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Vocabulary and phrases for Describe Image

In this blog, you will find words and phrases to help you express what you see in an image. If you are able...

Author: GLS LLP       Date: 10-03-2017

In this blog, you will find words and phrases to help you express what you see in an image. If you are able to make these words and phrases a part of yourself as your own beating heart, describe image will be a walk in the park for you. You will be able to display the sub skills of using correct grammar, pronunciation, intonation and stress without errors and score perfectly in enabling skills of content, pronunciation and oral fluency. These sub skills are neccessary for achieving perfect describe image score. So pay attention.

Introduction

start

  • The shown
  • The given
  • The presented
  • The provided
  • The supplied

Image type

  • Graph
  • Chart
  • Bar Chart
  • Line Chart
  • Pie Chart
  • table
  • flow chart
  • table data
  • diagram
  • process diagram
  • picture

Verb

  • shows
  • depicts
  • represents
  • presents
  • describes
  • provides
  • gives
  • illustrates
  • compares
  • contrast
  • indicates
  • demonstrates
  • outlines
  • gives information on
  • gives data on
  • presents information about
  • shows data about

Description

  • information on/about
  • data on/about
  • the comparison of
  • the differences
  • the number of
  • the proportion of
  • the amount of

Body

Words and phrases to show changes

Increase

  • increase/an increase
  • rise/a rise
  • go/went up/an upward trend
  • rocket/rocketed
  • climb/climbed
  • soar/soared
  • surge/surged/upsurge
  • growth/grew

Decrease

  • decrease/a decrease
  • reduce/reduced/reduction
  • decline/declined
  • plummet/plummeted
  • drop/dropped
  • fall/fell
  • slip/slipped/slip back
  • dip/dipped
  • plunge/plunged
  • downward trend

Steadiness

  • remain steady
  • remain stable
  • remain constant
  • remain static
  • remain the same
  • remain constant
  • remain unchanged
  • leveled/level out

Gradual increase

  • gradual increase
  • a cieling trend
  • an upward trend
  • an ascending trend
  • an upward tendency

Gradual decrease

  • gradual decrease
  • a descending trend
  • a downward trend
  • a downward tendency

Standability

  • plateau/plateaued
  • stabilise/stabilised
  • remained constant
  • level/leveled off
  • remained unchaged
  • remained stable
  • remained constant
  • prevail/prevailed consistency/ prevailed consistently
  • reached a plateau
  • stayed uniform

Words and phrases to represent changes in charts/graphs

Rapid change

  • significant
  • substantial
  • dramatic/dramatically
  • rapid/rapidly
  • quick/quickly
  • sharp/sharply
  • swift/swiftly
  • hurried/hurriedly
  • speedy/speedily

Moderate change

  • gradual/gradually
  • moderate/moderately
  • progressive/progressively
  • sequential/sequentially

Slight change

  • modest
  • gradual/gradually
  • marginal/marginally
  • slow/slowly
  • slight/slightly
  • tedious/tediously
  • mild/mildly

frequent changes

  • fluctuate/fluctuations
  • oscillate/oscillations
  • wave/waves
  • vacillate/vacillations
  • palpitate/palpitations

Words and phrases to represent the highest and lowest point

Highest point

  • peak/peaked/reach(ed) a peak/hit a peak
  • climax/climaxed
  • touch(ed) the highest point

Lowest point

  • rockbottom/hit the rockbottom
  • the lowest point/hit the lowest point
  • bottommost point/hit the bottommost point

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