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IELTS word of the day Set 1 word 3

WORD: fluctuate


MEANING: To rise and fall irregularly

EXAMPLE: Exchange rates fluctuate every day, with the US dollar sometimes falling.

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Quick test. Choose the correct form of the verb to complete the sentences below.

1. In 2014, sales __________ .

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fluctuated (past tense because it refers to 2014)

2. It is anticipated that although this year has been stable, the some parts of the economy __________ next year.

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will fluctuate (future perfect because it is referring to a prediction in the future)

3. Ticket prices __________ over the last few years – this year is a little cheaper than last year!

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have fluctuated (present perfect – something that began in the past and still happens)



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