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January 29, 2015

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Dear Mr Simon,

1. global sales ~ international consumption
mobile phones ~ cellphones
brands ~ manufacturers
2. Samsung, Apple 's number of phones increase
Nokia, LG 's number of phones decrease
ZTE 's number was almost stable
3. increased group, decreased group and zte

Is this ok? thank you.

1. global sales - devices sold around the world.
2. mobile phones - mobile handset, cellular phones
3. brands - label, make and marque.

2.1 . Samsung and apple market increased dramatically, however, Nokia sales decreased significantly.

3.1. In first paragraph. information about all products trends, and on the second paragraph, comparison between them.

HI Simon
Why did you changed the unlimited access time to only one month?
I agree that the value of your courses might be much higher than this, but one month is too short. Is there any reason other than financial one?

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REPLY FROM SIMON:

Really sorry Aria. It was a mistake. I've changed it to "lifetime" now.

Hi Simon


I bought all your videos for life long access so far. why this one not ? it really makes me upset

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REPLY FROM SIMON:

Really sorry Paul. It was a mistake. I've changed it to "lifetime" now.

1. Global turnover, worldwide sales/ cell phones, mobile telephones, hand phones/ companies,firms
3. The dramatic increase in the number of Samsung phone were sold compare to those for Nokia phones/ Apple sales rise slightly, while there was a small drop in the number of LG phones sold. Also, ZTE phone sales remained below 60 billion units.
That what I think now.

The first question: global sales-worldwide sales, the quantity/number of mobile phones sold all over the world

The second question: the most striking feature is the plunge in cell phone sale of Nokia in 2013 after a slight decrease in the first two years, leaving the top supplier to Samsung

The third question: brands-phone companies, producers, suppliers

1. Global sales/Worldwide trades, Mobile phone/Cellular phone, Brands/Companies
2. Sales of Samsung increased significantly where there were dramatic declination in the sales of Nokia.
3. The para will be included the information for Samsung and Nokia. The para will contain other three brands!!!
My exam is on 7th Feb. Skype id: mamun_a27
people targeting for 7 or more are welcome!!!

FROM SIMON:

Hi Aria and Paul,

I'm really sorry, I made a mistake in the settings! I'll change it now.

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I've changed it now. The default on my provider's site is one month, and I forgot to change it to 'lifetime'.

Please let me know whether or not you now have lifetime access. If there's a problem, just email ieltssimon@gmail.com.

Apologies for the mistake!

1. Alternative words:
- Global sales: Worldwide revenues.
- Mobile phones: Cell phones, hand phones.
- Brands: trademarks, marks.
2. The most noticeable feature is about top two high revenues company: Samsung and Nokia. The increase of sales of Samsung cell phone and the decrease of sales of Nokia mobile phone from 2009 to 2013.
3. We can divide this information into two groups: group one include high revenue company (Samsung and Nokia), group two involve Apple, LG and ZTE.

Modern

Nokia
2013

1) worldwide sales/purchases, smartphones, different companies
2) Samsang and Apple these two smartphone companies denotes rising trend of sales in the years 2009 2011 and 2013, however, the samsung phone purchasing is paramount as compared to Apple phones in all these three years. On the other hand Nokia mobiles shows remarkably downward trend in the given three years period time.
3) Samsung is the increasingly popular choice of phone purchasing year by year. Although, Nokia smartphone sales are peak high in 2009 and 2011 they are considerably low in 2013( almost 250 millions) as compared to the samsung phones which are almost double the sales of Nokia phones in 2013. Also, Apple phones are risingly taking up the market sells but not as accountable as Samsung and Nokia.

Moreover, LG and ZTE mobile company illustrates lowest purchasing with downward trend and irregular trend respectively in all the three years but LG sales are better than ZTE. In 2009 LG sales are approximately 150 million units whereas in 2013 it is less than 100 million units and ZTE shows lowest in 2009 and 2013 almost 50 million units and 75 million units respectively.

All in all,Samsung and Apple are becoming popular smartphone choices whereas Nokia and LG companies are losing their sales year by year. ZTE are lowest selling phones but they are almost maintaining stability in sales during the mentioned three years.

Hello dear Simon...

I am from Iraq and trying to purchase your video lessons using my credit card, but the problem is that I can't pay for your video lessons using my credit card and current address, because Iraq is not mentioned in your country lists.

Is there any other alternative way by which I can purchase these valuable videos?

Thank you and looking forward to hearing from you.


Markus.

