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No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

A recent headline in the Economist magazine states “In the world of greenery, no good deed goes unpunished”.   This headline is a great place for an English lesson. Let’s start with the word ‘greenery’. In this case, the word ‘greenery’ refers to the future shift in...

Turkey Becomes Türkiye

Turkey Becomes Türkiye

This podcast lesson deals with the recent name change of the Middle Eastern country that forms a bridge between Asia and Europe, Turkey.  In this podcast lesson, you’ll learn all about Turkey’s new name and how to pronounce it in English. https://youtu.be/oYLqH-QDQ9Y...

Hiring Spree

Hiring Spree

What does ‘hiring spree’ mean? See how it is used in this headline:Good News on Jobs May Mean Bad News Later as Hiring Spree Defies Fed(nytimes.com: August 5, 2022)Hiring Spree: a sustained, energetic period of hiring a lot of people. Es un 'boom' de contrataciones....

Friend-shoring

Friend-shoring

In this English vocabulary lesson, you’ll learn a fairly new expression in English: ‘friend-shoring’. Headline: Yellen says the U.S. and its allies should use 'friend-shoring' to give supply chains a boost Three words to highlight here: ‘allies’, ‘friend-shoring’, and...

UN Population Projections

UN Population Projections

In this English lesson for economists, we’ll look at some population facts recently released by the United Nations. See video lesson: https://youtu.be/KoML3sTi1KM Hi everyone. Today is July 20, 2022. Well, sometimes the planet feels like a pretty crowded place to be....

Crypto Asset Prices Fall

Crypto Asset Prices Fall

Hi everyone. Today is July 13, 2022. Well, you have probably heard about the drop in the price of crypto assets. It began early in the year and has picked up some speed recently.  Bitcoin, to name just one example, has fallen from $68,000 to below $20,000. ...

Dollarization

Dollarization

The topic of this English lesson for economists is dollarization.   Inflation rates have increased all over the world, but while some countries are dealing with inflation rates of 5 or 6 percent per year, other countries are struggling with rates of 5 or 6...

India’s Tech Sector and the Carbon Footprint

India’s Tech Sector and the Carbon Footprint

This is lesson number 44, and today’s topic is the carbon footprint and India’s tech sector. https://youtu.be/nxJMAv1Ye9E So, check out this headline, which was published on the webpage of the Financial Times on June 12, 2022, and see how much you understand: The...

Food Insecurity

Food Insecurity

Check out this headline, which was published by the United Nations on their UN News page on June 06, 2022. https://youtu.be/rPFHLFvn8tc Let’s break this headline down to see what it means, and see which vocabulary can be useful for you to use. The first word is...