Practice Question | IELTS Writing Task I (Academic) | 20 Minutes
You are expected to write a descriptive report of at least 150 words based on your understanding of the visual information such as a chart, diagram or graph, table, process etc. This task tests your ability to select and report the main features, to describe and compare data, identify significance and trends in factual information, or describe a process.
Question: The chart below gives information about global sales of games software, CDs and DVD or video. Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
The chart shows the changes in the sales of video material / DVDs, games software and CDs around the world in billions of dollars over a three-year period. It can be seen that the sales of videos / DVDs and games software have increased, while the sales of CDs have gone down slightly.
Between 2000 and 2003, the sale of videos and DVDs rose by approximately 13 billion dollars. In 2000, just under 20 billion dollars worth of these items were sold, but in 2003, this figure had risen to a little over 30 billion dollars.
The sales of games software also rose during this period, but less sharply. Sales increased from about 13 billion dollars in 2000 to just under 20 billion dollars three years later. By contrast, during the same time period, the sale of CDs fell from 35 billion dollars in 2000 to about 32.5 billion dollars in 2003.
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