overall, it is immediately evident from the graph that while apartments were the leading preference in Liverpool, semi-detached houses were more popular in London and Manchester. Notably, terraced houses were the least common in both 3 countries..

When it comes to Liverpool, nearly 60% of its residents lived in an apartment, which was two-thirds the figure for semi-detached houses, at roughly 40%. The proportions of people residing in terraced houses and detached houses are least common in this city, which accounted for approximately 10%.

Likewise, 40% of dwellers in London preferred living in semi-detached houses and the same figure was recorded in Manchester. In addition, detached houses were more common in Manchester in comparison with London, which stood at 35% and 25% in turns. However the opposite tendency was seen in the figure for apartment and terraced houses with about 25% of people in London and 15% of people living in Manchester in each option.

The following chart shows the results of a British survey taken in 2009 related to housing preferences of UK people.

The bar chart compares the proportion of 4 types of houses which were chosen by UK people in 2009.

Overall, it is immediately evident from the graph that while apartments were the leading preference in Liverpool, semi-detached houses were more popular in London and Manchester. Notably, terraced houses were the least common in both 3 countries..

When it comes to Liverpool, nearly 60% of its residents lived in an apartment, which was two-thirds the figure for semi-detached houses, at roughly 40%. The proportions of people residing in terraced houses and detached houses are least common in this city, which accounted for approximately 10%.

Likewise, 40% of dwellers in London preferred living in semi-detached houses and the same figure was recorded in Manchester. In addition, detached houses were more common in Manchester in comparison with London, which stood at 35% and 25% in turns. However the opposite tendency was seen in the figure for apartment and terraced houses with about 25% of people in London and 15% of people living in Manchester in each option.

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The bar chart compares the proportion of 4 types of houses (Incorrect. It does not plot proportion of houses.) which were chosen (Wrong word) by UK people in 2009. (You never mentioned that the survey was in three different cities. You did not give the types of accommodation. You have to do a more thorough explanation of the figure. )

Overall, it is immediately evident from the graph that (These words have no information. Besides, it is not a graph. You have contradicted yourself. Delete them. ) while apartments were the leading preference in Liverpool, semi-detached houses were more popular in London and Manchester. Notably, terraced houses were the least common (wrong expression - it is not about the relative numbers of these types of housing.) in both 3 (Both means 2. It is wrong to write three) countries.. (There is only one country, the UK.)

When it comes to Liverpool, nearly 60% of its residents lived in an apartment, (That is not correct. This chart does not show where people actually live. It shows where they prefer to live.) which was two-thirds the figure (wrong word) for semi-detached houses, at roughly 40%. The proportions of people residing (Wrong word) in terraced houses and detached houses are least common in this city, which accounted for approximately 10%.

Likewise, 40% of dwellers (Wrong word) in London preferred living in semi-detached houses and the same figure (Wrong word) was recorded in Manchester. In addition, detached houses were more common (Incorrect. The chart does not show the commonality of these kinds of housing.) in Manchester in comparison with London, which stood at 35% and 25% in turns. However the opposite tendency was seen in the figure (Wrong word) for apartment and terraced houses with about 25% of people in London and 15% of people living in Manchester in each option.



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

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Paragraph 1: Describe the elements of the graphic. Do not mention the data content. In this case, two sentences are required because all the information cannot fit in one natural sentence. You need to tell the reader that there are three cities, four options to choose from and the chart plots the preferences of those participating in the survey.

Paragraph 2: In this paragraph, report the main features. Pick out two or three items that you think are very important. Note that the first paragraph lists all four choices, so you do not have to introduce them.

Paragraph 3: In this paragraph focus on making comparisons. You have two choices: comparisons between the cities and comparisons between the types of housing. A detail paragraph can be based on either one or the other. In this sample, I decided to compare the cities. The total word count in this sample is 168. It is above the minimum and very close to the ideal length of 170-190. Note how I use the semicolon as a linking device.


The bar chart compares the kinds of housing that people in three UK cities (Manchester, London and Liverpool) would prefer to live in, according to a 2009 survey. Specifically, it gives the percentage of people who select either an apartment, a terraced house, a detached house or a semi-detached house.

Overall, there was only one clear majority preference in the survey, apartment living in Liverpool. Otherwise, people tended to select detached or semi-detached houses over the other two options.

In detail, there were clear differences between people in these three cities. Nearly 60% of residents of Liverpool would choose to live in an apartment, with less than one in five picking the second choice, a semi-detached house. Londoners had no clear preference; the percentages lay between a low of 20% for a terraced home and a high of 38% for a semi-detached house. In Manchester, the top picks were quite close; detached and semi-detached houses received 35 and 38% of the votes, respectively.