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The chart below gives information about global sales of games software, CDs and DVD or video, Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
Write at least 150 words.
Sample answer 1
The chart shows the changes in the sales of video material / DVDs, games software and CDs worldwide in billions of dollars over a three-year period. It can be seen that the sales of videos / DVDs and games software have increased, while the sales of CDs have gone down slightly.
Between 2000 and 2003, the sale of videos and DVDs rose by approximately 13 billion dollars. In 2000, just under 20 billion dollars worth of these items were sold, but in 2003, this figure had risen to a little over 30 billion dollars.
The sales of games software also rose during this period, but less sharply. Sales increased from about 13 billion dollars in 2000 to just under 20 billion dollars three years later. By contrast, during the same period, the sale of CDs fell from 35 billion dollars in 2000 to about 32.5 billion dollars in 2003.
Sample Answer 2
The bar graph given shows the sales of Games, CDs and DVDs worldwide from the year 2000 to 2003. As is observed from the graph, the sales volume of games software increased over the year, and CDs were the most sold items in terms of its sales amount among the given items though VDVs slowly replaced CDs.
According to the data, in 2000, the sales of CDs were 35 billion dollars worldwide. In this year, the sales for DVDs/ Video games was less than 20 billion dollars. The sales amount of these three items remained almost the same in the next year, with some increment in the sales amount of VDV and games. Over the year, the sales of CDs decreased and finally reached just over 30 billion dollars in 2003. On the contrary, the sales amount of DVDs/video increased significantly, reaching almost near the sales amount of the CDs. Similarly, the sales amount of games increased and reached over 15 billion dollars in 2003.
In summary, DVDs gradually replaced the CDs and games software sales increased for the given period.