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Charts, graphs, diagrams, exercises and texts on giving a presentation
Charts, graphs, diagrams, exercises and texts on giving a presentation

Published by: VeronicaGelfgren on Oct 21, 2008

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05/09/2014

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Charts, graphs and diagrams
English

English materials by Veronica Gilhooly

Different types of charts, graphs and diagrams
single line graph multiple line graph paired bar charttriple bar chart pie chart stacked bar chartsingle bar chart table population chartflow chart bar graph bubble diagram
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Charts, graphs and diagrams
English

English materials by Veronica Gilhooly

What is a trend?
Trends are changes or movements in facts and figures over a period of time.
When writing about or presenting a diagram
Underline key words. Write related words - turn nouns into verbs, verbs into nouns, adjectives intoadverbs, etc. Write opposite words, similar words, synonyms, etc.Circle and highlight the graph. Use arrows. Make notes. Circle the biggest, the smallest. stable orunchanging parts, sudden increases, etc.Identify trends. A trend is the overall idea of the graphwhat is happening/what happenedthe main change over timethe most noticeable thing about the graphthe pattern over time
A chart is a diagram that makes information easier to understand byshowing how two or more sets of data are related. A pie chart is a circle divided into segments. It is usually used to show  percentages. A bar chart is a diagram that makes information easier to understand byshowing how two or more sets of data are related. A bar chart is dividedinto columns. A graph is a diagram, usually a line or a curve, which shows how two setsof numbers or measurements are related. A table is a set of facts and figures arranged in columns and rows. A tableis a very useful way of organizing numerical information.

Charts, graphs and diagrams
English

English materials by Veronica Gilhooly

the pattern for different places or groups or people.Most graphs will have two trends, or there will be two graphs with a trend in each. You could tellabout the two trends in two separate paragraphs. Make sure you have identified the trends in the graph.IntroductionFirst sentence: Describe the graph. You can use some slightly different words or wordforms from those on the question paper, but be careful to give the full information. Start "Thegraph shows"Second sentence: This gives the trend or trends. You can put two trends in this sentenceor only one - you could keep the other one for the conclusion. Start "Overall, ..."Paragraph 1: Trend 1Start with a sentence with no number. “City size increased sharply over the period.” “Themost obvious trend in the graph is that women are having fewer babies.” “Oil production hasincreased slightly in all the countries in the graph”Follow this sentence with an example (sentence with number) and perhaps anotherexample (another sentence with number). Keep alternating.Paragraph 2: Trend 2Start with a sentence with no number. “City size increased sharply over the period.”Give an example (sentence with number) and perhaps another exampleConclusionFinish by repeating the main trends, or identify a second trend. Use different vocabulary.Don't have any numbers in the conclusion (you could use words like "most", "themajority" "a minority", "a small number").Don’t give an opinion.Some don’ts when writing about graphsDon’t describe the X and Y axis. Give the information.Don’t write about everything on the graph. Pick the biggest, the smallest, the mainpoints, the main trends. Group similar things togetherDon’t write about the line or the bar: “The line went up,” “The bar went down.”

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