Academic IELTS Writing task 1 Sample 25 - Estimated sales of gold in Dubai for 12 months

The line graph shows estimated sales of gold in Dubai for 12 months in 2002 in millions of Dirhams.

Write a report describing the information in the graph below.

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

 Academic writing task 1 sample 25

Sample Answer 1:
The given line graph shows data on Gold sales in Dubai from January to December of the year 2002. As is presented in the illustration, the highest amounts of sales were done in March and lowest sales were in July and September.

As is presented in the line graph, initially in January 2002, two hundred millions of Dirham Gold was sold in January and this amount kept increasing for the next two month and in March it reached to 350 million which is the largest amount throughout the whole year. After that, the sales volume keeps declining steadily and reached to 110 million in July. With some fluctuations, the sale amount reached to 200 million in August and finally in December it totalled about 200 million.

In summary, Mars was the best month for Dubai Gold sales in the year 2002 and throughout the year the sale volume fluctuated keeping an approximate average of 180 million of Dirham per month.

( 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.)

Model Answer 2:
The given line graph compares the gold sales in Dubai from January 2002 to December 2002. The sale price is given in million of Dirham and it is evident from the diagram that gold sales in Dubai was highest in March while it was lowest in July & September.

According to the given illustration, the gold sale in Dubai was 200 million Dirham in January in the given year and it increased to around 230 million Dirham in the next month. The highest sale of the gold was in March amounting 350 million. From April to July, the sales amount kept on decreasing and reached to the lowest level in July with just above 100 million Dirham. In August the sale was just above 200 million and after that sales amount of Dubai gold showed some fluctuations. In September the sales amount again reached at the lowest point while at the end of the year, December 2012, the sale was just below 200 million Dirham.   

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+1 # Nima 2015-07-15 11:38
The provided graph shows estimated sales of gold in different month as plummets in Dubai in 2002 in millions of Dirhams.

As in presented in the given graph as an output of a survey, initially in January and February these amounts were 200 and 220 respectively but it rocketed to well over 350 in March. After that proportion of this capital fell down toughly and stopped in 120 in July. In August it increased to 210 and then declined and reached to 120 in September. Volume of the trade gold rose up and achieved to 180 in October. After 10th month almost value of sales was equivalent until the end of years, hence in November it was 180 and 190 in December.

In summary, the illustration depicts March was the best month for the Dubai economic and July and September were the worst month with 350 and 120 million Dirhams respectively.
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0 # organizer 2015-07-14 15:48
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE add their mark. at least estimate. we count on them
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+3 # Teshome Kebede 2015-06-02 17:55
Model Answer:
The line graph shows the amount of monthly gold sale in 2002 in the Dubai. Units are measured in millions of dirhams.

It can be clearly seen that the amount of gold sold in dirhams attain its peak point during March month, while drop to its minimum value at July.

The amount of gold sold began at 200 millions of dirhams in January and the figure rose dramatically to reach 350 million of dirhams in March. In the following four months (April, May, June and July), there was a sharp decline and reach around 110 million of dirhams in July in the Dubai. However, the amount of gold sold climb to around 205 million of dirhams up to August and fall back to 110 million of dirhams in during September.

On the other hand, the amount of gold sold showed a slight increment for the last three months of the year, namely: October, November and December.
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+1 # Anastasia 2015-03-03 00:53
IMHO, this model answer would not be considered as "very good" by examiners. There are too many mistakes both spelling and grammatical ones.
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