# Describing Graphs, Tables and Charts. What is a chart?  A chart is a diagram that makes information easier to understand by showing how two or more sets.

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Describing Graphs, Tables and Charts

What is a chart?  A chart is a diagram that makes information easier to understand by showing how two or more sets of data are related.  There are two common types of chart, a pie chart and a bar chart.

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 by showing how two or more sets of data are related. A bar chart is divided into columns.

A Graph is a diagram, usually a line or curve, which shows how two or more sets of numbers or measurements are related.

What is a trend?  Trends are the changes or movements in facts and figures over a period of time.  We can use different verbs and nouns to describe trends

Verbs: Show Provide Deals with Indicate Demonstrate Display Offer Present

Downward movement (verbs) Decrease Drop fall Crash Go down

Upward movement (verbs) Climb Rise increase gain Grow Go up Improve jump

hold steady level off stabilise Rally (grouping) recover remain Stability (verbs)

For specifying the degree of change we can use different adverbs:  Dramatically  Sharply  Moderately  slightly  suddenly,  Rapidly (quickly)  Steadily  Gradually  slowly

For specifying the degree of change we can use different adjectives  Slow  Steady  Slight  Sharp  Gradual  Rapid  Heavy

Use adverbs with verbs and adjectives with nouns. 1- There was a sharp increase in the percentage of using facebook. 2- Sales went up suddenly in 2004. 3- There is a gradual grow in the number of bugs fixed by Microsoft at work. 4- The number of students in 2012 decreased rapidly.

How to describe a chart 1) Introduction: The pie chart is about the channels which are used to make Birthday wishes The chart is divided into 6 parts.

2) Message of the diagram The largest percentage is for facebook. It is the most used channel with more than 60 %. Skype and phone calls are almost used with the same amount. SMS go down comparing it with skype and phone calls. However, Twitter and E-mails are the least used channels. 3) Conclusion The most popular channel is the facebook for Birthday wishes. Other channels are used as well but with different percentage.

Birthday wishes by channels The pie chart is about the channels which were used to make Birthday wishes The chart is divided into 6 parts. The largest percentage is for facebook. It is the most used channel with more than 60 %. Skype and phone calls are almost used with the same amount. SMS go down comparing it with skype and phone calls. However, Twitter and E-mails are the least used channels. The most popular channel is the facebook for Birthday wishes. Other channels are used as well but with different percentage.