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The aim of this activity is to measure the number of words that you know on this topic. Below is a list of words related to this topic. Some of them are real English words, but some are wrong. Click on the ones that are real, and ignore the wrong ones. Clicking real words will increase your score, but clicking wrong ones will decrease it. When you have finished, click on the 'Check Answer' button. The program will give you feedback and advice on which words you need to learn.

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The real words of the wrong words are shown in blue.

Line chart Bar chart Pie graph Pie chart Age
Weight Height Date Time
Length Width Degrees Percentage
Number Duration to decline to plunge
to decrease to worsen to deteriorate projection
forcast forecast slight sharp ajust adjust
abrubt abrupt sudden dramatish dramatic calm
flat drop financed by substancial substantial
to fall recrease rebound

Match the word to the definition

Fill in the gap with the best word.
  1. Spending saw a dramatic fall of 40%.
    (Answer: dramatic )
  2. Employment in Canada improved for the second year, rising by 3%.
    (Answer: improved )
  3. The share price was flat , unchanged for a third day.
    (Answer: flat )
  4. According to the graph, traffic in town B is forecast to increase by 2% next year.
    (Answer: forecast )
  5. There was a substantial improvement in air quality last year.
    (Answer: substantial )
  6. They adjusted the figure after looking at the data again.
    (Answer: adjusted )
  7. The height of the building was more than 45 floors.
    (Answer: height )
  8. The lines in the bar chart show a change between a decade ago and the present date.
    (Answer: bar chart )
  9. Unfortunately the profits plunged by 35% last year.
    (Answer: plunged )
  10. The pie chart is divided into three segments.
    (Answer: pie chart )
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