The line graph compares the three means in terms of the amount of enquiries sent to Tourist Information Office in one particular city during the first half of year 2011. The means are in person, by letter/email or by telephone.

Overall, the number of in person and by telephone increased significantly whereas there was a major decline for the quantity of enquiries sent by letter or email.

In January 2011, a total of about 2000 enquiries were received by the office, with telephone accounting for the largest amount ( at 900 units) and in person the smallest (around 400). In February, the number for former started to decrease prior to recovering and experiencing a static phase at 1000 until the fourth month of the year, followed by a continuing rise to 1600 in June. By contrast, that in person increased significantly, overtaking both by letter or email in February and by telephone in the March to become the most common means, at around 1900 in June. Regarding letter or email enquiries, starting at below 800 enquiries in January, the second common option, there was a noticeable decline before reaching the lowest point at under 400 enquiries.

The graph below shows the number of enquiries received by the Tourist Information Office in one city over a six-month period in 2011.

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

The line graph compares the three means in terms of the number of enquiries sent to Tourist Information Office in one particular city during the first half of the year 2011. The means are in person, by letter/email or by telephone.

Overall, the number of in-person and by telephone increased significantly whereas there was a major decline in the number of enquiries sent by letter or email.

In January 2011, a total of about 2000 enquiries were received by the office, with telephone accounting for the largest amount ( at 900 units) and in-person the smallest (around 400). In February, the number for former started to decrease prior to recovering and experiencing a static phase at 1000 until the fourth month of the year, followed by a continuing rise to 1600 in June. By contrast, that in-person increased significantly, overtaking both by letter or email in February and by telephone in March to become the most common means, at around 1900 in June. Regarding letter or email enquiries, starting at below 800 enquiries in January, the second common option, there was a noticeable decline before reaching the lowest point at under 400 enquiries.

The line graph compares the three means in terms of the number of enquiries sent to Tourist Information Office in one particular city during the first half of the year 2011. The means are in person, by letter/email or by telephone.


Example paragraph:

The line graph compares the number of enquiries ( in person, by letter or email, and by telephone) that were sent to the Tourist Information Office each month during the first half of 2011.


Overall, the number of in-person and by telephone enquiries increased significantly whereas there was a major decline in the number of enquiries sent by letter or email.

In January 2011, a total of about 2000 enquiries were received by the office, with telephone accounting for the largest portion amount ( at 900 units) and in-person the smallest (around 400). (You wrote the total at the start, but not the end of the period. You missed a major opportunity to impress the examiner.) In February, the number for former (wrong usage) started to decrease prior to recovering (unclear - it decreased after it recovered? That makes no sense.) and experiencing (wrong word Numbers do not have experiences. Only living things have experiences.) a static phase at 1000 until the fourth month of the year, followed by a continuing rise to 1600 in June. By contrast, that in-person (wrong usage) increased significantly, overtaking both by letter or email in February and by telephone in March to become the most common means, at around 1900 in June. Regarding letter or email enquiries, starting at below 800 (You must qualify "below". 8 is below 800 and so is 129) enquiries in January, the second common option, there was a noticeable decline before reaching the lowest point at under 400 enquiries.


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Sample essay

The line graph compares the number of enquiries (in person, by letter or email, and by telephone) that were sent to a city's Tourist Information Office each month during the first half of 2011.

Overall, total number of enquiries in June was much higher than in January. This increase was mostly attributed to the rise in in-person and telephone requests which more than offset the drop in the number received in writing.

In detail, the office had to handle 2100 enquires that arrived in January and February, and a much larger volume, 3900 in June. In January, most of these came in by telephone (900), followed by letter (780) and just 410 from people visiting the office in person. This relative ranking was the same in February, but in-person visits started a linear increase that was to continue to June, when it reached 1900. Telephone enquiries ranged between 900 and 1000 through April, when they also increased, reaching a maximum of 1600 in June. Written requests dropped by 50% over the interval, ending at about 380, or 10% of the total.

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