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[Wendy T] Writing Practice Test 156892

Task 1

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The table below shows the sales made by a coffee shop in an office building on a typical weekday.

Summarize the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

You should write at least 150 words.

Writing task 1

The table gives information about the number of four types of products sold in different temperal sections at a coffee shop in an office building on a workday. Generally, coffee was the most popular while the other three products were more ordered in specific sections than the others.

The coffee shop sold the most coffee in the morning, peaking at 265 cups from 7:30 to 10:30. Yet, the sales dropped gradually in the next two sections until 17:30, when the number reached 200 cups. Although being the least popular, tea shared the similar sales pattern as coffee, best sold in the morning when 110 cups were consumed while arriving at another summit at 75 cups in the evening.

The pastries and the sandwiches were opposite in the times that saw their best sales numbers. Pastries were more popular in the morning as well as in the afternoon, selling 275 pieces and 150 pieces each. In contrast, sandwiches were more popular during lunchtime and dinner time. From 10:30 to 14:30, 200 portions of sandwiches were sold whilst customers bought 110 portions in total between 17:30 and 20:30.

Interestingly, most products were worst sold during the afternoon section. Coffee, tea, and sandwiches all reached their lowest sales during the three hours from 14:30 to 17:30, each selling 145, 34, 40 respectively.

Task 2

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

Write about the following topic.

More and more people are relying on the private car as their major means of transportation.

Describe some of the problems over-reliance on cars can cause, and suggest at least one possible solution.

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

You should write at least 250 words.

In recent years, those who drive private cars as their major ways of transportation has considerably soared in number. Such phenomenon may generate several problems including air pollution, heavy traffic, and a lack of parking lots. Generally, these issues may be solved by the construction and usage of public transportation.

The increased use of private cars is problematic for various reasons. First of all, most cars run on gasoline, which produces carbon dyoxide and other poisonous gas when burnt, polluting the air as the gas is emitted into the environment. With the number of cars on rise, the air quality is destined to deteriorate as the vehicles generate more greenhouse gas in total than from the past. Moreover, with more cars on road, the traffic would become even heavier during the rush hours. As a result, the chance for car accidents may increase, exposing both the drivers and the passengers to a more dagerous surrounding. Lastly, drivers might find it more diffcult to search for a place to park. Since it is rather unlikely to find more space to build parking lots in the crowded urban areas, the car parks we have at the moment would not have the capacity for all private cars.

The solution to all of the problems mentioned above is public transportation. If more people make use of the public transportation, the greenhouse gas released by private cars in total would see a sizable decrease. Public transports such as the bus and the metro system are relatively cleaner than private cars, and generate less pollution consequently. Furthermore, with fewer cars on road, the chance for traffic jams and crashings would decline. In addition, without the number of cars that exceeds the capacity of exsisting car parks, drivers would not feel the inconvenience of not having enough parking space.

In summary, over-reliance on private cars may initiate multiple problems. However, if the public transportation system of a city may be enhanced, covering more areas and opening for longer hours, people would be able to use it more frequently, solving the problems created by cars discussed above.

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