Inflation and young people
Lesson plan overview
With this intermediate and upper-intermediate ESL worksheet, students will learn important economic terms, will speak about inflation, purchasing power and unemployment and will watch a short video.
Vocabulary: The lesson begins with an initial discussion on inflation, what causes it and how it affects the economy. After that, students discuss in pairs how different economic indicators (inflation, unemployment, interest rates, company profits) are affecting them or have affected them personally. By completing a matching exercise, students learn more economic terms (e.g. purchasing power, youth unemployment, economic growth). Then they complete different questions with the newly-learned expressions and discuss them.
Listening: Students watch a video “Inflation and young people” and complete 2 activities – they write what the numbers given refer to and they answer a few questions about the video in their own words.
Speaking activity: students discuss what can be done to spend less on rent, electricity, food etc.
Homework: 3 research topics are suggested which aim to develop the topic further. The topics, combined with the additional resources provided on theenglishflows.com provide plenty of extra opportunities for contact with topic-related vocabulary in order to reinforce and enrich it
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