The Language of Charts and Graphs

The Language of Charts and Graphs

ESLgold.com - Charts & Graphs 

Types of Charts

ESLgold.com - Pie Chart    ESLgold.com - Bar Chart

                        Pie Chart                                                                     Bar Chart

ESLgold.com - Line Chart

Line Chart


Describing Movement

Increase
Decrease
Recover
Recovery
Go up
Go down
Jump
Slump
Rise
Fail
Surge
Plummet
Improve(ment)
Declined
Reach (a point)
Approach

Types of Movement

Slight
Slightly
Gradual
Gradually
Sharp
Sharply
Dramatic
Dramatically
Major
Minor

Movement over Time

There was a gradual decline in sales.

                    Sales declined gradually

Enrollment increased by 4% in 1997.

                    There was a 4% increase in enrollment in 1997.

Immigration rose to 800,000 in 1999.  (to a point or number)

Immigration rose by 20,000 in 1999.    (by increment)

                    There was a 20% rise in immigration. (percentage)

Taxes remained the same from 2000 to 2001.

Taxes continued at 15% for two years.

Static (non-movement) Description

Sales stood at $1,4000,000 in 1998.

Profits were $27,000 in 19999.

There was a loss of $21,000 in 2001.

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