IELTS Writing: Numbers and Pie Charts

Taking the IELTS? In this video, I will teach you key vocabulary that will help you get a better score on the writing section of the IELTS. To make things easy for you, I'll teach you impressive academic vocabulary and give you sentences you can use to describe numbers, percentages, and fractions. You'll learn what IELTS examiners are looking for, and what you need to write to get a high band. We'll practice analyzing and describing pie charts so you know exactly what to do when you take your test! Continue your IELTS preparation with many other free IELTS lessons at Test your understanding of this video with my quiz at More free IELTS tips and training:TRANSCRIPT Hi there. My name is Emma, and in today's video, I am going to talk a lot about the IELTS test, specifically writing task one. I'm going to teach you about a certain thing you might see on the IELTS, and that's a pie chart. I'm going to explain what a pie chart is, and ways to talk about pie charts in order to improve your vocabulary mark for the IELTS. Many students get really, really confused when they see graphs on the IELTS, and they get really confused trying to talk about numbers, specifically. So, in this video, I'm also going to talk about: How do we describe numbers when we're looking at pie charts? How do we describe percentages? You know, and how can we make our vocabulary very varied? Okay? So, let's get started. The first thing I want to do is talk about: What is a pie chart? So, I have here three different types of graphs. Three different graphs you might see on the IELTS, in the writing section, in the very first part of the writing section. Okay? You might see a picture like this, like this, or like this. So, one of these looks like a pie, something you eat. Which one do you think looks the most like pie? If you said this one, you are correct. This is what we are going to be talking about today. We can call it either a "pie chart" or a "pie graph". Both are correct. You might also see this one, this one is called a line graph; or you might see this, which is called a bar graph. So, let me write that on the board. So, "pie chart", "line graph", and "bar graph". You might also see a process, a diagram, or maybe even a table on the IELTS. But for today, we are only going to be focusing on pie charts. Okay, so what is a pie chart? A pie chart shows us percentages. Okay? So, if we look down here, I have here what I spend my money on. Okay? I want you to imagine each month, all the money I make, all my salary, this is what I spend it on. I spend some of it on rent, I spend some of it on food, I spend some of it on transport or transportation, and I spend some of it on fun. Okay? So, on the IELTS, you might have to describe something like this. It might be more complicated. Sometimes you might actually have two pie graphs or pie charts that you might have to compare and describe, but in this case, let's start out a little bit easier. So, I want you to imagine you're writing the IELTS, and you've been told to describe this pie chart. What are you going to say about it? Okay? Well, the very first thing you should do is you should think about: What does it all mean? And by that, I mean: Think about how much percent is each thing? Okay? So, for example, for cost of living, how much is this? What size does this look like? Although we can't be sure, because I'm not the best artist and this is not a perfect circle, I would say this is about 50%. Okay? And this, what does it look like to you? Maybe 25%. So, food is around 25%. Transport we might say... Let's say 15%. And fun, maybe 10%. Although, we're not sure. So, on the IELTS you might see something like this. You might actually have the percentages written, so you already know what it is, or you might actually have numbers. Okay? So, this might actually be money, and so it might actually say, like, $500 to rent, $200 to food, and so forth. Okay, but the first thing to do is really think about: What are the percentages, here? Okay, so to begin a sentence when we're talking about the pie chart, these are three different sentences that are very great... Really, really good sentences to use on the IELTS when you're talking about pie graphs. The first one is: "According to the chart", you can also say: "We can see from the chart", or "We can see from the pie chart", "The chart shows that", okay? So these are good ways to open up the sentence, and then to actually talk about what you see here.

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Emma's tutorials are really helpful. Just one thingto mention, I am bit confused about an issue of this video. While youwere describing how to write about pie chat (9.05 minutes of the video) there were two sentences "half of the living expenses are rent" and "50% of the living expenses is rent". use of 'to be verb' made me confused. What is correct to use...'are' or 'is'?
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Here y 50% of the living expenses "IS" rent and half of the living expenses "ARE" rent??
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Sir Adamm said don't use (We, I ,me) Emma said "We can see from this cart......" so what we do?
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You wrote Half of the living expenses "are" rent and 50% of the living expenses "is" rent.
It seems to me that I, me, we are not good ways to introduce facts as well as according to. We`d better avoid personal opinions or views, and according to is more suitable when we paraphrase someone`s words or report sm`s speech, but it`s nothing but my point of view!
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Which is right: 1. half of the living expenses is rent or 2. half of the living expenses are rent?
I want to ask if in the test we can use the second sentence: "We can see from the chart that...." because in mostly academic language actually has a formal usage and they avoid the uses of "I, me and We"
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Hi Emma, thanks for the education. I am concerned about this sentence:Half of the living expenses are rent. I am thinking that the best way should be: Half of the living expenses is rent. This is because half is the subject of the sentence.
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Hi Anna. I have a question for you. You have two identical sentences but with different verbs and make me little bit confuse. 1.Half of the living expenses are rent. 2. 50% of the living expenses is rent. the verb to be (are or is). I believethe answer is IS because refers to rent. I would appreciate if you can explain me this. Thanks.
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You can also use add up, amount to, total, and come to when referring to quantities.
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Why did you use ARE instead of IS in thesentence with ( Half) at the beginning. Half of the living expenses ARE rent. Can you explain this grammar please???
Could you tell me when writing, we should write all parts such as introduction, overview, (body A, BODY B)a paragraph or one part 1 paragraph.
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Ow my fucking god when she was guessing the pesent i got all of then correct like if you did too
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Great lesson! However I didn't get if the words 'percent' and 'percentage' have different meanings or if they can be used as interchangeable terms... Thanks a lot for your wonderful videos!
Please why you said "how much percent" i was think it's how many percent , whats the correct please? thank you.3:34
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One thing that I don't understand. Could you explain to me? The sentence : Half of the living expenses are rent, you use "are" but in the sentence : 50% of the living expenses is rent you use "is". The subjects are the same but why there is a difference in the way using "be"?

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