In the first lesson on this topic we looked at some simple verbs that can be used to report changes in data.
In the second lesson on this topic we looked at some important adverbs that you MUST use to give extra detail about changes in data.
In the third lesson on this topic we looked at adjective and noun phrases which can be used to report changes in data.
In this free class you will
How would you describe these 8 graphs?
Exercise 1 | Match the Graphs
Match the description with the correct line graph.
|to rise||a rise|
Complete the Sentences
|1.||The amount of money that the government spent on reading lessons declined gradually.|
|There was a gradual decline in the amount of money spent on reading lessons.|
|2.||The number of people calling the customer service hotline to complain fluctuated wildly.|
|There was in the number of people calling the customer service hotline to complain.|
|3.||The development of new cures fell dramatically.|
|There was in the development of new cures.|
|4.||Funding for research into the development of clean fuels increased sharply over the ten-year period.|
|in the funding for research into the development of clean fuels over the ten-year period.|
|5.||The release of new artists by major record labels decreased slightly last year.|
|in the release of new artists by major record labels last year.|
|6.||The cost of the product fluctuated slightly over the period.|
|in the price of the product over the period.|
|7.||The number of visitors to the palace rose steadily until the ticket price was increased.|
|in the number of visitors to the palace until the ticket price was increased.|
|8.||The number of people applying for housing dropped steeply several times over the year.|
|several in the number of people applying for housing over the year.|
In the next lesson on this topic we will look at some much more complex line graphs that those we have so far studied.
While you wait, why don't you check our our Academic Writing Task 1 page.
- Some more specialized verbs to use with data
- How to give more detail about changes in data with adverbs
The first step is to look at graphs and read descriptions of them. You can copy the vocabulary that you read while doing the activity and use it when you are writing.
Exercise 2 | Graphs A - F
Exercise 2 | Graphs g - L
|1.||A large or fast change|
|2.||A small or slow change|
|3.||Constant change by a similar amount|
In the next of our lessons on line graphs we look at how to change the verb/adverb collocations that we have already learnt into adjective/noun collocations. Using a range of different collocations will further help to boost your Lexical Resource band.
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