Here is a graph showing the visitors to The Language Professional website in its first few months.
Imagine you're at a work meeting. You have 1 minute to present this information.
We'll start our lesson by discussing your thoughts.
You'll need to book a lesson.
You’ll receive an activity sheet after the lesson to help review and summarize the lesson. [To type on PDFs: 1) download Adobe Acrobat Reader DC (free), 2) Tools -> Fill & Sign]
A - Describing trends
1. a) climb, go up, increase, rise
b) decrease, drop, fall, go down
c) flatten out, level off, plateau, stay/remain level
d) peak, reach a peak
e) hit bottom, reach a low
f) be unsteady, fluctuate
2. a) gradually
B - Sentence structures to describe trends
1. a) There was a dramatic drop in shoe sales,
b) There was a steady increase in T-shirt sales.
c) There was a significant climb in trouser sales.
Practise further by describing these graphs from OneStopEnglish.
A. iii, iv
B. ii, iii
C. ii, iv
D. iii, iv
E. ii, iii
G. i, ii, iii
I. i, iii