Model Answer For Describing Image (Bar Diagram) – PTE Academic Speaking

Describe Image (Bar Diagram) – You will be given a bar diagram. You are required to study the bar diagram for 25 seconds and record your answer in 40 seconds.

This is a long-answer item type that assesses speaking skills, and requires test takers to describe an image from an academic source such as a graph, map, chart, table or picture.

In case you find it difficult to explain, learn how to describe an image.

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PTE Speaking – Describe Image (Bar Diagram)

1. Describe the given below bar diagram


The graph compares the amount of leisure time enjoyed by people of different employment levels.

In the given column graph, no data has been provided for the part-time employed and house-staying men. Unemployed & retired men -women had approx 85 and 83 hours of spare time respectively. They are followed by housewives which have 50 hours of leisure time. On the other hand, full-time employed men & women have comparatively less leisure time

In conclusion, unemployed and retire people, enjoyed more leisure time than employed people.

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2. Describe the given below bar diagram


This particular bar graph shows how much money is spent on transportation for people in different household income groups. It appears that as household income increases, the total expenditures on transportation also increase. This makes sense, because the more money people have, the more they have available to spend.

3. Describe the given below bar diagram


The bar chart shows the urbanization percentage of the world in 1950 and compares this with the percentage in 2007 and the projected percentage for 2030.

The highest urbanization between 1950-2007 has happened in Africa & Asia where urbanization rate has doubled. It is also clear from the graph that, urbanization in Latin America is projected to be higher than Europe in 2030, in spite of being lower in 1950.

To conclude, we can say by 2030, the proportion of the world’s population residing in cities is expected to double.

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