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You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The graph below shows the quantities of goods transported in the UK between 1974 and
2002 by four different modes of transport.
Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where
relevant.

» You should write at least 150 words.

The line graph indicates the amounts of goods transported using four distinct types of
transport in the UK from 1974 to 2002.

Overall, it is clearly shown that the amounts of goods transported in the UK by all four
different types of transport increased over the given period. It is noticeable that there was a
significant rise in the quantities of goods transported by road in the UK from 1974 to 2002.

First and foremost, the most significant change of goods transported in this country on road
generally increased from 1974 to 2002. It was about 70 million tonnes in 1974 rose to its
highest point at just under100 million tonnes in 2002. This similar increasing trend can be
seen on goods transported by water and pipeline, they started just below 40 and about 5
million tonnes respectively and rose to just above 60 and above 20 million tonnes in the last
year. Among the three types of transport, goods that were transported on road were the most
popular modes of transport.

An opposite trend can be observed for the goods transported using rail. In 1974, it was
exactly 40 million tonnes and declined to about 30 million tonnes in 1984. It then showed a
fluctuation pattern from 1984 to 1995. It rose considerably until the year 2002 and reached
its peak at just over 40 million tonnes.