How to Describe Graphs and Charts in English

Charts are an excellent way to condense large amounts of information into easy-to-understand formats that clearly highlight the points you’d like to make.

There are many different chart types available, and sometimes the hardest part is deciding which chart type is best for your need.

There are various types of charts:

  1. Table
  2. Pie Chart
  3. Bar Chart
  4. Line Graph

How to Describe Graphs and Charts in English

You need to know a few different phrases to use in the different stages of the presentation.

This the most common vocabulary that will help you describe graph and charts in English

Signalling a Start

These are two ways to signal a start in English

  1. Alright Ladies and Gentlemen, we are  going to start
  2. Ok, We are going to start our presentation

Greetings

These are five greeting when you are doing your presentation

  1. Hello
  2. Good Afternoon
  3. Good Evening
  4. Good Morning Classmates
  5. Good Evening, Ladies and Gentlemen

Introducing Yourself

These are the most common ways to introduce yourself

  1. My name is Richard. – I’m the Marketing Manager 
  2. I’d like to introduce myself. My name is …
  3. Let me introduce myself. My name is …

Objective of the Presentation

These are the most common ways to express the objective of the presentation

  1. Today we are going to talk about good and services
  2. Our presentation is about good and services
  3. I am here to inform you / We are here to inform you

Introducing Visuals

These are six ways to introduce visuals in English

  1. I’d like you to look at this graph
  2. Let me show you this pie chart…
  3. As you can see from these figures…
  4. If you look at these photographs you’ll see…
  5. If you look at this bar chart you’ll notice…
  6. If you look at this pie chart you’ll appreciate…

Describing Charts and Graphs

These are the most important expressions to describe charts and graphs

  1. As we can see in Pie Chart #1, 55% of people use Netflix
  2. Pie Chart #1  says that 55% of people use netflix
  3. Pie Chart #1 shows us that 55% of people use Netflix and 45% of people don’t
  4. Pie Chart #1 shows that most people use Netflix
  5. This chart shows that 55% of people …
  6. The Graph indicates that 55% of people …
  7. This Graph illustrates that 55% of people…

Moving on

These are examples of expressions to express that you are going to move on with the presentation

  1. Now, let’s go to Pie Chart #2
  2. Now, let’s analyze pie chart #2
  3. Let’s continue with Pie Chart #2
  4. Now I want to analyze chart #3

Thanking

These are the most common expressions to indicate that you finish your presentation and appreciate for the attention given

  1. Thank you for listening our presentation
  2. Thanks you for coming
  3. Thank you for paying attention

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