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September 19, 2013

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In 1970, around 5 million people travelled to work by car each day, compared to about 4 million who used the bus and about 2 million who commuted by train. Over the next 30 years there was a significant increase in the number of car users, to almost 7 million, and a steady rise in rail passengers, to 3 million. in contrast, the number of bus commuters decreased slightly.

In 1970, around 5 million people travelled to workby car each day,on top about 4 million who used the bus and other 2 million who commuted by train. Over the next 30 years there was a significant increase in the number of car users, to almost 7 million,although a steady rice in rail passengers, to 3 million. In contrast, the number of bus commuters decreased slightly.

In 1970, around 5 million people travelled to work by car each day, compared to about 4 million who used the bus and only 2 million who commuted by train. Over the next 30 years there was a significant increase in the number of car users, to almost 7 million, whereas a steady rise in rail passengers, to 3 million. In contrast, the number of bus commuters decreased slightly.

In 1970, around 5 million people traveled to work by car each day, along with about 4 million who used the bus and other 2 million who commuted by train. Over the next 30 years there was a significant increase in the number of car users, to almost 7 million, with a steady rise in rail passengers, to 3 million. meanwhile, the number of bus commuters decreased slightly.

In 1970, around 5 million people traveled to work by car each day, near about 4 million who used the bus and almost 2 million who commuted by train. Over the next 30 years there was a In 1970, around 5 million people traveled to work by car each day, along with about 4 million who used the bus and other 2 million who commuted by train. Over the next 30 years there was a significant increase in the number of car users, to almost 7 million, with a steady rise in rail passengers, to 3 million. meanwhile, the number of bus commuters decreased slightly.significant increase in the number of car users, to almost 7 million, with a slighty rise in rail passengers, to 3 million. meanwhile, the number of bus commuters decreased slightly.

Hi Simon I'm going to have my test in 2 days and i need your help.
If in the text the measure unit is "miles per person per year", I have to writ it entirely each time?

Thank you so much

In 1970, around 5 million people travelled to work by car each day, and about 4 million who used the bus in comparison to 2 million who commuted by train. Over the next 30 years there was a significant increase in the number of car users, to almost 7 million, with a steady rise in rail passengers, to 3 million. On the other hand, the number of bus commuters decreased slightly

In 1970, around 5 million people traveled to work by car each day, compared to about 4 million who used the bus and about 2 million who commuted by train. Over the next 30 years there was a significant increase in the number of car users, to almost 7 million, and a steady rise in rail passengers, to 3 million. However,the number of bus commuters decreased slightly.

compared with is right or to? which one?

Hi Alessandro,

I think it's totally OK to do like this: write the full unit when you describe the number the first time, thereafter you can write "the figure for ... is ..." without mentioning the full unit.

Or if you want to increase words count then you can write "miles/person/year", but it also takes more time for writing units instead of focusing on the content of task 1 report.

For example (I just made up the figures):

In 1990 car was used to travelled for 100 miles per person per year. In the next 10 years the figure for car increased to 1,000.

-> Here, everyone understands that it is "1,000 miles per person per year" even without the full unit because you just mentioned it in the previous sentence.

Best of luck with your IELTS exam!

In 1970, around 5 million people travelled to work by car each day, FOLLOWED BY about 4 million who used the bus AND MERELY 2 million who commuted by train. Over the next 30 years there was a significant increase in the number of car users, to almost 7 million, WITH a steady rise in rail passengers, to 3 million. IN CONTRAST, the number of bus commuters decreased slightly.

In 1970, around 5 million people travelled to work by car each day, along with about 4 million who used the bus _and_ around_ 2 million who commuted by train. Over the next 30 years there was a significant increase in the number of car users, to almost 7 million, _with____ a steady rise in rail passengers, to 3 million. in comparison, the number of bus commuters decreased slightly.

My answer:

compared to
and only
and
In contrast

In 1970, around 5 million people travelled to work by car each day,while about 4 million who used the bus and 2 million who commuted by train. Over the next 30 years there was a significant increase in the number of car users, to almost 7 million, whereas a steady rise in rail passengers, to 3 million. In comparison, the number of bus commuters decreased slightly.

Thank you Simon,
I wish you all the best

CORRECT ANSWERS FROM SIMON:

1. compared to (with)
2. and only (about / around)
3. and
4. By contrast (In contrast)

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Hi Alessandro,

The answer above wasn't given by me, but I agree with what Thang Trinh said.

I think you could also vary it by saying things like "the average person travels x miles each year" or "people travel on average x miles every year".

I passed four 7 on last Australia's Election Day in Adelaide. IDP ielts test centre is much better than uni sa. Speaking module is in a small room so you can hear accessor clearly. Writing part is a big conference room,they project how many minutes left in Arabic numerals full size on the front wall.

In 1970, around 5 million people travelled to work by car each day, while there're about 4 million who used the bus and about 2 million who commuted by train. Over the next 30 years there was a significant increase in the number of car users, to almost 7 million, and a steady rise in rail passengers, to 3 million. for that reason, the number of bus commuters decreased slightly.

Hi Simon,

I'm not sure if this sentence is correct, would you mind checking this for me? It would be very appreciated.

By 2007, while the percentage of both renting DVDs and going to cinema fell to 56% and 18% respectively, the figure for watching movies online rose significantly to 26% in 2011.

Thanks Simon.
I really appreciate your lessons which seem to be great treasure to those IELTS examiners.

hi everyone

is there anyone in melbourne interested in practising ielts with me? in this way we can help heachother and practise together.
i've already got ielts band 6.

thnx

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