Hot Issues – part 2: vocabulary and debates

Second and final part of our hot issues presentations. Remember to click on the blue interactive media links below (they include video, audio and provide a link to any website with the click of a button) and scroll over the icons to watch or read about it. Interesting vocabulary has been highlighted for you:

Pharma business– profitability, to prescribe, clash, physician, side effects, act, superbugs, Med Rep, medical officer, overmedication, disease mongering, property rights, generic drugs, patent protection, clinical trial, blockbuster drug, triple F (flattering, food, friendship) ,…

CCTV: surveillance – misdemeanour, bring down the crime rate, to object, to deter, to trash, deterrent, to enhance, infringement, footage, to scrutinize, …

Boston Bombing – lockdown, manhunt, bast,…

Princess Cristina – to have a bellyful of.., once upon a time, letdown, a blow, spokesman, allegations, money laundering, to come in very handy, to buckle, courthouse, household, prosecutor, abetted, crooked, …

North Korea – ceasefire, whimsical, not to be my cup of tea, commercial partner, surrender, agreements of peace and cooperation, to impede,…

Cuts – downturn, health centre, to withdraw, medical care, coverage, redundancies, to renew contracts, Xray, welfare state, unattended patients, awareness, deficit, austerity measures, income, strike, trade unions, retirement pensions, public spending, lack of grants, overcrowded classes, to be on the dole,…

Chavez – headlines, dictatorship, poisoning, constitution, polonium, spy, socialistic, to merge, subtle, unionist, interim, inner circle

Spain within Europe – deflation vs inflation, housing bubble, construction vs manufacturing, free trade, deficit vs surplus, devaluation, default, GDP (Gross Domestic Product), labour mobility, fiscal integration, competitiveness, to roll over, self-fulfilling, panic,…

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