VIP Class Notes (Tibo) [S]

Next Class Focus


Continue to present graphs

Homework


pick a graph and write a description for it (ideally multiple lines/bars)

Today we focused on:


Describing graphs

Speaking

trend: up/down

speed: fast/slow

The price of pork increased quickly last month.
The number of new iPhones users is still increasing but at a lower speed. / it is increasing slower than before

Vocabulary

constant: remaining the same
Sales were constant from Dec to Feb at around 55,000 units.

merchandise : products using an IP
Disney makes a lot of money from merchandizing . They sell many items using characters of their movies.

market share : % of a market
tickets amount to 20% market share of the e-sport industry

market value : the total value of a market
The market value of e-sport in the US was about USD 177M in 2013.

Trend:

Increase

rise / increase / go up / uplift / rocketed / climb / upsurge / soar.

a rise / an increase / an upward trend / a growth

Decrease

fall / decrease / decline / plummet / plunge / drop / reduce

a fall / a decrease / a
reduction / a downward trends / a downward tendency / a decline/ a drop

Steadiness

unchanged / level out / remain constant / remain steady / plateau / remain the same / remain stable / remain static

a steadiness/ a plateau / a stability/ a static

Gradual increase

an upward trend / an upward tendency / a ceiling trend

Gradual decrease

a downward trend / a downward tendency / a descending trend

Stability

leveled off / remained
constant / remained unchanged / remained stable / prevailed consistency / plateaued / reached a plateau / stayed uniform /immutable / leveled out

Rapid ups and downs

wave / fluctuate / oscillate / vacillate / palpitate

waves / fluctuations / oscillations / vacillations / palpitations

Speed:

Rapid change

dramatically / rapidly / sharply / quickly / hurriedly / speedily / swiftly

dramatic / rapid / sharp / quick / hurried / speedy / swift

Moderate change

moderately / gradually / progressively / sequentially

moderate / gradual / progressive / sequential

Slight change

slightly / slowly / mildly / tediously

slight / slow / mild / tedious

Grammar

use by to talk about the number added (+/-)
Sales increased by 10 units from Jan to Feb.

use to to talk about the end number
Sales increased to 10,000 units in the month of December.

Sales increased by 10% to 15,000 units by the end of the year