IELTS Task 1 Writing: Bar Chart
Oil Production Capacity

by rocky
(indonesia)

The graph shows  oil production capacity for several Gulf countries between 1990 and 2010.

The graph shows oil production capacity for several Gulf countries between 1990 and 2010.

The graph compares changes in the Oil Production Capacity in millions of barrels per day in six countries.


Overall, it is clear that oil production capacity increased in all countries over a period shown. However, the most dramatic rise was apparently seen in Saudi Arabia than any of the other countries.

In 1990, Saudi Arabia produced well above 8 millions barrels per day, and this rose significantly to little above 12 million barrels per day in 2005 before soaring its output to just above 14 million barrels per day by the year 2010. In contrast, the lowest oil producing nation was Qatar under 1 million barrel per day throughout the given years although there was a modest increase in 2000.

Oil production capacity in Iran increased gradually from about 3 million barrel per day to well above 4 million barrel per day in 2010. Although the production of oil in UAE, Kuwait and Iraq tended to rise between 1990 and 2010, their production capacities reached under 4 million barrels per day by the year 2010.

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The graph compares changes in the Oil Production Capacity in millions of barrels per day in six countries.

Overall, it is clear that oil production capacity increased in all countries over the period shown. However, the most dramatic rise was apparently seen in Saudi Arabia, which rose more than any of the other countries.

In 1990, Saudi Arabia produced well above 8 millions barrels per day, and this rose significantly to a little above 12 million barrels per day in 2005 before soaring its output to just above 14 million barrels per day by the year 2010. In contrast, the lowest oil producing nation was Qatar at under 1 million barrels per day throughout the given years although there was a modest increase in 2000.

Oil production capacity in Iran increased gradually from about 3 million barrels per day to well above 4 million barrels per day in 2010. Although the production of oil in UAE, Kuwait and Iraq tended to rise between 1990 and 2010, their production capacities reached under 4 million barrels per day by the year 2010.

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It's a good answer for the following reasons:

  1. You introduce the graph by paraphrasing the rubric (not copying it)

  2. You have an overview at the introduction identifying the main trends

  3. You organize the information well by identifying similarities and differences and grouping them together (i.e. Iraq, Kuwait, UAE - similar so grouped together, the others explained separately).

  4. Good grammar as there are not too many mistakes and you use the correct tense (past).

  5. You describle all the main features but do not go into excessive detail


Comparative Structures

Be careful with these. You say this:

...the most dramatic rise was apparently seen in Saudi Arabia than any...

You can't use most with than. The structure is more than. See how I changed it.

Complex Sentences

You could try and put a few more of these in. You have 'although' twice but it would benefit by having some more (for example I put in 'which' at the beginning).

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Oil Production Capacity

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Apr 04, 2013
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describing the chart
by: Mahyar

The bar chart provides information about oil production capacity over a period of 20 years between 1990 and 2010. This graph is based on countries which are located at near Gulf.

A glance at four indicators for Saudi Arabia reflects that country is the best producer for oil production in every time. For instance, Saudi Arabia produced more than hefty 14 millions Barrels in 2010. Iran is another producer which it's rate for oil production capacity stands at approximately 4 millions Barrels in four selected years. Notwithstanding, Iraq had lower oil production than Iran before 2010, but it is anticipated that it will can surpass from Iran after 2010. This rang of oil production capacity for Qatar is negligible and it can be clearly seen that oil production capacity for this country did not achieve to 0.5 million per day at each year.

It is noticeable that oil production capacity for these countries increase from 1990 to 2010. But there is an exception for Qatar that rate constant with a small fluctuation.


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Aug 21, 2013
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huhu
by: Ghina Fardani

please help me to do the ielts practice

Sep 30, 2013
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Describing the chart
by: Anonymous

This is my first time to practice and to write this kind of information. Please check it for me. It will be very helpfule for me and others as well.
Thanks in advance.

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The bar chart illustrates the productivity of oil in six contries in every ten years starting from 1990 to 2010.

At first glance it was an upward tendency in all contries except in Qatar that was steady. Especially in the Saudi Arabia that has the highest productivity.

