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 $56 million.


171 words

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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.

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