Monthly Archives: septiembre 2021

Useful verbs to describe trends in Business and the Economy

carole/ septiembre 15, 2021/ Blog Carole Brown Idiomas, Business Themes, Grammar, Speaking, Spelling, Vocabulary/ 0 comments

A trend signifies a situation that is developing or changing. There are three specific changes I wish to highlight in this blog:
1) Financial (Sales, profits, costs, budgets)
Sales fell slightly last quarter.
Profits have risen 3% year-on-year.
2) Marketing (Market share)
We saw some growth in market share last year
Sales in the Asian market dropped by 10% last year
3) Economy (Inflation, interest rates, unemployment, house prices)
There has been a steady rise in inflation.
Unemployment has increased this year
House prices went up last year

Trends in Teaching Today

carole/ septiembre 13, 2021/ Blog Carole Brown Idiomas, Exams, Grammar, Pronunciation, Reading, Speaking, Spelling, Vocabulary, Writing/ 0 comments

We describe a trend as the way a situation develops or changes. Since COVID-19, Language Schools have had to adapt their styles of teaching. Classroom sizes have become smaller to allow for 2 metre distances between desks and students are obliged to wear masks and frequently wash their hands with hydroalcoholic gel.