Skills

Levels

The Language of Charts and Graphs

Types of Charts

Pie chart

Bar chart/graph

Line graph

Describing Movement

Increase

Decrease

Recover

Recovery


Go up

Go down

Jump

Slump


Rise

Fall

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


(noun usage)

(verb usage)

Enrollment increased by 4% in 1997.

There was a 4% increase in enrollment in 1997.

Immigration rose to 800,000 in 1999.

Immigration rose by 20,000 in 1999.


(to a point/number)

(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 $1,400,000 in 1998.

    Profits were $27,000 in 1999.

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

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