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The line graph depicts the amount of Margarine, Butter and Low fat and reduced spreads consumed between 1981 and 2007. Units are measured in grams.

Overall, the most popular spread among the three was butter, initially, but it was replaced by low fat and reduced spreads in the latter years. Although both butter and margarine had a downward trend, low fat and reduced spreads showed an upward trend.

About 140 grams of butter were consumed in 1981. It rose to 160 grams over the next five years, before falling dramatically to approximately 50 grams in 2007. On the other hand, low fat and reduced spreads were unavailable in the market until the year 1996, when the amount consumed was 10 grams. It increased by almost nine times to 90 grams in 2001. However, it dropped slightly by 20 grams to 70 grams in 2007.

Regarding the amount of margarine consumption, it varied within the range of 80 grams to 100 grams between 1981 and 2001; then, it declined by almost 50% to 40 grams in the final year.

There is one major flaw in your otherwise excellent essay.


The line graph depicts the amount of Margarine, Butter and Low fat and reduced spreads consumed between 1981 and 2007. Units are measured in grams. (Not correct. What you have written is the total consumption of these products - for example 10 billion grams. It is for all people over the entire 25 year period. That is a lot of butter!)

Overall, the most popular spread among the three was butter, initially, but it was replaced by low fat and reduced spreads in the latter years. Although both butter and margarine had a downward trend, low fat and reduced spreads showed an upward trend.

About 140 grams of butter were consumed in 1981. (That is a very small amount for the total consumption in an entire year! One pat of butter is 9 grams. So 140 grams is about the amount of butter to cover 15 slices of toast. ) It rose to 160 grams over the next five years, before falling dramatically to approximately 50 grams in 2007. On the other hand, low fat and reduced spreads were unavailable in the market until the year 1996, when the amount consumed was 10 grams. (One piece of toast?) It increased by almost nine times to 90 grams in 2001. However, it dropped slightly by 20 grams to 70 grams in 2007.

Regarding the amount of margarine consumption, it varied within the range of 80 grams to 100 grams between 1981 and 2001; then, it declined by almost 50% to 40 grams in the final year.

Thank you. That is what I thought too. The values do not make sense. But I got it from a popular site (ieltsliz), and her model essay used the same figures. I heard also stories about outrageous charts with illogical data in actual ielts exams.

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jasondecastroThe values do not make sense

Au contraire, my dear Jason, the data values make perfect sense. The graph is fine. The problem is the units of measurement.

Here are the correct instructions, with my emphasis.

 The graph below shows the daily consumption of three spreads per person from 1981 to 2007 in a country. Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant. You should write at least 150 words.

Thanks. The instructions were not written in https://ieltsliz.com/ielts-writing-task-1-line-graph-model-score-9/ where I got the graph.

Anyway, thank you again. I hope you will not get tired of correcting my essays. I believe I have improved a bit, and I attribute that mainly to your feedback.

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Lso, check different sources for these essays.

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