Writing task -1, test 2, Cambridge: 6

The Table below gives information about changes in modes of travel in England between 1985 and 2000. Summarize the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparison where relevant.

The table reveals a set of statistical information regarding the sorts of changes of travel in England for 16 years from 1985 to 2000. In general, there are some variation trends unveiled throughout the figure of the information.

Turning to the detail, we can demonstrate that In 1985, the British traveled most of the path, measured the average distance in miles traveled per person per year, by car which was identical 3199 miles, followed by other, local bus, train and walking with 450, 429, 289 and 255 miles respectively. They used to travel by bicycle and long distance bus which constituted four-fold as much as taxi.

In the new millennium, it can be illustrated that the people of England still traveled the most path by car though its increased by 1607 miles. However, they went from one place to other by long distance bus which comprised three-times as much as bicycle and taxi. The rest of the items followed by other, train, local bus and walking respectively with 585, 366, 274 and 237 miles.

The overall trend shows a growth of all modes of travel in total over the defined period.


  1. The table illustrates the changes occurred in the modes of travelling in England by comparing years of 1985 and 2000.
    Overall, there is an increase in almost every mode of travel when looking at the trends in 1985 and 2000. There is an overall rise from 4.740 to 6.475 on average distance in miles travelled per person in 1985 and 2000 respectively.
    The average of distance taken by cars significantly went up from 3.199 to 4.806 in 1985 and 2000 respectively. On the contrary, travelling on feet or by bicycle went down 18 miles for walking and 10 miles for bicycle. The last method of travelling which experienced decline for over 15 years was loal bus with a considerable dropping from 429 to 274. It is likely to say that with 135 miles increase, other types of transports have been the second mostly preferred methods of travelling, which may be planes or ships, with 135 miles increase . Approximate distance in miles taken by long distance bus , train and taxi climbed 60, 80 and 39 miles respectively over 15 years time.
    In summary, people in England over 15 years period adopted more comfortable life style by preferring to travel considerably by car or other vehicles than by walking or riding bikes.