Grammar: Describing Economic Trends

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Exercise 1

Complete the following table by introducing the correct noun.

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Exercise 2

Complete the following table.

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Exercise 3

Use an appropriate adjective, verb or adverb to complete the descriptions of the following graphs.

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1)Between 1960 and 1970 the level of Carbon Dioxide in the atmosphere rose . However, between 1970 and 1990 the level with more intensity. Between 1990 and 200 there was an even larger .
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Other expressions used to describe trends

  • To fluctuate
  • To reach a peak
  • To remain stable
  • To level off
  • To stand at.

 

Exercise 4 - Inflation Graph

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Which years do the following sentences refer to?

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1)Inflation reached a peak
2)Inflation fluctuated
3)Inflation levelled off
4)Inflation dropped
5)In inflation stood at 2%
6)Between and inflation increased by 2.5%
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Writing

Study the following graph, and then write a short paragraph describing retail sales between Feb 1999 and Jan 2000. Can you think why in June and December sales are at a high?
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