In this lesson we’ll watch and listen to a short report on the changes in British manufacturing industries.

Part 1

Discuss these topics with your partner / group:

Part 2

Before watching and listening, think about this question:

What is the likely cause of the decline in Britain’s manufacturing industries?

Before listening, check that you understand the meaning of these words:

Word Part of speech
production noun
groundbreaking adjective
financial might noun
on the verge noun phrase
turnover noun
thrive verb

Now watch the video: