IELTS 5 Writing Model Essay (Free sample)

Test 4 Task 1 Question

The table below give information about the underground railway systems in six cities.

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

Write at least 150 words.

Test 4 Task 1 Model Essay by an Expert Three

The table displays the opening dates, the length and the number of passengers per year for a number of underground railways. The oldest and longest railway system is in London; it is the oldest by almost 40 years, and at 394km, it is almost double the length of the second-longest system, which is in Paris. The youngest underground railway was opened in 2001 in Los Angeles. This system does not, however, have the shortest route or the fewest customers; Kyoto has an underground railway system of just 11km, with a relatively low 45 million passengers each year

The most popular railway system, by over 700 million passengers, is Tokyo, which carries a staggering 1,927 million people each year. Tokyo’s underground system is also under the most pressure, with a yearly rate of 12.4 million passengers per kilometre of route. The system under the least pressure is in Washington DC, where 144 million passengers travel on 126km of railway each year. That’s only 1.14 million passengers per kilometre.

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