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February 28, 2013


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The line graph illustrates average yearly spending on mobile and landline phones by American consumers over a period of ten years.
We can see that over the course of ten years the amount of money spent on cell phones rose significantly while the average expenditure on stationary phones continuously decreased. It is also noticeable that the levels of spending in 2006 were similar for both types of phones.
The average spending figure for cell phones in 2001 was about $200 while for residential phone services approximately $700. Over the following 5 years , between 2001 and 2006, the amount of money spent on either phone type changed drasticly; mobile phone users spent about 150% more whereas residential phone consumers 30 % less than in previous years. In the year of 2006 an average American paid around $550 either for cell or stationary phone service. By 2010 a landline phone owner saw a drop in the phone bill of approximately $250 and paid only $440 a year for the services while a cell phone customer had to pay around $750 a year which was $500 more than in 2001.

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Given is the figure concerning average yearly spending between mobile and landline phones by American consumers during the period from 2001 to 2010.

It is evident from the information provided the trend of average amount of service in mobile and landline phones goes oppositely. To start with, the amount of money spent on mobile phones increased exponentially from 200 dollars to the peak of 750 dollar during the decade. Conversely, the expenditure of landline phones decreased remarkably, beginning from 700 dollars then dropping to almost 400 dollar in the same time.

With regard to converge year 0f 2006, it took five years to make the spending meet to the average of 500 dollars. It is also noticeable that the amount of mobile phones was approximately two times of that of landline phone in 2010, which stood for 750 and 400 dollar respectively.

Here there is a line graph which illustrates the information about average annual expenditures on mobile phone and residential phone services in America over a period of ten years.

I am asked to summarize the average yearly expenses on residential phone and cell phone services for the US according to the description given here.

According to the graph, in 2001, the phone users spent around $700 in the US for residential phone services on average, whereas the figure for mobile phone services was just over $200. Besides, the average yearly expenses on cell phone services rose by $350 between 2001 and 2006, but the level for residential phone services fell by $150 during this same period. It is noticeable that there was a same expenditure for both cell phone services and residential phone services in 2006, at about $550 on average.

From 2006 to 2010, the average yearly expense for mobile phone services had risen gradually, but the figure for residential phone services had fell slightly. The expenditure for residential phone services was almost $400 per year on average in 2010, while the figure for cell phone services stood at approximately $780.

here is my writing, any comment is wellcomed.
The line chart illustrates the changes in the spending on mobil phone and land line phone by American people ,over ten years period from 2001.
It is noticeable that the yearly spending on residential phone service was the highest in the first half of the period ,but it fell over the rest of the period.However, the figures for cell phone rose significantly over the ten years.
In 2001,consumers spent on average about $700 on land line phone compared to only $100 spent on mobile phone.The figure for residential phone service declined steadily over the following five years while those for cell phone went up dramatically.
In 2006,expenditure on both services reached around $550 .by 2010,spending on cell phon was the largest,at $750,while Approximatly $400 paid by american on land line service.

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Congratulations Safwan!

I'm really pleased that my lessons and Pete's essay feedback helped you to get such good scores!

Hi Pete, Big congrats.I have my exams on the 9th of March, if we can have a chart that will be helpful.My email is [email protected]

The line graph depicts the yearly expenditures of American people on two different telephone lines- mobile and residential phones in 2001 to 2010.

By carefully studying the graph, one can conclude that the spending on cell phone services increased over a decade while landline phones had the opposite direction. It can also be seen that both shared the same value of expenses in 2006.

In 2001,only $200 were spent for mobile phones as compared to almost $700 allocated by the use of landline telephones. For the next five years, the bill spent for the cellular phones steadily went up with about $500 while the other phone line declined by $200.

The following year, the two service provider shared the same average annual expenditure with around $550.

The earlier trend continued until the final year of the study as the outlay of mobile phones reached more than $700 and $400 for the land phones.

Hi Simon,What if i wirte only 140 words for Writting Task one? will this lower my score?

Thanks in advance!

Hello Simon,

Here is my essay. I will be very grateful if you can mention your opinion about it.

Thanks for your kind attention in advance.

The line graph illustrates average yearly spending of Americans on mobile and landline phones over a period of nine years.

It is clear from the graph that overall expenditures on cell phones increased significantly, while spending on residential phone services decreased steadily over the shown period. In 2006, expenses on both mobile and landline phones were the same.

In 2001, the amount of yearly spendings on cell phone services in the USA was $700. This figure for landline phone services was only about $200. Over the following five years the amount of expenditures on mobile phones rose to around $550. Conversely, this figure for residential services fell to $550 over the same period and spendings on each services were the same in 2006, at $550.

By 2010, the amount of expenses on cell phone services reached to aproximately $750, whereas this figure for landline phones accounted for only $400.

Why conclusion is not done in the last paragraph?I'm taking ielts lessons and know that task1 and task2 esaays should follow the introduction,body,conclusion pattern to score high in writing which I din't see in the above task 1essay.please help me as I do a lot online practice and found your website is interesting with vocabulary but confusing with pattern(formate).

Simon l need ua help to pass my exams,l got 5.5 writting,an ovarol of 6.l need above 7 but my target is 8.pliz help me?

Hey,guys! I know this essay has nothing to do with the one above but I've spent half an hour writing it for another site and it wouldn't send me any feedback. So I'd really appreciate it if you could read it and tell me how much it will approximately score.

The line graph illustrates the proportion of elderly people between 1940 and 2040 in the USA,Sweden and Japan.Overall,the largest percentage of retirees will reach its peak by the year 2040 in Japan with a slightly noticed difference in the other two given countries.
As we can see,the biggest number of senior citizens was indicated in the United States and Sweden during the period of time between 1940 and 1990,that is both countries were following a similar pattern,going up to 15 per cent; whilst there was a completely contradictionary plight in Japan - the number of people aged 65 and over hardly reached 5 per cent.
However,as the time period goes closer to the twenty-first century,there is a whole new different situation to see: the number of retirees will boom up to a quarter in the USA and more than a fifths in Sweden by the year 2040,whereas there'll be a sharp sudden encrease in Japan: the population of elderly people will start considerably rising up to less than a third,beginning from the year 2020. Therefore,Japan will make a sharp upward trend by zooming up to 30 per cent from less than one in twenty in comparison with the other two countries,where the amount of given people has been encreasing during all periods of time. So,one can say that Japan is a young country now and it will stay that way until 2040 when it will gradually get ''old''.

Hi,,my ielts exam date in mid of june..n i dont knowledge of ielts..its my 1st chance..ur line graph will help my writing..thnks..can u give me diffrent knowledge for writing practise...

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