(An example of a very good answer from C9 T2)
The chart shows the time spent by UK residents on different types of telephone calls between 1995 and 2002.
Local fixed line calls were the highest throughout the period, rising from 72 billion minutes in 1995 to just under 90 billion in 1998. After peaking at 90 billion the following year, these calls had fallen back to the 1995 figure by 2002.
National and international fixed line calls grew steadily from 38 billion to 61 billion at the end of the period in question, though the growth slowed over the last two years.
There was a dramatic increase in mobile calls from 2 billion to 46 billion minutes. This rise was particularly noticeable between 1999 and 2002, during which time the use of mobile phone tripled.
To sum up, although local fixed line calls were still the most popular in 2002, the gap between the three categories had narrowed considerably over the second half of the period in question.
It is illustrated by this bar chart how the percentage of people with different frequencies of eating in fast food restaurants had changed from 2003 to 2013 in the USA.
The percentage of people who ate there once a week amounted to 31% in 2003, and then increased to 33% in 2006, but underwent a decline hitting at 28% in 2013. The figure for people who ate there several times a week experienced the similar trend from 17% in 2003, to 20% in 2006 and 16% in 2013.
The proportion of people who went there once or twice a month took up 30% in 2003, and encountered a decrease to 25% in 2006 followed by a notice growth to 33% in 2013. Around 14% of people in 2003 went to fast food restaurants only a few times a year, and the proportion of them ascended to 15% in 2006, but then maintained at the same level at 15% in 2013.
People who never went there or every day had their meals there occupied 5% and 4% respectively in 2003, and thereafter figures for both of them descended to 4% and 3% in 2006. After 2006, they both remained the same.
On the whole, in these three comparative years over 50% of people ate there once, twice or even four times a week, whereas people who ate there every day or never amounted to less than 10%.
Four options that graduates and postgraduates without full-time jobs in the UK in 2008 would choose are illustrated by these two bar charts.
In terms of graduates without full-time employment, the majority of them (29,625) would like to further their study, and nearly the same amount of them chose part-time work (17,735) or to be unemployed (16,235), with 1,500 more choosing to work part time. Besides, voluntary work was the least popular choice, as only 3,500 of them selected it.
More interestingly, to further their study was also the most welcomed destination for postgraduates who did not get a full time job, with 2,725 of them pursuing it, followed by the second most prevalent choice part-time work chosen by 2,535. Meanwhile, 1,625 of them suffered from unemployment, and only 345 of them thought what they would like to do was voluntary work.
In summary, for those graduates and postgraduates, doing further study was the option attracting most of them, whereas doing voluntary work was the least popular choice.