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IELTS Task 1 Academic Correction: Sales of Different Types of Books.

The chart below shows the changes in sales of four different types of books from 2002 to 2012.

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant. 

Write at least 150 words.

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The bar chart gives information about book sales by of four different types of books over a 10-year period.

It is clear that Clearly, history books were the most popular kind of books, while the ones about hobbies were the least preferred type throughout the period.

Figures for Sale of history books, which stood just over 4 thousand in 2002 (good use of modifier to present data), reached rose dramatically to (you have to mention main features as asked in the question) a peak of around 10 thousand in 2008 and finished the period at close to then fluctuated (main feature) to reach about 8 thousand copies. Following history books, the second most largest share belonged to art and entertainment books. The numbers for these were similar until 2008, starting (was 2008 starting?) and both rose gradually (main feature) from just under 2 thousand and increased steadily to almost 3 thousand (from X to Y – here X and Y are numbers and trend or main feature must be mentioned before FROM. Main feature from to Y). After 2008, the sale of art books were purchased was around 1 thousand more than entertainment copies books.

The lowest numbers on the chart belonged to hobbies section. Figures began The sale was less than a thousand in 2002, after a minimal rise in 2004 sales it (refers to sale) fell dramatically to a few hundred copies and leveled off until 2012.

Issues to be addressed: 1. Mention the MAIN FEATURES clearly. These are basically trends. Please avoid merely stating the numbers. 2. Sentence structuring needs to be improved. 3. Vocabulary – figures are not same as salesIt is clear that = clearly. Copies are different from books. Bands = 6.5.

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