If you are going to take an English exam soon, it is important that you know how to read graphs.

Follow these steps:

  1. Read the title with your own words
  2. Explain how is divided the axes
  3. Identify the sharpest and deep changes
  4. Interpretation


Do it fast, you only have between 45 to 60 seconds to say all these steps.

Types of graphs

  • Pie Chart
  • Bar Graph
  • Line graph

These are some graphs that could appears in your bulats test.

Be prepare

I will leave you a list of verbs that can help you read the different variations:


  • Rise from…, to…
  • Climb
  • Grow 
  • Rocket
  • Improve at / to reach
  • Doubled to


  • Fall to / Fell from… to…
  • Drop by
  • Reduce at / reduced by
  • Decline of
  • Plummet
  • Decline to

Constant trends 

  • Level off
  • Remain constant
  • Remain consistent
  • Remain steadily



⭐ Try to use different verbs when you were describing that will give you a lot of points

⭐ Do not read all the points of the graph only the most relevant


You can increase points if you use adjetives and adverbs


A significant rise (Adjetive is before the noun)

Verb/ adverb

Rose significantly (Adverd is after the verb)


If you follow all these tips you will pass with a B2



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