The graph below shows how money was spent on different forms of entertainment over a five year period. Summarize the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

The bar graph plots the total spending on five categories of entertainment, cinema, video, music, publishing, and television in two continents Asia, Europe, and The USA between 1995 and 2000.

Overall, Americans spent the highest amounts of money on those entertaining forms among the three. Additionally, there were considerable increases in all shown areas over the period covered.

In detail, in 1995 and 2000, there were total expenditures of 257 in the US which was 73 higher than that of itself in 1995. More specifically, while television and publishing had the highest values of 153 and 417 in total respectively, the least was cinema, at below 10. Regarding Europe, its total costs also climbed, with publishing and television having the highest measures, 75 and 100 respectively, followed by music with stable values of nearly 50 in total, and finally cinema (only 2 or 3). Asia was similar to the other two regions, the total spending for television in 2000 nearly doubled that of 40 in 1995, which was 20 lower than that in publishing, at 80 in total ; the third and last place were in video and camera, ranging in order from a total of 10 for video to that of below 5 for camera.

The stacked bar graph plots the total spending on five categories of entertainment – cinema, video, music, publishing, and television – on two continents Asia, Europe, and in the USA between 1995 and 2000

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total spending between 1995 and 2000 is a time span. It means the total of all the years 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2000. There is one bar on the chart for each region, three in total.

total spending for each year between 1995 and 2000 It means each year is one bar - 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2000. There are 18 bars on the chart - 6 for each region,

total spending for the years 1995 and 2000 It means that there are 2 bars for each region, or a total of 6 bars on the chart.

How many bars are on this chart? 3, 6 or 18?)

Overall, Americans spent the highest amounts of money on those entertaining forms among the three. Additionally, there were considerable increases in all categories shown areas ("shown areas is very awkward, especially the past participle "shown" which normally comes after the noun.) over the period covered.


There are two separate years. That is not a period.

In detail, in 1995 and 2000, (incorrect. The value was not 257 in 1995.) there were total expenditures of 257 in the US which was 73 higher than that of itself (very awkward and unnatural ) in 1995.

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More specifically, while television and publishing summed together had the highest values of 153 and 417 in total respectively, the least was cinema, at below 10. Regarding Europe, its total spending / outlay costs (wrong word. The plot is not the costs.) also climbed, with publishing and television together having the highest measures, 75 and 100 respectively, followed by music with stable values of nearly 50 in total, (Are you adding up the two years?) and finally cinema (only 2 or 3).

Asia was similar to the other two regions, (comma splice error) the total spending for television in 2000 nearly doubled that of 40 in 1995, which was 20 lower than that in publishing, at 80 in total ; (what are you totalling?) the third and last place were in video and camera, (wrong word) ranging in order from a total of 10 for video to that of below less than 5 for camera.

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