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1 Unit 6: ECONOMIC REFORMS WRITING

2 Understanding and writing about statistics

3 A. Some kinds of charts A. Some kinds of charts. 3. Graph1. Bar-chart2. Pie-chart

4 1. Verbs: - rise, increase, shoot up, soar up - fall, drop, decline, decrease - remain (constant/ unchanged) - reach (a plateau/ a peak) - level off/ out - fluctuate B. Some useful words and expressions to describe trends.

5 2. Adverbs: - slowly, gradually, steadily - rapidly, sharply, steeply, suddenly, dramatically, markedly

6 3. Nouns: - an upward trend - a rise, an increase - a downward trend - a fall, a drop, a decline, a decrease

7 4. Adjectives: - slow, gradual, steady - rapid, sharp, steep, dramatic, marked.

8 A suggested outline - a general statement ( title, main subject of the graph) - trends at different time - overall trend

9 Work in pairs. Look at the graphs and match the phrases used in statistical writing to the corresponding information in the graph. The first one has been done for you. (3) (4) (1) (2) (8) (7) (6) (5) (10) (9) f. A sudden fall or drop g. To reach a peak h. An upward trend i. To rise steadily or to increase gradually j.A dramatic increase e. A drop / fall / decrease / decline c. To remain constant d. A downward trend a. To level off b. To reach a plateau

10 Answers

11 D. Look at this graph showing sales of Viet Export Corp. and fill in the missing information 1. In February, sales (1) to 100 million. increased/ rose

12 D. Look at this graph showing sales of Viet Export Corp. and fill in the missing information 2. In the following two months, they (2) …………… ………………………… at 100 million. remained constant/ reached a plateau

13 D. Look at this graph showing sales of Viet Export Corp. and fill in the missing information 3 - In the next three months, they (3) …… …… 60 million. fell to

14 D. Look at this graph showing sales of Viet Export Corp. and fill in the missing information 4 - The next two months saw (4)…………………… to 120 million. a steady rise

15 D. Look at this graph showing sales of Viet Export Corp. and fill in the missing information 5 - This was followed by (5) … ………………………………………… to 40 million in October. a dramatic/ sudden fall

16 D. Look at this graph showing sales of Viet Export Corp. and fill in the missing information 6. Sales (6) ………………………… in December to finish the year at 120 million. rose/ increased

17 . Write a short paragraph related to the statistics of incomes of Viet Discovery Travel shown by the graph (page 54), using the language in statistical writing. E. Write a short paragraph related to the statistics of incomes of Viet Discovery Travel shown by the graph (page 54), using the language in statistical writing.

18 Suggested answer: As the graph shows, there was an upward trend in sales. In July, sales rose steadily/ gradually. In August and September, sales remained unchanged (reached a plateau). Then there was a sudden fall (decrease) in October followed by a sharp/ dramatic increase to a peak of 2,000,000 in November

19 Homework Do the homework in the exercise book Prepare for the next period Homework Do the homework in the exercise book Prepare for the next period

20 Thank you!


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