The numbers are skyrocketing

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What goes up must come down! Things are always changing in today’s world, and that’s why we decided to make an episode about things going up and going down. Especially in the news, we often hear about increases and decreases, and they use lots of different expressions to talk about this. This time, we’re talking about numbers, such as prices, statistics, and other amounts. Listen to this episode and we’ll see if our numbers start to soar!

Maura: These expressions are often used in business, especially talking about money or amounts of things. To be honest, when I got the idea for this episode, Harp, I was listening to the news. I heard a bunch of these expressions used on the news, and that’s what inspired this episode.
Harp: Oh, I like it. Yeah, you’re right. They use these expression a lot in the news to talk about things like the price of stocks going up or going down.
Maura: Right. They might use these expression to talk about statistics, too, like “35% of people believe this.” So that’s the kind of stuff that you hear on the news.
Harp: Yeah. These expressions are always about an amount.
Maura: All right. Let’s get to the first expression. The first expression is to skyrocket.

Expressions from this episode included in the Learning Materials:

A cottage The great outdoors
To skyrocket To soar
A homonym To be liking – Is this correct?
What does up must come down To nosedive
Back to the subject At any rate
To hold off To jump at the chance
To sink A start-up
Other expressions to talk about decreasing and increasing

Podcast/Learning Materials: Culips English Podcast, Photo Culips

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