The Reading / Listening - Level 1

The number of jobless young people worldwide is very high. Over 73 million 15-24-year-olds want to work but cannot find a job. An international labour organization said youth unemployment is coming down in rich countries, but is rising in Asia, the Middle East and Brazil. In China, it was 10.6 per cent last year and could be 11.1 per cent in 2016. In Brazil, the figure has gone up by 2 per cent this year.



It is very hard to be young and starting out in today's labour market. It is worst for women. The highest youth unemployment is for women in the Middle East. This figure is around 45 per cent. One big reason for youth unemployment is the global financial collapse of 2008. Many countries still have problems. Youth unemployment doesn't just affect the economy. It also affects health, peace and people's 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:

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The number of jobless

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down

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Over 73 million 15-

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job

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cannot find a

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organization

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An international labour

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up by 2 per cent

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youth

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young people

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coming

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unemployment

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could be 11.1 per cent

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24-year-olds

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the figure has gone

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in 2016



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

It is very hard to be

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affect the economy

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It is worst

b.

unemployment

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women in the Middle

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happiness

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This figure is around

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for women

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One big reason for youth

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young

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the global financial

f.

East

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Youth unemployment doesn't just

g.

collapse of 2008

8.

peace and people's

h.

45 per cent

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

The (1) ___________________ young people worldwide is very high. Over 73 (2) ___________________-year-olds want to work but (3) ___________________. An international labour organization said youth unemployment is coming down in rich countries, (4) ___________________ Asia, the Middle East and Brazil. In China, it was 10.6 per cent (5) ___________________ could be 11.1 per cent in 2016. In Brazil, the (6) ___________________ by 2 per cent this year.

It is (7) ___________________ young and starting out in today's labour market. (8) ___________________ women. The highest youth unemployment is for women (9) ___________________. This figure is around 45 per cent. One (10) _________________ youth unemployment is the global financial collapse of 2008. Many countries (11) ___________________. Youth unemployment doesn't just affect the economy. (12) ___________________ health, peace and people's happiness.





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

Thenumberofjoblessyoungpeopleworldwideisveryhigh.Over73milli
on15-24-year-oldswanttoworkbutcannotfindajob.Aninternationall
abourorganizationsaidyouthunemploymentiscomingdowninrichcou
ntries,butisrisinginAsia,theMiddleEastandBrazil.InChina,itwas10.6
percentlastyearandcouldbe11.1percentin2016.InBrazil,thefigureha
sgoneupby2percentthisyear.Itisveryhardtobeyoungandstartingouti
ntoday'slabourmarket.Itisworstforwomen.Thehighestyouthunempl
oymentisforwomenintheMiddleEast.Thisfigureisaround45percent.O
nebigreasonforyouthunemploymentistheglobalfinancialcollapseof2
008.Manycountriesstillhaveproblems.Youthunemploymentdoesn'tj
ustaffecttheeconomy.Italsoaffectshealth,peaceandpeople'shappine
ss.

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WRITING

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