Australian newspapers refer to the recent trend of having a ‘two-speed’ economy. Today’s Guardian talks about two speed Britain.
The Guardian reports that there’s a ‘two-speed Britain as London soars away from the rest.’
This term is being used more and more to describe a country or trading zone where one city or region is growing at a higher rate than the rest of the country.
In Australia, the media talks of Western Australia moving ahead because of mining, while the east coast cities are growing very slowly.
In Britain, it’s London which is moving ahead, while the rest of the country limps along.
Homework: read this article and underline the words which are being used to describe economic trends and activity (eg soars):