I was taught that the phrase "the given graph offers a glimpse of" was a good structure for IELTS writing task 1. However, I felt it verbose and inappropriate for a report. Should I use it or not? Examples: "The given tables offer a glimpse of the real estate market in five major cities around the world over two periods, from 1990 to 1995, and from 1995 to 2000." "The given pie charts offer a glimpse of the percentage of different kinds of degree granted at the National University over the three years shown."