8 Describing Graphs Vocabulary and Writing Exercises
Updated April 1st, 2020
Describing graphs language and vocabulary can be taught with matching exercises, graph comprehension exercises and graph creation exercises. This is essential practice for students attempting to pass English language tests such as IELTS, TOEFL and TOEIC.
1 Describing your own graph worksheet
This is a fun “describing graphs” vocabulary worksheet for English language learners. Students think of a topic in their lives and draw a graph illustrating how it affects them on a daily, weekly or monthly etc. basis. An example is included on the worksheet and there are also some suggested topics. After they draw the graph, students write sentences to describe and explain their graph. It is also a great online teaching exercise. Students have to create a graph about a topic of their own choice, Then they have to create a video and describe their graph. See the video below as an example.
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2 Describing graphs and sentence writing worksheet (with audio and answers)
This is a follow-up “describing graphs” vocabulary worksheet for English language learners. Students match the words to the graphs then write sentences using their own ideas. Or students can listen to the audio and fill in the missing words
3 Prepositions for graphs,trends and statistics (with audio and answers)
I’ve always been familiar with prepositions for location, time and movement. But for years I have been teaching English for graphs and statistics to medical technology students. And I’ve noticed a recurring problem with prepositions when they try to use statistics to describe graphs and trends. So, finally I’ve done something about it.
4 Describing graphs and trends: making sentences worksheet (with answers)
This is a worksheet to help English language learners write and talk about graphs and trends. Students try to write appropriate sentences for the pictures using the vocabulary at the bottom of the page.
This is an introductory “describing graphs” vocabulary worksheet for English language learners. First, students sort the words into the appropriate columns. In the second exercise they match the phrases to the correct lines on the graph. Finally, they unscramble the words in the third activity to make sentences and match these sentences to the 5 lines on the graphs at the bottom of the page.