Do the preparation task first. Then read the text and tips and do the exercises.
- In the first paragraph, give basic details about the chart including what it shows, where it refers to and when.
- When you describe chart?data, be specific. Mention the category and figure, e.g. Online video streaming was?the most popular format in 2017.?US consumers spent $9.8?billion ...
- A trend is a change over time. To describe trends, focus on what is increasing or decreasing compared to some time in the past, e.g. ...?which was a rise of 32 per cent?from the previous year.
- If several categories show the same trend, talk about them together, e.g. customers?were moving away from the three?physical formats in the chart.
- State the units of measurement,?e.g. US consumers spent $9.8?billion.
- Many of the verbs for up and down trends can also be used as nouns, e.g. Spending fell by 21 per cent?= There was a 21 per cent?fall in spending.?(You can write % or per cent, but be consistent.)
- Write a conclusion. Say?what we learn from the data overall.