Labelling a diagram
How to label a diagram: tips
- Diagrams are usually found in descriptive texts.
- The answers may not be ‘perfectly’ in order but they will be within the same paragraph or section.
- Labelling is a kind of “gapfill” activity so follow gapfill strategies.
- Guess what kind of word you need in the gap.
- Use synonyms from the diagram to find words in the text.
- Ignore technical words in the text.
- Check the words fit grammatically.
- Double-check the spelling of tricky words when you transfer your answers (e.g. ‘weight’)
Common questions about labelling a diagram (and gapfill)
1) Is it ok to write in capitals?
Yes. I recommend this if your handwriting is difficult to read.
2) What if I don’t understand the diagram?
Try to follow the text step by step. There are always words that are the same in both the diagram and the text.
TEXT: The shafts were equipped with handholds and footholds to help those climbing.
DIAGRAM Q3: handholds and footholds used for _________________.
TEXT: covered with a wooden or stone lid.
DIAGRAM Q4: ___________________ made of wood or stone.Ac-Reading_-Roman-Tunnels_compressed