V. Listening and watching: Globalization

The world is becoming more and more interconnected. Globalization changes how people consume, work and live almost everywhere on the world. Today, many economic, political, cultural or ecological relationships are not explainable from a national perspective. At the same time, a controversial debate about the consequences of globalization has begun.

Visithttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oTLyPPrZE4&list=PLCAA1D8F69131A393&index=3 , watch the video and answer the questions below:


1. What is globalization?

2. What are the main causes for globalization?

3. In what areas is it most prominent?

4. What does it mean modern technologies and mass media are global standard?

5. What are the results of technological advances?

6. What are the main three areas of globalization?

7. And who are the winners and looser of globalization?

8. Do you personally feel any consequences of globalization in your life?


VI. Speaking. Discuss in pairs the following questions. Report your findings to the group:

1. What do immigrants to your country have to do if they want to become full, permanent citizens? Do you know what they have to do in the USA or in Britain?

2. Do you think that making immigrants take citizenship exams is a good idea?

3. How far should immigrants integrate into the culture of their host countries?

4. How far should they keep their own customs?

5. What professions can they be taught?

6. How is it possible to teach people of different nations to live together peacefully?

VII. Writing: find data on the following issues and write a report about the immigration policy in your country:

1. How many immigrants apply each year for Russian citizenship?

2. Is the number of illegal immigrants too high? What is the reason?

3. Do immigrants have to study Russian and pass an exam?

4. What should they know about employment in Russia?

5. What are advantages and disadvantages of migration?

6. In terms of providing equal opportunities and coming down tensions what can immigration policy of the state be aimed at?


  1. I. You will hear a text about animal rights. Before listening discuss the words in the box with your fellow students and your teacher
  2. II. Listen to the second fragment and complete the following sentences. Study the following words before listening
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