Graph Writing # 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.

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 Estimated sales of gold in Dubai for 12 months in 2002

Model Answer 1:
The line graph shows monthly gold sales amount in Dubai throughout the year 2012. The sales amount is given in million Dirhams for every month in 2012. A glance at the diagram reveals that in March the sale amount was highest and average monthly sale of gold was between 100 and 200 million Dirhams.

According to the line graph, total sales of gold was 200 million Dirhams in January 2002 in Dubai and this amount rapidly increased in the next two months. In March, the sales amounted 350 million Dirhams, the highest in the year but afterwards, the sales amount steadily declined till July when the gold sale was recorded at just over 110 million Dirhams. August’s gold sale went abruptly higher, over 200 million but it then dropped suddenly to 110 million again. Sales of gold climbed in the next month, October but remained almost stable for the rest of the year at around 170-180 million Dirhams. At the end of the year, Dubai gold sale was recorded at approximately 185 million Dirhams, almost same as it was at the beginning of the year.         


Sample Answer 2:
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 3:
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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Chris Xie
The line graph shows estimated sales of gold in Dubai for 12 months in 2002 in millions of Dirhams.

Band 7.5 Sample:
The line chart demonstrates how the sales figure of Dubai Gold changed each month in 2002.

It is obvious that March recorded the highest gold sales while the sales in July and September were the lowest.

A rising trend in Dubai's gold sales could be noticed in the first three months of the year. In January, the gold sales stood at 200 million Dirhams, and this number rose to around 220 in February and surged to an all-year-high of 350 million Dirhams in March.

Between March and July, sales figures dropped significantly - 250 million Dirhams sales was made in April which declined by about 50 million Dirhams every following month for three consecutive months and reached just above 100 million Dirhams in July, the lowest of the year.

While August saw some recovery of the sales figure at around 200 million Dirhams, Gold sales was not able to reclaim the 200 million mark in the last four months of the year. September witnessed again the lowest sales at 100 million Dirhams, and some small fluctuations could be found for the fourth quarter at around 180 million Dirhams of gold sales in Dubai.

Please note what mistakes you can see in my writing.The line graph illustrates gold sales amount in Dubai in each month of the year 2002. At a glance, it can be seen that there were fluctuations in the monthly gold sales in Dubai and the highest sale was recorded in March 2002 and the lowest in July and September.At the beginning of 2002, Dubai gold sales started at 200 millions of Dirhams and continued with an increasing trend to reach a peak of 350 million Dirham sales in March. Then a rebound and sharp decline occurred until July 2002, when gold sales in Dubai accounted for approximately 120 million Dhirhams, almost one-third of the sales amount than that of March. Subsequently, Dubai gold market experienced rapid changes in sales until November when sales amounted a little less than as 200 million. the lowest sale of gold was recorded in July and September, almost 120 million. At the end of the year, the sales of Gold Produced nearly 200 million Dhirhams, a similar figure at the beginning of the year.
Please, add their marks, at least an estimated mark. We would then be able to count on them.
Teshome Kebede
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.