Skills

Levels

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DESCRIBE PROJECTS

We are working on

We’re now working on the new model.

We have started the process of

We have started the process of designing another prototype.

The projects under development

The projects under development are secret so we will not discuss them. We are involved in

We are already fully involved with phase B.

We remain occupied with

We remain occupied with the installation of the wiring system.

 

DESCRIBE FLUCTUATION

Fluctuate

Stock prices fluctuated throughout the session.

Unstable

The system is unstable and it might crash any minute.

Irregular

Growth patterns are irregular in Europe.

Erratic

His behaviour is erratic. He's happy one day and sad the next. Vary

Figures vary all the time. It's impossible to draw a working model.

 

DESCRIBE STABILITY

Stable

Prices will be stable for the whole season.

Remain unchanged

Nothing remains unchanged for very long.

Steadily

If we are lucky, sales will move steadily for the next couple of months. Constant

If the number of unemployed people remains constant we will face trouble. The same

Things are the same as one year ago. Does nothing ever change here?

DESCRIBE INCREASE

Increase

Salaries should increase according to productivity.

Improve

Sales have improved and reached almost a million.

Raise

The government need to raise taxes to lower the deficit.

Rise

If inflation rises we will need to raise our prices.

Go up

The rates will not go up until the Central Bank decides they should.

 

DESCRIBE GRADUAL INCREASE

Accumulate

We have accumulated around ten percent.

Escalate

Costs have escalated by a very small factor.

Accrue

Interest has accrued in my savings account. Grow

The economy will grow this year.

Develop

Sales have developed more slowly than we had expected.

 

DESCRIBE SUDDEN INCREASE

Boost

The advertising campaign boosted donations by twenty percent.

Shoot up

The cost of raw materials has shot up because of the increased demand. Spring up

Absenteeism always springs up when there?s an epidemic of flu.

Surge

Interest rates surged to twenty-five percent because of inflation fears. Multiply

We need to multiply output by two within the next semester.

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