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 Task 1: The bar chart shows the percentage of households with cars in a European country between 1971 and 2001. Summarise the information by selecting reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

The bar chart compares the proportions of households owning automobiles in a European country from 1971 to 2001. Overall, the percentages of families with one car and more than two experienced a similar trajectory, with both fluctuating throughout the period, while that of non-car households decreased gradually.

In 1971, nearly half of all households did not have a car, at 46 percent. However, this percentage declined slowly over the rest of the given period, and finally reached approximately 28% in 2001.

In terms of one-car and more-than-two-car households, their percentages started below 35 percent, with the former being about 34 percent, outnumbering the latter by nearly 10 percent. After a decade, this 10-percent gap still remained, as their percentages increased in parallel to 43 percent and 33 percent correspondingly, prior to dropping marginally during the next ten years. Between 1991 and 2001, they recovered significantly, with respective figures being 53 percent and 35 percent.

P/s: Hi, I kinda struggle with this bar chart, as there is too little information to describe, or to extend my essay to over 150 words.

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TanHongP/s: Hi, I kinda struggle with this bar chart, as there is too little information to describe, or to extend my essay to over 150 words.

That is not the only problem with this defective practice essay.

If you had studied it a bit more carefully, you would have not bothered to write anything at all; you would have immediately thrown it in the virtual garbage bin and picked a practice task that has been written by someone who achieved passing marks in primary school math.

Can you find the problem?

The bar chart compares the proportions of households owning automobiles (That is not a correct description. There are three bars for each time point) in a European country from 1971 to 2001. (Incorrect, there is not a continuous time period, only discrete points of time) (You need a new paragraph here) Overall, the percentages of families with one car and more than two experienced (percentages do not have experiences) a similar trajectory, with both fluctuating (Wrong word. You cannot see fluctuations on a bar chart! Read my advice. It shows you what "fluctuation" is.) throughout the period, while that of non-car households decreased gradually. (Do not use adverbs for line graphs -- continuous data -- in bar charts)

In 1971, nearly half of all households did not have a car, at 46 percent. However, this percentage declined slowly (Do not use adverbs for line graphs in bar charts) over the rest of the given period, and finally reached approximately 28% in 2001.

In terms of one-car and more-than-two-car households, their percentages started below 35 percent, with the former (Avoid former and latter. It ruins coherence and cohesion because the reader has to look backwards.) being about 34 percent, outnumbering the latter by nearly 10 percent. After a decade, this 10-percent gap still remained, as their percentages increased in parallel to 43 percent and 33 percent correspondingly, prior to dropping marginally during the next ten years. Between 1991 and 2001, they recovered significantly, with respective figures (wrong word. Read m advice) being 53 percent and 35 percent.

AlpheccaStarsCan you find the problem?

Do you mean that the prompt is not from a reliable source of practice materials?

Thanks for this. I will read your tips and instructions before posting the next one.

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TanHongDo you mean that the prompt is not from a reliable source of practice materials?

No. The prompt is OK, but there is a problem with the bar values on the chart. Can you discover the problem? Have you studied any arithmetic or mathematics?

They do not total 100%, right?

Right. It would be sensible if the total were under 100%, indicating "unknowns".

But what are the total percentages?

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I think they vary, because the total percentages for each year are not the same.

What should the total percentages for each year be?

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