In this lesson we’ll watch and listen to a news report on the economy, and pay attention to the language used to describe economic changes.
Before watching and listening, think about this question:
The news report is called ‘Global economy: Sharp fall on world markets’. Is the news going to be good or bad? Why do you think so?
Before listening, check that you understand the meaning of these words:
|Word||Part of speech|
|financial||adjective||Buying a house is a big financial decision.|
|market||noun||He put his money in the stock market but lost it all.|
|employment||noun||Education prepares you for the world of employment.|
|falter||verb||The baby took her first faltering steps toward her mother.|
|economy||noun||The new government has promised to improve the country’s economy.|
|robust||adjective||After exercise she felt strong, healthy and robust.|
|trading||noun||Canada seeks many new trading partners for natural resources like oil.|
|manufacture||verb||Manufacturing cars is a growing industry in China.|
|recession||noun||The president was afraid that the lack of investment would lead to recession.|
|policy||noun||What’s the party’s policy on employment?|
Now watch the video: