# Writing. Part 2. Домбровская И.В - 37 стр.

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Proportions can be expressed by using expressions such as "one in three"
or "eight out of ten", or more accurately in the form of percentages (15%, 62%
etc). Less precise expressions such as "the majority, a minority, a large
proportion, a significant number, a small number, by far the largest proportion
etc" can also be used and are less likely to bore the reader than percentages and
figures.
Generalisations can be made about the facts and figures contained in a
report. This can be done by:
a) stating the facts and then making a generalisation e.g. 64% of the
population now holiday abroad. This suggests/implies/indicates that
people are generally better off than they were ten years ago.
b) making a generalisation and then stating the facts e.g. People are
generally better off than they were ten years ago. This is
illustrated/demonstrated/indicated/shown by the fact that 64% of the
When writing a report analysing a survey, events and conversations
should be summarised using reported speech and more formal language.
Reporting verbs such as claim, mention, refuse, say etc can be used to make an
account more interesting.
Note: A report should include the writer's name, the recipient's name and
the subject of the report.
Exercise 31
Look at the results of the survey below and fill in the gaps with the
following words or phrases.
SWIMMING
TENNIS
AEROBICS
KARATE
NONE OF
THESE
18
-
35
25%
32%
8%
15%
20%
36
-
55
35%
25%
3%
7%
30%
56+
4%
18%
5%
3%
70%
18 - 35 40% 18% 28% 4% 10%
36
-
55
25%
15%
22%
5%
33%
56+
7%
22%
9%
2%
60%
M
E
N
W
O
M
E
N
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Proportions can be expressed by using expressions such as "one in three"
or "eight out of ten", or more accurately in the form of percentages (15%, 62%
etc). Less precise expressions such as "the majority, a minority, a large
proportion, a significant number, a small number, by far the largest proportion
etc" can also be used and are less likely to bore the reader than percentages and
figures.
Generalisations can be made about the facts and figures contained in a
report. This can be done by:
a) stating the facts and then making a generalisation e.g. 64% of the
population now holiday abroad. This suggests/implies/indicates that
people are generally better off than they were ten years ago.
b) making a generalisation and then stating the facts e.g. People are
generally better off than they were ten years ago. This is
illustrated/demonstrated/indicated/shown by the fact that 64% of the
When writing a report analysing a survey, events and conversations
should be summarised using reported speech and more formal language.
Reporting verbs such as claim, mention, refuse, say etc can be used to make an
account more interesting.
Note: A report should include the writer's name, the recipient's name and
the subject of the report.

Exercise 31
Look at the results of the survey below and fill in the gaps with the
following words or phrases.

SWIMMING TENNIS           AEROBICS   KARATE      NONE OF
THESE

M 18 - 35     25%           32%         8%          15%         20%
E 36 - 55     35%           25%         3%          7%          30%
N
56+       4%            18%         5%          3%          70%
W
O 18 - 35     40%           18%         28%         4%          10%
M
36 - 55     25%           15%         22%         5%          33%
E
N 56+         7%            22%         9%          2%          60%