IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 with answer.
You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
The bar graph shows the global sales (in billions of dollars) of different types of digital games between 2000 and 2006.
Summarize the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
You should write at least 150 words.
The given illustration provided data on the sales amount of four different types of digital games from the year 2000 to 2006. The digital game categories are mobile phone games, online games, console games and handheld games. The amount of sales is given in billions of dollars. Overall, the handheld games sales amount was much higher than other types of games’ sales.
According to the given bar graph, console game sale was just below 6 billion dollar while handheld games amounted about 11 billion dollar. No data for other types of game sales in this year was given. Nest year the handheld game sales amount increased to just over 12 billion dollar while console sales amount decreased very slightly and less than 2 billion sales amount was for online games in this year. Throughout the years except 2005, the sales amount for handheld devices increased and in 2006 it reached to about 18 billion dollar. Online games sales amount also increased significantly over the years reaching to over 8 billion dollar in 2006 compared to just 2 billion dollar sales in 2001. The sale amount for console games showed some fluctuations and reached to below 3 billion dollar which is a decline compared to the about 6 billion dollar sales in 2000. Mobile game sales also got its popularity and the amount increased over the year. It reached to over 6 billion sales volume from just 2 billion sales amount 2001.