IELTS Report, topic: Double line graph showing average house prices (from Target Band 7 book)

This report was written on a topic from “Target Band 7” book (page 41, reprinted with permission).

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task

The graph describes average house prices in Sometown in 2005.

Write a report for a university tutor describing the information shown.

Write at least 150 words

Double Line Graph Average House Prices from Target Band 7 book

The line graph shows the average cost of housing in Sometown in the second half of the year 2005. It is clear that the prices of both sold and unsold houses had fluctuated over the period.

According to the graph, the asking price of unsold properties peaked in July at around $335,000 dollars and then the figure decreased to its lowest level of nearly $319,000, which was reached in September. A slight fluctuation occurred in the following months the average prices of homes for sale increased by 10 thousand dollars in October and declined to just above 320,000 dollars in December.

Similarly, the average price of sold properties had varied widely over the period, except the values were lower. The months of July and August recorded average prices of around $300,000 and $303,000 dollars respectively. Then, prices reached the bottom at 290,000 in the next two months before rose significantly and registered highest value in December at almost $308,000.

In conclusion, there was a significant difference between the asking and selling price and the gap narrowed towards the end of 2005 as sellers’ expectations moved closer to achievable prices.

This response handles well the description of both asking and selling average prices, as well as comparison of their trends. The use of cohesive devices is varied and the message is easy to follow. The writer uses complex sentence structures and wide range of vocabulary. The errors in word choice are minor and don’t affect communication. Overall, this looks like a Band 8 report.

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‘when’ is the right word to use here
‘they’ is the right word because we are referring to ‘prices’
‘their’ is the right word because we are referring to ‘prices’

IELTS Report, topic: Double line graph showing high tech gadgets prices (from Target Band 7 book)

This report was written on a topic from “Target Band 7” book (page 41, reprinted with permission).

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task

The graph below shows how prices of “high-tech gadgets” changed over time in Somecountry.

Write a report for a university tutor describing the information shown.

Write at least 150 words

Double Line Graph Prices of High Tech Gadgets from Target Band 7 book

The line graph outlines the selling price of two advanced products, namely navigation systems and smart phones, in Somecountry between the last six months of 2004 and the last six months of 2006. It can be clearly seen that there is a considerable decrease in the pricing of navigation systems compared to mobile phones.

In July-December of 2004, the overall price of navigation was higher than . The former started at nearly $4,000 USD while the latter sold at around $3,100 USD. In the next six months, both items were priced at a lower value slipping to $3,300 and $2,800 USD (navigation systems and phones respectively). The pricing for navigation systems continued to drop to $3,100 USD in the following 6 months. Conversely, mobile phone prices went up marginally by around $100 USD. In the first half of 2006, the pricing trend changed for both products as navigation devices saw a rise to $3,400 USD while phones dipped to $2,700 USD. By the end of the year 2006, both items were sold at exactly the same price of $2,700 USD.

To sum up, it is evident that over the course of 2 years high tech gadgets declined in price and the more expensive product suffered a more significant price drop.

The entire graph was described in this well-organised and developed response. There are some minor grammatical mistakes, but they are quite rare. The vocabulary could have been enhanced further. Overall, this report seems worthy of Band 8.

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to avoid sounding repetitive, use a different word here such as ‘evident’
devices
that of smart phones
‘were’ because this refers to ‘smart phones’ (in plural)
 

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