IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 with model answer

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The chart and graph below  give information about sales and share prices for Coca-Cola.

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

Write at least 150 Words.

Model Answer:

The given pie chart and line graph illustrate the consumption of Coca-cola in the year 2000 as well as the share price of Coca-cola company from 1996 to 2001.

Firstly, it is clearly seen that most sales of the company in 2000 were in North America at 30.4%. The figure in Latin America was quite close, at 25.7%; wheres Europe had a little lower share that accounted for 20.5%. In contrast, Asia, and Africa and Middle East had a substantially lower portions at 16.4% and 7% respectively.

Secondly, Coca-cola share price exhibited a fluctuating pattern in the period shown. The share price was almost 35$ in 1996 and it gradually increased to little below 70$ in 1997. This was followed by a period of fluctuation and it reached its peak of 80$ in 1998. It was followed by a steady decline, although with a bit of fluctuation, to reach its lowest point since 1996 at 48$. Finally, it reached 57$ in 2001.


Total Words: 170

Task Achievement: 8.5

Coherence & Cohesion: 8

Lexical resources: 8

Grammar: 8

Overall Score: Band 8

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