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Phrases & Vocabulary of Pie Charts

TIPS:

  • Start with the largest section first
  • Compare the largest section with the other section or sections
  • Look for the ways to compare different sections of the chart by finding out similarities, contrast like half, double, three folds, two-third, one-third, etc.
  • Use comparative adjectives (adjective+er than)
  • Use superlative adjectives (the adjective+est)
  • Also use “more than” or “less than”.

VOCABULARY:

Introducing the topic:


Sating the Overall findings of the report:

Likely phrases that can be used when you introduce a new point;

  • As shown in the pie chart…
  • As can be seen from the given chart…
  • From the given pie chart we can see that…
  • It can be seen from the data…

Phrases for highlighting significant data in the chart:

  • Closer inspection of the pie chart shows…
  • It is apparent from the given chart that very few…
  • The most interesting aspect of this graph is…
  • The most striking information in the given chart is…
  • As the given chart shows, there is a significant difference between…

DESCRIBING PIE CHARTS:

Some phrases to start your sentences to explain one part of a pie chart:

Starting with the Amount:

  • The highest percentage of…
  • A significant number of…
  • The smallest proportion of…
  • The largest number of…

Starting with the Amount:

  • Pizza was the largest consumed fast-food….
  • Maruti Suzuki was the second/third most popular/common…
  • Burger was the smallest percentage of the total…

Some phrases to start your sentences to explain one part of a pie chart:

Starting with the Amount:

  • As many students came from Gandhinagar as from…
  • Twice as many shopping malls were in Surat as in….
  • Three times as many visitors visited the museum as in…
  • Not as many students completed their graduation as in…
  • Far more expenses were incurred on buying groceries than…
  • Significantly more students opted for engineering than…
  • Considerably more women preferred to watch TV than…       in their leisure time.
  • Slightly/Fractionally more people voted for BJP than…

Starting with the Amount:

  • Drinking tea was just/nearly/almost/not as popular as…
  • Samsung phones were much/far/considerably/slightly more common than…
  • Titan watches were slightly/far/fractionally less popular than…

VOCABULARY TO DESCRIBE FRACTIONS:

 

PERCENT                                      IN WORDS

20%                                                A fifth of…

25%                                                A quarter of… OR A fourth part of…

33%                                                One third of the…

40%                                                Two fifth of the…

50%                                                Half of the…

66%                                                Two third of the…

75%                                                Three quarters of the… OR Three fourth of the….

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