IELTS Writing Task: 1 (Line Graph)

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The graph below shows the sales of children’s books, adult fiction and educational books between 2002 and 2006 in one country.

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


Write at least 150 words.

Line Graph Practice




The given line graph illustrates the comparison of the sales of three different types of books( Children’s books, adult fiction, and educational books) from 2002 to 2006.

Overall, the sales of adult fiction books decreased over time, and the children’s books ruled the market after 2003, among the given three categories of books.

In 2002, adult fiction was on top with the sale of 45 million dollars, followed by children’s books at 33 million dollars and educational books at 25 million dollars. After a few fluctuations, the sales of adult fiction declined to 30 million dollars by 2006. In contrast, educational books were the least sold in 2002. After that their sale showed an opposing trend to that of adult fiction and reached $32 million by 2006.

Sales of Children’s books started at $32 million in 2002 but rose rapidly to 42 million dollars in 2003. From 2003 to 2005 there was a very slight increase in sales, but after 2005, sales grew considerably and reached an all-time high of $56 million.


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  1. The line graph illustrates the sales figures for three different book genres in 5 years from 2002 to 2006 in a country.
    Overall, the children’s books were the most bought and their demand consistently rose between 2002 and 2006. On the contrary, there was a steady slump in the sales of adult fiction novels during the same period. However, the purchase of educational books fluctuated and depicted a slow growth towards the end of the period.
    In the first year, children’s books brought home a little over 30Million dollars, after which the sales went up above 40Million mark and stayed below half a 0.1 billion until 2005. After which, the sales grew significantly and peaked above half of 0.1 billion in the final year. Adult fiction books saw a sharp decline from the high of 45Million USD in the first year and closed at one third of a 0.1 billion dollars in 2006. The sales of adult fiction and educational books never breached half a 0.1 billion mark.
    The purchase of educational books consistently stayed low in comparison with the others. The sales were at 25M dollars in 2002 and went up a little above a third of 0.1 billion USD in 2003 before they gradually fell to the same levels as of 2002. Finally, the sales crossed adult fiction books and settled at the same figure as in 2003 in the last year.

  2. The line graph illustrates the sales of books in a country within 5 years period, from 2002 to 2006.
    Overall, the books have been categorized into three groups: children’s books, adult fiction and educational books. The sales of adult fiction were in a downward tendency over time, whereas children’s books have led the market since 2003.
    In 2002, adult fiction had the highest selling of 45 million dollars and was on top of others, followed by children’s books and educational books, at 33 million dollars and 25 million dollars by lot. It is clearly shown that sales of children’s books were increase over the period and reached the highest sales with 56 million dollars in 2006.
    Whereas the sales of adult fiction dropped to 20 million dollars by 2006, as well as the minimum sales of the year. After a few fluctuations, the sales of educational books increase to 32 million dollars by 2006, which showed a totally opposing tendency to adult fiction.

  3. Evolutate my task one and explain my mistakes.
    The given line graph depicts information about sales of three different kinds of books ( children’s boos, adult fiction and educational books over a six-years periods from 2002 to 2006. Data is calibrated in million dollars.
    Overall, Data shows fluctuation over time. The sales of children books was highest and educayion books are lowest sales. Another interesting point is that sale of adult fiction were went down over all periods.
    It is clear from the graph thst, Although children book sales were about 30 million dollar in 2004, it increased by around 20 million dollar in 2004. And hit the maximum point in 2006. It was over 50 million dollar. Whereas, sales of educational book were rose by 10 million than it was slightly decline after 2003 and went up again in 2005 and reached over 30 million dollars.
    However,Adult fiction books were saw some fluctuation, After 2004, it started decline and reach its minimum point 30 million dollar in 2006. While in 2006, sales of educational book and fiction book were almost similar.

