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Hi Simon, can I ask you a question?
In the Speaking test, in terms of pronunciation, do the examiners care about the intonation, or they just pay attention to how you pronounce the sounds?
Please answer my question. Thank you very much.

Hi anyone,

Can we use cursive writing in reading & listening answers.

Thank you

Hi Thang,

Good intonation is a feature of good pronunciation, so the answer is yes. I'll give some pronunciation tips in tomorrow's lesson.

The line graph compares figures four main meats and poultry eating per capita between 1955 and 2012, also data for 2012 has been predicted by USDA.
While beef eating was by far most popular in the USA from 1955 to 2010, broilers replaced with beef as a popular meat after 2010, however beef preserved 90 pounds at around 1977 as a throughout the period shown.
Between 1955 and 1961 Americans had been used a couple of meats; beef and pork, but at the beginning of 1962 two meat added to existing American capitation, one of them is chicken that has a dramatic rise and had become the first choice of the American at 2012 according to prediction by USDA.by contrast, turkey as a less popular item leveled out at 10 pounds. Pork fluctuated around 50 pounds as a second priority throughout the years shown new meats could not change people’s relish.

Honey - you can use any form of writing you want, but remember people mark your answers and if they can't read clearly what you wrote they may mark the answer wrong. Some cursive writing is hard to read and you don't want to lose marks because of this. In general, make your answers as legible as possible.

Hi Simon,
I have just done my description for this graph. I do hope to receive your comments for that:
The line graph compares the amount of meat consumed by each American between 1955 and 2012, and a prediction for the last of 2012.
Overall, there was an increase in meat digestion in the USA people's diet. That was a significant rise in broilers and a slight one in turkey feeding while the decrease in beef and pork eating was very small.
In 1955, on average one American ate 57 pounds of beef and 50 pounds of pock. After that, the figure for beef went up markedly and reached a peak of 90 pounds in 1976 before fell gradually in the following years. There was constantly fluctuation in the amount of pock usage during the period.
The appearance of broilers and turkey was only recorded from 1960 with respective numbers were 15 and 5 pounds. The growth in broiler consumption was steady and reached the highest quantity in 2006 with 60 pounds per capita. Each American digested around 12 pounds of turkey per year from 1988.
In December 2012, one USA person is estimated to consume 50, 43, 55 and 12 pounds of beef, pock, broiler and turkey respectively.

I like your text and analysis, but I have some question?
When use pork and pock.
Thank u also thank Simon

Hi Simon,

I have a question about task 1. In the structure of task 1, you stated describe some specific details. In these paragraphs could we only describe data from the chart without any comparison? Does it affect our score in task 1?


hi Simon Waiting for your comment.

The line graph illustrate about Americans different variety of boneless meats and their per capita consumption by species.
It is clear that for the data December 2012 has been forecasted by USDA. Boneless beef is the first place over the 65 years period.
The biggest consumption in 1955 was boneless beef about 59 pounds per capita. In contrast, no one consumed the broilers and turkey in same year. But pork consumed were slightly steady between 1955 to 2012 about 50 pounds per capita. From 1961 to 2008 broiler consumption were dramatically increased. In 1996 pork and broiler consumption were similar about 50 pounds per capita. Around 10 pounds per capita consumption turkey was least number and as a 90 pound per capita beef was a first place. In 2012 USDA predicted about 60 pounds per capita by boneless broiler, similar to 55 pounds by boneless beef, 45 and 11 pounds by pork and turkey.

Hi Simon and all

By looking at the introduction and overview that Simon has shared for this graph, encouaraged me to describe its details.Any feedback or comments are welcome.
The graph illustrates the information regarding the consumption of boneless meat and poultry in pounds, per person in the United States from 1955 to 2012.
It is noticeable that beef was by far the most popular of the four types of meat for most of the years during this time period. However,a dramatic rise can be seen in consumption of broilers in the 57 years.
There is no data available for turkey and broilers ingestion before 1960.While in 1960,an American consumed 5 pounds and 15 pounds of turkey and broilers respectively. In the following years a slight but steady increase was seen in the amount of turkey eaten in the United States per capita,and the figure platued at nearly 12 pounds. However, by 2012 a 3 fold increase was seen in consumption of broilers per person as compared to 1961.
By contrast,it seems that initially beef and pork were most favourite than other types of meat, in 1955 with figures 59 pounds and 50 pounds respectively.In 1976, consumption of beef reached at its peak(90 pounds per person).But by 2012, the Americans were projected to eat less beef and pork(50 pounds and 42 pounds respectively).

The given line graph illustrates the amounts of four different kinds of meats have been consumed by Americans from 1945 to 2012.
It can be clearly seen that beef and turkey have been the highest and lowest types of meet used by the United States people during 57 yeas period of time respectively.Moreover,although beef usage has not had any significant change after several fluctuations,broiler consumption has been predicted a remarkable growth by 2012.
In 1945,Americans only ate around 60 and 50 pounds beef and pork yearly.Since 1961,They added broilers and turkey to their meat meals,15 and 5 pounds annually respectively.
From 1961 to 1972,the consumption of beef had 15 pounds growth,reaching 75 pounds.However,pork had a minimal increase,peaking at 55 pounds .
From 1973 to 1976,beef usage had a peak of 90 pounds,while pork reached the lowest amount of 40 pounds,and broilers had 1.5 times growth since starting.From 1976 to 2009,beef meals had a fluctuated decline,reaching 60 pounds,similar to it's amount in 1961,but people used 3 times more broilers during this period.It is predicted that broiler consumption will become more than beef by 2012,and people of the USA will eat less pork than 2009(10 pounds reduction).The amount of turkey usage has had a marginal increase from 1961 to 2009(around 2 pounds) and will remain the same by 2012.

Here is my easily understandable essay for this task ( HIGHLY OPEN FOR CORRECTION )

The graph contains the spending habits of meat products specifically beefs, porks, chickens and turkeys of Americans between 1955 and 2012.
It can be clearly seen that beef products were the most consumable than pork, chicken and turkey products throughout the period. In 1955, it started at almost 60 pounds of consumption until it reached the peak of 90 pounds after more than 2 decades. After 1985, it continually dropped up to 50 pounds in 2012.
Likewise, the pork meat spending fluctuated over the period. From 50 pounds in 1955 up to almost 40 pounds in 2012.
Finally, chicken and turkey consumption increased from 1960 up to the following years. Americans spent more than 10 pounds of chicken products in 1960 while only less than 10 pounds of turkey products. The consumption of both meats continually increased up to over 50 pounds for chicken and up to more than 10 pounds for turkey over the period.
All in all, beef and pork spending in the U.S. decreases while chicken and turkey spending increases between 1955 and 2012.

What does "projected to .." mean here?
I guess it means estimated ,predicted.
but , what about proposed and planed ?

hi dear
plz can you tell me how can i download all these lesson bec i can not sit in computer all my time plz help me

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