Question 1:

Look at the chart below. In 25 seconds, please speak into the microphone and describe in detail what the chart is showing. You will have 40 seconds to give your response.


Suggested Answer:

– This pie chart shows the percent distribution of occupational injury fatalities by type of event or exposure for the combined years of 2004 and 2005.
– The highest percentage of fatalities — 43% — occurred during transportation related accidents.
– The lowest percentage of fatalities – 3% – was due to fires and explosions.
– Falls, and assaults and violent acts each accounted for 14% of fatalities.
– Contact with objects and equipment accounted for 18% of all occupational injury fatalities.
– Exposure to harmful substances and environments was responsible for 8% of injury fatalities.

Question 2:

Look at the graph below. In 25 seconds, please speak into the microphone and describe in detail what the graph is showing. You will have 40 seconds to give your response.

Suggested Answer:

– This graph depicts the percentage of average full-time women MBA enrolees, over a 5-year period.
– The percentage of women who have enrolled at an MBA program has risen overall across the given time period.
– There was a slight drop in the percentage between 2012 and 2013, but the trend picked right back up the next year.
– In 2011, the percentage of women enrolees was at just over 32%, while in 2015, it was at slightly over 36%, indicating a 4% increase.

Question 3:

Look at the graph below. In 25 seconds, please speak into the microphone and describe in detail what the graph is showing. You will have 40 seconds to give your response.


Suggested Answer:

– The bar graph illustrates global bicycle market size in 4 particular years – 2011, 2015, 2016 and an estimate for 2022.
– The market size was measured in billions of US dollars. Overall, the market has been steadily but marginally increasing.
– In 2011, the market size was $40.2 billion and rose only marginally over the next 4 years to $43.6 billion in 2015.
– After the 6-year period, in 2022, however, the graph predicts a big leap of almost $20 billion.

Question 4:

Look at the chart below. In 25 seconds, please speak into the microphone and describe in detail what the chart is showing. You will have 40 seconds to give your response.

Suggested Answer:

– The image shows a pie chart of teachers’ perception of the personalized learning movement.
– One-fourth of the respondents, 25%, said that it was one of many school improvement strategies.
– Another 25% felt that it was a promising idea. These two responses account for half the teachers’ perceptions.
– At a close second, 21% of teachers felt that it was a transformational initiative.
– Across three different categories of negative perceptions, a total of 29% of teachers felt that it was a fad, a threat or that it was not on their radar.

Question 5:

Look at the graph below. In 25 seconds, please speak into the microphone and describe in detail what the graph is showing. You will have 40 seconds to give your response.

A MAJOR COMPANY’S QUARTERLY GROSS PROFIT

Suggested Answer:

– This graph depicts the quarterly gross profit of a major company in billions of US dollars.
– The graph records data of 14 quarters across a 4-year period from 2012 to 2015.
– The company appears to have consistently had peak profits in the second quarter of all the years.
– In 2013, profits peaked across all shown years at almost $3.5 billion.
– The lowest profits – below $1 billion – were recorded in the final quarter of 2012 and 2014, and the first quarter of 2015.

Question 6:

Look at the graph below. In 25 seconds, please speak into the microphone and describe in detail what the graph is showing. You will have 40 seconds to give your response.

Suggested Answer:

– This line graph explores the number of US craft beer suppliers over a 32-year period from 1980 to 2012.
– Overall, the number of suppliers has increased exponentially.
– Until 1983, there were zero US suppliers, but that changed in 1984. The numbers reached 600 in the next decade.
– In the 4-year period between 1994 and 1998 however, the market exploded from 600 suppliers to over 1500 suppliers.
– Despite a short decrease in the late 90s, the numbers picked up, especially in 2011, to almost 2400 in 2012.

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