Sometimes data is presented in the form of a table containing numbers. The same data could be presented in a bar chart, pie chart or sometimes a line graph and so the vocabulary and structures that you use will be the same. However, tables can be more difficult to understand for people who are not used to them as the data is not represented in such an easily understood, visual way.
In this class you will learn to understand tables and how to paraphrase the topic of the table.
Let's begin by studying the table task below.
The table below gives information about the average percentage of money per month spent by consumers on fashion/clothing, entertainment/leisure and transport in 5 different countries.
Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
*These statistics are fabricated for use as learning materials
Are the following statements about the table true or false?
Note: Knowing what continents the countries are on can help us organise our answer. We will see this later in the tables series of lessons.
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