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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Pie chart…indicates result of a survey… Almost half the people surveyed either had no savings account or had no saving in the account. Another 9% had the barest minimum balance as per the bank requirement. Savings accounts really mattered only to the remaining 42% people. Only 19% people surveyed had balance above $5,000. It can be concluded that a large majority of people surveyed lived from hand to mouth.

Question 2:

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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A set of pie charts and a line graph… The pie charts show… During the 30-year period, the trend of restaurant meals has caught up. By 2000, people had come to spend half their food budget on restaurant meals – a five-fold increase in 30 years.
The line graph shows…during the same 30-year period. In 1970, the two numbers were almost the same – 20 fast food and 20 sitdown meals per year. By 2000, however, while the fast food meals had crossed 80 per year, the sitdown meals…
We can say not only that restaurant meals have caught up but also that the craze is more towards…than towards…

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 map represents world population division, real and projected, by percent for the 300-year period – 1800 to 2100. Overall, it can be seen that Asia has been the most populated continent, while Oceania has been the least populated. In 1800, almost two-thirds of the world population lived in Asia, though the percentage has been on a decline ever since. Similar decline has also been experienced in Europe, where the percentage of world population is one-third of what it was 300 years back. The situation is reverse in Africa, where the percentage of world population is two and a half times of what it was 300 years back.

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 bar graph depicts… Seven social networking sites are considered – Facebook being the most popular by far, Snapchat bringing up the tail. Three age groups are considered… But there is not such a huge gap in the network penetration by age. For example, while Facebook has 91% penetration in the youngest age group, the penetration among seniors, at 69%, is not far behind. In fact, for networks like LinkedIn, the penetration in the senior group, at 32%, is way higher than in the youngest group, at 27%.

Question 5:

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.

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The image depicts a railway track going through an expanse of wasteland. The track appears to be rather old and conventional, with no sign of electric traction. Some electric poles appear on the left hand side of the track, perhaps meant for the signal system. There is no sign of human habitation or even human activity in the surrounding area. The land is bare, with hints of scanty bushes, but no forest or cultivation. Scanty clouds can be seen in the distance, partially covering the rising or the setting sun.

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.

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The image depicts an old lighthouse amidst tranquil sea waters. The lighthouse appears to have been built on the ledge of a rock head jutting out of waters, perhaps only as a hint of the larger submerged landmass around. The structure appears to be heritage and secluded, but not necessarily deserted. In the background can be seen large tracts of land with trees lined up all along. Scanty clouds can also be seen in the distance.