IELTS Task 1 : Multiple

Visits to and from the UK (1969 - 1989)

The charts below give information about travel to and from the UK, and about the most popular countries for UK residents to visit. Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparation where relevant.
Dec 10,2018

The two charts respectively illustrate the figures of UK citizens traveling abroad and foreign tourists visiting die UK from 1969 to 1989, and the preferred countries for UK residents in 1989.

From the graph, apparently, we can access the fact that the number of UK residents going abroad was always more than that of people visiting UK in two decades. In details, from 1969 to about 1975 the number of UK residents increased gradually but from 1975 to 1989 it jumped sharply.

In 1969 the number hit a trough at about 12 million while the peak 52 million in 1989. Similarly, from 1969 to 1989 the number of people to the UK was always on the rise, and compared with the first line, it was more stable. Furthermore, the bar chart presented detailed information of UK travellers' most popular destinations in 1989. France and Spain were similar in popularity with 12 and 19 million, whereas Turkey, Greece and USA were less attractive.

Based on the statistics, perhaps more holidays and higher pays promote UK people to enjoy more travelling.