Describing Graphs Phrases

This article contains a list of the most common and useful describing graphs phrases in English. Here you will learn how to introduce graphs, how to explain and interpret graphs, diagrams, trends, and how to make conclusions from graphs.

Describing Graphs Phrases in Business English

Phrases for introducing graphs

  • To illustrate my point let’s look at some diagrams…
  • If you look at this bar chart you’ll appreciate…
  • If you look at this histogram you’ll notice …
  • If you look at this flow chart you’ll understand …
  • I’d like you to look at this graph…
  • As you can see from these pie chart…
  • The graph shows that …
  • According to the diagram …
  • Let me draw your attention to this part of the graph
  • Let’s look more closely at this month’s figures
  • The bar chart represents…
  • On the line graph you will note …

Phrases for explaining graphs, diagrams, trends…

  • The graph shows that turnover fell a little last year.
  • According to the diagram, profits decreased steadily
  • The graphs show that demand increased rapidly
  • In the first quarter of 2013 sales flattened out
  • In the last quarter of 2013 sales leveled off

Phrases for interpreting graphs, trends…

  • The graph demonstrates that …
  • The graph below displays the relationship between …
  • The graphs displays the number of …
  • We can interpret the graph in several ways. Firstly it shows …
  • This diagram represents …
  • The line graph clearly shows …
  • The chart is divided into 4 parts.

Describing graphs phrases : Making conclusions from graphs

  • We need more …
  • The result will be …
  • To conclude, I am happy to announce that …
  • To conclude, I regret to announce that …
  • What I suggest is …
  • There is a necessity for …
  • We can conclude that …

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