Task 1 4 model sentences: The period from... to...

witnessed/saw a drastic rise in the number of cars sold in England. The proportion of female students in North High school from ...to... underwent/experienced a substantial growth of roughly..... A minimal growth of around 12% was recorded for the period from.....to..... There was a remarkable increase of about 23 million in the number of............

For describing a slight increase/decrease (slight/gradual/minimal/minor/marginal/slow/modest/fractional) increase/growth/climb//decrease/reduction/decline/drop/fall For describing a sharp increase/decrease (sharp/dramatic/substantial/rapid/drastic/erratic/remarkable) increase/growth/climb//decrease/reduction/decline/drop/fall *remarkable: only for positive meaning Strong verb for “increase” rocket Strong verb for decrease Plummet/slump/dive/plunge For describing a peak The number of cars attained/peaked/ at 2000 The number of cars reached a peak/hit a trough/rose to a peak/ of 2000 For describing stability The number of cars flattened off/leveled off/stabilized/remained unchanged/remained consistent/remained constant/remained stable at 200

For describing the lowest point The number of students hit a trough/plunged to a trough of. 2000 For describing a fluctuation The number fluctuated between 1 and 3 The number fluctuated wildly around 1 and 4 Some words for describing “approximately” About/around/approximately/well over/roughly

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