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The line graph below shows how much people in four countries spent on purchasing books from 1995 to 2005. Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features and make comparisons where relevant.
Write at least 150 words.
Sample Answer 1
The illustration compares the amount spent on purchasing books between 1995 and 2005 by the citizens of four countries. Generally speaking, Germans spent the highest amount on books during this period, and Austrian citizens’ spending went higher than Italians after 2002.
According to the line graph, Germans spent 80 million US dollars on buying books in 1995, which was significantly higher than the amount spent by other nationalities. This year, Italians and French people disbursed 50 and 55 million for the same purpose. Austrian people spent less than 30 million, which was lower than half of the German’s spending on books. After 2 years, spending by those nationalities for purchasing books increased. In 1999, the expenditure by Germans on books reached 90 million while it was 60 and 50 million for French and Italian.
Expenses on books for Austrian remained the same as it was in 1995. However, after 2001, Austrian people started spending more on books, exceeding the money Italians spent in 2003, finally reaching over 60 million in 2005. French people spent a similar amount this year while Italians’ cost of books stood at 50 million. Germany had the highest payer on books in 2005, accounting for 95 million, which was considerably higher than other nations’ spending on books.
Sample Answer 2
The chart gives data on the expenditure on books in four different European countries from 1995 to 2005. As is observed from the given information, the books’ expenses increased in all four countries over time.
According to the table, Germany initially spent the highest amount of money on books in 1995 and their spending on books throughout the next 10 years was the highest. Their spending on books was 80 million US dollars in 1995, and this spending increased except from 2000-2003. In 2005 their spending reached over 95 million USD.
France and Italy spent about 50 million dollars in 19995, and both showed fluctuations over the following years in their expenditure on books. After 10 years, French people spent about 65 million USD while Italian citizens spent just over 50 million USD. Finally, the expenditure in Austria on books was the lowest among the given countries in 1995. Still, their spending increased very sharply, and it reached over 70 million USD, which was more than double their expenses in 19995.
In summary, German spent the maximum amount on books while the Austrian people’s spending on books rose more quickly than any other given European country.