Line graph and bar chart (折線圖/棒形圖)
The number of cases of abandoned pets handled by Kowloon Exotic Pets Hospital (2014 DSE T10)
The number of cases handled by Kowloon Exotic Pets Hospital rose sharply from 22 in 2009 to
110 in 2013.
The spending by Dragon Peak on Green Construction Methods. (2017 DSE T9)
- Dragon Peak has been spending more and more on environmentally-friendly building technologies in recent years, with a twofold increase from 2000 (2 billion HKD) to over 5 billion HKD in 2015.
- Among the three greatest property developers in Hong Kong, Dragon Peak has surpassed Gault & Rand and Shek Gaan, becoming the biggest spender on green construction methods.
Parents’ and students’ feedback on the artwork on the map. (2018 DSE T10)
Most of the parents and children aged between 12 and 15 liked the artwork on the map.
Parents’ and students’ feedback on the artwork on the cards. (2018 DSE T10)
When it comes to the artwork on the cards, the parents and schoolchildren had vastly different opinions. While most of the children aged between 12 and 15 liked the artwork, an overwhelming majority of parentsexpressed their disapproval of the design.
Useful Expressions in describing line graphs and bar charts
did not change
Example: The number of murder cases has remained unchanged over the past decade.
go up and down
showed a fluctuation
|skyrocketed||elevated||spiraled||witnessed a sharp rise|
|showed and upward trend||climbed||went up||ascended|
Example: The average prices of mobile phones have risen by more than 70% in the past ten years.
Example: The number of viewers soared from 500,000 to 2 million from 2009 to 2013.
Example: The number of drug traffickers has increased substantially from 200 to 2500.
Example: The number of local movies fell dramatically from 120 to 20 in the period.