If you need to describe charts or graphs, for example, from an infographic, or relay information as part of a mediation activity, it might be useful for you to know some of the language related to this field. You can watch the video to get some more expressions to indicate “increase” or “decrease”, paying special attention to pronunciation, and the differences between some of these expressions.
You can view the slides here.
Some examples of how data can be relayed in real contexts (news):
A government report says a sharp rise in the use of crack cocaine in England is being fuelled by aggressive marketing by drug dealers and shrinking police numbers. The Home Office and Public Health England examined what lay behind the increase, which has been blamed for a surge in knife crime and serious violence. Our home affairs correspondent Danny Shaw has been looking at the findings.
You can see more examples taken from the news here:
- Mediation: talking about data in graphs and charts- examples
- data and figures: statistics related to the pandemic
- data: billion/trillion
Further resources: BBC Teach