IELTS Writing Practices (#33)

Adi Slamet Kusuma
2 min readSep 1, 2021

The bar chart shows the results from a survey regarding people’s habits when buying cars in European Nations in 2009.

In general, the vast majority of people in Europe change their cars every 5 year or more and these were second-hand cars.

According to the first figure, more than 50 per cent car owners in 2009 seemed keen on changing their cars every 5 year or more, followed by owners who change their car every 3–4 year at around 38 per cent. Third place to sixth place were owners with habits to change their cars every 2 years, never change their cars, without cars, and changing every year, with a gap ranging from 2 to 5 per cent.

The second figure informed that around 69 per cent of cars bought were second hand and the second highest was the brand new cars at 25 per cent. Additionally, the sometimes new filled the third spot at 10 per cent, and the smallest result was owner with no car, at approximately 2 percent. It is worth mentioning that there is a huge gap between the highest and the second highest, which is more than 30 per cent.

Posted in Sidoarjo, 1st September 2021. 22.25–22.45

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The bar charts display the results from a 2009 survey regarding people’s automobile purchasing habits in a European country.

Overall, it can be seen that the majority of consumers tended to purchase a new car after five years or more of using their old vehicle. Meanwhile, secondhand cars were the most popular choice with regards to the type of vehicle purchased.

The first bar chart shows that approximately 52 per cent of people in this particular country changed cars after 5 or more years, and roughly 37 per cent changed cars after 3–4 years. About 5 per cent of people changed cars every two years, 1 per cent of people changed every year, and approximately 3 per cent of people never changed. Furthermore, about 2 per cent of people did not even own a car.

With regards to the type of vehicle purchased, approximately 68 per cent of people chose to buy second hand cars, while about 25 per cent bought brand new vehicles. In addition, roughly 10 per cent of people sometimes purchased either new or second-hand cars.