The Reading / Listening - Level 0

Many British 70-74-year-olds are working. Around 10% of them work. This is the highest figure ever. Over 250,000 have jobs. In 2005, it was just 100,000. People are retiring later because pensions are more difficult to live on. Many people cannot retire. They have to work to survive.



There have been big changes in the jobs market. Many people need extra money. They cannot afford to retire. Older people now need good jobs and pensions to decide if they want to stay in work. Older people are starting their own businesses. This is something they may have dreamed of doing for many years.

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Sources
  • http://home.bt.com/news/uk-news/one-in-10-70-74-year-olds-now-in-work-11364015197541
  • http://www.itv.com/news/2015-11-07/record-number-of-70-74-year-olds-now-in-work-dwp-figures-show/


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The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

Around 10% of

a.

on

2.

This is the highest

b.

jobs

3.

Over 250,000 have

c.

retire

4.

In 2005, it was just

d.

figure ever

5.

People are

e.

to survive

6.

more difficult to live

f.

them work

7.

Many people cannot

g.

retiring later

8.

They have to work

h.

100,000



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

There have been

a.

extra money

2.

in the jobs

b.

their own businesses

3.

Many people need

c.

market

4.

They cannot afford

d.

dreamed of doing

5.

decide if they want to

e.

big changes

6.

Older people are starting

f.

years

7.

something they may have

g.

to retire

8.

for many

h.

stay in work

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

Many British (1) ___________________ are working. Around 10% of them work. This is the highest (2) ___________________. Over 250,000 (3) ___________________. In 2005, it was just 100,000. People are (4) ___________________ because pensions are more difficult (5) ___________________. Many people cannot retire. They have to (6) ___________________.

There have been (7) ___________________ in the jobs market. Many people need extra money. They cannot (8) ___________________. Older people now (9) ___________________ and pensions to decide if they want to (10) ___________________. Older people are starting their own businesses. This (11) ___________________ they may have dreamed of doing (12) ___________________.





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

ManyBritish70-74-year-oldsareworking.Around10%ofthemwor
k.Thisisthehighestfigureever.Over250,000havejobs.In2005,itwasj
ust100,000.Peopleareretiringlaterbecausepensionsaremoredifficult
toliveon.Manypeoplecannotretire.Theyhavetoworktosurvive.There
havebeenbigchangesinthejobsmarket.Manypeopleneedextramone
y.Theycannotaffordtoretire.Olderpeoplenowneedgoodjobsandpensi
onstodecideiftheywanttostayinwork.Olderpeoplearestartingtheirow
nbusinesses.Thisissomethingtheymayhavedreamedofdoingforman
yyears.

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

Student A: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

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WRITING

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