Test 1 Cambridge 17.
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The graphical representation depicts the temporal patterns of shop closures and openings in a specific country during the interval from 2011 to 2018.
In 2011, the number of shops that terminated their operations amounted to approximately 6,400. Subsequently, the quantity of closures exhibited a fluctuating trend until 2015, when there was a considerable plunge in closures to around 700 shops. In the subsequent year, the number of shops ceasing their operations augmented significantly, surpassing 5,000. The data remained relatively stable during the following two years, with a little over 5,000 closures documented in 2018.
In contrast, the figure of new shop inaugurations diminished considerably between 2011 (approximately 8,500) and 2012 (slightly below 4,000) but experienced a rebound of roughly 50% by 2014. In 2015, the number of openings declined to the 2012 level, yet remained relatively constant for the next two years. In 2018, the most recent year recorded, there was a further drop to 3,000 new openings, which represents the nadir in this seven-year period.
Overall, the amount of shop closures has persisted within the range of 5,000 to 7,000 (with the exception of 2015), whereas new shop openings have shown a broader spectrum of values, which generally demonstrate a downward trend over the same duration.
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specific clearly stated/particular
interval period of time (or space)
Subsequently (after that)
trend (popular thing/general way things are going)
considerable (large/relatively large)
plunge steep drop
surpassing going past
relatively stable staying steady
inauguration beginning (of an elected official)
considerably much/a lot
slightly (a) little
declined (lowered in number/got worse/gotten worse)
relatively (compared to other things)
most recent latest
nadir low point
persisted (continued to do something hard or annoying)
demonstrate (show or prove)
duration length of time