IELTS Academic Task 1: Indian Restaurant Sales

IELTS Academic Task 1: Indian Restaurant Sales

IELTS Task 1

The graph below gives information about the total number of orders per dish in an Indian Restaurant in the UK from 2008 to 2011. Summarize the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant. Write at least 150 words.

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The line graph compares the number of orders that were made in an Indian restaurant in the UK from 2008 to 2011. Overall, there was a significant increase in sales for two dishes and one decreased slightly.

Back in 2008, Malai Kofta had the highest sales accounting for 509 orders while only 276 orders were made for Beef Vindaloo and a very small number of Alu Gobi only having 50 orders that year. After a year, the sales of Alu Gobi skyrocketed reaching almost 600 orders, a 10-fold increased while a lesser number of orders were noticed on Malai Kofta decreasing by 50 orders. By 2010, Malai Kofta bounced back as the top dish while a sudden drop of sales in Alu Gobi, 588 orders and 213 respectively. However, by 2011, people in the UK started to order again Alu Gobi and reached 534 a similar height back in 2009 and Beef Vindaloo increased from around 270 from three years ago to 422 by 2011. The number of orders of Malai Fokta decreased by 200 from 588 in 2010 to 364 by 2011.

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The line graph compares three dishes that were served in an Indian Restaurant in the UK from 2008 to 2011. Overall, the number of orders on the two dishes increased significantly while one decreased.

Beef Vindaloo was the second most popular dish in that restaurant accounting for 276 orders in 2008, and this trend remained the same for the next three years. By 2011, the number of orders increased two folds, 422 orders were made.

Malai Kofta was the most popular dish while Alu Gobi was the least favorite account for 509 and 50 orders respectively in 2008.  Alu Gobi increased significantly by the next year beating Malai Kofta records in 2008, reaching 596 orders while the other dish only had 448 orders. The trend changed again by 2010 when the order of Alu Gobi decreased by half and Malai Kofta bounced back into the most popular dish however it dropped again to 364 by 2011. Alu Gobi became the most popular dish by 2011, having 534 orders that year.

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