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IELTS Vocabulary: Writing Task 1

Complete the description of the chart below. In each case, choose one of the three alternatives.

IELTS Writing Task 1

This chart shows the annual breakdown of book loans from Vancouver public library into the categories adult fiction, adult non-fiction and children's books. The period covered is from 2003 to 2012.

Adult fiction accounted for over half of loans every year, starting from nearly 60% in 2003. However, this figure tended to improve / be consistent / slide over the period as a whole. It picked up / fell slightly / remained constant in 2008, then plummeted / levelled off / picked up before declining / growing / rising again. Adult fiction ended the period at fractionally over 50% of loans.

Around 20% of loans were in the adult non-fiction category. This percentage picked up / was fairly steady / declined between 2003 and 2010. In the following year, the proportion rose / slid / declined fairly sharply to about 24%. The category fell / was consistent / picked up in 2012.

At the beginning of the period, children's books accounted for a marginally higher share of loans than adult non-fiction. Their share was unchanged / made steady progress / deteriorated in the following few years, mostly at the expense of adult fiction. The trend continued until 2007, when about 28% of loans were of children's books. This category saw little change until 2011, when the percentage declined / rose / expanded to 25%, but it again recovered, reaching about 27% in 2012.

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