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Describing Graphs and Statistics….

Worksheet 1

Key to worsheet 1:

Part 1

Go up: increase / climb /  lift /  rise
Go down: fall /  decrease  / drop /  decline

Part 2

Lines in order of descent 1) Fluctuate 2) Increase sharply 3) Increase slightly/ go up a little                        4) Remain steady/stay the same   5) Decrease slightly   6) Drop sharply/decrease sharply

Part 3

1 Then profits will increase for the rest of the year.
2 Costs will decrease slightly for the next few years. 3 Costs have been rising for the last year.
4 I think profits will drop for the next two months.
5 Profits have remained steady for the last 6 months.

Worksheet 2

Key to worksheet 2:

Part 1

1) fluctuate wildly  2) increase steadily 3) increase sharply 4) reduce spending 5) is steady
6) decrease rapidly 7) plummet/plunge 8) peak 9) decrease steadily 10) grow slowly

Part 2 (possible answers)

1 My blood sugar level fluctuates wildly when I eat fast food. 2 My weight remains steady if I exercise.
3 The hours I sleep decrease sharply before the exams.
4 I had to reduce my spending when I lost my job.

5 My savings will grow slowly if I buy a lot of clothes.
6 My problems increase rapidly if I am lazy.
7 My happiness plummets when someone criticizes my work.

Worksheet 3

Part 2 : You have to reuse the prepositions discovered in part 1 with ideas of your own. Ex 1 : L’année dernière, mes économies ont augmenté / diminué de 10 / 30 / 50 %

Key to worksheet 3:

Part 1

1 The temperature increased by 60°.
2 The price of oil decreased from $68 in January to $ 51 in March..

3 The price of gold increased to $1686 in April, 2020.
4 The blood sugar level fluctuated between 80 mg/dl and 150 mg/dl.

5 The price of gold peaked at $1900/oz. in August, 2011.
6 The heartbeat remained steady at 60 bpm.
7 Apple’s market value went above $1 trillion in 2019.
8 We have to cut spending by 50%.
9 Interest rates fell below 0% in 2020.
10 We are seeing an increase of 5 % in sales each year.

Part 2 (possible answers)

1. Last year my savings increased/ decreased by 10%.
2. I would worry if my heart increased to 200 bpm.
3. I want to reduce my spending from $1000 to $700 each month.

4. I would like a salary increase of 10 % each year.
5. I would worry if my weight increased above 90 Kilograms.

6. My energy level often peaks at about 10 a.m. each day.

Worksheet 4

noun

verb

adjective

adverb

can be 2

improvement

fluctuation bottom

climb

fluctuate improve

jump

collapse

rocket

remain

reach

grow


steady dramatic

substantial

constant stable

steadily sharply

rapidly

significantly

slowly

gradually

suddenly

increase v/n drop v/n decrease v/n

rise v/n

plunge v/n

surge v/n

peak v/n

high adj/n l

ow adj/n

fall adj/n