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Talking about Rates...

Expressions containing the word ´rate´

Listen to rate - an amount or level of payment; a price charged
Listen to bank rate - the amount of interest that a bank charges, especially the lowest amount that it is allowed to charge, when it lends money
Listen to birth rate - the number of births which happen during a period of time in a particular place
Listen to burn rate - the rate at which a newly-formed company spends cash on start-up costs, research and development, and other expenses
Listen to cheap rate - the amount charged for a service which is lower than usual because there is not so much demand for the service at that time
Listen to churn rate - the percentage of customers who cancel their online, cell phone or other subscription service during a certain time period to use another company, usually because it offers a better service or price
Listen to exchange rate - the rate at which the money of one country can be changed for the money of another country
Listen to first-rate - extremely good, of the highest quality
Listen to flat rate - fixed price
Listen to interest rate - the amount that a bank charges on money that it lends
Listen to pass rate - the number of people, shown as a percent, who were successful in a particular exam
Listen to second-rate - not very good
Listen to third-rate - of low quality
Listen to heart rate - the number of heartbeats per unit of time, usually expressed as beats per minute
Listen to at this rate - if the situation stays as it is
Listen to at any rate - whatever the case may be

Now we put new vocabulary into context, so you can see how you might use these terms yourself. The expressions are in boldface in the text.

Listen to Do you pay your mortgage on a fixed or variable rate?

Listen to Burn rate is a synonymous term for negative cash flow. It is a measure for how fast a company will use up its shareholder capital. If the shareholder capital is exhausted, the company will either have to find additional funding or close down.

Listen to As of the beginning of 2006, the exchange rate of one U.S. dollar for one euro was about 0.84, which means that one dollar could be exchanged for 84 cents.

Listen to A first-rate seafood restaurant serving up the day’s fresh catch and local specialities, Casa Juan is definitely worth a visit.

Listen to Interest rate is usually expressed as a percentage per annum charged on money borrowed or lent.

Listen to Our 10 pence per minute flat rate is available to everyone, all the time.


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