IELTS graph 246 - Amount people in four countries spent on books

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

» You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The line graph below shows how much people in four countries spent on purchasing books from 1995 to 2005.

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

Write at least 150 words.

                                              Money spent on Books

Amount people spent on purchasing books

Sample Answer:
The illustration compares the amount spent on purchasing books between 1995 and 2005 by the citizens of four countries. Generally speaking, Germans spent the highest amount on books during this period and Austrian citizens’ spending went higher than Italians after 2002.

According to the line graph, Germans spent 80 million US dollar for buying books in 1995 which was significantly higher than the amount spent by other nationalities. In this year Italians and French people disbursed 50 and 55 million respectively for the same purpose. Austrian people spent less than 30 million which was lower than half of the Germans spending for books. After 2 years, spending by those nationalities for purchasing books increased. In 1999, the expenditure by Germans for books reached to 90 million while it was 60 and 50 million for French and Italian. Expenses on books for Austrian remained the same as it was in 1995. However, after 2001, Austrian people started spending more on books and this amount exceeded the money spent by Italians in 2003, finally reaching to over 60 million in 2005. A similar amount was spent by French people in this year while Italians cost for books stood at 50 million. The highest payer on books in 2005 was Germany, accounting 95 million, which was considerably higher than other nations’ spending on books.

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