B) Work in pairs. Read the interview again and draw visuals illustrating the interviewer’s findings. Compare the results of your work with the rest of your group
c) Study the graph. Read the description and fill in the gaps:
Trends in GDP & Air Cargo growth rates
(1)_____________________. (2) _____________________ trends in GDP (Gross Domestic Product) and Air Cargo growth rates.
(3)__the rates of GDP, domestic cargo and international freight respectively.
(4)__. (5)_____________________, the slowdown in cargo seems to be preceding the slowdown of the economic growth. That is why air cargo sector is known to be the barometer of the economic health of a country.
(6) ______________________________ India’s GDP at constant prices has almost quadrupled in the last two decades. (7) _________________________ of 5.6% in the 1990s (8)_________________________ of 7.7% in the first decade of 2000, the growth journey has excited many investors both in India and abroad. The latter part of 2000s particularly in the period 2008-09 to 2010-11 recorded (9) ________________ of 8.3%.
(10) ________________ in 2011-12 is expected to be temporary as the fundamentals of Indian economy are evaluated to be strong with high investment rate of 36% and growing domestic demand. Analysts forecast the Indian GDP to be growing at 7.5% in 2012 and at 8.1% subsequently till 2016.
a. If you look at the lines more closely, you'll notice that
b. The graph shows
c. Let’s now look at the next slide
d. I'd like you to focus your attention on the significance of these figures here.
e. The current slowdown
f. As you can see,
g. From a slower average annual growth rate …
h. to a moderately faster average annual growth rate…
i. The blue, red and green lines on the graph indicate
j. an average annual growth
VI. a) Complete the pie chart with information relevant to your project theme. Write a short description (to speak for about 1 minute): some useful words and expressions may help (see also Appendix 7).
Useful words and expressions that may help:
|just over||about / around||in the region of||just under|
|approximately||getting on for||well over||roughly|
|just short of||well under||more or less||nowhere near|
|The pie chart shows||It provides information about||The chart indicates||This might reflect some|
|During the time||Account for||Over the period||In 2013|
b) Evaluate your description. Answer the questions on the checklist below (write YES or NO). Exchange with a partner. Write YES or NO on your partner’s checklist. Use the answers on the checklist to help you to rewrite your description.
|Question||My check||My partner’s check|
|1. Is the visual interesting and simple enough to explain in 1 minute?|
|2. Is the visual too complex for a general audience to understand?|
|3. Is the description of the visual well-organised?|
|4. Are the transition words and clichés used?|
Unit 3. Presenting a project
I. Tongue twisters to be remembered:
d) Give appropriate translation to the sayings and remember them: