IELTS Report on oil produced and consumed in the world

Percentage of total oil produced and consumed in the world by different regions

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The chart below shows the proportions of the world’s oil resources held in different areas and the proportions consumed annually in the same places.

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

Write at least 150 words. 

Percentage of total oil produced and consumed in the world by different regions

IELTS Report 1 on oil production and consumption in the world

Introduction

The given bar chart represents percentages of total world resources spread across more than nine countries along with their annual oil consumption rates.

Overview

The most noteworthy aspect that can be noted is that the Middle East accounted for more than 50 % of the total world resources, while four other countries contributed moderately. Also, many countries were having sparse percentage levels of oil resources. On the other hand, middle east consumed very little as compared to its production rate. However, Asia and the US were the highest consumers, followed by Western Europe, whereas the remaining nations stood below 5.

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Firstly, the Middle East only consumed around 6% of total world oil resources even though it emerged as the largest oil producer peaking 56.52%. Secondly, Canada’s consumption rate and South America and Eastern Europe almost neared the production percentage of Canada, which stood at 14.84%. Next, Africa produced 6.38%, and it consumed nearly half of its production rate. Further, Asia and the US producing 2.89% and 1.85% respectively turned out to be the highest consumers having 26.21% and 25.48% respectively. Furthermore, western Europe consumed 19.24%, which is far more than what it produces, i.e. 1.47%. But Eastern Europe was the only nation whose percentage of total world oil resources was exactly the same as its percentage of consumption.

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Nonetheless, Australia and New Zealand consumed 1.01% oil more than its own properties of oil resources which came up to be 0.30% of the total world oil resources. Lastly, other countries cumulatively produced 1.05% while their annual consumption summed up to 2.52%.

Review of the IELTS Report 1 on oil production and consumption in the world

1. The report consists of more than 270 words. Writing these many words would sure lead to mistakes as any student will not get any time to review their task.

2. There are many awkward sentence structures which change the intended meaning of the sentence. 

For example,

  • “The given bar chart represents percentages of total world resources spread across more than nine countries along with their annual oil consumption rates.”

Here, we are talking about different regions and not individual countries. This fact is also pointed in the task itself as it clearly states that these are different places. 

  • “Also, many countries were having sparse percentage levels of oil resources.”

The above sentence in the overview paragraph doesn’t make any sense as you must only state the essential features or trends of the graph. So, it is out of place.

3. The body paragraphs have no logical basis. It seems that since the author at the last moment realised that he or she must have at least two body paragraphs, so the second paragraph is written.

4. Although there are some comparisons between individual regions’ consumption and production, no exact comparisons are consistently presented across the places.

5. Word usage is incorrect in some places.

For example

  • “Also, many countries were having sparse percentage levels of oil resources.”

Usually, word sparse is used to indicate thickness or thinness of some kind of distribution and not a contribution. 

  • The word consumed is used too many times. It is essential to replace this word at least with two or three different words.

IELTS Report 2 on oil production and consumption in the world

Introduction

The given bar chart depicts the annual share of the total oil produced and consumed in different regions of the world.

Overview

Overall, the highest contribution to oil production was from the Middle East region, whereas Australia and New Zealand were the lowest. On the other hand, the USA, Asia, and Western Europe were among the oil’s significant consumers.

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Only four regions produced more oil than they consumed. The Middle East made 56.52% of the oil while consumed hardly 6% of it. Similarly, Canada produced 14.84% of the total oil and consumed approximately the sixth portion of it. At the same time, Central and South America used 6.7% of the world oil and produced hardly 1.5% more than that. Lastly, Africa’s consumption at 3.35% was almost half of what it made.

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On the other hand, five regions utilised more oil than they produced. Asia, the United States and Western Europe consumed 26.21%, 25.48% and 19.24% respectively. In contrast, they produced hardly 2.89%, 1.85% and 1.47% of the total world oil. Although a similar trend was observed in Australia and New Zealand and other parts of the world, their overall shares on both accounts was negligible.

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Lastly, only Eastern Europe was the only region that produced and consumed equal shares of the oil at 6.58% and 6.56% respectively.

Review of the IELTS Report 2 on oil production and consumption in the world

  1. The report first of overcomes all the problems in the previous report.
  2. It has a clear overview, and all body paragraphs have a definite purpose.
  3. All necessary comparisons across the paragraphs and with them are made exclusively.
  4. Although this report may also sound a bit too long at about 229 words, there is hardly any scope for reducing the number of sentences.
  5. Yet, the author could have neglected insignificant regions or could have mentioned them without any specific data.
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