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

IELTS Academic Writing Task 1/ Graph Writing - Pie Chart + Line Graph:

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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0 # Sajit 2017-08-10 00:22
"Can you please point out my mistakes or give any suggestions?"

The pie chart depicts the sales of coca-cola in 2000 whereas the line graph illustrates the share price this brand had from 1996 to 2001. Overall, the global sale of coca-cola was 17.1 billion unit case by the year 2000 and its share price went as high as 80 dollars in 1998.

According to the pie chart, North and Latin America were the largest markets for the consumption of coca-cola in 2000 which together accounted for over 50% total sales - 30.4% in North America and 25.7% in Latin America. Africa and the Middle East, on the other hand, were the smallest market for this drink and exactly 7% of its sale was done in these two regions. Likewise, Asia and Europe comprised of 16.4% and 20.5% sale of coca-cola respectively.

According to the line graph, the share price of coca-cola company was about $35 in 1996 which rose dramatically and went as high as $69 in 1997. In the following year, it surged to the peak of about $80 per share after showing a minor drop. After this time onwards, a steady decrease in the share price could be observed and it reached under 50 dollars in 2000. Next year the share price of coca-cola stood at just below 60 dollars.
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-2 # laura 2017-06-28 18:34
"North America and and Latin America"
Mexico is in North America
What this means?
Are you excluding Mexico from North America?
Are you moving Mexico to South America?

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+3 # 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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+1 # 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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+4 # Farhad 2016-05-16 03:59
The given illustrations give data on Coca-Cola company’s share price from 1996 until 2001 and its sales volume in several regions in 2000. Overall, Coca-Cola made the highest sales in American regions and its share price was highest in 1998.

According to the line graph, the share price of Cola-Cola company was approximately 35-38 dollars in 1996 and it remarkably rose to roughly $80 in 1998. Then in 2000, this price dropped to just under $50 and finally, the price experienced rise after 2000. In 2001, this price stood at nearly 60 dollar.

The pie chart reveals that total Coca-Cola sale 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 in North America with 30.4% followed by Latin America and Europe with 25.7% and 20.5%, respectively. However, the lowest percentage of that sale belonged to Asia (16.4%), Africa and Middle East (7%).
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0 # Ratna 2016-03-12 01:41
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 16:56
Good for me. I find this IELTS website extremely helpful.
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+28 # Daryll Patane 2015-07-03 13:40
The supplied 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 from the 5 years period.

In the given pie chart, North and Latin America shared a 56.1% of total bottles disposed of in the market in which it accounted for 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 the 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 levelled at $80. Market prices were started to have steep fluctuations over the next years as it reached 60$ in 2001.
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-5 # Rao Haider Ali Khan 2017-01-31 08:02
Worthful writing...
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0 # Katarina 2017-04-08 19:35
My dictionary did not find the word, which you used. Maybe you meant worthwhile.
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-9 # Merely Real 2015-03-14 06:51
Not bad.
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+13 # Mat 2014-10-30 06:37
For someone who is not familiar with charts (that would be me), this one is quite hard to describe in-depth, especially when I need to learn a lot of vocabularies to write a single line.
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