IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 with answer.
You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
The chart below gives information about global sales of games software, CDs and DVD or video.
Write a report for a university lecturer describing the information.
You should write at least 150 words.
How sales have changed Global sales, $bn
The given bar graph presents data about the worldwide sales of games software as well as CD, DVD or video sales from 2000 to 2003. Overall, the sales of DVD videos increased significantly over the years while CDs remained as the highest selling items with slight gradual decreases.
According to the given illustration, in the year 2000 total global sales of CDs were about 35 billion dollars which was highest among the sales amount of games, DVD and CD. In this year sales amounts for games software and DVDs were about 15 and 20 billion dollars respectively. Next year the total sales amount of games software and DVDs increases while a slight decrease in the CD sales amount could be observed. This trend remained unchanged for the next two years and finally in 2003 the sales amount of DVDs reached nearly the same amount of CD sales. In this year CD and DVD sales both reached over 30 billion dollars while games software sold amount reached to little less than 20 billion dollar.