The Reading / Listening - Level 0

The number of jobless 15-24-year-olds is very high. Over 73 million want to work but cannot find a job. Youth unemployment is coming down in rich countries, but rising in poorer countries. In China, it was 10.6 per cent last year and could be 11.1 per cent in 2016. In Brazil, the figure went up 2 per cent this year.



It is hard to be young and looking for work. It is worst for women. The unemployment figure for young women in the Middle East is around 45 per cent. One big reason is the global financial collapse of 2008. Youth unemployment isn't just bad for the economy. It is also bad for health, peace and happiness.

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Sources
  • http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/10/09/uk-employment-china-idUKKCN0S22QI20151009
  • http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/oct/08/young-jobseekers-still-struggling-says-ilo
  • http://www.voanews.com/content/ilo-youth-unemployment-highest-in-middle-east-north-africa/2997565.html


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The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

The number

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unemployment

2.

15-

b.

countries

3.

cannot find a

c.

2 per cent this year

4.

Youth

d.

24-year-olds

5.

coming down

e.

job

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rising in poorer

f.

year

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it was 10.6 per cent last

g.

of jobless

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the figure went up

h.

in rich countries



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

It is hard to

a.

for women

2.

looking for

b.

collapse

3.

It is worst

c.

East

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The unemployment figure for

d.

be young

5.

the Middle

e.

young women

6.

One big

f.

happiness

7.

the global financial

g.

work

8.

peace and

h.

reason

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

The (1) ___________________ 15-24-year-olds is very high. Over (2) ___________________ to work but cannot find a job. Youth unemployment (3) ___________________ in rich countries, but rising (4) ___________________. In China, it was 10.6 per cent last year (5) ___________________ 11.1 per cent in 2016. In Brazil, the (6) ___________________ 2 per cent this year.

It is (7) ___________________ and looking for work. It is worst for women. The unemployment (8) ___________________ women in (9) ___________________ is around 45 per cent. One big reason (10) ___________________ financial collapse of 2008. Youth unemployment (11) ___________________ the economy. It (12) ___________________ health, peace and happiness.





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

Thenumberofjobless15-24-year-oldsisveryhigh.Over73millionwa
nttoworkbutcannotfindajob.Youthunemploymentiscomingdowninri
chcountries,butrisinginpoorercountries.InChina,itwas10.6percentl
astyearandcouldbe11.1percentin2016.InBrazil,thefigurewentup2p
ercentthisyear.Itishardtobeyoungandlookingforwork.Itisworstforw
omen.TheunemploymentfigureforyoungwomenintheMiddleEastisar
ound45percent.Onebigreasonistheglobalfinancialcollapseof2008.Y
outhunemploymentisn'tjustbadfortheeconomy.Itisalsobadforhealt
h,peaceandhappiness.

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

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WRITING

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