This graph can be divided into three level which are low, moderate and high. The first group is the Qatar which is classified in low level. The oil amount was not exceed 1 million of V Barrels per day in each period. The socond group in the moderate level consists of the Iran, Iraq, UAE and Kuwait. The highest capacities that they could produce were 4.3, 3.9, , 3.85 and 3.75 million of V Barrels per day respectively. Besides the lowest amount was ordered in the same contries except the Irag and UAE had interchanged. The final country is Saudi Arabia which provided the most oil up to 14.3 million of V Barrels per day in 2010 even the lowest amount was 8.2 by approximately still be higher than others."

Oct 29, 2013
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Please show me your view about this writing. Thank a lot
by: Toan

The bar chart illustrates the amount of oil produced by 6 Gulf countries from 1990 to 2010, and it is measured in millions of barrels per day. It clearly can be seen that apart from Qatar, oil production capacity of other countries increased over the period and the number of oil barrels came from Saudi Arabia was the highest compared to others.

To begin, in 1990, Saudi Arabia produced 8 millions of V oil barrels per day while it was approximately half of a million in Qatar- the lowest oil producing nation. The oil production capacity of Saudi Arabia then sharply increased over the period until it reached a peak in 2010 of just over 14 million barrels per day. In contrast, apart from a slightly rising in 1990, the number of oil barrels came from Qatar almost leveled off during the period.

With far lower than Saudi Arabia, Iran began with nearly 3 million oil barrels per day in 1990 gradually increasing to just over 4 million barrels per day. Iraq, Kuwait and UAE oil production had the same pattern with Iran’s, as they grew from approximately 2 millions of barrels in 1990 to slightly below 4 millions in 2010./

Jan 13, 2014
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oil production capacity
by: Moumita

The bar chart illustrates oil production capacity for several gulf countries between 1990 and 2010.

In 1990,the bar chart shows oil production capacity for Iran was more than 2 millions of V Barrels Per Day. In this year ,oil production capacity for Saudi Arabia was highest among these six countries,this was approximately more than 8 millions of V Barrels Per Day.On this year the lowest amount of oil produce in Qatar,this was less than 1 millions of V Barrels per day.Oil production capacity for Iraq and UAE was almost same,this was 2 millions of vV Barrels per Day snd more than 2 millions of V Barrels per Day respectively.In 2000,oil production capacity for these countries increased.in this year,oil production capacity for Saudi Arabia was highest,it was nearly 9 millions of V Barrels per Day and oil production capacity for Qatar was lowest,it was 1 millions of V Barrels per Day.In 2005,oil production capacity for Saudi Arabia was highest and Qatar was lowest,this was more than 12 millions of V Barrels per Day and less than 1 millions of V barrels per Day respectively.In Iraq and Kuwait,there was no remarkable change occur in oil production capacity.oil production capacity for Iraq was more than 2 millions of V Barrels per Day.Oil production capacity for UAE was as same as Iraq.In 2010 ,oil production capacity for Saudi Arabia reached its peak on more than 14 millions of V Barrels per day.

To conclude,it can be said that ,oil production capacity for several countries increased over this 25 years.

Jan 22, 2014
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oil production
by: huda

The bar graph shows compares changes in the Oil Production Capacity in millions of barrels between 1990 and 2010 as it indicate x-axis . The production of oil measured as barrels per day as it indicate on y-axis .

Overall, it is immediately apparent that higher rate of production capacity was for Saudi Arabia than any of the other countries , whereas the lowest oil producing was Qatar under 1 million barrel per day.

During 1990 to 2010 Saudi Arabia significantly increased from 8 million barrels per day to 15 million barrels per day . On other hand, Oil production capacity in Iran increased gradually from about 3 million barrel per day to 4 million barrel per day in 2010.

By contrast, Iraq, Kuwait and UAE also increased but this increase was slightly. Their production capacities reached under 4 million barrels per day by the year 2010.

To conclude, it can be said that ,oil production capacity for several countries increased through the years .

