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Introducing the graph

The graph/table/pie chart/bar chart/diagram …

  • gives information about/on …
  • provides information about/on …
  • shows …
  • illustrates …
  • compares …
  • explains why …
  • describes …
  • draws the conclusion of (a survey) …

Example: The pie charts provide information on the proportion of males and females working in agricultural sector.


Sharp Fall Fluctuating

a rise (of)

an increase (of)

a growth (of)

a peak (of)

a surge (of)

Example: a rise of prices

a fall (in)

a decrease (in)

a decline (in)

a dip (in)

Example: a fall in prices

a fluctuation (of)

a variation (in)

Example: a fluctuation of prices

to rise

to increase

to surge

to grow

to peak

Large rises:

to rocket

to soar

to leap (->leapt)

to fall

to decrease

to decline

to dip

to dive

to plunge

Large falls:

to plummet

to fluctuate

to vary

Description of changes
Sharp Slight Useful phrases

Adverb

sharply

suddenly

rapidly

abruptly

dramatically

significantly

considerably

markedly

wildly

Adverb

slightly

gently

gradually

steadily

modestly

marginally

Example: the prices increased modestly

 

 

a small fraction,

a small number,

a small minority

a large portion, a significant majority

nearly a fifth, almost 10%,

in region of 40%,

more than a half,

over a quarter,

around two thirds,

more or less three quarters,

exactly one in ten,

approximately a third

sharp

sudden

rapid

abrupt

dramatic

steep

significant

considerable

marked

substantial

spectacular

Example: there was a considerable growth

slight

gentle

gradual

steady

consistent

modest

marginal

Example: there was a gradual decline

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