Area of land from which grain was harvested

IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 with answer.

The graph below shows the area of land from which grain was harvested.Write a report for a university lecturer describing the information in the graph.

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

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You should write at least 150 words.

World grain harvested area, 1950 – 96

World grain harvested area

IELTS Academic Writing Task 1: Sample Answer

The given graph depicts the area of lands which was used for grain harvesting worldwide from the year 1950 to 1996. As is observed from the given graph, more than 650 million hectares of lands were used on an average for grain harvesting and the grain price doubled at around the year 1975.

As is given in the line graph, USSR Virgin Lands Program was initiated in 1950 when about 600 million hectares of lands were used worldwide for producing crops. The amount of areas increased to 650 million hectares in around 1958 and after that it showed some fluctuations with an overall increasing trend. The price of the grains was doubled in around 1975 and the maximum amount of lands worldwide was used for harvesting in around 1981 which was about 750 million hectares. The cut of expenditure on public expenses was done from 1981 to around 1996 and at that time the grain harvesting area worldwide followed a slightly downward trend.