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The Art of the Chart

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IATEFL Pronsig "Speak Out" Issue 54
The Art of the Chart - hancockmcdonald.com/ideas/art-chart

Most teachers of English will have come across a sound chart at some point, but few realise how arbitrary they are. I do not mean 'arbitrary' in the negative sense of 'with no good reason', but rather in the sense that there are choices that the designer has had to make. At every stage in the creation of a chart, the author will have made decisions which could equally well have been otherwise.