IELTS HOPECO WRITING: English Vocabulary - Graphs and Charts

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English Vocabulary - Graphs & Charts
(Statistics - results – trends)




Graphs and charts are often used to present information and data. Below you will find useful phrases and vocabulary for presenting figures and trends.

Presenting Visuals - useful phrases & vocabulary:
  • As you will see from this graph...
  • I'd like to show you...
  • Let me draw your attention to this part of the graph.
  • Let's look more closely at this month's figures.
  • This figure refers to the sales in China only.
  • This pie chart shows our share of the European market today.
  • As you can see, our main competitor has an even bigger share.
  • The bar chart represents sales in our Asian outlets.
  • Here you can see a comparison between...
  • On the line graph you will note:
 ✓ a strong upward trend in the sales of product A ...
  • despite occasional fluctuations ...
  • with a slight drop during the holiday season ...
  • with occasional variations due to ...
✓ the overall performance of produce B is good.
  • The initial surge in sales was followed by a period of slower growth in the second half of the year.
  • The instant success of the product was followed by a period of stabilization in the level of sales.
 

Commenting trends - useful phrases:
  • Increases:
✓ a slight/constant/marked/substantial/increase in sales
✓ an increase of about/roughly/approximately/in the region of ... %
✓ a little over/above what we predicted
✓ the recovery/upturn began in (month)
✓ an overall increase in ...
✓ an upward trend in the demand for ...
✓ sales reached record levels / reached a peak in (month)
✓ a strong surge in the sales of ...
✓ by (month), the figure had risen to ...
✓ we predict that sales will soar in the coming year / over the next ... months       
  • Decreases:
✓ just under our target
✓ way below our expectations
✓ a slight / notable / significant decrease in ...
✓ the downturn began in (month)
✓ the situation began to deteriorate in (month)
✓ the number has continued to fall
 
  • Fluctuations:
✓ a slow start developed into steady progress in sales
✓ an initial upward trend was followed by ...
✓ we note slight fluctuations through the year
✓ normal seasonal variations are the cause of occasional downward trends
✓ sales have been (rather) irregular
✓ the level / the rate has been unstable since ...
✓ you will note a certain instability in the rate of ...

Conclusions - useful phrases:

✓ We must focus our attention on ...
✓ What I suggest is ...
✓ There is a necessity for ...
✓ We need more ...
✓ We have no choice but to ...
✓ Appropriate measures must be taken
✓ The only option we have is to ...
✓ These changes are inevitable.
✓ We will have to revise our estimation.
✓ The result / outcome will be ...
✓ I strongly recommend ...
✓ To conclude, I am happy / I regret to announce that ...



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