Mar 24, 2014
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Muhammad Ali Dar
by: Anonymous

THE BAR CHART illustrates the consumption of oil capicity in different countries. In saudi arabia 1990, the consumption oil is 2 millions.and increase gradully in the next following years

Apr 05, 2014
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correct me plz
by: najla

The bar chart compares between six countries in production of oil and these are locate near Gulf as well it indicate x-axis.The y-axis is indicate as the production of oil measured.

Overall, the legend illustrate the changes are happen in oil production capacity during period shown .However,the most significant increase was discernible seen in Saudi Arabia .In 1990,Saudi Arabia was the production of oil around 9 million barrels per day and it rose minimal above 9 million barrels per day.After 5 years ,it was rapid in the production of oil capacity above 12 barrels per day.After 10 years ,it grow above 14 barrels per day.Compared to Qatar was lowest in production of oil capacity through the period shown.

moreover,in Iran was grow up the production of oil capacity through 16 years above 4 million barrels per day.

subsequently,the other countries tended to go up the production of oil capacities between 1990 and 2010 and their the production of oil reached under 4 million.

The sum,the legend shows a summary comparison between six countries in the production of oil capacity.

May 21, 2014
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Oil production in gulf countries
by: sngham

The bar chart shows the oil production between 1990 and 2010 by major oil exporting countries in gulf region.

It raises eyebrows on seeing the trends of Iraq, Qatar and Kuwait. Though the gulf war has largely impacted the normal life in Kuwait and Iraq, but to everyone's surprise the oil production did not decline in these two countries. Also it is very clear that Saudi is the largest oil producer among these 6 countries. Let's analyse the production one by one in the order shown in the graph.

Iran produced 3.5 million barrels per annum in 1990 during the peak time of Iran-Iraq war. In 2000, it creased the production levels marginally by 400000 barrels per day than 1990s. In 2005 it was further increased and touched 400000 barrel per annum and in 2010 it reached the peak of 4.5 million barrels. Roughly, in two decades it increased production capacity by 1.5 times.
Iraq produced 2 million barrels in 1990 just prior to the war. In 2000 during the civil war, it creased the production levels marginally by 500000 barrels. i.e increased by 1/4th in 2000. In 2005 it was further increased and touched overall 500000 barrel per annum and reached 3 million barrels per annum capacity. And in 2010 it reached the peak of 4 million barrels. Surprised to see that in spite of ongoing civil war Iraq has almost double the production capacity in the last two decades which is really astonishing.

On the other hand tiny Kuwait is almost competing with its neighbour and much bigger nation – Iraq. Iraq. In 1990, its production was 1.8 million barrels per annum right before the war. And in 2000, at the end of war it increased the production by 700000 barrels per annum. And in 2000 it reached 2.8 million barrels per day. That is almost 1/3 times of its 1990 production capacity. At the end of 2010 it touched 3.5 million barrels per day. That is it doubled its production in two decades.

Qatar graph provides interesting insight. Though the overall need for petrol is increased worldwide the trend in qatar shows decline in its capacity from 2000 level. And even in 2010 it could not reach to its peak of2000 level
Saudi has almost doubled its capacity between 1990 and 2010 and retains it’s position as a largest oil producer. In 1990 it produced slightly higher than 8.2 million barrels per annum. In 2000, it had marginally increased its capacity by 400000 barrels. In 2005 it increased capacity exponentially by 4 million barrels and in 2010 it crossed 14 million barrels per annum. i.e it doubled its capacity between 1990 to 2010.
UAE is gradually increasing. UAE produced 2.5 million barrels in 1990 and 2000. In 2005 it slightly increased it by 500000 barrels and in 2010 it was further increased and touched 3.8 million barrels.

Note: Time taken to complete this essay is 32 minutes, which is not acceptable as you know.


Jun 08, 2014
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Please correct my mistakes
by: Lourenço K. João

The chart shows oil production capacity in millions of barrels per day in six selected countries between 1900 and 2010. All of them increased considerably except Qatar . overall, it is evident from the chart that Saudi Arabia was the most productive country throughout this period of nine years.

In the beginning Saudi Arabia produced nearly 9 million barrels a day, which is the double of Iran and the triple of Iraq and UE. It production grew dramatically to almost 15 million in 2010 while Iran as well as Iraq reached in their production approximately 4 million per day, which is nearly the the sixth part produced by Saudi Arabia this year.

