Civil Unrest

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In France workers, students and young people are protesting against the cuts in old age pension funding.

Look at the vocabulary::

Noun Phrases

increased welfare spending
a stable rate of welfare spending
decreased welfare spending

Sentences

The government is increasing the welfare budget.
The government is maintaining a stable welfare budget.
The government is lowering the welfare budget.

Infinitives

to decrease – to lower

to increase – to raise

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