You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
The chart below shows the number of passengers who used public transport in somewhere town from 2012 to 2015.
Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features and make comparisons where relevant.
Write at least 150 words.
The chart illustrates the number of people in thousands who took public transportation, specifically the tram, bus and train in somewhere town over a 4 year period from 2012 to 2015. Overall, the number of passengers using trams grew steadily and became the most popular form of transport.
The number of passengers taking the train began at around 76,000 passengers in 2012. It then declined sharply in the following year, to approximately 10,000 passengers. By 2015 train usage recovered to around 54,000 passengers. Bus passenger numbers followed a similar pattern, starting at just over 50,000 passengers, dropping in 2013, and then reaching the same figure as the beginning of the period.
On the other hand, about 23,000 people used trams in 2012, and over the next 3 years, the number of people taking this form of transport grew steadily to around 96,000 passengers in 2015. Trams proved to be the most popular form of transportation over the whole period. Interestingly, the number of people who took trains declined sharply, although these numbers recovered by the end of the period. Bus usage varied throughout the period but still remained popular.
Large shopping malls are replacing small shops. What is your opinion about this?
Discuss with appropriate examples.
You should write at least 250 words.
These days, a great number of shopping malls have been established in almost all cities around the world. Some people argue that because of this, small shops are being replaced. In my opinion, I believe that large shopping centres are better than traditional small shops. I will give reasons for my opinion in the following paragraphs.
The first benefit is time management. With malls, everything is under one roof. Consumers do not have to go from place to place looking for products at different stores. This helps people to save time, energy and fuel if they are using their own transport. Managing time effectively is a huge issue for the majority of people and a reason why shopping centres have the advantage over small stores. The second reason in support of malls is the variety of other activities that can be accomplished across an entire day. Customers who have spent their morning shopping can decide to relax by eating a meal at a nice restaurant. In addition, children can accompany their parents and play games, watch a movie or just have an outing in general. The entire shopping experience is more enjoyable due to the options available for kids and adults aside from just shopping.
The third and final reason why the increase in large shopping complexes is a positive development is due to the impact on the local economy. Customers can be assured of a quality product with no chance of a fake duplicate. The products are also available at a fixed price which removes any need for haggling or bargaining with sellers. Furthermore, employment opportunities help to provide work for people living in and around the area.
To sum up, the endless entertainment facilities, employment and the advantage of time and money spent well offered in a compact area mean that shopping malls are a positive development for any locality.