peaked: [verb] [đạt đỉnh] reached its highest point.
Example: At midday, the temperature peaked at almost 40 degrees, before
falling slightly in the afternoon.
Compare with : so sánh với
Example: The other countries saw a slight rise in oil production over the period. The estimated figure for Iran in 1990 was over 3 million barrels per day, compared with around 2 million barrels in the other three countries.
expenditure: [noun] [mức chi tiêu] another word for „spending‟ – the
amount of money spent.
Example: There are plans to increase expenditure on schools next year.
pence: [noun] [xu] the plural of „penny‟. In the UK, there are 100 pence in
Example: The chocolates were 95 pence and the ice cream was 60 pence.
spending: [noun] [mức chi tiêu] use it in exactly the same way as
Example: Public spending on hospitals increased last year.
came a close second: [expression] [đứng thứ 2] be just behind another thing
Example: John said that although his favourite fruit was bananas,