Trends in Task 1 Academic

Trends in Task 1 Academic


To make it clear how to use all the above given Trend words there are examples below:

  1. Car sales rose to 55.000 at the end of the period.
  2. Car sales rose by 5% in 1996. (for example: If the percentage was 50% in 1993 and in 1996 it was 55%)

You can use other verbs instead of “rose” like “increased to/by; rocket to/by” etc.

Let’s use noun phrases for the same sentence

  1. There was a rise of 5% in car sales in 1996.


you can simply use the word “rise”

  1. There was a rise in the car sales by 5%.
  2. There was a rise in the number of cars sold by 5%.

You can use any other noun phrase to describe the trend instead of “a rise”.


Now let’s move on to the downward trend:

  1. Car sales fell to 23.000 in 1998.
  2. Car sales fell by 20% in 1998.

The same goes with the Noun phrases:

  1. There was a fall in car sales in 1998.
  2. There was a fall of 20% in the car sales in 1998.
  3. Car sales saw a fall of 20% in the car sales.

Use any other noun phrases to make your own sentences.


Coming to Stable phrases:

  1. Car sales did not change during 3 years.
  2. The number of cars sold did not change in a period of 3 years.
  3. Car sales remained stable from 1993 to 1996.
  4. Car sales remained stable at around 55.000 per month during 3 years.

Noun phrase here:

  1. There was no change in car sales during 3 years.
  2. There was a period of stability in car sales where the sales were (fluctuated) around 55.000 per month.

Use any other phrase again to make your own.

When you are showing the position of the “Car sales” in any year, you have to use one of these:

  1. Car sales stood at 15.000 in 1992.
  2. Car sales was at 15.0000 in 1992.

Noun phrases:

  1. Car sales reached a high of 150.000 in 1998.
  2. Car sales reached a low of 10.000 in 1995.

If there is a constant change:

  1. Car sales fluctuated around 50.000 during two years.
  2. There was a fluctuation in car sales.