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January 28, 2016


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the total number of minutes --> the amount of time
telephone calls --> phone call
three categories --> three different types
from 1995-2002 --> between 1995 and 2002

the highest category --> local, fixed lines
the lowest category --> mobile calls
the category with biggest changes --> mobile calls

overall usage
throughout the period shown
the drmatic increase

The chart compares the amount of time in billion minutes of local, national and international, and mobile phone calls made in the UK between 1995 and 2002.

Overall, of the three categories, the total local phone-call minutes was highest each year throughout the period shown. Also, it is noticeable that while the figures for mobile calls and national and international calls rose steadily over seven years, figure for local calls declined gradually in the second half of the period.

The bar chart illustrates British telephone calls divided by three different call types namely local, national and international and mobiles calls over 7 years between 1995 and 2002. Units are measured in number of minutes in billions.

As an overall trend, it can be clearly seen that the time spent by the English with national, international and mobile calls increased moderately while for local phones, it increased steadily until 1999 and then dropped slightly for three years. It is immediately apparent that the time spent through local calls was far higher than that of national, international and mobiles calls throughout the time frame.

Dear Simon teacher,
Isn't it necessary to put the 3 category into introduction?
like this-> three different types of phone call ( local, fixed lines and mobile calls) between 1995 and 2002.
Hope to get your advice, thanks.

It is true that an increasing number of people read news from the Internet. Even though newspapers is still the source of new for some people, the Internet is at least as important as newspaper for most people as a source of information. So I completely disagree with this idea.

The bar chart compares the amount of time spend by people in UK on three different kind of calls from 1995 to 2002.

In all, the calls from the local,fix line are the most popular at this period. And the lowest figures are for mobile calls in the time.The trends of mobiles calls and non-local calls increased between 1995 and 2002.

Were mobile calls


The bar graph presents a comparison of three different category namely local,fixed line and mobile call consumed by the English starting from 1995 for the following 7 years.

Can you please explain the reason of using singular after 'types of', given that 'calls' is countable (in other terms, why 'three types of phone call' and not 'three types of phone calls'). Your soon help will be much appreciated. Thanks in advance.

"The lowest figures on the chart are for mobile calls."

I do not much understand why you used "are", not "were" ?

Thank you very much. Hope to hear from you soon.

"The lowest figures on the chart are for mobile calls."

I do not much understand. May you please explain why you used "are", not "were" ?

Thank you very much. Hope to hear from you soon.

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