1. SAMPLE 1
The chart and graph below give information about sales and share prices for Coca-Cola. Write a report for a university lecturer describing the information shown below. You should write at least 150 words. You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
The pie chart shows the worldwide distribution of sales of Coca-Cola in the year 2000 and the graph shows the change in share prices between 1996 and 2001.
In the year 2000, Coca-Cola sold a total of 17.1 billion cases of their fizzy drink product worldwide. The largest consumer was North America, where 30.4 per cent of the total volume was purchased. The second largest consumer was Latin America. Europe and Asia purchased 20.5 and 16.4 per cent of the total volume respectively, while Africa and the Middle East remained fairly small consumers at 7 per cent of the total volume of sales.
Since 1996, share prices for Coca-Cola have fluctuated. In that year, shares were valued at approximately $35. Between 1996 and 1997, however, prices rose significantly to $70 per share. They dipped a little in mid-1997 and then peaked at $80 per share in mid-98. From then until 2000 their value fell consistently but there was a slight rise in mid-2000.
2. SAMPLE 2
The following chart and table give information of UK cruise passengers in 1975 and 2003.
These two charts reveal the total cruise passenger number and the percentage of two different years among different age groups in UK.
The figures for the UK cruise passengers in 1975 showed an upward trend in all age groups. In the former three age groups, the percentages were all below 10%. And then it increased by 10-20% every decade, reaching 35% among those age are between 55 and 64. Obviously, cruise was the most popular among those aged over 65, seven times the number of the youngest age group.
There were 1005231 passengers cruising in the year of 2003, much higher than that in 1995. Likewise, the proportion of 2003 also experienced a similar tendency. There were 10% of cruise passengers in the under 24 year-old group, to which the smallest percentage belonged. The following age groups saw a gradual rise every decade, from 15% in the 25-to-34-year-olds to 33% in the 55-to-64 year-old group. Among the passengers whose age was over 65, nearly 50% of them went on a cruise.
To conclude, cruise becomes more popular among different age groups and the interest become keener as age grows.