# Ielts Writing Task 1 - Line Graph

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The line graph shows changes in global food and oil prices over 11 years.

It is easy to see that changes in the food price index and average oil price are quite similar from 2000 to 2011. Especially, in 2008 both food and oil prices reach the highest point in 2008.

In the beginning, the rate of change in food price was quite stable, while the average oil price rose rapidly and fall immediately after that. Up to 2003, the food price still didn't exceed 100 points. But just one year later, the price increased significantly and reach approximately 110 points. On the other hand, the oil price archived more than 40 dollars per barrel for the first time in 2004.

Between 2007 and 2009, the absolute values of the slope of both graphs were the greatest ever seen from 2000. The food and oil prices were reached peaks at more than 220 points and 130 dollars per barrel respectively. At the beginning of 2009, the curves fell drastically, oil prices decrease more than the other.

The line graph shows changes in global food and oil prices over 11 years.

It is easy to see that changes in the food price index and average oil price are quite similar from 2000 to 2011. Especially, in 2008 both food and oil prices reach the highest point in 2008.

In the beginning, the rate of change in food price was quite stable, while the average oil price rose rapidly and fall immediately after that. Up to 2003, the food price still didn't exceed 100 points. But just one year later, the price increased significantly and reach approximately 110 points. On the other hand, the oil price archived more than 40 dollars per barrel for the first time in 2004.

Between 2007 and 2009, the absolute values of the slope of both graphs were the greatest ever seen from 2000. The food and oil prices were reached peaks at more than 220 points and 130 dollars per barrel respectively. At the beginning of 2009, the curves fell drastically, oil prices decrease more than the other.

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The line graph shows changes in global food and oil prices over 11 years. (Do not just copy the instructions. Instead tell the reader what is plotted. What are the years? What is plotted?

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The line graph compares the global food price index with the average price of oil between 2000 and 2011. The index is measured in points, and the oil prices in dollars per barrel.

It is easy to see that (Those words do not have much information. Delete them.) The changes in the food price index and average oil price are quite similar from 2000 to 2011. Especially, in 2008 both food and oil prices reach the highest point in 2008. (That is incorrect. The food price index was higher in 2011 than it was in 2008.)

You need to learn the words "correlation - noun - and the verb correlate." You can read this word on the graph.

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Overall, food prices are highly correlated with oil prices, with a correlation coefficient of over 0.9. Both curves show a sharp peak in 2008 followed by a trough in 2009 and then another steep increase. Over this time span, oil prices went up more on a percentage basis than food did.

In the beginning (Give a time span. In the beginning is only one time point.) , the rate of change in the food price index was constant quite stable, while the average oil price rose rapidly and fall (wrong form) immediately after that. Up to 2003, the food price index still didn't (Do not use contractions in formal writing.) exceed 100 points. (What was the starting value?) But just one year later, the price increased significantly and reach (wrong form) approximately 110 points. On the other hand, (Not a good transition. What are you comparing? Points to dollars? You need to find the common basis for comparison.) the oil price archived (wrong word) more than 40 dollars per barrel for the first time in 2004.

Example sentences for the detail paragraph:

Oil prices doubled in the first five years, going from \$25 to \$50 per barrel. On the other hand, food prices did not double until mid-2007, rising from 90 to 180 points.

Over the entire period, food prices nearly tripled (90 to 240 points), but oil prices went up by a factor of four, from \$25 to \$100.

The decline between the peak in 2008 and the low point in 2009 was a factor of 3.25 for oil and about 1.6 for food.

The oil prices were in general much more volatile than food prices. )

Between 2007 and 2009, the absolute values of the slopes of both curves graphs (There is only one graph. This graph has two curves.) were the greatest ever seen from 2000. The food and oil prices were reached peaks at more than 220 points and 130 dollars per barrel respectively. At the beginning of 2009, the curves fell drastically, oil prices decrease (wrong form) more than the other. (You cannot compare dollars and points.)

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