Academic IELTS Writing task 1 Sample 75 - Global sales of games software, CDs and DVD or video
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The chart below gives information about global sales of games software, CDs and DVD or video.
Write a report for a university lecturer describing the information.
» You should write at least 150 words.
The given bar graph shows the sales amount of Games, CDs and DVDs in the world from the year 2000 to 2003. As is observed from the graph, the sales volume of games software increased over the year and CDs were the most sold items in terms of its sales amount among the given items though VDVs slowly replaced CDs.
According to the data, in the year 2000, the sales amount of CDs was 35 billion dollars worldwide. In this year the sales amount for DVDs/ Video and games were less than 20 billion dollars. The sales amount of these three items remained almost same in the next year with some increment in the sales amount of VDV and games. Over the year the sales amount of CDs decreased and finally reached to just over 30 billion dollars in 2003. On the contrary, the sales amount for DVD/ Video increased significantly and the amount reached almost near the sales amount of the CDs. Similarly the sales amount of games increased and reached to over 15 billion dollars in 2003.
In summary, DVDs gradually replaced the CDs and games software sales increased for the given period of time.