  4. The graph shows sales in million dollars of books of different genres from the year 2002 to 2006.
    Sales of children’s book increased from around 32 million dollars in 2002 to 42 million dollars in 2003. From 2003 to2005, the rate of increase cooled off resulting in increase of approximately 5 million dollars in two years. The sales increased drastically in 2006 clocking around 57 million dollars. Adult fiction books saw a decrease in sales in 2003 vis-à-vis 2002 followed by a slight increase in 2004. Post 2004, Adult fiction books saw a slump in sales in succeeding years. The sales were lowest in succeeding years 2006 among the years under observation. Educational books witnessed growth in sales in 2003followed by degrowth in two successive years. The scenario reversed in year 2006 during which sales increased.
    Sales of children and educational books increased in year 2003 whereas sales of adult fiction decreased in the same year. Sales of children books increase steadily in succeeding two years whereas sales of educational books decreased in succeeding years. Sales of adult fiction fluctuated between 2003to 2005. In the year 2006, the sales if children and educational books increased whereas the sales of adult fiction saw a decrease.

  5. The line graph depicts the sales of three different books from 2002 to 2006 in a country.
    Overall, the children’s book sale steadily increased, while adult fiction and educational books maintained a wild fluctuation
    throughout the period.
    The children’s book started the period with the sales approximately 33 million dollar in 2002 and consistently moved up in
    the value year on year to reach a peak of around 56 million by 2006. Before the peak, a slight increase were noted during
    2003 to 2005.
    From the beginning selling rate of educational and adult fiction book shows an opposite trend to
    each other. In 2002, the adult fiction sale’s began with nearly 45 million whereas, the educational book’s roughly reached
    25million. However, the adult book devalued in the following year and fell in to38million. While, educational book’s went
    up around 33million. Educational book sale’s goes up in 2006 ,33million respectively, and consequently, adult fiction book
    shows a down ward trend and reach 30 million in 2006.

  6. The provided line graph illustrates how three different genres of book: children’s book, adult fiction and educational books were sold in a 4-year period (2002 to 2006) in a nation.
    Overall, while the sales of children’s book and educational books witnessed an upward trend, adult fiction’s sales saw an opposite one throughout the period given. There were also changes regarding sales ranking of the three kinds of books between 2002 and 2006.
    In 2002, the sale of adult fiction had the highest starting point at approximately 45 million dollars. However, after a few fluctuations in the next 3 years, this type of book had no longer been the best seller among the three with a total 10-million-dollar reduction in its sales towards the end of the period under study. In contrast, the figure books for children considerably increased from slightly above 30 million dollars in 2002 to about 55 millions dollars in 2006, making it the highest number shown in the graph.
    Similar to adult fiction’s sale, the figure for education books had fluctuated considerably in 4 years. Despite having the lowest starting point at about 25 million dollars in 2002, the sales of educational books surpassed those of adult fiction, climbing to the second place compared to other two categories in 2006.

  7. The line graph represents three types of books (Children’s, Adult Fiction and Educational), sold in terms of millions in one nation between the period 2002-2006 year.

    Overall, it is clear that number Chldren’s books type saw an upward trend throughout. In contrast, Adult fictional books selling saw a downward trend, while educational books selling saw rapid changes.

    In 2002, adult fiction book type was at its highest purchase numbers of around 45 million, followed by children book and then followed by academic books. However, over next year, kid’s books demand increased approximately by 10 million. Furthermore, there was a gradual increase in children book selling for next two years. However, the later year saw further rise in selling this type of book, marking the highest preferred type by 2006. Along with this genre, Education category books also was bought in more numbers by 7 million people. On contrary, the subsequent year saw rapid decrease in its selling, followed by plateau state by the year 2005. This trend however, reversed over next year and learning books totally improved selling by 7 million.

    In contrast to this inclination, adult fiction book buying declined by readers roughly by 7 million in number. Although, next year there is slight rise in this genre, subsequent year saw rapid drop, followed by additional gradual all. By end of the period, fictional books selling fell by 15 million people and remained the choice of 30 million people.

  8. The line graph illustrates the amount of money which was spent in 3 different categories of books (children, adult and educational) in one country over the course of 4 years, starting in 2002.

    Looking at the graph, it is immediately obvious that the expenditure of books fluctuated over the period, except for youth. Children’s books sales had the most significant change at that time.

    The kid’s novel spending was merely more than 30 million dollars in the beginning. This figure underwent a dramatically increased, which surpassed the adult’s books and reached the highest point of approximately 55 million dollars at the end. An opposite trend was clearly seen from adult’s fiction. After experienced a fluctuation in the first two years-period, the amount of money dipped notably from 40 million to 30 million dollars.

