Task 1 – Test 1 – Cambridge 17 – band 9

Test 1 Cambridge 17.

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Task 1 Cambridge 17

Task 1 Cambridge 17

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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depicts shows

temporal time-related

specific clearly stated/particular

interval period of time (or space)

terminated ended/fired

approximately about

Subsequently (after that)

quantity amount

exhibit show

fluctuating unsteady

trend (popular thing/general way things are going)

considerable (large/relatively large)

plunge steep drop

subsequent later

ceasing stopping

augmented increased/improved

surpassing going past

relatively stable staying steady

documented recorded/supported

inauguration beginning (of an elected official)

diminished reduced

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)

broader wider

demonstrate (show or prove)

duration length of time



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