English Listening Lesson on
 Inflation

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THE LESSON ON INFLATION

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Inflation seems to be a big issue at the moment. Every time I turn on the news there is a story about inflation. Many countries around the world are fighting to keep inflation under control. Sometimes you read about countries that lose the battle against inflation. Zimbabwe once had an inflation rate of trillions of percent. I can’t imagine trying to add up my shopping bill with so many zeroes. I have no idea how they brought it under control. Inflation in my country is OK at the moment. The government is worried about prices going up. Me too. Inflation seems to be the thing economists worry about most. They do everything they can to keep the rate of inflation low. It has been pretty stable for years now.





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LISTENING GAP FILL

Inflation seems to be _______________________ at the moment. Every time I turn on the news _______________________ story about inflation. Many countries around the world are _______________________ inflation under control. Sometimes you read about countries that _______________________ against inflation. Zimbabwe once had an inflation rate of trillions of percent. I can’t imagine trying _______________________ my shopping bill with so many zeroes. I have no _______________________ brought it under control. Inflation in my country is OK _______________________. The government is worried about prices going up. Me too. Inflation seems to _______________________ economists worry about most. They do everything they can to _______________________ of inflation low. It has been _______________________ for years now.




CORRECT THE SPELLING

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UNJUMBLE THE WORDS

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DISCUSSION (Write your own questions)

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

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STUDENT INFLATION SURVEY

Write five GOOD questions about inflation in the table. Do this in pairs. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper.

When you have finished, interview other students. Write down their answers.

 

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WRITING

Write about inflation for 10 minutes. Show your partner your paper. Correct each other’s work.

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HOMEWORK

1. VOCABULARY EXTENSION: Choose several of the words from the text. Use a dictionary or Google’s search field (or another search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word.

2. INTERNET INFO: Search the Internet and find more information about inflation. Talk about what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

3. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about inflation. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

4. INFLATION POSTER Make a poster about inflation. Show it to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your posters.

5. MY INFLATION LESSON: Make your own English lesson on inflation. Make sure there is a good mix of things to do. Find some good online activities. Teach the class / another group when you have finished.

6. ONLINE SHARING: Use your blog, wiki, Facebook page, MySpace page, Twitter stream, Del-icio-us / StumbleUpon account, or any other social media tool to get opinions on inflation. Share your findings with the class.

ANSWERS

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