Use of tenses in the IELTS Academic Task 1
When do we use the future tense for graphs?
If a line graph shows some data in future (e.g. till 2025), must we use future simple tense for the period of years 2015 - 2025?
Thanks in advance.
Usage of the Past Perfect Continuous Tense
Please help me about usage of past perfect continuous tense with the upward/downward trends.
İs it ok to use it like below?
1) temperatures had been decreasing 4 celsius approximately since hottest day of the week
2) temperatures was decreasing 4 celsius approximately as of the hottest day of the week
3) The total amount of bike usage had been decreasing between 1960 and 2000.
4) or should ı use "was on decrease" with 3
What tense Should I use in writing task 1?
Because it was observed almost always past tenses have been used in the model answers.
Using the Present Perfect
by Hai Anh
When surfing, I find this page which has useful language for IELTS writing task 1:
Everything seems correct but these examples make me so confused:
"In general, the employment opportunity has increased till 1970 and has dropped down afterwards."
"The overall sale of the company has increased by 20% at the end of the year."
Why does he use present perfect?