The line graph below shows the number of single-family homes constructed in the United States by region over a period of six years.

Summarize the information by selecting and reporting in the main features and make comparisons where relevant.

The line graph illustrated the construction of single-family houses in 4 different areas including Northeast, Midwest, South, and West in the USA over a 6-year period starting from 2006.

In general, the initial impression from the chart is that a downward trend was observed for all areas despite fluctuations at varying degrees. Additionally, a high number of single inhabitants built houses in the South while erecting of new residentials in the Northeast was the lowest over the surveyed period.

As can be seen, in 2006, approximately 900.000 citizens had their house in the South, four times more than the number in the Northeast. At the same time, the figures for the other two West and Midwest residentials were also lower, with fewer than half and 300.000 of them respectively. The subsequent two years saw the most significant decline among the four areas. South houses built fell by a further 450.000, about twofold its 2006 level and nine-fourth of the number of West house produced in 2008. There was a major decrease in the quantity of homes in the two remaining areas, both at approximately 100.000.

It is notable that four areas experienced a continuous decline in construction during the next two years. The number of houses built by South people fell greatly, reaching its lowest point at roughly 300.000 before recovering to under 400000 in 2012. Similarly, three other areas in America showed an overall decline of 100000 numbers in 2010 prior to stabilizing at approximately 150.000.

The line graph illustrated (Wrong verb and wrong tense. Use "illustrate" for process flows, diagrams and pictures, not for plots and graphs. ) the construction of single-family houses in 4 ( write out small numbers in words. ) four different areas ( including Northeast, Midwest, South, and West ) in the USA over a 6-year period starting from 2006.

In general, the initial impression from the chart is that (Those words have no information. Delete them.) a downward trend was observed for all areas despite fluctuations (wrong word. There are no fluctuations on this graph.) at varying degrees. Additionally, a high number of single inhabitants built houses (wrong expression- it is very poor English) in the South while erecting of new residentials (wrong expression- it is very poor English) in the Northeast was the lowest over the surveyed (Do not use this word unless a survey is mentioned in the instructions) period.

As can be seen, (Those words have no information. Delete them.) In 2006, approximately 900.000 citizens had their house in the South, (Incorrect. The population of the US south is in the millions) four times more than the number in the Northeast. At the same time, the figures (wrong word.) for the other two West and Midwest residentials (wrong word.) were also lower, with fewer than half and 300.000 of them ( very poor English. You have to put two numbers or two of the same expressions with "respectively") respectively. The subsequent two years saw (wrong word. Years cannot see things.) the most significant decline in all among the four areas. South houses built (wrong expression) fell by a further 450.000, about twofold (wrong usage) its 2006 level and nine-fourth (wrong expression) of the number of West house produced (very poor and unnatural) in 2008. There was a major decrease in the quantity of homes (incorrect expression) in the two remaining areas, both at approximately 100.000.

It is notable that All four areas experienced (wrong word. Areas do not experience things.) had a continuous decline in construction during the next two years. The number of houses built by South people (very poor and unnatural expression) fell greatly, reaching its lowest point at roughly 300.000 before recovering to under 400000 (120,000 is under 400000 and so is 290000. You cannot say "under X" because that is any value between 0 and X) in 2012. Similarly, three other areas in America (wrong expression ) showed an overall decline of 100000 numbers in 2010 prior to stabilizing at approximately 150.000.


Your main problem is struggling to invent aa host of synonyms for "home construction." Do not try to make lots of synonyms in Task 1. Almost always, it will not have good results.

You wrote nearly 250 words, while the minimum is 150.

You will not lose points for writing more; however, longer essays generally do not get high scores. There are many reasons.

First, the longer the essay, the more chances you have to make errors, and you will lose points for these errors.

Second, especially in Task 2, your writing may be repetitious and wordy. In Task 1, you are likely writing about everything, rather than following the instructions and picking out only the significant points. This will cost you points.

Third, you will take a lot of the limited time writing, and not have time left over to proofread your essay. You will miss the silly mistakes, and that lowers your score.

Fourth, you will not have enough time to devote to Task 2, and get a lower score there. Task 2 counts twice as much for your overall score.


Please read my advice for Task 1 essays. I explain the wrong use of fluctuation, figure, see, experience and other vocabulary words.


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Sample essay

Outline

Paragraph #1: Describe all aspects of the figure. Mention the names of the categories (in this case, the regions) to familiarize the reader with the subject.

Paragraph # 2 Report main features. Pick out two or three for this paragraph.

Paragraph # 3 Report some details, focusing on comparisons. In Task 1 you get the highest score by combining categories, and, in this sample essay, I chose to add up all regions to get the total. I used the total to compare the regions proportionately.



The line graph compares the four regions of the US in terms of the amount of single family housing construction during the period from 2006 to 2012. The regions are the Northeast, Midwest, South and West.

Overall, the largest number of homes were constructed in the South, followed by the West, Midwest and Northeast. This order did not change over the period, although the numbers declined everywhere.

In 2006, a total of about one million eight hundred thousand homes were constructed, half being located in the South (900 thousand), and a quarter (450,000) in the West. By 2008, construction had slowed by half with a total of 910 thousand. The proportions were similar to 2006, 50% of the new houses were in the South (450,000), and a little over 20% in the West (200,000). Homebuilding continued to slump, bottoming in 2010 at 600 thousand units. As before, half (300 thousand) were in the South, and the other regions ranged between 80 and 120 thousand. Then the industry began to recover slowly; there were 650 thousand built in 2012. But only two of the regions had increased activity, the South and West. The Midwest had plateaued at 100,000 and the Northeast had continued to fall from 80 to about 50 thousand.

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