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