In IELTS writing task 1 you are requested to describe trends. Comparable parameters appear in a line/pie graphs or bar charts.
There are two main grammatical structures we can use to describe trends.
1. There + be + adj. + noun + in + noun phrase
There was a gradual rise in the price of gold.
There has been a sharp drop in the price of properties.
2. Noun phrase + verb + adverb
The price of gold rose gradually.
The price of properties has risen dramatically.
- go down / go up
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