This is an example of an IELTS bar and line graph together. It is not uncommon to get two graphs to describe at the same time in the IELTS test.
It can look a bit scary at first. However, when you look more closely, you'll see it is probably no more difficult than having one graph.
Take a look at the question and the graph:
These are the steps you need to take to describe a bar and line graph together (or any two graphs) that may differ slightly from when you describe one graph.
When you state what the graph shows, mention both of them. Here is a sample first sentence of the introduction:
Remember to write this in your own words and not to copy from the question.
Next you need to mention the key points from the graph. When you do this, mention the most interesting things from each:
If there are two graphs and a lot of information, you will have to be careful not to describe everything as you may then have too much information.
Also, the examiner is looking to see that you can select the important things and not describe every single detail.
So the key skill when you have two graphs is being able to pick out the important information or summarize things in a concise way, otherwise you will end up writing too much and probably run out of time.
Here is an example description for the bar and line graph:
As you can see, the first paragraph discusses the line graph, and the second the bar chart.
You will not usually need to mix up the descriptions. This will only make things complicated and difficult to follow. Writing about the first one and then the second one is ok.
As with any task 1, you will need to make sure you use the right language, make comparisons, and group data appropriately.
Follow this link to to the models graphs pages to view the full graph with its model answer.
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Describing a Graph Over Time
Describing an IELTS Pie Chart
Describing an IELTS Process
Describing two graphs together
Common Language of Change
Gap Fill - Bar Chart
Gap Fill - Line Graph
Common Language to Compare and Contrast
A Common Mistake
Organizing your answer
Gap Fill - Table
Describing the future
Gap Fill - Pie Chart
Opening and Closing a Letter