Comparing & Contrasting

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How exactly shouls “information” that is presented in tablee be described? This can be done by comparing and contrasting the “facts and figures” (“data”) shown.

For example, you would compare and contrast (the similarities and differences) between horses and camels when describing the facts and figures in this table:


How to write “Compare & Contrast” reports

Structure of “Compare & Contrast” reports

Describe each of the pictures below

When you write these descriptions consider the following: (1) What is being depicted? (2) The number of things (3), their size, (4) position and (5) colour.

Describe the skyscrapers in the picture below

In your description please try and “round” some of the numbers (e.g. “828m”“just under 830 metres”); compare the years in which they were built (“…the newest”; “…older than…” etc.) and also, mention the location of each of the buildings.

Review: Adjectives
Worksheet 01: Comparative & Superlative adjectives

Describing facts and figures in tables

A good descriptive report will have a minimum of three paragraphs: an introduction, one paragraph that describes the differences and one paragraph that describes the similarities and the ways in which the two things are exactly the same.

Comparing data in tables (gap-fill tasks)

Compare and contrast two airlines: Emirates and Etihad

Compare the Nissan Patrol and the Toyota Landcruiser

Compare and contrast two companies: Du and Etisalat

Compare and contrast two cities: London and Oslo

Compare and contrast two cities: Doha and Kuwait city

Model report: Emirates and Etihad compared