Hi Simon
Thank you for your fast reply.
There is also a small problem for those who paid the fee via "Paypal". They might need to go to their "Paypal" account and deactivate the automatic paying after a month.

Have a great day

The bar graph illustrates the worldwide sales of the top five cellular phone producers in three different years (2009, 2011, 2013).

It is clear that the sales of trend of Samsung and Apple had increased significantly over the period, but it is noticed that the incremental sales of Samsung was far higher than all the other competitors. It can also be seen that though Nokia had led the market in the early year, but then it dropped drastically.

The global sales of Samsung’s mobile phone in 2009 was around 240 million units, but then over the three-year period it had grown by almost double, as it reached 450 million units and became the market leader. As for Apple, its sales figure was much lower than Samsung’s, as it was accounted at approximately 30 million units. Over the years, the brands had a significant increase as it rose by five-fold in 2013.

As for the brand of Nokia, it had the highest sales figure in 2009, as it stood at around 444 million units, but then it plumed by half in 2013. The sales trend of LG’s cellular phone had also declined, as it decreased from 130 million units in 2009 to 80 million units in 2013. Lastly, the number of phone that was sold by ZTE had increased slightly from 50 to 60 million units over the mentioned period.

Below was my try, take a look!
By the way I will write the IELTS tomorrow, hoe i will do better.

The bar chart compares the sales of five different brands of cell phone, namely Samsung, Apple, Nokia, LG, and ZTE, around the world in the years 2009, 2011 and 2013.

It is clear from the chart that Samsung and Apple became more and more popular in recent years, while fewer and fewer people started to buy Nokia and LG, leading to a significant decrease in their sales. The brand from China, ZTE, remained stable over the 5-year period.

In 2009, the figures for the sales of Samsung and Nokia stood at around 230 million and 430 million respectively. These figures were at least twice as high as those for the rest of brands, Apple, LG and ZTE. Over the next 5 years, sales of Samsung rose to 430 million units, whereas Nokia saw a dramatical decrease in its sales.

Decreasing trend was also seen in the sales of LG mobile phones, from 110 million to 80 million. As for Apple, sales in 2013 was around eightfold more than in 2009, rising from about 20 million to 160 million. By comparison, the figure for ZTE sales increased slightly from just under 50 million to around 60 million.

1. global sales -> the turnover in dollars from sales/worldwide sales
mobile phone -> cell phone
brands -> manufacturers/companies

2. The most noticeable feature is Nokia and Samsung took turns standing in the highest sales.

3. Detail 1: Comparison these brands in sales in 2009 and 2011, the trend in these two years. (Sales of Nokia were the highest although it had a slightly decreased. The figure of Samsung rose but it stood at the second one. While Apple and ZTE increased, LG fell)
Detail 2: Comparison in 2013 and the trend in this year (The sales figure for Nokia dramatically fell, while Samsung had a considerable increase and was the highest figure. Apple and ZTE still grew their sales, whereas LG still fell down)

Detail 1: Comparison these brands in sales in 2009 and 2011, the trend in these two years. (Sales of Nokia were the highest although it had a slightly decreased. The figure of Samsung rose but it stood at the second one. While Apple and ZTE increased, LG fell)

Detail 2: Comparison in 2013 and the trend in this year (The sales figure for Nokia dramatically fell, while Samsung had a considerable increase and was the highest figure. Apple and ZTE still grew their sales, whereas LG still fell down)

i did not know that we could not post our answer for this task.
I feel sorry for that.

Hi Aria,

I've written to everyone who paid before you warned me, so they all know what to do. Thanks again for telling me about the problem!

Hello Simon! In IELTS Cambridge book 9, test 2, task 1, there is a question I really struggle with: 'The chart below shows the total number of minutes (in billions) of telephone calls In the UK, divided into three categories, from 1995 & 2002.'

I find it difficult to paraphrase the question and to avoid repeating the same words.

Will you please consider to use this example in your teaching?

Thank you,
Liliana

1- global sales = worldwide sales
Mobile phones= smart phones= cell phones
Brands = types
2- Increase in the sales of Samsung & Apple, while a decrease in the sales of Nokia & LG

3- First body paragraph is about Samsung and Nokia sales comparison
Second body paragraph about other types.

Global sales-glibal turnover
Mobile phones-cellulor phones or hand sets
Brands-makes or models.
2-The most noticeable feature is the marked increse in the sales of Samsung and Aplle mobile phones. However,there is a decrese in the sales of Nokia and LG. The only mobile ZTE sales remains nearly the sam.
2-Paragraph about the increasing sales of cell.
3-Paragraph about the decresing sales, and ZTS brand.

