16 Eylül 2013 Pazartesi

Okuma-Konuşma, The Workforce of the 21st Century

Follow-Up Questions for the video:
1-       What are the working conditions in Dongguan?
2-       Why does the speaker think workers are content with working conditions?
3-       How is the speaker’s mood/tone about conditions in China? Do you agree with her?

Warm-up: *Brainstorming about today’s workforce and working conditions
Possible answers: Working conditions, Outsourcing, Low-skill jobs X High skill jobs, Hi-tech jobs, Cost- goes up X goes down, Supply Chain, Global X Local /Mobile workforce, Blue Collar/White Collar Worker Supply- Demand (the balance between the amounts of goods available and the amount that people ask for),

*Ask these questions to make ss talk with the vocabulary above
Would you like to work in a foreign country? Why? /Why not?
What qualities/skills do you think the 21st century workers need?

While Reading Questions
PAR. 1
a) How would you describe ‘a skilled worker’?
b) What kind of opportunities are these skilled workers offered at work?
PAR. 2
a)       What is a low-skill job? What kinds of businesses are considered as low-skill job?
b)       Why is outsourcing a profitable thing for companies?
PAR. 3
a)       Why do employees in host countries criticize outsourcing?
PAR. 4
a)       Why are workers more willing to work in other countries when you compare the situation in the past?
b)       Can Turkish workers also work in different countries as European workers? Why? Why not?
PAR. 5
a) How does mobile workforce help the economy of the country that a worker leaves?

Collocations: modern businesses, mobile workforce, skilled worker, developing/industrialized country, low-skilled/high-tech jobs-workplaces, move across national borders

Post reading activity: Have the students analyze and comment on the images about globalization (Appendix 4). Try to make them discuss the concepts covered in the unit. 

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