IELTS Vocabulary: Writing Task 1
Complete the description of the chart below. In each case, choose one of the three alternatives.
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.