Trends and suggestions test

The language of trends and suggestions test

Part One

Present the graph that you prepared, including a description of the trends, solutions, answering questions, and listening to your partner’s opinion. 

Part Two

Choose one of the topics below, and make up and draw a graph that could be that thing in the past, present and future. Present that in the same way.

  • Bankruptcies
  • Business confidence
  • Credit card debt
  • Deflation/ Inflation
  • Demand for electricity
  • Demand for renewable energy
  • Domestic electronics companies
  • Food supplies
  • Recycling of electronics such as old computers
  • Sales of PCs
  • Spending by people in their 20s
  • Spending on eating out
  • Stress in middle managers
  • The age of people’s first job
  • The image of the police
  • The number of divorces
  • The number of jobs in the financial industry
  • The number of young people who neither work nor study
  • The use of packaged food
  • This country’s second city
  • Water bills
  • Water pollution

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Part Three  

Choose one of the graphs below and imagine what past, present and future trend it could be showing. It must be something connected to business and/ or the environment. Present on that topic in the same way as you did before.

Part Four 

Do the same with one of the topics and/ or graphs below, but this time writing your answer. Include the Q&A stage if you have time. 

  • Air pollution
  • Companies in danger of bankruptcy
  • Consumer confidence
  • Consumer debt
  • Demand for university education
  • Domestic drinks companies
  • Internet bills
  • Recycling of paper
  • Sales of mobile phones
  • Spending by retired people
  • Spending on accommodation
  • Stress in children
  • Taxes
  • The age of politicians
  • The image of the public servants

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