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The graph below shows the number of books read by men and women at Burnaby Public Library from 2011 to 2014. Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
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Sample Answer 1
The line graph illustrates changes in reading habits of male and female readers at Burnaby public library in 3 years, starting from 2011. Overall, women read more books than males in 2011 at Burnaby Public Library, but the number of books that men read continually increased as time went by while for women, this figure declined after having risen steadily for the first 2 years.
In detail, men and women read 3,000 and 5,000 books, respectively in 2011 at Burnaby Public Library. And it clearly shows that women enjoyed more books than men did. And in the following year, while the number of books men finished reading increased by one-third, it increased by 5 thousand for women, exactly twice as many books as the figure for men.
It is worth noting that women and men read the same number of books (10,000) in 2013, as men’s interest in books skyrocketed. Women also read more books this year than in 2012, but the change was less noticeable (exactly a quarter). Additionally, the figure for men further surged to 14 thousand books in 2014, but there was a fall regarding women’s reading habits, as the number of books went down to 7 thousand.
Sample Answer 2
The line graph illustrates the number of books read by both sexes from 2011 to 2014 at Burnaby Public Library. Initially, men’s interest in reading books was slightly less than women, although it continues to rise significantly than women’s ultimately. In addition, books read by both male and female were the same in 2013.
Firstly, in 2011, men readers in Burnaby Public Library read fewer books than women readers did. Men readers read around 3000 books compared to 5000 books read by women readers. Moreover, in the following year, the number of book enjoyed by male readers increased slightly and reached nearly 4000. Secondly, the book read by males rose dramatically from 2012 to 2013 and intersected with the number of female readers book number at around ten thousand. Finally, in 2014, the books read by male readers in this library proliferated to nearly 14 thousand, but that of women, on the contrary, declined suddenly to just around 7 thousand.
In brief, men were less interested in reading books than women in this library at first, but men have shown a change of their interest in later years.
Sample Answer 3
The line graph presents data on the number of books read by men and women at the Burnaby public library from 2011 to 2014. Overall, initially women readers read more books and showed more interests in reading at Burnaby Public Library but at the later period, male readers showed more interests in reading books while that was the opposite in the case of the women readers.
In the beginning, during 2011, more books were read by women readers, i.e. 5,500 than men readers, i.e. 2500 respectively in this library. In the following two years, there was a surge in the number of books enjoyed by both sexes. However, while there was a slight rise for the book read by women, that by men, on the contrary, rose at a significant pace during this period.
In 2013, the number of books read by both male and female met at a central point where both men and women had read at around 10,000 books. But in 2014, we found an opposite reaction towards reading by both men and women. On one side, men reached a peak at around 14000 book reads by them, women readers, on the other side, read a significantly fewer number of books, only seven thousand.
Sample Answer 4
The line graph provides information regarding how many books people read in Burnaby Public Library between 2011 and 2014.
As it is seen, men and women demonstrated different trends of reading library books. In 2011, around 3000 books were read by men, this number increased slightly by 1000 books in 2012. There was a drastic growth by 6000 books read by men over a span of 6 years reaching 10000 books. This growth continued further till 2014 when it stood at 14000 books.
On the other hand, women started with 5000 books in 2011 which rose sharply to 8000 books in 2012, and 10000 books in 2013. At this point, this number dipped dramatically to 8000 books in 2014.
It is worth noticing that, although women read more books between 2011 and 2013, their reading dropped than that of men in 2014. In contrast, men demonstrated a sharp rise in the number of reading books over a period of 3 years.
Sample Answer 5
The graph gives information about Burnaby Public Library between 2011 and 2014. It shows how many library books people read over this four-year period.
As can be seen from the graph, there were different trends for men and women. The number of books read by men increased steadily between 2011 and 2012, from about 3000 to 4000. After that, the number rose dramatically to 14000 books in 2014. This was the highest figure in the period.
Women started off reading more books than men, but their numbers followed a different pattern. Between 2011 and 2012, there was an increase of 3000 from 5000 books to 8000 books, and then a gradual rise to 10000 books in 2013. However, in 2014, their numbers fell back to 8000 again.
Overall, there was a strong upward trend in the number of books read by men. Although women read more books than men in 2011, their reading fell to below the level of men in 2014.