Between 1900 and 2000 UEA produced the same amount, about 2.5 million and this number went up to almost 4 million barrels per day. Qatar peaked in 2000 with 1 milliom and therefore it wasthe less productive country during all this period.

Nov 11, 2014
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Hello...I am very much satisfied with your page.
by: Anonymous

If it is possible I want to practise the writing too in your page, it will be useful because i have the ielts exam next month.;)

Mar 11, 2015
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plz chk
by: Anonymous

The graph illustrates about the production of oil around the different countries in the world b/w the period 1990-2010.

It is clear that the production of oil was much more high in saudi arabia during 1990-2010. on an average basis it was 12 million barrel /day, while the lowest production seen in qatar during the same periods...on an avg basis it was 1 million barrel/day.

while looking the other countries, they were gradually increased their oil production between 1990-2010, but the in case of UAE constant production of oil seen in 1990 and 2000...after that increased rapidly...

May 23, 2015
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Plz check -IELTS Task 1 Writing: Bar Chart Oil Production Capacity
by: Haneen

The oil producing capacity of six Gulf countries in millions of barrels per day is represented in the bar graph within 1990 to 2010.

It can be seen that overall saudia Arabia produced the maximum barrels of oil and Qatar was the lowest oil producing country.

To begin with,Iran appeared to be the second major oil producing nation.Its production was nearly two million barrels per day in 1990,which doubled by year 2010.On the other hand Iraq,Kuwait and UAE showed comparatively similar capacity of less than 4 millions barrels within twenty year time scale.

However in Saudi Arabia a dramatic rise was observed.It started at slightly more than 8 million barrels in 1990 to 12 millions until 2005.This continued to climb to more than 14 millions even after five years.

It can be concluded that on the whole the oil production capacity of all these gulf countries had shown positive output between 1990 to 2010.

Jun 16, 2015
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question
by: Anonymous

is it okay to put the paragraph like this to explain

the vertical line shows the production of oil per day and the horizontal line shows the oil producing countries .

Jun 17, 2015
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X and Y Graph Axis IELTS
by: IELTS buddy

Hi,

No we don't say that.

We refer to the horizontal line as the X axis and the vertical line as the Y axis.

However, it is not always necessary to mention that much information. You would normally just say something like it says in the introduction of the first answer at the top:

The bar graph illustrates the amount of oil produced in million barrels per day in six given countries from 1990 and 2010.

As you can see, there was no need to mention the X and Y axis.

Aug 30, 2015
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Academic Task 1
by: Zeph

The bar graph illustrates the amount of oil produced in millions of barrel per day by six Gulf countries from 1990 to 2010, a period of two decades. Overall, majority of the countries displayed an increasing trend in oil production whereas Qatar showed an erratic pattern for this period.

Among all the countries, Saudi Arabia had the lead in oil production. It started off at over 8 million barrels per day in 1990. This then rose slightly to around 9 million a decade after but this figure soared significantly to over 12 million in 2005 and reached a peak of over 14 million barrels per day in 2010.

The other four countries, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait and UAE displayed the same increasing patterns in oil production at around 2 million to over 4 million. In UAE, however, oil production had plateaued in the beginning from 1990 to 2000 at 2 million barrels of oil produced per day.

Qatar had the least number of oil produced with inconsistent pattern and it barely reached a million barrels of oil per day for 20 years.

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Sep 15, 2015
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by: Anonymous

The graph shows the estimation of oil production capacity from five different Middle East countries over a period of ten years from 1990 to 2010 and these five countries are Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and UAE. Overall, all countries generally have increased their oil production since 1990 except for Qatar, which has shown no growth in that period.

The most amount of oil production capacity produces in all years is Saudi Arabia and can consider this country as the largest oil producer amongst the other four countries. It has produced about 8.5 millions of barrels per day in 1990 and 14.5 millions of barrels per day in 2010 in accordance to the graph shown.

