IELTS Cambridge Book 5 Test 4 AC – Task 1

Question – 


You should spend 20 minutes on this task.

The table below gives information about the underground railway networks in six cities.

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

You should write at least 150 words.

Answer – 

The table displays the inauguration dates of subway systems in six different cities, along with the length of routes these rails cover and the number of travellers they carry per year.

Overall, the underground system in London is the oldest and covers the longest distance. However, Tokyo’s subway carries far more passengers yearly than any other city’s, while Kyoto’s figure is the lowest for this category.

The metro in London was opened in 1863 and covers nearly 400 km. While Paris and Tokyo subways were launched in the early twentieth century and cover 199 and 155 kilometres, respectively, Washington DC and Kyoto’s tube systems started operating in the late 20th century, and they travel 126 and 11 km in the respective water. However, the Los Angeles metro system was opened to the public at the beginning of the 21st century, 2001, with a route length of 28 kilometres.

Looking at passengers’ figures, most people per year are carried by the Tokyo subway system, with nearly 1930 million passengers, roughly twice that of Paris figure which is in second place and price that of London. Washington DC’s metro serves 144 million travellers annually, and this figure is approximately triple that of Los Angeles and Kyoto.