sábado, 21 de enero de 2012

German retirement age

Self-study activity:
Watch this BBC News clip on the consequences of raising the age at which workers can retire and answer the questions below.

1 How old is Sigfrid Viola, the first BMW worker we can see on the clip?
2 What is the average age of a BMW worker now?
3 In what ways is the German factory in Dingolfing, Munich, different from others?
4 Will children retire at a younger age than their parents?

You can read the transcript here.

1 sixty 2 thirty-nine 3 workers can see each other; there is day light; the pace of production is determined by the slowest worker; workers have the freedom to sit or stand 4 apparently not