IELTS- Language of Trends Miming Game

Level: Advanced

Topic: General

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The language of trends miming game
(IELTS Academic Writing Part One/ Business English)

Choose one of the cards below or take one from the pack your teacher gives you and mime the  
trends meaning and/ or original meaning (e.g. diving into a pool) until your partner guesses which  
one you are demonstrating. You cannot speak, but you can make sound effects if your partner needs 
a hint. 

Dive

take off

rocket

crash

fluctuate

turbulence

shrink

grow/ expand

bottom out

reach a peak

pick up

slump

escalate

halve

double

triple

bounce back

cut

slash

explode

soft landing

bumpy landing

V-shaped 

(recession)

U-shaped 

(recession)

W-shaped 

(recession)

dip

double dip 

(recession)

plummet

raise

recover

improve

shoot up

soar

buoyant

deteriorate

jump

remain flat/ remain 

steady

flatten out

rapidly

suddenly

dramatically

sharply

rise steadily

slightly

Do the same, but without your partner being able to look at the list of options

Which idioms above are connected to flying, sports and water?

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2010