domingo, 18 de enero de 2015

Extensive listening: Christine Lagarde

Christine Lagarde, the head of the IMF, is one of the world's most powerful women. CBS aired a segment about her for their 60 Minutes programme in late 2011.

This is the way correspondent Lara Logan introduced the segment:

"With the world economy teetering on the edge, one woman has emerged at the center of the battle to prevent disaster. Christine Lagarde is an accomplished lawyer who became the first female finance minister of France and is now the first woman to run the International Monetary Fund. She took over the IMF in July after a sex scandal forced her predecessor, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, to resign. At nearly six feet tall with her striking silver hair, Lagarde's physical presence is as formidable as her reputation. She'll need those attributes and then some to keep the overwhelming debts of countries like Greece and Italy from setting off a worldwide recession."

You can watch the video by clicking on the image below or here.

You can read a full transcript for the segment here.