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Валерий
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Hi everybody, my name's Valery, I am from Russia and a new learner of IELTS tests, one of my challenges is Reading, I'd be happy if you can share your ideas and me likewise. 


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Hi Valery. Any advice I give you here can be found in our short reading course. It is free and you can access it here: Short Reading Course

If you want some useful materials, send me your email and I can send you some.


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Валерий
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Hi Sam, I'd better go to SRC, to be in the loop, so to say. Thank you. 


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Phan
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Hi Sam, can you help me with my writing?

The bar chart shows the number of students enrolled in three different courses at a college in Australia over three years.

The bar chart shows the number of students enrolled in three different courses at a college in Australia over three years.
My writing:
The bar chart illustrates how much the Australian students enrolled at a college in Geology, Sports Studies and Psychology over 3-year period
Overall, there was a significant increase in Sports Studies throughout. In addition to this, student enrolled at a college in 2003 is more than other remaining years
As can be seen from the chart, Sport Studies stood at 5 in 2001, rose significantly over a period and reached the highest point at 20 in 2003. While, Geology had a moderate fluctuation around 15 and 17 during the period from 2001 to 2003
On the other hand, Psychology experienced a down-ward trend.It started at the highest point at nearly 17 at 2001. After this point, it decreased moderately to 14 and 13 respectively.
I can't think anymore about it to write? Can you help me?

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@phan Hi Phan. You have around 120 words here, so you'll need to write another 30 to avoid getting a task achievement penalty. This can be difficult for simple graphs like this one (with only 9 values), so we should communicate every value:

For the Geology course you write 'While, Geology had a moderate fluctuation around 15 and 17 during the period from 2001 to 2003'

To be more detailed we can include all three values, and compare them to Sports Studies:

'In contrast, Geology began the period with 15 students, 10 more than Sports Studies. This value rose slightly to 16 students in 2002 and remained constant in 2003 with 4 students less than Sports Studies in that final year.'

Note that we don't use 'while, ' as a linking word to begin sentences. Instead we can use a 'while' clause: 'While Sports Studies increased dramatically in popularity, the number of Geology students remained constant...' (See that the comma separates the 'while' clause and the main clause)

Lastly, pay closer attention to articles. You write: 'The bar chart illustrates how many the Australian students enrolled at a college in Geology, Sports Studies and Psychology over a 3-year period'

We do not use 'the' to introduce a noun - only use 'the' if the reader already knows which specific noun you are writing about.

'period' is singular and countable so use 'a'.

Rewrite the sentences about Psychology using more comparison language. 


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