Question 1:

Look at the graph below. In 25 seconds, please speak into the microphone and describe in detail what the graph is showing. You will have 40 seconds to give your response.

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The line chart shows the estimated population growth of the fastest growing populations of the world from 2015 to 2100. The graph shows that India will become the most populous country post 2020 and will be affecting global population change till 2050. India and China are the only two countries that witness a decrease in population after 2050. Population of India will peak in the year 2050 to approximately 1950 million and that of China in 2030 at approximately 1400 million. After 2050, the population of Nigeria, Pakistan and Congo will start rising. Overall, the substantial gap between the combined populations of India and China and the other countries is so great that they do not close down even when the populations of India and China start decreasing.

Question 2:

Look at the diagram below. In 25 seconds, please speak into the microphone and describe in detail what the diagram is showing. You will have 40 seconds to give your response.

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The diagram shows the five steps involved in recycling of aluminium. In the first step, the aluminium scrap in collected. It is then sorted according to shape and size. The sorted aluminium scrap is then crushed into huge aluminium blocks for further processing. The next step is to remelt recycled aluminium blocks. After remelting, the aluminium scrap is collected and then poured into moulds during secondary casting. The solidified aluminium in the form of aluminium bricks are then ready for use.

Question 3:

Look at the graph below. In 25 seconds, please speak into the microphone and describe in detail what the graph is showing. You will have 40 seconds to give your response.

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The given bar graph shows male and female participation in New Zealand in five different sports – football, tennis, cricket, touch rugby and basketball. In all kinds of sport, male participants are more than female participants. Male participants are highest in tennis (180,000) and lowest in basketball (105,000). On the other hand, female participants are highest in tennis (135,000) and lowest in football (35,000). Overall, the participation of males and females in different sports varies according to gender and the type of sport.

Question 4:

Look at the graph below. In 25 seconds, please speak into the microphone and describe in detail what the graph is showing. You will have 40 seconds to give your response.

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The given bar graph depicts data extracted from a survey about the most pressing issue that several European countries face. Two issues immigration and unemployment have been presented in the given graph. Around 45% of Germans feel that immigration is a major issue while they don’t consider unemployment a problem. Even people in Sweden, Netherlands, the UK feel so as they don’t consider unemployment to be as great an issue as immigration. On the other hand, the opposite is true for Spain which considers unemployment to be a major issue as 66% vote for it. France and Greece also feel the same. However, Italy is the only country which finds both unemployment and immigration to be major issues.

Question 5:

Look at the table below. In 25 seconds, please speak into the microphone and describe in detail what the table is showing. You will have 40 seconds to give your response.

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The given table shows data regarding the number of workers with different qualification from 1985 to 2015. From the data, it can be inferred that the employment of workers with no qualification has gradually decreased over time with 6 million in 1985 to just 1.5 million in 2015. In other categories, the number of workers has increased every 10 years. The only instance where the number of workers remained the same was in 1995 and 2005 for workers with intermediate qualification. Overall, the data depicts that graduates or degree holders are employed the most in each of the observed years.

Question 6:

Look at the image below. In 25 seconds, please speak into the microphone and describe in detail what the image is showing. You will have 40 seconds to give your response.
SIZES OF FLIGHTLESS BIRDS

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The given image compares the size of different flightless birds. The image shows that Elephant bird found in Madagascar and the Moa found in New Zealand were the largest flightless birds, approximately 3 metres and 2 metres in height respectively. Among the present day species, the African Ostrich is larger in size than humans, measuring around 2.5 metres followed by the Australian Emu. Kiwi, found in New Zealand, is the smallest in size among all flightless birds.

Question 7:

Look at the chart below. In 25 seconds, please speak into the microphone and describe in detail what the chart is showing. You will have 40 seconds to give your response.

AMERICAN DAILY CALORIE PER CAPITA BY FOOD GROUP (2010)

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The given pie chart illustrates the American daily calorie consumption per capita by food group in the year 2010. Grain products, added fats and oils and dairy fats, and meats, eggs and nuts compose the major portion of the American daily calorie intake at 24%, 23% and 21% respectively. The next most consumed food group was caloric sweeteners at around 15%. Fruit and Vegetables and Dairy were less preferred than other food groups and their intake is almost half that of caloric sweeteners. Overall, certain food groups contribute more to the overall calorie intake than others in the American diet.

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