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Line Graph Worksheet: Language of Change

This line graph worksheet helps you with the language of change that is very commonly needed to write about graphs, bar charts and tables in IELTS task 1.

Firstly, take a look at the graph and check you understand it.

  • What does it show?
  • What are the main trends?
  • What are some important details?

Then look at the IELTS graph worksheet answer and carefully work out which word from the drop down menu fits in the gap.

Line Graph Worksheet - Gap Fill

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The line graph illustrates the amount of spreads consumed from 1981 to 2007, in grams.

Summarize the information by selecting and reporting the main features and make comparisons where relevant.

Write at least 150 words.

Choose the Correct Word

The graph shows the quantity of margarine, low fat spreads and butter consumed between 1981 and 2007. The quantities are measured in grams. Over the period 1981 to 2007 as a whole, there was 1. in the consumption of butter and margarine and 2. in the consumption of low-fat spreads.

Butter was the most popular fat at the beginning of the period, and consumption 3. of about 160 grams in 1986. After this, there was 4. .

The consumption of margarine began lower than that for butter at 90 grams. Following this, in 1991, it 5. that of butter for the first time, but after 1996 there was 6. in the amount consumed, which seemed set to continue.

Low–fat spreads were introduced in 1996, and they saw 7. in their consumption from that time, so that by about 2001 they were 8. than either butter or margarine.

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