Graphs – Charts

Graphs – Charts

Graphs – Charts

Graphs and charts are often used to present information and data. Below you will find useful phrases and vocabulary for presenting figures and trends.

 

Presenting Visuals – useful phrases & vocabulary :

-As you will see from this graph …

-I’d like to show you this chart on which you will see …

-Let me draw your attention to this part of the graph.

-Let’s look more closely at this month’s figures.

-This figure refers to the sales in China only.

-This pie chart shows our share of the European market today.

-As you can see, our main competitor has an even bigger share.

-The bar chart represents sales in our Asian outlets.

-Here you can see a comparison between …

On the line graph you will note :

-a strong upward trend in the sales of product A … ◦despite occasional fluctuations …

◦with a slight drop during the holiday season …

◦with occasional variations due to …

-the overall performance of product B is good.

◦The initial surge in sales was followed by a period

of slower growth in the second half of the year.

◦The instant success of the product was followed by a

period of stability in the level of sales.

Commenting trends – useful phrases :

Increases :

-a slight/constant/marked/substantial/increase in sales

-an increase of about/roughly/approximately/in the region of … %

-a little over/above what we predicted

-the recovery/upturn began in (month)

-an overall increase in …

-an upward trend in the demand for …

-sales reached record levels / reached a peak in (month)

–a strong surge in the sales of …

-by (month), the figure had risen to …

we predict that sales will soar in the coming year / over the next … months

Decreases :

-just under our target

-way below our expectations

-a slight / notable / significant decrease in …

-the downturn began in (month)

-the situation began to deteriorate in (month)

-the number has continued to fall

Fluctuations :

-a slow start developed into steady progress in sales

-an initial upward trend was followed by …

-we note slight fluctuations through the year

-normal seasonal variations are the cause of occasional downward trends

-sales have been (rather) irregular

-the level / the rate has been unstable since …

-you will note a certain instability in the rate of …

Conclusions – useful phrases :

-We must focus our attention on …

-What I suggest is …

-There is a necessity for …

-We need more …

-We have no choice but to …

-Appropriate measures must be taken

-The only option we have is to …

-These changes are inevitable.

-We will have to revise our estimation.

-The result / outcome will be

-I strongly recommend …

-To conclude, I am happy / I regret to announce that …

 

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