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[Manita M] Writing Practice Test 183307

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 us an insght into the sale of coffee, tea, pastries and sandwiches in an office building from 7:30 to 20:30.

From the table we can glen that, during the early morning hours, most customer buy coffee and pastries. Coffee and pastries were sold 265 and 275 times during the first shift (7:30 to 10:30) respectively. The sale of tea and sandwiches were comparatibely less with 110 cups of teas and only 50 portions of sandwiches sold.

During the late morning and early afternoon, we observe sandwiches being sold the most with 200 sandwiches bought, closely followed by 185 cups of coffe being bought .On the contrary, the sale of pastries and tea were pretty less, with sales reaching 95 and 50 respectively.

Post lunch, it is seen that pastries had a high rate of sale with 150 portions being sold. Coffee is also a popular choice amongst the customers during 14:30 to 17:30. Tea and sandwiches sale take a back seat in the early evening. Post 17:30, coffee and sandwiches were sold more with 200 cups and 110 portions sold respectively. Sales of pastries and tea remian less, wherein only 80 portions of pastries and 75 cups of tea were sold.

Overall, we can see the most popular item in the shop is coffee with 790 cups having been sold throughout the day and tea is the least common item, with only 270 cups sold during the business hours.

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.

Transportation is a common problem in many metropolitan cities.With more and more people replying on thier own vehicle for commuting, many problems have slowly surfaced.

In this essay I will elaborate couple of problems caused due to over dependence on private cars. One of the major concern is the increasing traffic. As more travellers prefer thier own cars for commuting to office or for running errands, the travel time to reach from one point to another is becoming increasingly long. As the number of vehicles increases, the longer it take for people to cross a signals or junctions. For example, traffic becomes extremely bad during the evening hours when most office goers are travelling from office to home. This in turn, causes major inconvience to people as they are stuck in heavy traffic for long hours.

Another reason is that more numbers of private cars cause more air pollution. While driving your own car may take you to your destination faster but will definitely cause more air pollution. For example, one person travelling in a four seater car, where three seats remain empty seems counter-productive. The carbon emitted from the car causes more harm to the ozone layer and also uses up the already depleting essential fossil fuels.

The solution to all the above problems is using public transport, instead of private vehicles. Using bus, train or carpooling can reduce the number of cars on the road during peak hours. Comuting in public transport is also cost efficient and helps you save your hard earned money. Additionally, with public transportation is becoming more eco-friendly (example electic buses). Thus, it is a wiser option to use public transport and reduce air pollution.

Therefore, I would like to conclude that, using public transportation can minimise traffic, prevent parking problems and reduce our carbon footprints. Lastly, I would recommend governments around the world to make their public transport more accessible and convenient for its citizen.

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