Academic IELTS Writing task 1 Sample 21 - Information about sales and share prices for Coca-Cola

The chart and graph below give information about sales and share prices for Coca-Cola.

Write a report for a university lecturer describing the information shown below.

     » You should write at least 150 words.
     » You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

Academic writing task 1 sample 21

Model Answer 1:
The given graphical illustrations give data on sales volume of Coca-Cola in 2000 in unit cases and also show the share price of this brand from 1996 to 2001. The data gives the break-up of the total consumption of Coca-Cola, amounting 17.1 billion unit cases, as percentages consumed in various parts of the world.

In 2000, the largest proportion of Coca-Cola, according to the pie chart, was consumed in North America making 30.4 % of the total. The second largest consumption came from Latin America which was 25.7% of total followed by 20.5 % in Europe, 16.4% in Asia and 7% in Africa and Middle-East respectively. It is evident that the America was the major consumer of Coca-Cola in 2000.

The line graph represents the price per share of Coca-Cola from 1996 up to 2001. It is quite interesting to note that the price per share was lowest in the beginning of 1996 staying just above 35. In the mid of 1996, it showed a steep rise and touched the figure of 50 dollars per share, continuing the same price hike it reached just below $ 70 in 1997. In the same year, a slight decrease in price could be observed which was quoted just below $ 65. A sharp increase was observed thereafter where the price was maximum, $ 80. Afterwards, the price tended to decline steeply until the beginning of year- 2000. In mid-2000, the price increased again and at the start of year - 2001, Coca-Cola share was traded at the floor of stock exchange at $55.

[Written by - Manpreet ]

Sample Answer 3:
The given pie chart and line graphs show the data on sales volume and share price of Coca-Cola. As is given in the illustration, in the year 2000, Coca-Cola was sold most in America where it had more than 55% sales volume. The share price of Coca-Cola was highest in 1998 and reached to around 55 in 2001 with some fluctuation.

As is presented in the pie chart, in 2000, Coca-Cola had more than 55% sales in Latin and North America. In Europe it had more than 20% sales volume, in Asia 16.45% and in Africa it had 7% sales volume. This indicates that American continent has the largest market for Coca-Cola while this market is least in African Continent.

Again, the share price of Coca-Cola was only $ 33 in 1996 and this price increased to $ 68 in 1997. The price reached to the highest in 1998 when it was $ 80 per share. The price then started dropping and with some fluctuations it reached it around $ 60 in 2001.

 In summary, the American Continent was the largest market for Coca-Cola in 2000 and the average share price of it is $60 though this price varies year to year.

(Approximately 202 words) 

( This model answer can be followed  as an example of a very good answer. However, please note that this is just one example out of many possible approaches.)

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-1 # Randal 2016-08-10 20:15
Hi, may I ask a question?

I was wondering if in this content I could say ''North America POSSESSES/DETAINS the highest proportion of Coca-Cola sales?'' Is it correct or both verbs are not applicable in this case? I have looked up the exactly meaning of these verbs but I am not sure.

Another question, in the line graph, instead of using the verb DROP, FALL or REDUCE, Can I say that the value of coca-cola share ''DIMINISHED''?

Just one more question if you do not mind, Describing a line graph, Is it correct to say the something ATTAINED/ACHIEVED the peak rather than using the verb REACH/TOUCH/HIT ??

Thank you, it will be really helpful.
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0 # Saima 2016-09-27 04:36
How can I increase my vocabulary? Can I get minimum 7 bands after studying only 10 days?
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0 # Ahmed Lahori 2016-10-13 07:13
It depends! If you fully concentrate and practise as much as you can, then hopefully you can do it... Wish you best of luck.
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+2 # Farhad 2016-05-16 09:59
The given illustrations give data on share price of Coca-Cola from 1996 until 2001 and volume of its sale in several regions in 2000.

As is seen, the share price of Cola-Cola had remarkably increased with approximately 70$ reported case. The figure went down to roughly about 55$ between 1997 and 1998, but then there was an upward trend until around 1998. We can see the greatest change in share price which occurred in 2000 just under 50$ and finally, the price experienced significant rise after 2000.

Regarding the pie chart, total Coca-Cola that was sold in 2000 reached to 17.1 billion units that had been distributed to five regions. It is interesting to note that the highest percentage of Coca-Cola sell was recorded for North America with 30.4% followed by Latin America and Europe with 25.7% and 20.5%, respectively. However, the lowest percentage of that sell belonged to Asia (16.4%) and Africa and Middle East (7%).

Overall, with an increase in the Coca-Cola sale among countries in 2000, its share price decreased. This may explain the noticeable decline of Coca-Cola share price at that moment.
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+1 # Ratna 2016-03-12 07:41
Actually, I agree with Mat, it is not easy to use words like plummeted, fluctuations etc. for someone who is struggling with the basic vocabulary. Ideally 'Work extensively on your vocabulary before you attempt such questions'. That would be a safe bet in my opinion.
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+5 # Komal 2016-01-04 22:56
Good for me.
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+20 # Daryll Patane 2015-07-03 19:40
The supplied two diagrams show information on the percentage of unit case volume of Coca-Cola in five different regions during 2000, and its share prices between 1996 and 2001.

Overall, it is noticeably clear that American continent holds the biggest market of allotted bottles sold, whereas Europe and Asia are next to it. Moreover, the market price varies of the 5 years period.

In the given pie chart, North and Latin America shared a 56.1% of total bottles disposed in market in which it accounted to a 30.4% and 25.7% separately. The next major distributor is Europe which it contributed an inch higher against Asian region. In contrast with this, Africa and Middle East combine distributed 7% of the total sales.

In 1996, it can be noticed there was a steady jump in the price whereas it plummeted to the midyear of 1997-1998 fiscal year to a merely $55 value, however, prices were brought back significantly and leveled at $80. Market prices were started to have steep fluctuations over the next years as it reached 60$ in 2001.
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-6 # Merely Real 2015-03-14 12:51
Not bad
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+9 # Mat 2014-10-30 12:37
For someone who is not familiarized with charts (that would be me), this ones are quite hard to describe in-depth, specially when I need to learn a lot of vocabulary to write a single line.
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