to decline/a decline
to go down
to drop/a drop
to fall/a fall
to decrease/a decrease
to dip/a dip
to slide – deslizar /a slide
to halve/a halving
to plunge/a plunge
to nosedive/a nosedive
to tumble/a tumble
to rise (intransitive = no object)/a rise
to raise (transitive = with object)/a raise
to go up
to increase/ an increase
to improve/ an improvement
to grow/ a growth
to recover (from a previous fall)/ a recovery
to peak (to a maximum point)/ a peak
to shoot up
to hockeystick (US)
to skyrocket/ a skyrocketing (uncommon) *NOT a skyrocket
to double, triple/ a doubling/tripling
to rocket/ a rocketing (uncommon) *NOT a rocket
to soar/ a soar
to fluctuate/ a fluctuation
to level off or out/a level(l)ing off or out
to hold steady
to even out/an evening out (but *NOT with your friends in this case!)
Adjective + Noun phrases / Verb + Adverb phrases
a significant increase/to increase significantly
a slight drop/to drop slightly
a noticeable decline/to decline noticeably
a gradual recovery/to recover gradually
a steep rise/to rise steeply
a substantial growth/to grow substantially
a sharp decrease/to decrease sharply
a dramatic jump/to jump dramatically
a moderate recovery/to recover moderately
a steady improvement/to improve steadily
There has been a steady rise in the number of unemployed people in
The figures show a sharp decline in the number of homeowners this year.
Compared to last year’s figures, this year has seen a significant
increase of 40% so far.
We can see a slight drop of 2% compared to last week, according to
The figures show (that) the number of homeowners has declined sharply
The chart shows how car sales have plummeted since the crisis by 67%.
The table shows (that) the amount has flatlined at 8 million tonnes.
As the graph demonstrates, a dramatic price increase/increase in price
occurred last month.
In recent years the percentage of homeless people in Spain has risen
There has been a slight improvement in our team’s ball possession this
As you can see from the diagram, the ratio of men to women is currently
2:1 (two to one).
Sales rose by 10% from 32,000 to 32,320. This meant an increase of 320.
The present fluctuation in prices makes future predictions difficult.
The amount of plastic polluting the seas looks set to continue rising,
according to the figures.
Half of all those interviewed said they had bought 2 or more handheld
devices over the last 5 years.
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