Writing Task 1:
You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
The chart below shows the numbers of registered road vehicles in use in a European country.
Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
Write at least 150 words.
Shown in the bar chart and the table are the number of five categories of registered vehicles in 1996 and 2006, and the percentage change of each category over the same time.
Private cars and other types were the two leading categories, both witnessing an increase in the number. Specifically, the former stood out, as it dominated in automobile industry, with more or less 20 million. Though there were merely over 1 million other types of vehicles registered, the number experienced a greater increase than the former one did, 58% compared with 24%.
By stark contrast, the scenarios regarding the remainders were rather different. The following two categories - motorcycles and lorries – were roughly 0.6 million fewer than other types, and their numbers both showed a fall, with the decrease rate of the former (40%) twice larger than that of the latter (20%). Lastly, it is noteworthy that the decade saw no change in bus, coach, and taxi, whose number ranked the last, with 0.1 million in both years.
the former, the latter也可作为一种指代方式，满足CC的得分。
第二个划线处句法结构：句1（主系表，中间通过短破折插入two categories的同位语）+ and连接句2（主谓宾）+with引导的独立主格
Overall, the number of registered private cars far dwarfed that of other categories in both years.
dwarf vt. (相比之下)使显得矮小，使相形见绌