Task 1: The bar chart shows the number of cars per 1000 people in 5 countries in Europe in 2005, 2009 and 2015, compared with the European average

Sample answer:
The given bar charts compare car ownership in 5 unspecified European countries over the 10-year course from 2005 to 2015. 
The initial impression from the chart is that the number of cars owned in all five countries was somewhat erratic. It is also clear that Country 5 maintained a relatively high number of cars compared to the other 4 countries.
In 2005, there were roughly 300 cars per thousand people in Country 1. Over the next 4 years, the figure underwent a sharp rise to its peak of 400 cars, before dropping back to 2005’s level of 300 cars in 2015. A similar pattern could be observed in Country 2, with its figure increasing from 500 cars in 2005 to 550 in 2009 and eventually it decreased slightly to around 530 cars in 2015.
Country 3, meanwhile, was the only one of the five to experience a downturn, starting from its high of 650 cars in 2005 to its low of 560 cars in 2015. The figure for Country 4 remained flat over the given period, which makes it the only country to experience a plateau.
Country 5 started at a very high position of over 900 cars per thousand people in 2005. Towards the end of the period, its figure, despite a slump of approximately 20 cars in 2015, regained its upward streak and eventually reached 990 cars in 2015 – the highest of any country, in any year. A similar picture is evident in the average-of-5-country data, with the figure standing at 700 cars and increasing to around 790 cars in 2015, with a negligible drop of 10 cars in 2009.

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