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Now, what if I'm just looking at this and 42% is too specific; I just want to be a little bit more general?

Well, if I don't want to be exact, I can use the words: "around", "approximately", "nearly", "close to", "roughly".

So, in this case, I'm not giving the exact number; I'm giving near that number.

So, instead of saying 42%, which tea is, I can change this to 40%, if I add one of these words, because it's not 40% exactly, but it's close enough.

So, I can say: "According to the pie chart, tea accounts for around 40% of the total", or "nearly 40% of the total", "close to 40% of the total".

One thing to note, here, on the IELTS spelling is very, very important.

So, if you use the word "approximately", make sure you can spell it, because I know this is a tough word.

If you think you're going to panic and make a mistake, use "close to",

it's easier, and not only that, but you actually get one to two words added to the word count for this, so, you could say: "close to 40%".

We could also say, if we're not being exact, we can say: "slightly above" or "just over".

42% is a bit more than 40%, so, we can say: "According to the pie chart, tea accounts for slightly above 40%", or "just over 40%". Okay?
42%比40%多一点，所以我们可以说"According to the pie chart, tea accounts for slightly above 40%"（根据饼状图所示，茶所占比例略高于40%），或者用"just over 40%"也是一样的。
So, again, this shows that not only do you understand the numbers, but you're also using some very good vocabulary.

Now, imagine if I estimated a little bit higher, and I said this was...it's around 45%.

What I can say is that: "According to the pie chart, tea accounts for slightly below 45%", or "just under 45%". Okay?