Financial Reports in English Contain Common Word Pairs

Thai professionals should know these three multi-words for describing trends.

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Sometimes you will need to describe data from financial reports in English. Other times you will need to read graphs or charts in a business meeting. In situations like these, you will need to know vocabulary used to describe changes and trends in data.

This post will focus on three common adjective + noun multi-words with the word “increase” to describe positive trends in data.

Sharp Increase

The first common phrase that is used to describe positive trends on charts and graphs is ‘sharp increase’. This phrase is often used in Business English to talk about data which shows a big increase that happens quickly in a short time period.

Examples of sentences you might hear with this phrase when reading or listening to financial reports are, “There was a sharp increase in sales last quarter,” and, “We are expecting a sharp increase in sales this month due to the current marketing campaign.”

Gradual Increase

The next phrase often used to express positive trends in financial reports in English is ‘gradual increase’. This English phrase refers to data that shows a small or slow increase over an extended period of time.

When reading or listening to financial reports, you will see this Business English multi-word in sentences such as, “There was a gradual increase in revenue over the last six months,” and, “The new marketing campaign only resulted in a gradual increase in profit last quarter.”

Substantial Increase

The final multi-word that refers to positive trends in charts and graphs is ‘substantial increase’. When used to discuss data or financial trends, this phrase refers to a large increase in amount or quantity over a period of time.

Two example sentences with this English phrase you might see or hear in financial reports could be, “The report showed a substantial increase in profit this year compared to last year,” and, “This company will need a substantial increase in Q2 revenue to pay its business expenses.”

This post explains three common Business English phrases used to describe increases in graphs of financial reports, but there are many other common phrases to describe positive trends.

So after learning about these Business English phrases, how comfortable will you feel using them in your next presentation and how much will they help you better understand financial reports in English?

Key multi-words vocabulary in this article:

  1. financial reports (adjective + noun)
  2. positive trends (adjective + noun)
  3. sharp increase (adjective + noun)
  4. gradual increase (adjective + noun)
  5. substantial increase (adjective + noun)

To learn more about how multi-words help Thai professionals like you to speak English better (พูดภาษาอังกฤษ) or how ECSC’s corporate English courses help Human Resources departments improve their employees’ Business English skills, contact us today.

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