This model line graph for IELTS writing task 1 is estimated at band score 9. Use this sample writing as a template for structure, key features and language for any IELTS line graph. There are also some tips given below to guide you and help you understand how to describe this type of graph.
The graph below shows the consumption of 3 spreads from 1981 to 2007.
The line graph illustrates the amount of three kinds of spreads (margarine, low fat and reduced spreads and butter) which were consumed over 26 years from 1981 to 2007. Units are measured in grams.
Overall, the consumption of margarine and butter decreased over the period given, while for low fat and reduced spreads, it rose. At the start of the period, butter was the most popular spread, which was replaced by margarine from 1991 to 2001, and following that low fat and reduced spreads became the most widely used spread in the final years.
With regards to the amount of butter used, it began at around 140 grams and then peaked at 160 grams in 1986 before falling dramatically to about 50 grams in the last year. Likewise, approximately 90 grams of margarine was eaten in the first year after which the figure fluctuated slightly and dropped to a low of 40 grams in 2007.
On the other hand, the consumption of low fats and reduced spreads only started in 1996 at about 10 grams. This figure, which reached a high of just over 80 grams 5 years later, fell slightly in the final years to approximately 70 grams in 2007.
Before you start learning how to describe a Writing task 1 Line graph, you need to learn these first:
In Writing task 1 Line graph shows changes happened over the period. There are mainly two types of line graphs in the exam: Single line graphs and multiple line line graphs.In this section you will learn how to write a report for Line graphs. Make sure you follow all the links on our page to maximize your score.
Always write 4 paragraph essays – introduction, overview, 2 bodies
Introduction (Learn how to write an Introduction for graphs)
Overview (Learn how to write an Overview for graphs )
Bodies ( Learn how to write Body paragraph graphs)
Let’s now describe the below given Line graph with our structure:
You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
The line graph below gives information on cinema attendance in the UK.
Write a report for a university lecturer describing the information given.
You should write at least 150 words.
The line graphs illustrates the percentage of cinemagoers in four different age groups between 1990 and 2010. It is clear that cinema attendance in each of the given groups was on an upward trend over the given period.
According to the line graph, in 1990 about 38 per cent of those aged 14-24 went to the cinema in the UK. The figure for those 24-34 was practically the same. While cinema attendance on the two older groups was considerably lower, at 25 per cent for the 34-44 year-olds and 15 per cent for those 44-54 age category. After increasing slightly to 45 per cent, the proportion of the youngest group fell to its previous mark before rising considerably. When it comes to those aged 24-34, the pattern was almost the same, but relevant figures were slightly lower with the proportion of cinemagoers of this group growing to about 45 per cent in 2010.