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  1. Warm-Up

  2. Exercise 1 What do you think are the biggest problems in Western countries? Put them in order of importance. social problems

  3. begging

  4. discrimination

  5. violence

  6. drugs

  7. homelessness

  8. inequality

  9. poverty

  10. racism

  11. unemployment

  12. abortion

  13. Depression, anxiety and other forms of mental illness have taken over from unemployment as the greatest social problem in the UK, a health economist warns today. Depression is UK's biggest social problem, government told.

  14. Exercise 2 Listen to the radio news report about changes in British society. Match the topics with the graphs below. • Percent of households with cars • Percent of households with computers • Percent of women who work • Percent of 16-18 year olds in full-time education

  15. Before listening, learn the key words about trends in British society. Example A: The number of crimes has gone down over the last twenty years. B: No. It has gone up by…

  16. Key Words: Describing Trends • ◇ to rise, to climb, to go up, to rocket, • to double/triple, to be on the increase • ◇ to fall, to go down, to decline, • to be on the decrease • ◇to go up and down

  17. Percent of households with cars • Percent of households with computers • Percent of women who work • Percent of 16-18 year olds in • full-time education

  18. Listen again: Our standard of living has ____ and the average income of British families is now nearly 550 ps a week, compared with 326 ps in 1981. The percentage of households with cars has ______ from 62% to 72% while the number with central heating has _________ from 61% to 90%. The percentage of households with computers has _________ from around 3% to over 40%. risen climbed increased rocketed

  19. …The bottom 20% of society are now relatively much poorer and their share of the nation’s wealth has ________ from 10% to 6%. Problems like begging and homelessness are ____________ declined on the increase …Over the last 20years, unemployment has ________________ but has __________ recently. It _______ from around 1.7 million in 1981 to 2.1 million in 1989, only to ____ beneath a million in the spring of 2001. gone up and down gone down went up fall …Between 1981 and 2001, the number of crimes in England and Wales almost _______ from 280,000 to 520,000. doubled

  20. Words to describing Trends • ◇ to rise, to climb, to go up, to rocket, • to double/triple, to be on the increase • ◇ to fall, to go down, to decline, • to be on the decrease • ◇to go up and down

  21. Listen again and complete the table.