Academic IELTS Writing task 1 Sample 48 - Estimated oil production capacity for several Gulf countries

The graph shows estimated oil production capacity for several Gulf countries between 1990 and 2010.

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

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

 Academic IELTS writing task 1 sample 48

Sample Answer :
The given illustration compares oil production capacity of several Gulf countries namely Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and UAE starting from 1990 and gives projection till the year 2010.

As is presented in the column graph, Saudi Arabia has the highest capacity of oil production  and the oil production capability is increasing for all the Gulf countries.

Initially, in 1990, Iraq & the UAE produced over 2 million barrels of oil per day whereas the production for Iran was 3 and for Kuwait and Qatar were less than 2 million Barrels. Saudi Arabia was the highest oil producing country that produced more than 8 million barrels of oil daily in 1990.After 10 years, in 2000, the oil; production increased for all the countries except UAE, where the production was same as it was 10 years earlier. The trends of more oil production remained same in all the countries in 2005 except in Qatar. And finally in 2010, it is expected for Iran to produce more than 4 million barrels of oil daily, for Iraq, Kuwait & UAE the expected production is nearly 4 million barrels. Saudi Arabia will produce much more oil than other Gulf countries as it did for all the mentioned years and this projection is almost 15 millions of barrels per day.        

(Approximately 214 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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