Form 5: IELTS Line Graph (p. 97 Ex. 1) – “Radio & TV”

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
The graph below shows radio and television audiences throughout the day in 1992.
Summarize the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
Write at least 150 words.

The line graph illustrates the proportion of people listening to the radio and watching TV over a 24-hour period, in the UK from October to December 1992.

Overall, both lines showed fluctuation throughout the day, with TV being way higher than TV. While there were more radio audiences before 1 pm, more people turned to television after 1 pm, especially at night.

The data indicated that radio listeners increased slowly from under 5% at 6 am to about 10% in 8am. Meanwhile, the rise for TV viewers was much greater, reaching 27%. The figures for radio then remained steady for two hours, then it went up to its peak of nearly 18% at 1pm. By contrast, the proportion of TV audiences declined slowly during the period.

During the afternoon and the evening, there was a significant rise of TV viewers, reaching a peak of 45% at 8pm, in spite of some fluctuations. In comparison, the percentage for radio continued to fall. After 8pm, the TV figures dropped dramatically, bottoming out at about 3% at 4 am of the next day, while the figures for the radio saw only a gradual decrease.

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