IELTS academic task 1 sample essay 1: stock market quarterly watch 2014
The graph above shows quarterly changes in the stock market from January 2014 through September 2015.
The stock market was at just below 7500 in January 2014, and grew throughout the spring. A decline of approximately 1000 points occurred from April through July 2014. The market then recovered until April 2015, after which it saw a modest decline through September.
With the exception of the sharp dip in mid-2014, the stock market was not exceptionally volatile over this 21 month period. The longest stretch of uninterrupted positive growth was from July 2014 to April 2014.
The lowest point experienced during the period shown here was in July 2014, when the stock market reached a trough of roughly 7200. The stock market achieved its peak for this time period in April 2015, when it reached 8000. The final level of the stock market shown here was more than 500 points higher than its initial level.