In a comment below last week's lesson, Lynn pointed out that my essay contained some good paraphrasing.
Instead of the phrase "the numbers of residents cycling to work", I wrote:
- the numbers of people who cycled to work
- the number of UK commuters who travelled to work by bicycle
- the number of cycling commuters
- ...residents commuted by bicycle
- this figure
- total numbers of cycling commuters
- figures for
It doesn't matter that I often repeated the word 'number' (it's normal to repeat this word in English). What the examiner will notice is that I am able to express "residents cycling to work" in a variety of ways. Doing this is harder than it looks!