👁🗨 VIDEO-WATCHING: Graphs are used to simplify data, show changes over time, illustrate cycles and demonstrate trends. You are about to watch a video by Dr Nic from Statistics Learning Centre that briefly explains the use and interpretation of seven different types of statistical graph. They include the pictogram, bar chart, pie chart, dot plot, scatterplot and time series.
Much of the language of graphs and charts relates to movement. In other words, the language of graphs and charts often speaks of small or large movement or differences between various data points.
Learning this language is essential practice to pass your English language test. So let´s revise some of the most commonly used parts of speech for describing graphs.
📲 VOCABULARY REVISION: Click on the button and complete the interactive activity:
🖋 WRITING: Now write 5 sentences using the words or phrases that you have learned. Example: iPhone sales increased dramatically in December
WRITING A SURVEY REPORT
📝 READING: Click on the button to read a survey report based on a graph that shows information about technology usage in the UK over time. First look at the graph and then complete the gaps.
DISCUSSING CHARTS AND GRAPHS
🔊PAIR WORK: Look carefully at the infographics below about technology usage. Summarise the information by selecting the main features and report it to your partner.
Here you have some prompts that will help you develop your summary:
- The aim of this survey conducted among 137 11-12 year-old boys is to obtain information about technology use by youth.
- The data provided show how the technology landscape has evolved for young people.
- In the light of the findings, Facebook is the most-used online platform by teenagers.
- Around half (52%) of the respondents admitted using their smartphones while lying in bed before sleeping or in the midlle of the night.
- 95% of the surveyees reported using Internet connection while 86% said they use a wireless connection.
- A sizable majority (80%) admitted using their smartphones while they carry out outdoor activities.
- The shares of youngsters who own a digital camera are largely comparable to the shares of teens who own a gaming console.
STUDENT A/ STUDENT B
Creado con imágenes de FunkyFocus - "manipulation smartphone gleise run" • mojzagrebinfo - "children tv child"