M5 training: English language, globalisation, global trade, sharing economy

10 esercizi
SVOLGI
Tipo di esercizi
Scelta multipla,
Completamento aperto,
Completamento chiuso,
Posizionamento,
Domande in serie
Libro
Business for the Future
Capitolo
Module 5 - A Global World
INFO

Lingua inglese

English around the world
Select the reasons why studying English is important.
A: It is the mother-tongue language in 36 countries in the world and the second language in other 34.
B: It is spoken by 50% of European students.
C: Business and medicine have English as their language.
D: in the EU, English is one of the official languages.
E: Young people love it.
F: Its knowledge is required in many jobs.
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Lingua inglese

Varieties of English
Match the British English and the American English words that have the same meaning.

1. Biscuit ________
2. Tap ________
3. Lift ________
4. Underground ________
5. Connecting flight ________
6. Jug ________
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Globalisation
Decide whether the following sentences are true or false.
A: Globalisation started to become particularly important during the last century.
B: The process of globalisation started off at the beginning of the 17th century.
C: The recent liberalisation of trade has played an important role in the acceleration of globalisation.
D: Globalisation is shaping modern society.
E: Globalisation has been favoured by the increase in international travel.
F: Globalisation has been driven by technological development.
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Aspects of globalisation
Globalisation is affecting our lives at many different levels. First of all, the opportunity to access information from all over the world allows us to meet different ________ while staying at home. The movement of people makes it necessary to find a common ________ to communicate: English is today the international language of business, diplomacy and science.
Also economy and ________ have become global. Thanks to the internet, we are able to purchase goods form any country in the world. Moreover, emerging ________ are becoming more and more important on the world scene.
Last, the global society we live in affects our ________. On the one hand,we know that viruses can spread around the world very easily, as we have experienced with Covid-19 pandemic. On the other hand, shared ________ research was the key to stop the pandemic itself.
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A digital revolution
Decide whether the following statements are true or false.
A: The terms World Wide Web and Internet refer to the same thing.
B: The person who invented the Internet is of British origin.
C: The advent of the Internet has changed our lives at many levels.
D: The English language has invented completely new words to describe the features of the  Internet.
E: In texting, a lot of abbreviations are used.
F: ICT stands for Information and Control Technology.
G: From information to entertainment, from communication to shopping, from healthcare to public administrations, the Internet allows us to experience new ways of using services.
H: The rise of streaming media services has globally reduced TV watching.
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Global trade
1. The most important organizations that are in charge of regulating international trade are the IMF, the ________ and the WTO.
2. The IMF ________ was founded in ________.
3. Criticism against these institutions has been carried out, since they are said to further empower already economically ________ countries while neglecting developing countries.
4. The World Bank is organized as a ________.
5. The World Bank aims at ________ loans to developing countries.
6. The IMF is composed by 190 ________ countries.
7. The aim of IMF is to keep the world ________ stable.
8. The WTO checks that international trade is done in ________ with international rules.
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Global corporations
Tech and ________ industry have made huge profits during the last few years. In particular, Covid-19 pandemic made it necessary for people to make use of the services of such companies.

Big Tech companies are ________ companies that operate in the technology business. These companies are constantly ________ their market share at the expenses of smaller businesses. Their services, such as online ________, became necessary during the lockdown and are still ________ today. Although the most important tech companies are ________ in the USA, some fearsome competitors have emerged in the Asian countries.

The pharmaceutical industry is called Big Pharma, and it is among the most ________ industries in the world. It produces both medicines and medical ________ and is particularly wealthy in the US.
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Sharing economy
Decide whether the following statements are true or false.
A: Experts believe that sharing is one of the reasons why humankind has had success in the evolution process.
B: The sharing economy was widespread before the internet was invented.
C: People started to share cars after the end of WWII.
D: During the 1980s, people used to share their cars with relatives, friends and acquaintances.
E: Sharing can be very expensive for local communities.
F: The sharing economy helps the growth of traditional economy.
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Pros and cons of globalisation
The Pros of Globalization

A number of positive aspects of globalization include:

- Building up the economic and social structures of struggling countries and economies through free ________.
- Creation of world power and less and less compartmentalized power sectors.
- Learning about and sharing of new and interesting cultures with one ________.
- The opportunity and desire for prosperous nations to help countries struggling with serious issues like unemployment, disease, and ________ disasters.

The Cons of Globalization

Though it comes ________ perks, there are a number of cons to globalization that analysts and critics have noted for years. They include:

- The oppression of weaker and poorer economies by those that are more robust; "the rich get ________, the poor get poorer".
- The danger of job loss, with certain industries and sectors sending jobs to countries where workers are willing to do the same amount of ________ or more for smaller wages.
- Multinational corporations often get away with poor, unsafe, unethical, or exploitative working ________ due to variations in laws and regulations from one country to another.
- Multinational corporations can exploit tax haven nations, sending large portions of revenue offshore to avoid taxation.

Globalization is a complicated and ever-changing process that has ________ good and bad aspects. Globalization, with the door to many countries open to one another, will continue. The primary goal, then, is to ensure ________ countries and independent financial actors work in harmony with one another for the betterment of everyone.

https://corporatefinanceinstitute.com/resources/economics/globalization/
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Globalisation vocabulary
Select the correct statements.
A: Studying English can help European young people to find more job opportunities
B: Pidgin languages are local dialects that have existed for a long time.
C: English is the language with the highest number of native speakers in the world.
D: The term globalisation indicates the interaction among people, businesses and political organizations of different countries.
E: Globalisation can be found in different areas of life, like trade, culture and technology.
F: The introduction of Information Technology has reshaped the relations between people and countries.
G: Global trade follows the rules of trade established by the richest countries.
H: Globalisation has more advantages than disadvantages.
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