IELTS|Intermediate|4. Where to go?


Discuss the questions

1. How often do you have to deal with statistical information?

2. What do you have to do with this information?

3. How can this type of information be presented?

1. What types of professionals have to deal with statistical information?

2. How can statistical information be used in our life?

3. How can this type of information be presented?

Match the ways of presenting information with the terms

Look at the pie chart and answer your teacher’s questions


Complete the short summary below with the given phrases


Look at the bar chart and complete the summary below by writing your own words in the gaps

New Zealand international visitors’ activities



Look at this pie chart and answer the questions

1. What does the chart give information about ?

2. What nationality is the largest group of visitors ?

3. What percentage of visitors come from the United Kingdom, and what percentage from the United States ?

4. What percentage of visitors comes from the three countries in East Asia which are mentioned ?

5. Are there visitors from countries not mentioned on the chart ?

6. What do visitors from Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States have in common ?

Read the summary of the pie chart. It contains three false facts. Rewrite the summary to correct the information

Use the Notes box for your writing. Your teacher will check it when you are done.

E.g.: The chart gives information about the number of people travelling to New Zealand. where people who travel to New Zealand come from


Look at the sentences and answer the questions

The percentage of visitors from Australia is the highest, at 40 percent.

1. Which word (percent or percentage) is used with a number?

2. Which word is used with the?

Each of these sentences contains one mistake made by IELTS candidates. Find and correct the mistakes


IELTS candidates often make spelling mistakes when writing nouns in the plural. Write the plural form of these words

Spelling changes when we make nouns plural

We make most nouns plural by adding -s: book ➞ books


for nouns ending in -ch, -o, -s and -sh, we add -es: match ➞ matches; mass ➞ masses
for nouns ending in -y (e.g. study), we change -y to — i and add -es: study ➞ studies
when the word ends in -ay, -ey or -oy, we don’t change -y to — i: toy ➞ toys
when the noun ends in -f or -fe, we often, but not always, change the -f to -v: knife ➞ knives

Some nouns are irregular: man ➞ men; woman ➞ women; child ➞ children; foot ➞ feet; tooth ➞ teeth


Some nouns ending in -ics are singular: politics, physics

These nouns ending in -s may be singular or plural: species, series, means: The zoo contains one species of elephant and two species of kangaroo.

Look at the bar chart and answer the questions. Make notes for your future summary

Use the Notes box for your writing. Your teacher will check it when you are done.

  1. What does the chart provide information about?
  2. What is the commonest means of transport? What percentage of visitors use it?
  3. Which two means of transport are used almost the same amount? What percentage of visitors use them?
  4. What is the fourth most popular means of transport? What percentage of visitors use it?
  5. Which means of transport is used least? What percentage of visitors use it?
  6. Overall, which is more popular: private transport or public transport?

Exam advice

Chart summary

  • Study the chart(s) carefully and look for the most important features.
  • Write an introductory sentence which says what the chart(s) show(s).
  • Make sure the facts you write are correct.

If you open the lesson plan you will be able to assign separate pages as homework or all the homework pages at once.

  • Warm-up
  • Lead-in
  • Pie Chart
  • Bar Chart
  • Statistics
  • Summary of the chart
  • Percent and percentage
  • Making nouns plural
  • Describing a bar chart
  • Homework
  • Homework
  • Making nouns plural
  • Describing a bar chart
  • Describing a bar chart
  1. 1. IELTS|Intermediate|1. Dream city
  2. 2. IELTS|Intermediate|2. Booking an apartment
  3. 3. IELTS|Intermediate|3. Talking about your hometown
  4. 4. IELTS|Intermediate|4. Where to go?
  5. 5. IELTS|Intermediate|Revise and Check 1
  6. 6. IELTS|Intermediate|5. Explorer and writer
  7. 7. IELTS|Intermediate|6. Travelling companions
  8. 8. IELTS|Intermediate|7. Family and childhood
  9. 9. IELTS|Intermediate|8. Families around the world
  10. 10. IELTS|Intermediate|Revise and Check 2
  11. 11. IELTS|Intermediate|9. Machines in our life
  12. 12. IELTS|Intermediate|10. On board
  13. 13. IELTS|Intermediate|11. Travelling around
  14. 14. IELTS|Intermediate|12. Different ways
  15. 15. IELTS|Intermediate|Revise and Check 3
  16. 16. IELTS|Intermediate| 13. Old innovation
  17. 17. IELTS|Intermediate|14. At an exhibition
  18. 18. IELTS|Intermediate|15. Electronic devices
  19. 19. IELTS|Intermediate|16. Inventions
  20. 20. IELTS|Intermediate|Revise and Check 4
  21. 21. IELTS|Intermediate|17. Wild animals
  22. 22. IELTS|Intermediate|18. In the zoo
  23. 23. IELTS|Intermediate|19. Animals in our life
  24. 24. IELTS|Intermediate|20. Animal life
  25. 25. IELTS|Intermediate|Revise and Check 5
  26. 26. IELTS|Intermediate|21. It makes difference
  27. 27. IELTS|Intermediate|22. Successful people
  28. 28. IELTS|Intermediate|23. Human memory
  29. 29. IELTS|Intermediate|24. Talent and success
  30. 30. IELTS|Intermediate|Revise and Check 6
  31. 31. IELTS|Intermediate|Exam: reading and speaking
  32. 32. IELTS|Intermediate|Exam: listening and writing