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Academic IELTS Writing task 1 Sample 87 – Consumption of fish and different kinds of meat in a European country

The graph below shows the consumption of fish and different kinds of meat in a European country between 1979 and 2004.

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

» Write at least 150 words.

Consumption of fish and meat in a European country

Sample Answer 1:
The line graph compares the amount of fish, chicken, beef and lamb people in a European country consumed weekly per person over a period of 25 years.

From 1979 to 2004, the consumption of fish in this European country had always been far less than meat with a steady amount of approximately 50 grammes per week per person. As for the trends of meat consumption, the chicken had risen to become the most eaten meat in the year of 2004 compared with the gradual decrease of beef and lamb.

Despite a small spike appeared in 1984 for beef consumption, the line illustrates a general downward trend, making it the second most eaten meat in the year of 2004 whereas beef was the most consumed meat per week dropped from around 225 grams to 100 grams per person, showing a decrease of 125 grams for these 25 years.

People in this European country ate roughly 150 grammes of chicken or lamb per week /per person in 1979. However, 25 years after 1979, the consumption of chicken rose significantly to around 250 grammes per week while the amount of lamb consumed dropped to a little higher than 50 grammes weekly. The opposite trend between chicken and lamb consumption eventually made a gap of 100 grammes in 2004.

[ Written by – Chen Emma ]


Sample Answer 2:
The given line graph compares the fish and meat consumptions by the people of a European country from 1979 to 2004.

As is presented in the graph, the consumption of chicken increased over the time while meats of different types were more preferred by people in the given European country than the fishes.

According to the graph, more than 200 grammes of beef was consumed daily by each person initially in 1979. In this year, each person on an average ate 150 grammes of chicken and lambs while the consumption was just over 50 grammes in this year. Over time people preferred chicken and the consumption kept on increasing and reached to over 250 grammes per day by each person. The consumption of beef, lamb decreased over time and finally, in 2004, the average consumption of these two meat types decreased to around 100 grammes per person in a day. The fish consumption remained almost the same throughout the years and slightly decreased over time.

In summary, people started consuming more chicken than beef and lamb and the fish consumption remained almost same.

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