IELTS Line Graph - CO2 Emissions

by Hoang Anh
(Viet Nam)

The Graph shows average carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions per person in the United Kindom, Sweden, Italy and Portugal between 1967 and 2007.

The Graph shows average carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions per person in the United Kindom, Sweden, Italy and Portugal between 1967 and 2007.

The given chart illustrate how the amount of CO2 discharged by individuals in 4 seperate countries differ in a 40-year period from 1967 to 2007. All the statistics are given in metric tonnes. It can be clearly noted that all the figures underwent dramatic changes and after 40 years, the rankings of these 4 nations were not the same as the original.

Starting at nearly 2 metric tonnes at the beginning of the process, Portugal's CO2 emissions per person witnessed a substantial rise to oveer 2 and approximately 4 tonnes in 1987. Quite similarly, in Italy, each citizen released more CO2 into the atmosphere as time passes when the figure increased by 2 metric tonnes after 10 years. In contrast, while Britain had their levels reduced gradually to precisely 10 tonnes in that same period, Sweden's figure had soared to over 10 tonnes before experiencing a remarkable fall by almost 3 tonnes in 1987. From 1987 on, this trend continued and therefore resulted in the variation of positions. Even though CO2 emissions kept on falling slowly and steadily by nearly 1 ton per 10 years in Britain, the country still ranked the first with over 8 tonnes of emissions. Both Italy and Portugal had a regular increase and both reached its peak in 2007 with nearly 8 tonnes and 6 tonnes, respectively. Meanwhile, this in Sweden plummetted to a bottom of 5 tonnes, which is exactly the same as Portugal.

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Aug 12, 2019
by: astha

I like the use of different words in an appropriate position.

Jul 16, 2020
by: Rin

Hi Hoang Anh, I love your introduction and overview part, however, it's not logical if you represent the data that way. Please check out my sample:

The line graph compares the average amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions per capita in 4 different European nations over a 40-year period, starting in 1967.

Overall, UK recorded the highest CO2 emission output while the figure for Portugal was the lowest. It is also noticeable that both the UK and Sweden reduced their CO2 generated but the opposite was seen in Italy and Portugal during the period shown.

In 1967, the UK disposed the around 11 metric tonnes of CO2. Following the second place was the Sweden with a slightly lower number of 9 metric tonnes, which as twice as that of Italy. Besides, Portugal discharged the least CO2 emissions amount of nearly 1.2 metric tonnes.

40 years later, there was a gradual drop in UK’s CO2 emissions to 9 metric tonnes. In terms of Sweden, after reaching a peak at 10 metric tonnes, the CO2 output decreased significantly to only 5 metric tonnes in 2007. By contrast, Italy’s figure rose sharply by nearly 7.5 metric tonnes in the final year. Interestingly, Portugal also experienced the same pattern, a dramatical growth was witnessed in its CO2 emissions to 5 metric tonnes, 4 times higher than it was before.

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