You might also see a process, a diagram, or maybe even a table on the IELTS, but for today, we are only going to be focusing on pie charts.
Okay, so what is a pie chart? A pie chart shows us percentages.
Okay? So, if we look down here, I have here what I spend my money on.
Okay? I want you to imagine each month, all the money I make, all my salary, this is what I spend it on.
I spend some of it on rent, I spend some of it on food, I spend some of it on transport or transportation, and I spend some of it on fun.
Okay? So, on the IELTS, you might have to describe something like this.
It might be more complicated, sometimes you might actually have two pie graphs or pie charts that you might have to compare and describe,
but in this case, let's start out a little bit easier.
So, I want you to imagine you're writing the IELTS, and you've been told to describe this pie chart.
What are you going to say about it? Okay?
Well, the very first thing you should do is you should think about: what does it all mean?
And by that, I mean: think about how much percent is each thing?
Okay? So, for example, for cost of living, how much is this? What size does this look like?
Although we can't be sure, because I'm not the best artist and this is not a perfect circle, I would say this is about 50%.
Okay? And this, what does it look like to you? Maybe 25%, so, food is around 25%, transport we might say...let's say 15%.