Following behind Saudi Arabia is Iran, the second largest oil producer as the graph indicated. Iran had a gradually steady growth in its oil production in that period. Its oil production has increased from an estimated of 3 millions of barrels per day in 1990 to about 4.2 millions of barrels per day in 2010.

The least amount of oil produces is Qatar with an estimated average of 0.8 millions of barrels per day at every 5 years and can simply consider that there is no increased of oil production for that period. For the remaining countries; Iraq, Kuwait and UAE, they are an average oil producers and all three countries have the similar growth pattern in their oil production. Their oil production capacity in 2010 are in between 4 millions of barrels per day and 3.5 millions of barrels per day.

Jan 01, 2016
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Model answer
by: Faryad

The bar chart provides information about oil production capacity over a period of 20 years between 1990 and 2010. This graph is based on countries which are located at near Gulf.

A glance at four indicators for Saudi Arabia reflects that country is the best producer for oil production in every time. For instance, Saudi Arabia produced more than hefty 14 millions Barrels in 2010. Iran is another producer which it's rate for oil production capacity stands at approximately 4 millions Barrels in four selected years. Notwithstanding, Iraq had lower oil production than Iran before 2010, but it is anticipated that it will can surpass from Iran after 2010. This rang of oil production capacity for Qatar is negligible and it can be clearly seen that oil production capacity for this country did not achieve to 0.5 million per day at each year.

It is noticeable that oil production capacity for these countries increase from 1990 to 2010. But there is an exception for Qatar that rate constant with a small fluctuation.

Jun 21, 2016
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About the introduction part
by: Anonymous

Is it necessary to add some details like units and graph type to the 1st paragraph? Is paraphrasing the question is enough?

Jul 01, 2016
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PLEASE REVIEW THIS
by: Anonymous

INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW

The given bar chart illustrates the amount of oil produced by six gulf countries(namely Iran,Iraq,Kuwait,Saudi arabia and U.A.E)in 1990,2000,2005 and 2010.Units are measured in millions of barrels per day.

Overall analysis indicate that Saudi arabia ranks highest amongst other countries with a dramatic rise in the production of oil over the years.Whilst countries like Iran,Iraq,Kuwait and U.A.E also a steady growth in oil production.On the other hand,Qatar had the least amount of oil produced over the given period of time.

Jul 14, 2016
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CHART DESCRIPTION
by: Anonymous

The bar graph illustrates the oil producing capacity of 6 different countries over 20 years period. The graph reveals that Saudi Arabia has been the largest oil producer during these years.

In the beginning Saudi Arab has produced little over 8 million of barrels per day with slight increase in next 5 years. In the year 2005 there has been indispensable increase in the oil production capacity which continued until end of year 2010. The Saudi Arabia has maintained the highest position all over these years reaching approximately 15 millions barrels a day.

In contrast, the 5 countries Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar and Uae has shown modest rise in the oil production capacity. Iran has been the second largest oil producing country in the given period. Iraq and UAE has shown almost similar growth pattern with Iraq ending at little more with 4 million of barrels in 2010.

The oil production capacity of Qatar has been very low which produced only half a million of barrels a day and has not shown much rise over the 20 years period.

Sep 13, 2016
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Please Review my description - Oil Production Capacity
by: Darpan Patel

The bar graph shows the comparison between the oil production capacity of the six different gulf countries from 1990 to 2010.

Looking at the graph, it can be seen that the overall production capacity of all the mentioned countries has increased except one, Qatar.

Saudi Arabia, the clear dominant in terms of oil production out of the six, had approx 8.5 million barrels of oil produced per day in 1990 followed by approx 9 million in 2000. It was in the 21st Century when Saudi Arabia's oil production had sharply increased to just over 12 million in 2005 reaching to a staggering level of almost 15 million barrels a day.

However, countries like, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait and UAE did see rise in the production but it was not as promising as Saudi Arabia. Iran produced about 3 million barrels a day in 1990 and raised its production to just above 4 million in two decades. Production of Iraq, Kuwait, and UAE was almost similar in terms of barrels a day from around 2 million to almost 4 million in the given period of time.

On the other hand, it was only Qatar, which could not increase its oil production capacity staying below the 1 million barrel mark in the mentioned period.

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