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Economics News for English Learners – Program 20

Some New Nurses Have Trouble Finding Jobs

Are weak economic conditions creating tensions in the job market of your country? How easy or difficult is it for a recent college graduate to find a job in their career field? Does the medical field of your country have many job openings, or is it difficult to find a medical job? Share your insights with us in the comments section below.

Economics News for English Learners – Program 19

China and the ‘Ham Capital of the World’

Do you eat ham? Which meat is your favorite – pork, chicken, beef? Do you prefer fish instead? Would you be concerned if the meat or fish you ate came from a company outside of your country? Share your comments below.

Economics News for English Learners – Program 18

Reopening of Kaesong Industrial Complex

Do you believe in economic collaboration between countries as a means to reach peace? Which countries have established factories and sales centers in your country? Share your responses in the comments section below.

Economics News for English Learners – Program 17

UN Says World Unprepared for Rapid Growth of Cities

The United Nations predicts a population growth to 9,000,000,000 (9 billion) people by 2050, with 60% living in cities. This massive growth is likely to be overwhelming to the limited infrastructure and supply chain available to cities. Do you live in a city? Is your city over populated? What if your city had twice, or three times as much population? Share your thoughts with us on how overpopulation may affect cities in your country.

Economics News for English Learners – Program 16

Detroit Files For Bankruptcy

Not long ago, the city of Detroit, U.S.A., filed for bankruptcy. The city had more debt than it had tax revenue, and it could not keep up with its financial responsibilities. As a result of the financial downfall of 2007, many cities in the United States of America had to file for bankruptcy, millions of Americans lost their jobs, and hundreds of thousands of homes were taken away from people who couldn’t pay their monthly mortgage. Yet the financial difficulties affected people in every other country in the world, not just the United States of America. How has the financial downturn affect your country, your region, and your family? Share your insights with us by adding a comment below.

Economics News for English Learners – Program 15

A Way for Some Wealthy Investors to Get US Visas

Did you know that if you are a wealthy investor who invests and creates jobs in the United States of America, you can earn a Green Card for permanent residency? Watch the video above and see what it takes to do so. If you had the money, what kind of business would you invest in the U.S.A.? Share your insights with us.

Economics News for English Learners – Program 14

Kenya’s Mineral Discoveries Produce Mixed Feelings

Is your country rich in mineral deposits? What type of minerals are found in your country? Is there a strong mining industry in your country? Does it help your country’s economy? Share your insights with us in the comments section below.

Economics News for English Learners – Program 13

Business English Speakers Can Still Be Divided by a Common Language

Non-native speakers of English need strong English skills in order to be successful in the business world. Business English is quite different than Survival English, the type of English you use to communicate on the street. What do you do to improve your language skills and cultural intelligence in order to be successful in the business world?

Economics News for English Learners – Program 12

Saving Money for College

Does a college education cost a lot of money in your country? Do many students receive grants and scholarships for college in your country? View the video above and discuss the differences and similarities between college costs in the United States of America and your country.

Economics News for English Learners – Program 11

A Quick Lesson in Ways Businesses Are Organized

What type of business do you currently have or would like to start? Why? Do many businesses in your country thrive, or struggle? Are you willing to work hard to have your own business? Share your thoughts with us.

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