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Statistics and diagrams

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Andrea True

on 17 February 2015

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Transcript of Statistics and diagrams

Anti-GM activists misrepresent data
Useful vocabulary for describing a chart
Statistics and diagrams
Your tasks:
1. Read the text carefully. Use the
annotations and a dictionary if
need be.

2. Look at the charts. What type of
charts are they?

3. Describe the charts using the new
vocabulary. Write it down. Prepare
to present your results.

4. Discuss the message of this text
with a partner.
Your homework
Learn the new vocabulary by heart!!!
Types of diagrams
pie chart
bar chart
line graph
flow chart
bubble chart
It is used to depict a flow or process, often showing different possibilities
A bubble chart shows the relationship of three variables.

A bar chart makes it easy to compare figures directly.
A pie chart shows the percentages of 100%.
A line graph illustrates a development of something over a certain amount of time.
How can you say that
something has gone up in number?
to rise
to increase
an increase / a rise of...
to have increased by...
a growth of...
How can you say that
something has gone down in number?
to decrease
to drop
to decline
a reduction
a decrease / a drop in the number of...
useful verbs
to show that...
to indicate that...
to suggest that...
to illustrate...
to represent to depict...
to give information about...
Useful nouns
amount
sum
level
figures
proportion
useful adjectives and adverbs
continuing/continual(ly)
gradual(ly)
significant(ly)
insignificant(ly)
negligible/negligibly
large
high
small
sharp(ly)
slow(ly)
expressing
numbers & figures

the latest figures
the figures for the last month/year
the total number
a majority/minority of
a (high/low) percentage of
a number of
qualifiers
a total of
over/under
nearly
more or less
between
the same number as
the same amount of
half
a third
two thirds
a quarter
25 percent
twice as many
three times as many
on average
roughly
exactly
precisely
Today
1. Warm-up
2. GM food statistics
- types of diagrams
3. vocabulary
4. Anti-GM activists
misrepresent data
5. Recap
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