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hi simon.... your answer is well managed and cover all points as usual. you represented overview from general to specific point.I always got much more problem with describing the table form question type as writing task 1.would you please update any good recent type of table with answer and explanation in next lesson? your help would be appreciated. many thanks for your all lessons.

types = platforms

two main points
>> 3 platforms rose except one platforms which is Console game dropped
>> handheld games was the most increased

here is my answer:
The bar chart compares the worldwide selling of different four sorts of video games in billions of dollors over the period of 7 years.

It can be clearly seen that,sales of all three kind of digital games showed upward trend from 2000 to 2006 except console games.The sales figures for handheld games represented, it was remained most popular game among all other games each year.


Examples of paraphrasing:

bar graph = bar chart
global sale = turn over in dollar from sales
different types = different platforms

Two main points for overview:

The increasing trend for three out of four games.
The popularity of the handheld devices compared with other games

Hi Friends,
I am focusing on IELTS academic 7band score.If anyone would like to help me for speaking please join in my skype id b4uk2004

Bar chart- bar chart
Shows- compare
Global sales- turnover
Types- platforms

1. The overall picture is that three out of four platforms are significantly increased over a 6- year period.
2. The handheld games sales were twice higher in each platform

Here is my answer:

The given bar chart compares the consumption of people around the world in terms of four different kinds of game between 2000 and 2006
It is clear that the amount of money that people spent on handheld, mobile phone and online game rose over the period shown, and handheld devices experienced the fastest growth. By contrast, the console games consumption decreased gradually.

Simon I always have a feeling that you are good at maths ( are you?) apart from good at teaching. Well,' for teaching 'it seems that it's in your blood!!

Hi Simon,

I just received my result for 26th April test:
L:8, R:8.5,W:7.5,S:7.5

Many thanks for your free advice on writing.

The given chart shows the trend of amount spend on four different categories of game over a period of seven years between 2000 and 2006.

One of striking feature of this data is that all the three except one have increased over the said spin. another feature is that the handheld game remain the champion of all over the said period.

The bar chart compares the turnover of global sales in dollars from four different platforms,namely mobile phones, online games, console games and handheld games, from 2000 to 2006. In general, the sales of handheld games was higher than any other classes of games.

Hi all,

Below are the paraphrases that I noticed:

1- bar graph = bar chart
2- global sales = global turnover
3- global sales of handheld games = sales figures for handheld games
4- in billion dollars = in dollars
5- different types = different platforms
6- between 2000 and 2006 = from 2000 to 2006
7- between 2006 and 2006 = over the 7-year period

I think the two main points mentioned are :

- Games with increasing contribution to total turnover
- The most popular game

hi simon
I have just received result for 26th april test:
I Need to appear second time on next saturday as I need 7 in each module . can you please help me in writing?

Hai Jasur,
I will try to re write.
On the one hand, celebrities are extremely popular for the outstanding performances they perform and the young generation is a great admirer of these famous people. For example, nowadays, professional football players like Lionel Messi and Cristian Ronaldo, who are role models for youth in order to achieve their goals. Certainly, famous people are well known because of the talents and the way they perform their acts. If the stars can not achieve anything in their fields, they also might not be a person who is a good example for young people. Take sport stars and musicians for exampl, who give their best performance for the pride of the nation, but that does not always make them popular.

turnover in dollars = the amount of dollars
different platforms = types
namely = there are

According to graph, handheld games was the best seller games in this period. In detail, the sales of this type of games was at least twice throughout the period. In addition, the amount earned by selling handheld games went up for a period of six years with a platetue between 2004 and 2005. However, the least seller games was online games. Sales experienced the same trend as the former type of games but the increase rate was comparatively rapid. Similarly, sales for mobile phone games, first introduced in 2002, rocketed at in this period, amounting from only 1 bn in 2002 to about 7 bn in 2006.
However, there was a completely reverse trend found in sales of console games. Although the global sales in dollors of other three types of games rose up, the sales of console games decreased gradually in this period.

In conclusion, it is clear that the technological games tended to be more popular in these years but the demand of handheld games was far outweigh other types of games.

Hi Simon,

Paraphrases in the introduction and overview:
1. the bar graph = the bar chart
2. shows = compares
3. the global sales (in billions of dollars)= the turnover in dollars from sales
4. digital games = video games
5. different types = 4 different platforms
6. between 2000 and 2006 = from 2000 to 2006/ the 7-year period

Two main points:

1. Grouping 3 items having the increasing trend.
2. Pointing out which the highest rise is.

Ha Nguyen

Hi Simon,

It's a very good introduction. I have a small question: which one is correct?

The figures for 3 other types showed an upward trend


The figures for 3 other types showed upward trends

The difference here is the singular/plural noun I should use

The chart compares figures for worldwide sales by various virtual game types over a period of 6 years, from 2000 to 2006.

It is clear that by far the highest amount of money was spent on Handheld Games throughout the world during the period shown. It is also noticeable that while the amount of sales of Console Games fell steadily, figures for Mobile Phone and Online Games rose remarkably.

Good luck

Hai Simon,
Can I paraphrase the question as below?
The bar chart compares the worldwide sales in dollors of four different kinds of gadgets over a period of seven years.

I like this website. I intend to take the ielts exam in Sept. Thanks.

Examples of paraphrasing

The bar chart = the bar graph
The global sales = the turnover in dollars from sales
Digital games = video games
Types = platforms

Two main points for overview

1. Increasing trend of the platforms
2. Comparing the most increasing platform with the others

will take the ielts in 2 months time. appreciate if someone could help..here's my yahoo messenger. Lets exchange ideas xtian_777@yahoo.com

The bar chart provides an information regarding the global sales in billions of games in four different areas namely, mobile phones, online, consoles and handheld devices over a period of seven years.

Can i write this introduction if at all such type of question is asked???

The bar chart presents global profits of four kinds of games including mobile phone, online, console, and handheld over a period of 6 years. Overall, while console games tended to slightly decrease, others increased obviously during the time.

i think the last sentence in the over view wasnt right

You mentioned many times about overviews.But what is an overview and how could i write an overview?

Hi Simon,
I have to get score 7 in each section. Could you join me in your team and help me writing part. I am always following your tips.

warm regards

Hello Sri,

I am in same situation. We could check each other works.
I am getting 6.5 in writing. I need 7.

Email me on ny.suhel@gmai.com


hi sir,i want 8 on each band and i need help of you sir.

hi sir, give me all the ways to score band 8 on all task ..

Hi everyone,
I am a new learner of this page. Why don't we point out all figures for writing a bar chart?

hye simon, please i really need a help from you i am writing second time ielts test... first time i got L-5.5,r-5.0,w-5.0, and s-6 overall 5.5 but i want 7.0 in all the session. my second time test is on 13 november 2015 .. thank you warm regards...

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