IELTS graph writing # 204 - Sales at a small restaurant in a downtown

IELTS Academic Writing Task 1/ Graph Writing - Table:

» You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The table below shows the sales at a small restaurant in a downtown business district.

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

» You should write at least 150 words.

                                                 Sales: week of November 10-16

Sales at a small restaurant in a downtown

Sample Answer:
The table shows the sales volume of breakfast, lunch and dinner in a restaurant for seven days, from November 10 to 16 to be more specific. A glance at the data shows that dinner sales amount was higher than that of breakfast and lunch on an average and sales on weekends were comparatively lower.

According to the table data, the restaurant sold eleven hundred dollar’s breakfast on Friday. On that day the lunch and dinner sales of the restaurant were $2400 and more than $3600 respectively. On the whole day, the restaurant’s sale accounted for approximately 7 thousand dollars. The next day the sales amount remained almost the same with over 3800 dollar’s dinner sales. The highest amount of breakfast sales in the week was on Thursday and the restaurant sold over 1450 dollar’s breakfast which is almost double than the breakfast sales amount on Sunday. The highest lunch sale was on Wednesday (roughly2600 dollar) and that was more almost double than the sales on Sunday. It is obvious that the sales amount of the restaurant fell on weekends, less than 5 thousand dollars sale on Sunday compared to over eight thousand dollars sales on Friday. Dinner sales in most of the days were higher than the combined breakfast and lunch sales and dinner sales got a hike on Friday with the record 4350 dollars.


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Nguyen Thuong Vu
The provided table shows the sales volume of a small restaurant in a typical week. Provided data is categorized based on sales of breakfast, lunch and dinner menus each day from 10th to 16th November.

Overall, sales at the weekend were less than that on weekdays. Additionally, the restaurant made more money in the evening through more sales amount.

To begin with, the amount of breakfast money was $875 on Saturday and $750 on Sunday, while the figures from Monday to Friday were $1100 or higher. It is also worth noticing that the breakfast sale on Thursday was the highest at $1452, which nearly doubled compared to the sales on Sunday.

Sales at noon ranged between as low as $1550, on Sunday to as high as approximately $2600 for the Wednesday lunch. Another look suggests that only on Thursday and Sunday, the difference between breakfast and lunch was less than $1000 (sequentially $923 and