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  • I'm Katherine, and today I'm going to help you learn some vocabulary in English in the world of Business and Finance.

  • Increase means to go up, or to get bigger in value.

  • Last quarter, sales increased by 34 percent.

  • Increase can be a noun or a verb.

  • We hope to see an increase in sales.

  • This is an example of the word "increase" used as a noun.

  • The opposite of "increase" is "decrease".

  • Obviously, it means to go down, and it, too, can be a noun or a verb.

  • If you want to talk about an increase that happened a little bit over a long period of time,

  • we call this in English a "steady increase" or a "gradual increase".

  • You can think of it as walking.

  • To describe an increase or decrease that happened quickly over a short period of time, we call this a "sharp increase" or a "sharp decrease".

  • There are several way to say these ideas: drop, go down, fall, decrease, or the opposite: increase, rise or go up.

  • Here are the name of some common charts you see in business.

  • One is a graph, sometimes called a line chart.

  • Next, a pie chart.

  • And finally a bar graph.

  • Let's practice some sentences you might hear in business English.

  • 1. The bar graph shows a sharp drop in sales.

  • 2. The graph shows a gradual drop in traffic.

  • 3. The pie chart shows an increase in sales.

  • Okay, so now you know some basic English terms.

  • So go out there and make some moolah!

I'm Katherine, and today I'm going to help you learn some vocabulary in English in the world of Business and Finance.

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English Vocabulary: Business and Finance

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    Angel Cheng   posted on 2017/01/06
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