Unit 4 : As you can see from this graph.... (Checklist for using visuals…
Unit 4 : As you can see from this graph....
Talking about visual
Explaining a visual
Let's now look at the next slide which shows...
First, let me quickly explain the graph.
The key in the bottom left-hand corner shows you..
I'd like to start by drawing your attention to ...
What I'd like to point out here is..
Let's look more closely at..
Talking about trends (past simple and present perfect)
Examples for past simple:
In April the rate of unemployment
to 5 million.
Between May and July our export business almost
In 2003 alone China's car production
Examples for present perfect:
The number of German investors
The US economy
rapidly over the past four months.
Talk about trends (adjective and adverbs)
Examples for adjectives:
There was a sudden increase in prices.
In August, we notice a moderate fall.
Examples for adverbs:
Sales increased slightly in summer.
Last month the rates rose sharply.
Checklist for using visuals
Make your visual as clear and easy to understand as possible
Start by telling your audience what graph/chart illustrates
Highlight the key points
Say why these points are important
Use different verbs to express movement/development
Use the same key words and phrases you used on your bullet charts