PTE Speaking Describe Image – Line Graph (Sample Response)

In PTE Speaking: Describe Image section, “Line Graphs” questions are very common. To get a high score in line graphs, practice with questions given below. A sample response is provided for reference purpose. PTE Academic exam is all about fluency and proper time utilization. Do not get nervous when you see a difficult graph. Practice your Describe Image – Line Graph by recording your response along with a timer.

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PTE Speaking Describe Image – Line Graph (Sample Response)

DESCRIBE IMAGE #1 – UNEMPLOYMENT RATES IN THE USA & JAPAN

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SAMPLE RESPONSE

The line graph describes the unemployment rates for the United States and Japan for a period of 7 years, 2003 to 2009. The given data suggests that the rates were decreasing in the US, from 7.0 in 2003 to 5.0 in 2009 while the rates were increasing in Japan, from 2.5 in 2003 to 5.0 in 2009. Overall, the trend continues at a similar rate until well beyond 2009.

DESCRIBE IMAGE #2 – WORLD FOOD AND OIL PRICES 2000-2011

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SAMPLE RESPONSE

The line graph shows the tight correlation between world food and oil prices over a period of 11 years, 2000 and 2011. Along with many price fluctuations, the trend is an uprising for the average global prices of both food and oil. In 2000, both the index were at a low index of around 90 points. There was a dramatic increase to over 220 points in the mid of 2008.

DESCRIBE IMAGE #3 – SUGAR AND OBESITY PREVALENCE

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SAMPLE RESPONSE

The line graph shows the intake of sugar versus the prevalence of obesity with adults in the United States over the period of 33 years, from 1980 to 2013. The trend suggests that from 1980 to 2000, as the obesity increased so did the intake of sugar. A dramatic shift occurred in 2000 when sugar intake starts lowering with obesity still rising.

DESCRIBE IMAGE #4 – AVERAGE CARBON DIOXIDE EMISSIONS

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SAMPLE RESPONSE

The graph depicts the average amount of CO2 emissions produced per capita for four countries, the UK, Sweden, Italy and Portugal between 1967 and 2007. The trend suggests that the UK and Sweden have steadily reduced CO2 emissions over the period. Italy and Portugal’s CO2 emissions have risen to much larger levels from low levels in emissions 40 years ago. Overall, Sweden was the most successful country in reducing its level of CO2 emissions than any of the 3 countries.

DESCRIBE IMAGE #5 – RUBBER DUCK EXPORTS

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SAMPLE RESPONSE

The line graph shows exports of rubber ducks for three countries, USA, EU, the UK from 2013 with a predicted trend for the future. Exports of rubber ducks in the USA started with 10,000 units in 2013, saw an uptrend and are predicted to fall sharply to only 2,000 units in 2017. In contrast, exports of rubber ducks from the EU is steadily rising with a fall in 2015. The same rising trend is predicted for the UK from 20,000 units to 40,000 units in 2017.

 

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