Describing trends – upward trends

Upwards trend arrow

Business presentations often include charts showing trends.

This video gives you some common verbs for describing upward trends.

After you watch the video, try the short quiz.


Now try the quiz.

Complete these sentences. Put the verb in brackets into the correct form. Watch the video to see the different forms.

  1. Inflation _____ (increase) steadily since June.
  2. Our production output _____ (rise) by 15% in the last quarter of last year.
  3. According to our forecast, sales _____ (go up) considerably this year.
  4. The number of visits to our website _____ (grow) rapidly after the product launch.

Come back on Monday to see the answers.

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By Barney


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