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Linking words ex 5

"Yes, people say there's been a lot of damage to US industries because of China. 1 , if you look at the figures carefully, the situation isn't so bad. Jobs have been lost in manufacturing, that's true, but new jobs have been created in the service sector. 2 , the US trade figures with East Asia aren't that bad. When you look at the whole region, the deficit has stayed more or less the same for several years. Surprised? I'll tell you the reason - it's 3 globalization . Yes, China has been growing, but a lot of that growth is because it assembles goods that were previously made in other Asian countries. 4 , at the end of the day, the US is importing the same amount of stuff from Asia, but now it's all made in China."



Linking words ex 4

1.Because it has above-average sales and earnings growth, Glaxo is a favourite on Wall Street.
2.Because of its above-average sales and earnings growth, Glaxo is a favourite on Wall Street.
3.Apple needs to constantly update its product line, in order to stay ahead of other consumer electronics companies like Sony and Samsung.
4.Apple needs to constantly update its product line, in order that it can stay ahead of other consumer electronics companies like Sony and Samsung.
5.Although the core rate of inflation rose only 0.2% in January, analysts are concerned about higher energy costs.
6.Despite the low rise in the core rate of inflation in January, analysts are concerned about higher energy costs.
7.Nokia is strong in Europe, whereas Motorola is strong in the US.
8.Nokia is strong in Europe, although Motorola is giving it very strong competition.

Number crunching

a six-figure sum
a round figure
in excess of 12 billion
expressed as a ratio
accurate to two decimal places
just under 8.5K
a fraction
a negligible proportion
a rough estimate/a ballpark figure

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