What is global inequality and how does one talk about it in English? Our interactive learning unit shows you how. Join the conversation now!
 

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Listen to the dialogue while reading the text.
I think it's unfair how companies take advantage of the countries in the global south.en
How do they take advantage?en
They produce products under bad working conditions and don't pay much.en
What kind of work? Can you give an example?en
For example, the clothing industries in Asia. en
But they provide jobs and income to the people there.en
That's true, but if they would pay a decent wage, people could actually improve their lives.en
But then our clothing would cost more here. I don't want to pay more.en
And that is why I think it's unfair. Because you want to save money, other people suffer.en
You're right. I never thought about it like that. But I don't have that much money either.en
I know you don't. But we need to support better companies.en
You're right. If nobody buys these shirts, they will have to change something.en
 
 
 

Practice the dialog

Complete the dialogue.
 
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  • I think it's unfair how companies take advantage of the countries in the south.
     
 
 
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  • How do they advantage?
     
 
 
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  • They produce products under bad working conditions and don't much.
     
 
 
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  • What kind of ⁠? Can you give an example?
     
 
 
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  • For example, the industries in Asia.
     
 
 
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  • But they provide jobs and to the people there.
     
 
 
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  • That's true, but if they would pay a decent ⁠, people could actually improve their lives.
     
 
 
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  • But then our clothing would more here. I don't want to pay more.
     
 
 
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  • And that is why I think it's unfair. Because you want to money, other people suffer.
     
 
 
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  • You're right. I never thought about it like that. But I don't have that much either.
     
 
 
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  • I know you don't. But we need to support companies.
     
 
 
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  • You're right. If nobody buys these shirts, they will have to something.
     
 
 
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Practice Listening

Listen to the dialogue and continue with the correct response.
 
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    • They only care about money.en
       
    • They love to go for walks.en
       
    • We should give them more papers.en
       
 
 
 
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    • Only buy from companies that provide good working environments.en
       
    • Never buy anything from a store that is very hard to carry.en
       
    • Always make sure our family members are eating well.en
       
 
 
 
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    • People need to work 12 hours a day for almost no pay.en
       
    • They do nothing to help the dolphins.en
       
    • We like to eat a healthy breakfast every day.en
       
 
 
 
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Speak the dialogue

Speak your answers to the dialogue (when it's your turn). Record your answers to the dialogue (when it's your turn). Then replay your recording and compare each recorded part to the original.
David
I think it's unfair how companies take advantage of the countries in the global south.en
You
How do they take advantage?en
They produce products under bad working conditions and don't pay much.en
What kind of work? Can you give an example?en
For example, the clothing industries in Asia. en
But they provide jobs and income to the people there.en
That's true, but if they would pay a decent wage, people could actually improve their lives.en
But then our clothing would cost more here. I don't want to pay more.en
And that is why I think it's unfair. Because you want to save money, other people suffer.en
You're right. I never thought about it like that. But I don't have that much money either.en
I know you don't. But we need to support better companies.en
You're right. If nobody buys these shirts, they will have to change something.en
Speak your answers to the dialogue (when it's your turn). Record your answers to the dialogue (when it's your turn). Then replay your recording and compare each recorded part to the original.
You
I think it's unfair how companies take advantage of the countries in the global south.en
Ashlee
How do they take advantage?en
They produce products under bad working conditions and don't pay much.en
What kind of work? Can you give an example?en
For example, the clothing industries in Asia. en
But they provide jobs and income to the people there.en
That's true, but if they would pay a decent wage, people could actually improve their lives.en
But then our clothing would cost more here. I don't want to pay more.en
And that is why I think it's unfair. Because you want to save money, other people suffer.en
You're right. I never thought about it like that. But I don't have that much money either.en
I know you don't. But we need to support better companies.en
You're right. If nobody buys these shirts, they will have to change something.en
 
 
 
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