In Writing Task 1, you need to describe a graph which contains a lot of numbers/figures. As you have to write many sentences describing different figures, it is not a good idea to use the same structure every time. You need to remember some different structures, so you can use them flexibly and avoid being too repetitive.

In order to do this, you need to practise how to describe one figure in different ways. Today, I will show you how to improve this one skill.

Let’s look at the graph below.

*The graph below shows the consumption of fish and different kinds of meat in a European country between 1979 and 2004.*

Let’s say now I want to describe the figure of chicken consumption in 1979. There are more than one way to describe this figure:

– In 1979, the amount of chicken eaten in this country stood at more than 50 grams per person per week.

– In 1979, 50 grams of chicken were eaten per person per week.

– In 1979, there were 50 grams of chicken eaten by a person weekly.

– In 1979, an average individual in this country consumed 50 grams of chicken every week.

Now, try using this technique for other figures. For each figure, try to come up with as many ways of describing it as posible. After practising this skill for a period of time, you will get better at describing figures, and your Writing Task 1 band score will be improved.