Language of Trends- The Same or Different

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Topic: General

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Language of Trends- The Same or Different
Label the words and phrases on the same lines below with S for the same meaning or D 
for different meaning. If there are more than two, they are all the same or all different.
Verbs
attain…/ reach…
be enhanced/ be improved
be flat/ flatten out
become more widespread/ expand/ grow
boom/ explode
bounce back/ recover/ regain lost ground/ rebound/ be restored/ pick up (again)
change/ vary
climb/ take off
collapse/ crash
decrease/ minimise
dive/ plummet
drop/ fall
escalate/ improve
increase at the same rate/ sustain the progress
peak/ plateau
raise/ rise
rocket/ soar
Prepositions
rose by 20%/ rose to 20%
Adverbs
accelerate/ increase exponentially/ increase more quickly
decrease dramatically/ decrease rapidly
dip a little/ dip briefly
fall sharply/ fall slightly
remain steady/ rise steadily
significant decline/ steady decline
Adjectives
be turbulent/ be unstable/ be volatile/ fluctuate
remain constant/ remain stable/ stay flat
Nouns
a new peak/ an all-time high
a blip/ a dip
Numbers
double and double again/ rise fourfold
rose by a third/ tripled
Tenses
it declined/ it had declined
it declined/ it has declined
it will shoot up/ it would shoot up
might fluctuate/ will probably fluctuate
the rise caused…/ the rise was caused by…
Determiners
an upward trend/ the upward trend

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2013

Suggested answers
Verbs
attain…/ reach… - S
be enhanced/ be improved - S
be flat/ flatten out - D
become more widespread/ expand/ grow - S
boom/ explode - S
bounce back/ recover/ regain lost ground/ rebound/ be restored/ pick up (again) - S
change/ vary - S
climb/ take off - D
collapse/ crash - S
decrease/ minimise - D
dive/ plummet - S
drop/ fall - S
escalate/ improve - D
increase at the same rate/ sustain the progress - S
peak/ plateau - D
raise/ rise - D
rocket/ soar - S
Prepositions
rose by 20%/ rose to 20% - D
Adverbs
accelerate/ increase exponentially/ increase more quickly - S
decrease dramatically/ decrease rapidly - D
dip a little/ dip briefly - D
fall sharply/ fall slightly - D
remain steady/ rise steadily - D
significant decline/ steady decline - D
Adjectives
be turbulent/ be unstable/ be volatile/ fluctuate - S
remain constant/ remain stable/ stay flat - S
Nouns
a new peak/ an all-time high - S
a blip/ a dip - D
Numbers
double and double again/ rise fourfold - S
rose by a third/ tripled - D
Tenses
it declined/ it had declined - D
it declined/ it has declined - D
it will shoot up/ it would shoot up - D
might fluctuate/ will probably fluctuate - D
the rise caused…/ the rise was caused by… - D
Determiners
an upward trend/ the upward trend - D

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2013