Task 1: The line graph illustrates the proportion of total expenditure in a certain European country between 1960 and 2000.
Summarize the information by selecting and reporting the main features and make comparisons where relevant.

The line graph compares the percentage of spending on five different categories in a particular country from 1960 to 2000.

Overall, the amount of most money was spent on Food, while the figure for Fuel/Energy was the lowest. The expenditure witnessed a downward trend on 4 categories namely ( Food, Leisure, Clothing, Fuel/Energy), whereas the figure for Transport witnessed an upward trend.

A the beginning, Food accounted for the most percentage of total expenditure at nearly 33% then it dropped rapidly to under 15% in the given period. By contrast, the amount of budget spent on Transport rose slightly from under 10% in 1960 to about 14% and became the highest in the last year.

Regarding Leisure, the figure for that declined gradually from nearly 19% to 11% throughout the given period. While the amount of spending on Clothing and Fuel/Energy witnessed a similar trend decreased from 10% to 5% and 6% to 4% respectively from 1960 to 2000.

( How much overall did I get from this Task 1 ? Thank you )

The line graph compares the percentage of spending on five different categories in a particular country from 1960 to 2000. (What are the categories? Tell the reader so that your body paragraphs will make sense.)

Overall, the amount of most money (That is not a valid English expression) was spent on food, while the lowest was figure for Fuel and energy was the lowest. The expenditure witnessed (wrong word. Expenditure cannot see, or witness or experience anything. Only people do.) a downward trend on 4 (Write small numbers that are not data values in words) four categories namely ( food, leisure, clothing, fuel/energy), whereas the figure (wrong word) for transport witnessed (wrong word) an upward trend.

A the beginning, food accounted for the most percentage of total expenditure at nearly 33% then it dropped rapidly to under 15% in the given period. By contrast, the amount of budget spent (wrong expression. We do not spend budget. ) on Transport rose slightly from under 10% in 1960 to about 14% and became the highest in the last year.

Regarding Leisure, the figure (wrong word) percentage for that declined gradually from nearly 19% to 11% throughout the given period. While the amount of spending on clothing and Fuel/Energy witnessed (wrong word) a similar trend decreased (ungrammatical sentence) from 10% to 5% and 6% to 4% respectively from 1960 to 2000.

Here are two sample essays for this task. the highest scoring essays combine the categories into larger groups in a logical way. The outline is three paragraphs, which follows the Task 1 instructions.

Paragraph #1: Describe the figure. Include the categories, time span, and units of measure (if needed.)

Paragraph #2. Pick out the most important observations ("main features") There should be two or three.
Paragraph #3: Describe some interesting details. Focus on combining and comparing.


Sample Essay #2

The line graph plots the relative spending of people in a European nation over a forty-year period from 1960 to 2000 in five budget categories: food, leisure, clothing, transport and energy.

Overall, in 1960, these people allocated nearly 70% of their budget to these five categories, but it dropped to about half in 1960. Most of the decline was due to the significant decrease in spending on food. That category took the most money in 1960, but it was second after transportation in 2000.

In detail, besides food, two other categories went down, energy and clothing. Leisure was about the same in 2000 as it was in 1960, about 10%. All the other categories showed a continuous increase or decrease. The largest budget item was food for nearly the entire period, but it was more than cut in half from 34% in 1960 to 14% in 2000, to end just under transportation, which had gone up from 9% to 15%. The lowest category during the entire period was energy, which steadily declined by only 2% from 6% to 4%. Clothing, which ranked fourth between 1970 and 2000, dropped from 10 to 5%. In 1960, three of the five categories clustered around the same percentage, about 10% each. They were leisure, transportation and clothing.

Sample Essay #2

The line graph compares the percentages of total spending of the people in a certain European country between 1960 and 2000, broken down into five different categories. The categories are food, leisure, clothing, transportation, and energy.

Overall, the these categories combined accounted for more than three-quarters of the household expenses in 1960, but about half in 2000. This drop was due to declines in relative spending for four of the five categories. There was a small increase in the relative cost of transportation.

In 1960, these families spent about one third of total expenditures on food, with leisure, at 19%, coming in second, followed by clothing and transportation, at a tenth, and finally energy at 5%. All these add up to 78%. Over the next 40 years, spending on food dropped by more than half to 14%. Decreases occurred in three other categories, leisure going down from 19 to 11%, clothing from 10 to 5%, and fuel from 5 to 3%. The exception was in transport, where the allocation increased from 10 to 15%, a percentage increase of 50%. It became the category with the highest budget allocation in 2000, surpassing food by a negligible amount.

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