PTE口语之Describe images 的一些技巧与方法

Time:2018-08-06

Describe image 题型是 PTE 口语的提分利器。能够流利地准确地把握好这一题型,将可以让你的PTE口语分数有大幅度的提高。


以下通过简单例子介绍如何描述各类图表:

Types of charts


Charts English
table
pie chart
bar chart
line graph


List with phrases to describe charts

  • The pie chart is about ...

  • The bar chart deals with ...

  • The line graph (clearly) shows ...

  • The slices of the pie chart compare the ...

  • The chart is divided into ... parts.

  • It highlights ...

  • ... has the largest (number of) ...

  • ... has the second largest (number of) ...

  • ... is as big as ...

  • ... is twice as big as ...

  • ... is bigger than ...

  • more than ... per cent ...

  • only one third ...

  • less than half ...

  • The number ... increases/goes up/grows by ...

  • The number ... decreases/goes down/sinks by ...

  • The number ... does not change/remains stable

  • I was really surprised/shocked by the ...

  • So we can say ...


Use of Tenses

Mind the correct use of tenses when describung a chart. If the charts deals with facts in the present (as in our example), use the Simple Present, if the facts are the past, then use the Simple Past. If there is a connection between the past and the present, use the Present Perfect.


How to describe a chart

With the following example we would like to show you how charts are described. Mind the three parts and do not repeat the global message in the conclusion.


A Pets in Year 7 at a school

We have chosen the pie chart because we think it shows the number of pets in Year 7 best.



1 Introduction

  • Here you say what the diagram is about. Mind the title of it and do not forget to include the source.

  • The pie chart is about the pets in Year 7. The chart is divided into 5 parts. It is taken from ...


2 Message of the diagram

The largest number of pets are in form 7GI. There are 16 pets.
The second largest number of pets are in form 7HK. There are 8 pets.
So there are more than twice as many pets in form 7GI. 
The chart shows that there are only 2 pets in form 7CS and 3 in form 7VR.


3 Conclusion

So we can say that the most pets of Year 7 are in form 7GI and the least in form 7CS. There are more than 50 per cent of all the pets in one form - form 7GI.


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