1. A____________ (SIDE) of the economic boom has been environmental degradation; China is home to many of the world's most-polluted cities.
2. I felt then, as I do now, that my _____________ (BURST) of temper was fully justified.
3. News of a sharp _____________ (TURN) in property prices will not please first-time buyers.
4. Since the last recession ended, New York City has gained back far more jobs than it lost during the ______________ (TURN)
5. The new tax legislation is designed to help those on low ____________ (COME)
6. There has been a serious ____________ (BREAK) of cholera on the island, infecting over 50,000 people.
7. The exhibition provides a fascinating _____________ (SIGHT) into traditional farming methods.
8. Whilst the government seems confident of victory, it is still too early to predict the final ______________ (COME) of the election.
9. The Government suffered a severe______________ (SET) in the election, losing its overall majority in the National Assembly.
10. There has been a 5% fall in industrial______________ (PUT) this year, in contrast to agricultural production, which has risen by 3%.
downside: the disadvantages or less positive aspects of something. E.g We wanted people to understand that there is a downside and there are complications when you enter the online world. A magazine feature on the downside of fashion modelling.
outburst: a sudden strong expression of an emotion. E.g. an outburst of anger. She was alarmed by his violent outburst.
upturn (in something) a situation in which something improves or increases over a period of time. E.g. an upturn in the economy. A sharp upturn in the number of tourists visiting the capital. Their fortunes have taken an upturn. The restaurant trade is on the upturn.
downturn (in something) a fall in the amount of business that is done; a time when the economy becomes weaker. E.g. a downturn in sales/ trade/ business.The economic downturn of 2008/2009.
sudden start of something unpleasant, especially violence or a disease.
Sp. Brote, estallido, comienzo. E.g. the outbreak of war. An outbreak of
typhoid. Outbreaks of rain are expected in the afternoon.
something): an understanding of what something is like. Sp. Conocimiento de
alguna cosa. E.g. the book gives us fascinating insights into life in
Mexico. I hope you have gained some insight into the difficulties we
Outcome: the result or effect of an action or event. E.g. we are waiting to hear the final outcome of the negotiations.
9. upset (also setback)
situation in which there are problems or difficulties, especially when
these are unexpected: e.g the company has survived the recent upset in
difficulty or problem that delays or prevents something, or makes a
situation worse. Sp. Contratiempo, revés. E.g. the team suffered a major
setback when their best player was injured. The breakdown in talks
represents a temporary setback in the peace process.
amount of something that a person, a machine or an organization
produces. Sp. Producción. E.g. manufacturing output has increased by 8%.