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IELTS Writing Pie Charts

July 25, 2017, 2:43 pm

In this IELTS Academic Writing article you’ll learn different ways to describe a Pie Chart. We will talk about the best language to use and teach you how to structure the writing to get the best results from your IELTS Academic Writing Exam.

In this IELTS Academic Writing article you’ll learn different ways to describe a Pie Chart. We will talk about the best language to use and teach you how to structure the writing to get the best results from your IELTS Academic Writing Exam.
IELTS Writing Pie Charts

Pie charts
                 A pie chart is a circular chart which was divided into sectors, illustrating numerical proportion. In a pie chart, the arc length of each sector is proportional to the quantity it represents. While it is named for its resemblance to a pie which has been sliced, there are many variations on the way it can be presented. The earliest known pie chart is credited to William Playfair's Statistical Breviary of 1801.The pie charts give information about the water used for residential, industrial and for agricultural purposes in San Diego County, California, and the world as a whole. It is noticeable that more water is consumed by the homes than by industry or agriculture in the two American regions. By contrast, agriculture accounts for the vast majority of water used worldwide.
IELTS Writing Pie Charts

Pi chart tips
* Always highlight the largest and smallest proportions.
* If there are two pie charts in different time periods, then you must highlight the key changes or trends.
* Use pie chart language - accounts for / comprises of / represents
* The phrase " Units are measured in ..." should be used when the units have not been stated in the previous sentence.
IELTS Writing Pie Charts