Continuing with the sites IELTS line graph examples, this is an example of a line graph comparing car theft.
It's important to organise your graph clearly, draw out the key trends and make comparisons.
That has been done well in this answer.
The line graph compares the number of cars stolen for every 1000 vehicles in four countries from 1990 to 1999. Overall, it can be seen that car thefts were far higher in Great Britain than in the other three counties throughout the whole time frame.
To begin, car thefts in Sweden, France and Canada followed a fairly similar pattern over the first five years, all remaining at between 5 and 10 per thousand. The general trend though for France and Canada was a decline in the number of vehicles stolen over the period, with both at around 6 in 1999. In contrast, Sweden experienced an upward trend, starting the period at approximately 8, and finishing at just under 15.
Interestingly, car thefts in Great Britain started at 18 per thousand, which far exceeded that of the other countries. It then fluctuated over the next nine years, reaching a peak of 20 thefts per 1000 in 1996, and ending the period slightly lower than where it began, at approximately 17 per thousand.
This graph would score highly in the IELTS test.
The graph starts with an overview that highlights the key information presented in the graph.
It has also been organised very clearly around the main trends.
The first body paragraph describes Sweden, France and Canada together as they follow a very similar pattern, whereas Great Britain is discussed separately in the second body paragraph as this follows a very different pattern.
This makes the description easy to follow and read and shows the writer has been able to make comparisons of the data.
There is also a good range of vocabulary and accurate grammar.
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(1) Charity Spending
(4) Brick Manufacturing
(5) UK GDP
(6) Team Scores
(7) Electicity Generation
(8) British Emigration
(9) UK Visits
Line & Bar
(10) Car Theft
Pie & Bar
(12) Modes of Transport
(14) Making Chocolate
(15) Monthly Expenditure
(16) Tea Manufacture
Pie & Bar
(18) Borrowing Books
Line & Pie
(21) Staff Employment
(24) Average House Prices
(25) Co2 Emissions
(26) Leisure Activities
(27) Wave Machine
(28) Course Attendance
Bar & Pie Chart