Academic IELTS Writing task 1 Sample 21 - Information about sales and share prices for Coca-Cola
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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.
Model Answer 1:
The diagrams give data on sales volume of Coca-Cola company in 2000 and also show the share price of this brand from 1996 to 2001. Generally speaking, Coca-Cola made the highest sales in America and Europe in 2000 and it’s share price surged until 1998, after which it showed a downward trend.
In 2000, the largest proportion of Coca-Cola (30.4%), according to the pie chart, was consumed in North America. The second largest consumption came from Latin America which was one-quarter of all sales 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. A sharp increase was observed thereafter where the price was maximum, $80. Afterwards, the price tended to decline steeply until 2000. In mid-2000, the price increased again and at the start of the year 2001, Coca-Cola share was traded at the floor of stock exchange at $55.
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Sample Answer 2:
The pie chart and line graph show the data on sales volume and share price of Coca-Cola brand. As is given in the illustration, in the year 2000, Coca-Cola was sold most in America and the share price of Coca-Cola was highest in 1998 and showed some fluctuations.
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, it sold 16.45% and in Africa, it had 7% sales volume. This indicates that American continent had the largest market for Coca-Cola while this market was the lowest 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 was $60 though this price varied 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.)
Model Answer 3:
The pie chart and line graph reveal the global sales ratio of Coca-Cola in 2000 and its share price during 1996 and 2001. It is apparently seen that America was the largest market for this brand and its share price was highest in 1998.
According to the pie chart, Coca-Cola sold 17.1 billion unit case in the year 2000 and more than 55% of this sale was made in North and Latin America. They sold around 3.45 billion unit case in Europe, which was their second largest sales ratio. Asian consumers drank around 16% unit case of Coca-Cola in this year and African and the Middle Eastern citizens together consumed 7% of the total sale in 2000.
The line graph shows that share price of this brand was $36 in 1996 and it rapidly increased in the following years. Except in the middle of 1997, the price kept on going up until it reached its peak at around $80 per share in 1998. Hereafter, the price gradually declined and went below $50 in early 2000. Finally, the share price of Coca-Cola stood at around $60 during the mid-2000.