IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 with model answer
You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
The chart below gives information about global sales of games software, CDs and DVD or video. Write a report for a university lecturer describing the information.
Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
Write at least 150 Words.
The given bar chart compare the data for worldwide sales of games software, DVD / video and CDs from 2000 to 2003.
According to the graph, the highest sales were for CDs ranging from almost $35 billion in 2000 to $32 billion in 2003. In contrast, games software and DVD / video sales followed an opposite pattern with sales accounting for $12 billion and $18 billion respectively in 2000 and steadily increasing to $19 billion and $31 billion respectively in 2003.
In summary, the sales of entertainment media showed a significant difference, CD sales exhibited an significant decline; whereas, a significantly greater number of people started to buy more games software and DVD and videos in 2003 as compared to 2000.
Total Words: 154
Task Achievement: 8
Coherence & Cohesion: 8
Lexical resources: 8
Overall Score: Band 8
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