Directions： In this section， you are asked to write an essay based on the following chart， in which you should
1）describe the chart and
2）state your opinions drawn from it.
You should write at least 150 English words.
The Increase in the Number of Chinese Traveling Abroad
As can be clearly observed from the chart above， the trend of Chinese traveling abroad is going up these years. In the past three years， the number of Chinese traveling abroad was on a steady rise. According to the chart， the number increased from 7.5 million in 1999 to 10 in 2000 and to 12.1 million in 2001.
I assume that there are at least three main/primary/fundamental reasons/causes/factors accounting for the above mentioned changes. First and foremost， the changes are primarily concerned with the income of Chinese. They are better off and can afford to travel abroad. What‘s more， they have a lot to do with the development of the travel industry in China. Travel agencies in growing/increasing/expanding/mounting numbers are attracting more people to join in their tours abroad. Last but no the least， the changes are closely related to our policy of opening up to the outside world.
From what has been discussed so far， it is obvious that the rise in the number of Chinese traveling abroad is of great concern to our life. It reflects the improvement of our living standards and the development of our economy. （190 words）