1. Global sales - worldwide turnover - worldwide consumption
mobile phones - cell phones - devices soled all over the world
brands - labels - manufacturers
2. Samsung and Nokia had the biggest profit in comparison with each others. However, Samsung and Apple turnover increased over the period of time, while the figure for Nokia and LG decreased, and ZTS still remained flat.
3. group increasing sales
Group decreasing sales and ZTS

hi Simon,

Could you able to disclose the length of each video? I guess people would like to consider that before they purchase..

thanks.

1. global sales -> the turnover in dollars from sales/worldwide sales
mobile phone -> cell phone
brands -> manufacturers/companies

2. The most noticeable feature is Nokia and Samsung took turns standing in the highest sales.

3. Detail 1: Comparison these brands in sales in 2009 and 2011, the trend in these two years. (Sales of Nokia were the highest although it had a slightly decreased. The figure of Samsung rose but it stood at the second one. While Apple and ZTE increased, LG fell)
Detail 2: Comparison in 2013 and the trend in this year (The sales figure for Nokia dramatically fell, while Samsung had a considerable increase and was the highest figure. Apple and ZTE still grew their sales, whereas LG still fell down)

Hello Simon,

İn my last two ielts exam Task 1 questions was about a questionnaire. Can you post a task 1 example about this kind of questionnaire.
Thank you.

1>global sales-- international revenue
mobile phones> cell phones
brands-- trade mark or logo
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2>There was a dramatic increase in the number of Samsung cell cellphone were sold as compared to other there was a slight rise in the sale of apple's cell phone.however there was a sharp decrease in the number of nokia cell fone were sold.
then comparsion peak nd lowest point

Global sale -worldwide sale

mobile phone -call phone,phone,smart phone

brand- mark,labal

Global sales= Global turnover
Brand = make = kind= type = sort
Samsung and Nokia had the highest sales of all times, despite the difference in their trends.

The bar chart compares the number of handsets sold worldwide in millions of top 5 mobile phone brands in 2009, 2011 and 2013.

Overall, Samsung, ZTE and Apple smartphones attracted increasing number of international consumers with Samsung at the first place of the competition at the end of 2013. However, Nokia and LG suffered from decreasing amount of units sold during the considered period.

In details, the sales of Samsung and Apple mobile phones in 2009 were approximately 230 million and 30 million units respectively for both brands; but in 2013 these figures suddenly rose rapidly with nearly 450 million Samsung and 150 million Apple handsets sold. The increasing sale of ZTE units was at much slower rate. The company sold around 50 million mobile phones in 2009 and finished the year 2013 with 60 million handsets.

In contrast, Nokia experienced a sudden drop in international mobile phone market. The sale figure in 2009 was the highest among all brands namely around 420 million units; however, in 2013, only 250 million handsets were bought by global consumers. Similarly, LG cell phones sales during considered period plummeted from approximately 120 million to just around 60 million units, a drop of nearly 50%.

The bar chart compares the sales levels that five leading cellphone brands achieved globally in the period from 2009 and 2013.

Overall, it is clear that while the two giant brands: Samsung and Apple witnessed significant increases in sales volume during the 5 years, the others experienced considerable decreases or little changes in mobile phone units sold. There is also one noted point that Samsung, after 5 years, took over the place of Nokia to become the market leader.

Starting in 2009 with about 240 million units sold, Samsung increased its sales figures remarkably with a rise of approximately 100 million units each period of 2 years. Nokia, on the other hand, was in the opposite pattern; its sales declined slowly from around 440 million units to 420 million units in 2011 before dropping to just about 250 million units.

Similar to Samsung, Apple had breakthroughs in sales levels. Its sales in 2009 was the lowest among the five brands (about 20 million units sold), but the figure quickly rose more than fourfold in 2011, which was followed by another rapid growth in 2013, approaching 150 million units. LG shared the declining pattern with Nokia as its sales went down throughout the period, but with smaller extent, before the turnover was almost equal to that of ZTE in 2013 (just more than 50 million units sold).

global sales - worldwide consumer
mobile phones - cell phones
brands - manufacturers/companies

The chart shows the level of sales the top five cellular phone companies achieved from the era of 2009 to 2013 among their world wide consumers.

