Babies don’t grow at a steady rate. They grow in fits and starts.
Throughout my teaching I’ve always let my students work at their own rate.
The car was going at a tremendous rate as it passed us. It must have been doing over 150 kilometres an hour.
If the numbers of pandas continue to decrease at their present rate, they be extinct in ten years.
Most of us walk at an average rate of about 5 kilometres an hour.
We’ll be lucky if we get there by midnight at this rate! Can’t you go any faster?
What are people usually paid for this kind of work?
>I’ve no idea what the going rate is.
We offer special reduced rates for students and pensioners. These concessionary rates are also available to the unemployed.
Please note that our rates are variable. If you make a call during peak hours, it is charged at a higher rate.
We charge a flat rate of 2$ per hour for internet access, unlike some companies which charge you double before six pm.
I need to change these pounds into dollars. What’s the current exchange rate?
Interest rates are at their lowest for 40 years.
There has been a further fall in the rate of inflation this month.
The hourly rate for hotel and restaurant workers can be as low as 4.50$. that’s not enough to live on.
She is a highly-paid lawyer because she has a high success rate in the cases she handles.
The university has a very low dropout rate. Only 2% of students fail to complete their courses.
He argued that the crime rate would be reduced if the police were armed, but few people agreed with him.
You attach this machine to your finger and it measures your heart rate.
With new medicines, the survival rate for people who have this disease is now an amazing 92%.
The divorce rate has risen steeply in recent years as more and more women have the financial resources to support themselves.
In Southern Africa the death rate from AIDS is getting worse and worse.
The national birth rate remained static for a decade, then it started to fall steadily as the standard of living increased.
Figures published today show another rise in the rate of unemployment.
We talk about ‘high’ and ‘low’ rate of something:
We put the low crime rate in the area down to good policing.
We talk of bank rates, interest rates, hourly rates and daily rates.
Banks have increased interest rates by half of one per cent.
We talk about birth rates, death rates and infant mortality rates.
In the UK ‘rates’ something means local taxes. For example: water rates.
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