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The graph below shows the changes in food consumption by Chinese people between 1985 and 2010.

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

IELTS Report 13

The line graph demonstrates the variations in the amounts of food consumed by Chinese people from 1985 to 2010.

OET Writing

At the very beginning of this period, fish, which was consumed 600 grams per person per week, was the most popular food. In addition, salt had a consumption of about 500 grams, followed by meat (100grams).

However, during this 25-year period, the consumption of these three kinds of food exhibited different trends. More precisely, the consumption of fish fluctuated in the first ten years of this time span, going up to 700 grams in 1990 and declining to 600 grams in 1995. In the rest 10 years, it grew up gradually, peaking at 850 grams in 2010. In addition, the corresponding figure for meat climbed steadily to 200 grams at the end of this period. However, this time span saw a downward tendency in the consumption of salt which decreased to related figure of meat (200 grams).

In conclusion, fish was the most prevalent food in the whole period. Besides, in 2010, salt and meat were eaten the same amount.

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