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IELTS 7 Test 2 Task 1 (version 2)

The line graph illustrates the amounts of chicken, beef, lamb and fish consumed each week in a country in Europe from 1979 to 2004.

From the graph, it is clear that over the period shown, consumption of beef, lamb fish saw declines, whereas chicken witnessed a steady rise.

At the start of the period, beef was the most popular type of meat eaten at 230g per person per week. Lamb was second followed closely behind by chicken at 150g and 145g respectively. The amount of fish eaten was significantly lower at 60g.

Until about 1987, consumption of beef and lamb fluctuated, while that of chicken rose steadily to 200g and that of fish fell slightly to 50g. From 1987 until the end of the period in 2004, chicken’s popularity continued to surge (to 250g per person per week). In contrast, beef and lamb continued to lose market share until falling to 100g and 60g per person per week respectively. Meanwhile, fish saw a steady reduction to 40g in 2004.

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