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I'm going to share with you the tips and ideas for Question 1! Actually, I don't know whether it's true or not, because writing part is actually don't have marking scheme! I get tips from my MUET teacher, I found this very helpful, hence I share here^^Don't you think so?
Question 1You are a sub-editor working at Mostly Mags, a firm that publishes magazines.You have been asked to write a short report on the sale of magazines from January to March. Your article should migrate all the information given below. You should write 150 to 200 words.
Mostly Mags Advertisement Specials1 January: Subscribe to any magazine for a year and receive an exercising kit absolutely free.
2 February: 10 per cent discount for all magazines
3 March: Buy one free one (applies to all magazines except Homedecor)
Look at the graph shown above.
Writing skills:1. Title
2. Introduction (First Paragraph)
3. Overview (Second Paragraph)
4. Analysis (4 A) (Third Paragraph) (Data!!)
5. Synthesis (4 S) (Fourth Paragraph) (Data+Link!!)
6. Conclusion (Last Paragraph)
7. 40 marks
Model Answer (By teacher):
The Sale of Magazines from January to March
The Mostly Mags advertisement specials influences the number of Magazines sold from January to March.
The highest number of magazines sold throughout three months is Supermuscles, that's 53000. The lowest number of magazines sold from January to March is Homedecor, only 30000.The most number of magazines sold in January is Supermuscles, followed by Household Pets. In February, the most number of magazines sold is Household Pets while the least number is Personal Grooming. In March, the magazines sold for Supermuscles and Household Pets are the same which was 18000.
Increase of sale from January to February is influence by 10% discount except Supermuscles. The promotion of free exercising kit to one year subscriber influenced the total number of magazines sold in January to be higher than February, which was 56000 and 55000 respectively. In March, Homedecor shows the lowest number of magazines sold as the buy one free one exclude Homedecor.
In conclusion, the number of magazines sold in these four magazines are dependent on the Mostly Mags advertisement specials.//Readers choice changes according to offers given.
I will post up model answer for Question 2 next time^^
A step-by-step guide
· Analyse the task given
· Study the stimulus and graphic aid. Types of stimuli are likely to be:
- Single line graph
- Double line graph
- Bar graph (single double or triple bar graph
- Pie chart
- Short pieces of task
· Focus on the task given
· Jot down on point quickly
· Organize your point by numbering them in logical sequence
· Insert linkers/connectives
· Your introduction should describe the broad/important trend (s)shown
· Do not provide your opinion or the copy words from the stimulus.
· Writing your report/article in full. Do not ask bullet points.
Interpretation and outline
Interpretations the bar chart (see interpretation and outline for one stimuli on page 175).
Interpretation the table. Compare and contrast the price of both the imported and local cars from the year 1980 to 2000
Giver title of the essay
· Controlling idea
State the main or controlling idea
State the trend
Provide analysis of the data provided
Summarize main findings
Different modes of commuter transport in Kuala Lumpur
The graph shows the different modes of commuter transport used in Kuala Lumpur 1980, 1990, and 2000.
The tread indicates the growing use of cars for commuting to work between 1980 and 2000,and the corresponding decline in the popularity of buses from being the most popular mode of transport in 1980 to the least popular in 2000
Train commuter numbers rose from just under 20% in 1980 to about 27% in 1990, but fell to about 23% in 2000 . motorcycle use has bee relatively stable , falling from around 27% of commuters in 1980, to 22% in 1990 , but climbing back to reach 25% by 2000. Car use increased steadily from just over 5% in 1980 to 23% in 1990 , reaching almost 40% by 2000 as prices of imported and local car dropped significantly . this price drop caused an increase in car ownership, and caused the popularity of buses to drop from just under 35% in 1980 to 27% in 1990 and 15% in 2000.
There is a clear correlation between the growing use of cars and the decline in popularity of buses. The use of cars has had the strongest on the public transporting system .
Went up (to)
An upward trend
A boom (a dramatic rise)
Leveled out (at)
Did not change (at)
Remained steady (at)
Stayed constant (at)
Maintained the same level
A leveling out
Stood at (we use this phrase to focus on a particular point , before we mention the movement , for example in the movement for year ,
Unemployment stood at…..)
A fluctuation reached a (of) reached at.
Describing the degree of change
Describing the speed of change
Useful adjectives to compare and contrast
Describing one part of the chart /graph.
Starting with the adjective
The most significant
Are employed in the executive category.
Come from Sabah
Starting with the subject
Red is the professional is the Mexico is the
A lot more
Slightly more fractionally more
Are employed in the manufacturing sector
Come from Mexico
Starting with the subject
Blue cars are