一起烤雅思 1-4b RISING DOLLAR

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OK, now let’s listen to the whole clip again. See if you can hear how much he thinks
the Australian economy will grow…

It couldn’t have come at a worse time, in the sense that with business investment
weakening, and with the housing market, at least in activity terms, having turned,
that’s where the timing is unfortunate for us.

The stronger the value of the Australian dollar and the longer it stays strong, the
weaker our economic activity will be next year.

I think growth in 2004 will be comparatively weak.

My own prediction is that throughout the year growth will be around about 2 per cent.

Being around the Reserve Bank's board table at this time I think would not be a
comfortable place to be. The bank is probably in a bigger dilemma over what to do
with interest rates with monetary policy than at any time that I can remember.


His prediction is for growth to be about 2 percent.

We write 2 percent like this: 2%

Percent comes from the Latin phrase per centum, by the hundred or in every
hundred.

It’s used to express proportions out of a hundred, including rates of interest.
Percent is always used with a number.

So we say:

Twenty percent of students attended the lecture.

That means: 20 out of every hundred students attended.

Or ‘She got 90 percent in the test.’ means she got 90 out of every hundred questions
right.

Or: Growth will be around 2 per cent.

We also have the word percentage. Percentage is a noun. It means the portion or
amount of something.

So we say:
What was the percentage of students who attended the lecture?
20 percent of students attended the lecture.

She got 90% in her test.
That is a high percentage.

OK. Now let’s test you using percent or percentage.

The _ _ _ _ _ of high school students that go to university is about twenty _ _ _ _ _.

The percentage of high school students that go to university is about twenty percent.

The bank has raised the interest rate by two _ _ _ _ _.

The bank has raised the interest rate by two percent.

The _ _ _ _ _ of married women in the workforce rose from 50 to 60 _ _ _ _ _.

The percentage of married women in the workforce rose from 50 to 60 percent.

If his answers are all correct, he’ll get 100 _ _ _ _ _ on the test.

If his answers are all correct, he’ll get 100 percent on the test.

So you should notice that the signal for using percent is that there’s always a number
first. And of course, you can always use the percent sign [%] instead of writing out
the words.

And that’s all we’ve got time for today.

I’ll see you next time on Study English!


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今天正好要来总结一下比较级和最高级,测试一下大家掌握得怎么样吧~还记得第一课讲了单词末尾辅音双写的规则么?不记得的请戳CC传送到第一课~
作业1:写出以下单词的比较级和最高级~注意有的不是规则变化喔~

hard
large

good
bad

far
thin
big

modern
profitable

easy
funny

simple
secure
回答比较开放,有的词有多种比较级表达方式~不要太较真喔^_^ 回复可见答案~
作业2

今天作业有点多有木有……但是答题有奖励有木有!
把你的笔记放到回复里面吧~这样方便温故知新。或者可以自己试着造句喔,回复笔记或者上传朗诵录音即有沪元奖励!
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1、Studying for the maths exam was ____ than for any of the other subjects.
2、The return on their investment was significant, and, in comparison to the other three firms, was the _____.
3、Surprisingly, it was the ____ athlete who completed the marathon first.
4、There are several models available on the market but the latest is designed for the ____ consumer because of its complexity.
5、The fact that the north experienced the ____ rainfall may explain the reason for the poor crops and high prices in that region.
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