Describing Change in a Graph | Academic Writing | IELTS TOEFL PTE BEC

Describing change | Academic Writing

Many academic English language tests often require candidates to describe information or data contained in a graph, to report the important information, compare, contrast and identify the main trends.

Below is a sample graph and description. Note the highlighted vocabulary used to describe the important information and changes.

It also provides examples of how to report change using numbers and percentages, and prepositions used when describing change in different time periods. Report the Employment Situation September 2012

NOTE: In certain academic writing tasks, the description might need to be shorter (around 150 - 200 words) than in this sample.