Academic IELTS Writing task 1 Sample 97 - Consumption of fish and different kinds of meat in a European country

IELTS Academic Writing Task 1/ Graph Writing - Line Graph:

» You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The graph below shows the consumption of fish and different kinds of meat in a European country between 1979 and 2004.

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features and make comparisons where relevant.

» Write at least 150 words.

Academic IELTS Writing task 1 Sample 97

Sample Answer 1:
The line graph compares the amount of fish, chicken, beef and lamb people in a European country consumed weekly per person over a period of 25 years.

From 1979 to 2004, the consumption of fish in this European country had always been far less than meat with a steady amount of approximately 50 grams per week per person. As for the trends of meat consumption, chicken had risen to become the most eaten meat in the year of 2004 compared with the gradual decrease of beef and lamb.

Despite a small spike appeared in 1984 for beef consumption, the line illustrates a general downward trend, making it the second most eaten meat in the year of 2004 whereas beef was the most consumed meat per week dropped from around 225 grams to 100 grams per person, showing a decrease of 125 grams for these 25 years.

People in this European country ate roughly 150 grams of chicken or lamb per week /per person in 1979. However, 25 years after 1979, the consumption of chicken rose significantly to around 250 grams per week while the amount of lamb consumed dropped to a little higher than 50 grams weekly. The opposite trend between chicken and lamb consumption eventually made a gap of 100 grams in 2004.

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Sample Answer 2:
The given line graph compares the fish and meat consumptions by the people of a European country from 1979 to 2004.

As is presented in the graph, the consumption of chicken increased over the time while meats of different types were more preferred by people in the given European country than the fishes.

According to the graph, more than 200 grams of beef was consumed daily by each person initially in 1979. In this year, each person on an average ate 150 grams of chicken and lambs while the consumption was just over 50 grams in this year. Over time people preferred chicken and the consumption kept on increasing and reached to over 250 grams per day by each person. The consumption of beef, lamb decreased over time and finally in 2004 the average consumption of these two meat types decreased to around 100 grams per person in a day. The amount consumed for fish remained almost same throughout the years and slightly decreased over time.

In summary, people started consuming more chicken than beef and lamb and the fish consumption remained almost same.

Sample Answer 3:
The line graph compares the average consumption of various non-vegetarian delights namely chicken, beef, lamb and fish, over a 25 years period in a European country. A glance at the line graph reveals that the consumption of chicken over the time increased noticeably while the fish was the least consumed item during the period.

Now getting back to the details, in 1979 beef was the highly consumed meat with an average intake of 220 grams per person per week. Thereafter the beef consumption varied for the next 10 years before a steady drop and it halved in 2004. The similar trend was seen in the intake of lamb which was consumed 150 grams by a person per week and reduced to half of that in the year 2004. Fish consumption by people was the lowest throughout the 25 years period and dropped from average weekly consumption of 60 grams in 1979 to 40 grams in 2004. In contrast, the consumption of chicken grew over the 25 years period and people ate 150 grams of chicken on a weekly basis in 1979 which increased up to 250 grams in 2004.

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Sample Answer 4:
The line graph gives information on weekly consumed amount of fish and meat per person in a European country between 1979 and 2004.

In 1979, the most eaten kind of meat was beef and the least one was fish. People in this country ate roughly 225 gm beef per week while such people consumed only 60 gm fish in a week. Beef consumption fluctuated between 1979 and 1984, levelled in nest 5 years and decreased dramatically from 225 gm to 100 gm per week 1989 to 2004. Fish consumption also had been declining from 60 gm to 45 gm in 25 year-period.

The other outstanding trends in the consumption of kinds of meat indicated in the graph are chicken and lamb. They had converse directions. In 1979, the weight of consumed chicken by an individual was 140 gm per week which had been increased significantly to 250 gm per week in 2004. By contrast, people in such European country had diminished drastically their lamb consumption from 150 gm to 60 gm per week in 25 year period.

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Sample Answer 5:
The line graph illustrates the weekly intake of four different meats in Europe for a period of 25 years starting from year 1979. Overall, it can be seen that although there was an increasing trend for the consumption of chicken throughout the period given, the reverse was true for that of beef, lamb and fish.

Initially, in the year1979, the Europeans were more keen on eating beef than any other types of meat. It was about 220 grams of beef being consumed every week. The consumption of lamb, chicken and fish were much lower than beef that is approximately 150 grams for lamb and chicken and only just above 50 grams for fish in 1979. A similar pattern can be seen from the graph for the intakes of beef, lamb and fish which showed an overall decreasing trend with some fluctuations in between the years. However, the consumption of beef showed a bigger fluctuation from 1979 to 1994 before starting to decline steadily. On the other hand, the consumption of fish had the smallest fluctuations throughout the period.

Turning to the consumption of chicken, it had an overall increasing trend which contrasts with others. Even though it was consumed only 150 grams per week by Europeans in 1979, it reached to just below 250 grams by 2004 which became the most favourable meat in Europe in 2004. Interestingly, fish remained the least favourite meat throughout the time frame, only about 50 grams of fish consumed per week.

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Sample Answer 6:
The supplied graph demonstrates fish and meat intake in a European country over a quarter century, between 1979 and 2004. In general, fish and several kinds of meat consumption per person per week outlined a decrease however, chicken intake showed a rise.

Looking at the detail, fish was the least consumed over the year observed and remained the lowest among other meat items. Fish started about 60 grams per person in 1979 and slightly decreased to less than 50 grams per week in 2004. The same trend was true for lamb and beef consumption which was about 150 grams and 210 grams respectively in 1979 and gradually spiked to about 70 grams and 130 grams per person per week in 2004 respectively. Although there was a fluctuation and beef was the most favorable meat in 1979, they ended up by a decline in 2004.

On the other hand, chicken intake obviously pointed an increase. It significantly swelled from about 140 grams in 1979 to about 240 grams per person in 2004. It accounted about 100 gram improved during the period observed.

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Sample Answer 7:
The provided graph illustrates the consumption of fish and three different kinds of meats in a European country between 1979 and 2004. As a general trend, consumption of fish was lowest between 1979 and 2004 and with time people started eating less lamb and beef and preferred chicken more.

It is shown that consumption of fish remained almost steady between 1979 and 2004 with an average of 50 grams per person per week. Fish was less consumed compared to lamb, beef and chicken meats. Consumption of beef was the highest among different kinds of meat in 1979 (above 200 gm/ week) but people started eating more chicken over the time and in 2004 chicken was the most consumed meat with about 250 gm per person weekly consumption. People ate almost the same amount of lamb in 1979 as they ate chicken which was 150 gram, but unlike chicken, their liking for lamb decreased and the consumption of lamb declined like beef.

Overall it can be said that in 1979 people ate beef the most and fish the least, and in 2004 chicken became the most eaten meat, fish remained at bottom with least consumption as always.

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-3 # Daisy 2016-02-17 15:01
The given line graph compares fish and meat consumption in a European country from 1979 to 2004 in the gram scale per person per week. It is clear that the consumption of beef, lamb and fish decreased while the consumption of chicken increased noticeably.

When it comes to the beefs' pattern, one person ate more than 200 grams per week in 1979. It was the highest amount of consumption in this year. There was a relatively small gap between chicken and lamb consumptions at the stat of the year. However, in 2004 there was almost 200 grams difference between the consumptions of these two items.

Until 1989, beef was the favorite meat in Europe. But after that year, the chicken replaced it. Despite there was a significant changes in meat consumptions, the consumption of fish remained almost stable for a half century. Though fish consumption was lower than the consumption of any other meat item, its popularity among people remained unchanged.
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