As we can see, from the year 2009 the cell phone consumers bought more than 200 millions of Samsung mobile phones where as Apple, LG and ZTE are gradually less in numbers when it comes to sales during the year 2009. Samsung units are remarkably increasing in sales, more than 400 million units sold in 2013 which shows the popularity of their product among their users.

Another brand which has showing huge rise in selling their units is Nokia. In year 2009 more than 400 million cell phone sold by Nokia but as the time passed by the consumer rate started decreasing in 2011 and in year 2013 their sales dropped down from 400 million to about 250 millions in just two years.

The study from the chart shows the progress of Apple, LG and ZTE has a quite different scenario from the other two brands. Apple did manage to sell little bit more than 100 millions units in 2013 but when it comes LG,they sold 110 Million cell phones in 2009 but then it has a declining pattern in sales. ZTE remained under the line of less than 50 millions consumers throughout the years from 2009 to 2013.

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P.S: I tried to give it my best shot as it's my first time attempting the writing task on this site.
Can someone please read my passages and tell me where it needs improvements?

thankyou.

The bar chart compares the top five mobile phone brands in terms of the worldwide sales between 2009 and 2003.

It is clearly that Samsung and Apple had a significantly increasing,the former company became the most popular attractive brands,took over the status of Nokia.While it saw an considerable downward trend to others.

Looking at information in more details,we can see that the sales of Samsung and Apple were 230 million and 30 million units respectively in 2009.These figues had an dramatically rasing by 450 million and 150 million units in 2013.As for ZTE,remained stable by under 100 million units.

In contrast,a noticeable downward trend was the consumption of Nokia,with 440 million felling to 250 million units between 2009 and 2013.Similar,the amount of sales in LG also declined moderately from around 120 million to nearly 80 million units.

The given bar chart compares five different cell phone companies, namely Samsung, Apple, Nokia, LG, and ZTE in terms of their turnovers from sales from 2009 to 2013.
It is clear from the chart that Samsung and Nokia were by far the most popular phone brands over the years. It is also noticeable that apple experienced the biggest change by the years in its sales figures.
In 2009, samsung sold about 240 million units, and this figure rose continually, to 330 million units in 2011, and then to a peak of 450 million units in 2013. Apple also managed to enhance its sales throughout the period shown. The sale figures for Apple increased over sevenfold between 2009 and 2013, from only 20 million units to around 150 million units.
On the other hand, ZTE sold in all three years approximately the same units, at around 55 million units per year. By contrast, the figures for Nokia and LG saw dramatic decreases, with the figures falling from 440 to 250, and 120 to 80 million units respectively.

The bar graph compares the five leading cell phone companies (Samsung, Apple, Nokia, LG, ZTE) in terms of their sales all over the world from 2009 to 2013.

It is clear that the sales of Samsung and Apple have increased in five years. It is also noticeable that Nokia, LG and ZTE experienced a fall in their sales in the given period.

In 2009, almost 450 million phones were sold by Nokia as compared to Samsung that sold around 250 million sets. While the figure for Nokia had fallen to about 250 million, Samsung saw a significant rise in demand of their phones each year by around 200 million mobiles at the end of the period and became the leading seller of phones in the global market.

While Apple managed to sell only 10 million cellular phones in 2009 which rose significantly to over 150 million phones in 2013, sale of LG phones dropped from 110 million phones to around 70 million over the following years. However, sale and purchase of ZTE remained almost same throughout the period.

The bar chart compares and contrasts data on the changes in the number of cell phones, measured in millions, retailed worldwide by 5 different brands over a 5-year period from 2009 to 2013.

In general, while the mobile phones distributed by Nokia and LG lost their popularity in the market, Samsung and iPhones significantly developed their sales by the end of the term.

More specifically, although Nokia earned the highest revenue from selling 445 million items of their products in 2009, by 2013 it was moved to the second position being overtaken by Samsung, which increased its sales from a figure higher than that of the former by 80. Moreover, the realization of Nokia mobiles in 2009 and Samsung ones in 2013 were exactly the same, accounting for 450 million. Interestingly, despite a rapid seizure of the market space by Samsung, the total amount of the phones sold by them is by 80 million lower than those retailed by Nokia, with 1.03 billion and 1.11 billion respectively. Furthermore, notwithstanding the fact that both Samsung and Apple had a constant growth in sales of their output, the latter had an eightfold increase, surging from 20 to 160 million compared to a slightly less than twofold rise typical of the former company. Finally, ZTE, being the least preferred phone, was the most stable over the whole term ranging its sale between 45 and 50 million.

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