miércoles, 21 de octubre de 2015

Talking point: Globalization

This week's talking point is globalization. Before getting together with the members of your conversation group, go over the questions below so that ideas flow more easily when you meet up with your friends and you can work out vocabulary problems beforehand.

In what ways do these aspects of globalization affect our everyday life?
trade - human migration - communication
What other aspects of globalization can you think of?
Do you think they have mostly positive or negative consequences? Why?
Say which of these statements on globalization you agree or disagree with. Give your reaosns.
- It benefits economies.
- It destroys local cultures.
- It harms local businesses.
- It improves communication.
- It creates inequality.
- It only benefits multinational corporations.
How do you prefer to  shop: in a small local shop, in a large department store or online? Why?
What are the advantages of shopping locally?
What are the advantages of shopping in a big box store or department store?

To illustrate the point you can watch the video Globalization Easily Explained.