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

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

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 # Organizer 2015-07-14 09:48
Please, add their marks, at least an estimated mark. We would then be able to count on them.
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+10 # Teshome Kebede 2015-06-02 11:55
Model Answer:
The line graph shows the amount of monthly gold sale in 2002 in Dubai in the year 2002 and the units are measured in millions of dirhams. It can be clearly seen that the amount of gold sold in dirhams attained its peak point during March, while the lowest selling price was in July in this year.

The selling of gold in Dubai started at 200 millions dirhams in January 2002 and the figure rose dramatically to 350 million 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. However, the amount of gold sold climbed to around 205 million in the mid-August and fell back to 110 million during September. Finally, the amount of gold sold showed a slight increase during the last three months of the year - October, November and December.

In summary, the highest amount of gold sell in Dubai in 2002 was in March while it was the lowest in July and September.
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