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# Percentage of older people in different

countries.
Proportion of population aged 65 and
over
30
25
20

% 15 Japan
10
Sweden
5
USA
0

Year

## My idea: this is the period I have decided to explain:

Sweden: 1940-1980

## Begin by stating the fact as simply as possible. Then

ask questions to expand the fact.
Proportion of population aged 65 and
over
30
25
20

% 15 Japan
10
Sweden
5
USA
0

Year

## In Sweden, the percentage of people who were 65 and over

increased from 7% to 14%.
Proportion of population aged 65 and
over
30
25
20

% 15 Japan
10
Sweden
5
USA
0

Year

## In Sweden, the percentage of people who were 65 and over

increased from 7% to 14%.

When?
Proportion of population aged 65 and
over
30
25
20

% 15 Japan
10
Sweden
5
USA
0

Year

## In Sweden, the percentage of people who were 65 and over

increased from 7% to 14% between 1940 and 1980.
Proportion of population aged 65 and
over
30
25
20

% 15 Japan
10
Sweden
5
USA
0

Year

## In Sweden, the percentage of people who were 65 and over

increased from 7% to 14% between 1940 and 1980.

## Exactly that number?

Proportion of population aged 65 and
over
30
25
20

% 15 Japan
10
Sweden
5
USA
0

Year

## In Sweden, the percentage of people who were 65 and over

increased from approximately 7% to just under 15% between 1940
and 1980.
Proportion of population aged 65 and
over
30
25
20

% 15 Japan
10
Sweden
5
USA
0

Year

## In Sweden, the percentage of people who were 65 and over

increased from approximately 7% to just under 15% between 1940
and 1980.

Proportion of population aged 65 and
over
30
25
20

% 15 Japan
10
Sweden
5
USA
0

Year

## In Sweden, the percentage of people who were 65 and over

increased steadily from approximately 7% to just under 15%
between 1940 and 1980.
Proportion of population aged 65 and
over
30
25
20

% 15 Japan
10
Sweden
5
USA
0

Year

## In Sweden, the percentage of people who were 65 and over

increased steadily from approximately 7% to just under 15%
between 1940 and 1980.

## Rephrase with a noun:

Proportion of population aged 65 and
over
30
25
20

% 15 Japan
10
Sweden
5
USA
0

Year

## In Sweden, the percentage of people who were 65 and over

increased steadily from approximately 7% to just under 15%
between 1940 and 1980, a rise of more than 7% of the population
in a 40 year period.
Proportion of population aged 65 and
over
30
25
20

% 15 Japan
10
Sweden
5
USA
0

Year

## In Sweden, the percentage of people who were 65 and over

increased steadily from approximately 7% to just under 15%
between 1940 and 1980, a rise of more than 7% of the population
in a 40 year period.

## Alternative - begin with a noun:

Proportion of population aged 65 and
over
30
25
20

% 15 Japan
10
Sweden
5
USA
0

Year

## In Sweden, there was a steady increase in the percentage of

people who were 65 and over from approximately 7% to just
under 15% between 1940 and 1980, a rise of more than 7% of the
population in a 40 year period.
Proportion of population aged 65 and
over
30
25
20

% 15 Japan
10
Sweden
5
USA
0

Year

## In Sweden, there was a steady increase in the percentage of

people who were 65 and over from approximately 7% to just
under 15% between 1940 and 1980, a rise of more than 7% of the
population in a 40 year period.

## Finally: make a comparison.

Proportion of population aged 65 and
over
30
25
20

% 15 Japan
10
Sweden
5
USA
0

Year

## In Sweden, there was a steady increase in the percentage of

people who were 65 and over from approximately 7% to just
under 15% between 1940 and 1980, a rise of more than 7% of the
population in a 40 year period, whereas in the United States the
proportion fell slightly from 5% to about 3% during the same
period. This means that the percentage of older people, in
1980, was far higher in Sweden than in the United States.
(82 words)
Proportion of population aged 65 and
over
30
25
20

% 15 Japan
10
Sweden
5
USA
0

Year