    Unlike the others book’s types, educational varied consistently over the time. Starting with the sales nearly equaled to 25 million dollars, which is the lowest expenditure products, the figure went up and down several times, before peaked at 32 million dollars, also passed adult’s fiction.

  9. Md. Mizanur Rahman

    The given line graph compares the sales of three different categorical books of a five year period started in 2002 and ended in 2006 and the results break down into million dollars money.
    Overall, the children’s books sale showed increment statically, however, adult fiction books experienced a downwards trend and a fluctuated sales were observed in educational books category.
    Children’s books sales begun at above 30 million dollars in 2002 that raised almost 10 million dollars in next year. The sales hovered around 42 to 47 million dollars for next two years followed by a significant uprising of about more than 10 million in the last studied year. The same initial increase rate was recorded in the year 2002 to 2003 for educational books sales which suddenly fell down to approximately 26 million dollars in 2005. After that, the selling rate of the academic books raised and reached to highest figure of above 32 million dollars.
    In contrast, adult fiction books witnessed a decrease from approximately 45 units to just above 38 million dollars in 2003. The figure continues it declining rate and reached to the lowest sales rate of 30 million dollars in the year 2006, albeit an upward blip of just 2 million was recorded in 2004.

  10. Please review my writing task 1. Thank you so much!

    The graph illustrates the amount of money spent on children’s books, adult fiction and educational books over the course of 4 years starting in 2002.

    Overall, it is noticeable that while the sales of children’s books and Educational books increased, adult fictions had the opposite trend in the sales. Also, a significant growth was seen in the sales of books for children.

    In 2002, about 45 million dollars was spent on adult fiction compared to approximately 32 and 25 million dollars for children’s books and education books, respectively. For the next 4 years, the figure for adult fiction reduced considerably to 30 million dollars though it had an upward blip from 2003 to 2004. Meanwhile, the sales of educational books increased to 31 millions dollars despite fluctuation.

    Sales of children’s books increased significantly and reached a peak at 55 million dollars in 2006. the rate of its growth was different over the course of 4 years. It grew sharply by 10 million dollars between 2002 and 2003, then slowed down to 3 million dollar for the next 2 years. Finally, from 2005 to 2006, the rate was considerably increased by 10 million dollars.

  11. The graph represents the trend of sales of three different kind of books across a period of five years from 2002 to 2006 in one country.

    Overall, people spent more money on children’s books and adult fictions as compared to educational books in these five years.

    The sale of children’s books rose consistently from 2002 to 2006. In 2002, almost 33 million dollars were spent on these books which gradually climbed to 55 million dollars by 2006. Adult fiction used to lead the charts in 2002 with the sale of 45 million dollars.However,the popularity of adult fiction took a hit over the years and managed to make a sale of just 30 million dollars in 2006.

    Educational books remained the least popular category for the initial four years. People spent just over 24 million dollars on these books in 2002. This number increased to 31 million the next year but after that, it started declining till 2005. In 2006, the sale of children’s books managed to surpass the sale of adult fiction by almost 2 million dollars.

  12. The line graph compares and contrasts data on the changes in the amount of books sales in three categories over a 5-year period from 2002 to 2006. Units are measured in million dollars.

    Overall, a constant growth can be seen in children’s books sales in the period given while adult fiction experienced a decrease in the three final years. Moreover, there was a fluctuating trend in educational books sales which rose steadily between 2005 and 2006.

    With regards to the amount of children’s books sales, it began with just over 30 million dollars in the first year and went up to almost 60 million dollars 5 years later as opposed to the adult fiction sales with a dramatic decrease from considerably more than 40 million dollars in 2002 to 30 million dollars between 2004 and 2006.

    On the other hand, the amount of educational books sales was the lowest at more than 20 million dollars in 2002 with a rise to just above 30 million dollars 1 year after. Furthermore, there was a fluctuation in the three final years with a marginal increase between 2005 and 2006 (from well over 20 million dollars to slightly over 30 million dollars respectively).

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