[Na A] Writing Practice Test 419845
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.
The table illustrates how many products a coffee shop sold on a normal day in the week.
Overall, it can be seen from the figure that the different kind of products were sold in different amounts depending on the time. Coffee and pastries were the most sold products, while tea and sandwiches represent the minority of products that were sold.
First of all, between 7:30am and 10:30am the majority of products that customers bought, were 265 cups of coffee and 275 pastries. Furthermore, the number of sold sandwiches increased rapidly to 200 from 10:30am to 2:30pm. In contrast, the sales for cups of coffee started to decline during that time and fell to 185.
However, the sales for tea reach a minimum during 2:30pm and 5:30pm and decrease to a number of 35 cups of teas. Nevertheless, the sales for pastries grew to 150 during that time schedule. Finally, between 5:30pm and 8:30pm the number of cups of coffee increased to 200 and the sales for sandwiches grew to 110.
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.
Nowadays, many people use their own vehicle as their main means of transport. This is a serious issue, because driving by car affects various parts of the environment and human's daily life. This essay will consider the main problems of reliying on cars, before preposing two effective solutions.
First of all, one of the most significant problems of driving by car is the negative impact on the environment. As many citizens drive by car, air pollution might get worse in many countries worldwide. Furthermore, traffic jam is another issue that has to be considered. For example, many employees start to work at the same time and therefore cause traffic consumption which could lead to time loss and further environmental damages.
Fortunetly, there are two promising solutions to these problems. Firstly, different industries should start at different times and not between the same time schedules. As a result, rush hours should not be a problem anymore. For instance, people who work at coffee shops and supermarkets should start their work at 7p.m, while citizens who work at schools and universities should start to work at 8p.m. Moreover, another solution could be the use of public transport and the development of the public transport infrastructure. For example, more busses should be available during rush hours and the government should invest in public transport facilities in order to make them more attractive to employees and students.
In conclusion, relying on cars might cause serious problems for the environment and human's daily life that should be taken into account. However, the improvement of public transport infrastructure and the introduction of different time schedules to various industries are possible solutions. Finally, I recommend that citizens try to use public transport as much as possile instead of their cars.