Describing graphs

Yes, I know. Graphs and charts are tough and boring, but we’ve already dealt with the worst part of it all. All you have to do now is revise what we’ve done and do some practice.
I leave a video here which I think you might find useful, followed by a listening exercise. And finally the writing exercise I’ve copied from your textbook.

Listening exercise about misleading graphs  


Writing/Written mediation 

And finally you have to analyse the line graph below and do ONE of these tasks:

  • writing: write a survey report (around 200 words)   


  • written mediation: include the analysis in an email to a friend in Nepal so that he can use it in his research for his PhD (no more than 110 words)

Crimes and offences

Watch the video to learn some vocabulary about crime and criminals.

Do the exercise below: read the description, think about the name of the crime and turn the card round to see whether you were right in your guesses.

Works of art

Think of a work of art you like, find peculiar, disgusting or amazing. Tell the story behind it and explain why you have chosen it.

I leave mine below. Click on the picture to watch the video with the story behind the sculpture.

Lack of authority

As we are dealing with the topic of juvenile delinquency, I think this video might come in handy to give you some ideas about the topic.

I’m going to ask you to do a written mediation exercise: summarise and give examples of the main ideas expressed by Judge Calatayud. Don’t make it too long.