A very interesting talk where you can pick up some Academic Task 1 vocabulary also. Hans Rosling quickly dispels common beliefs regarding health and development and does it in way you would never expect!

Over the last century the position of the underdeveloped countries has fallen drastically and the richer countries have inevitably got richer in the process. In addition, the general health of population of these nations has deteriorated in correlation with their economic fortune.

To what extent do you agree / disagree? 

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

Specific vocabulary terms

STATISTICS

COMPARISON

STATISTICALLY SIGNIFICANT

SOCIAL / ECONOMICAL CHANGE

LONG LIFE / SHORT LIFE

LIFE EXPECTANCY

FERTILITY RATE

DEVELOPMENT

DIRECT COMPARISON

HEALTH

Collocations: preconceived ideas, global health, income distribution, developing worlds, child survival, we and them.

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