ECONOMICS  (exercises by Prof. Dominique Vinet)

audio-based matching & gap-fill exercises
Exercises made with Hot Potatoes© and soundtracks from Voice Of America
To play the soundtracks you need a sound card and Windows Media or
RealPlayer  

Chaque exercice est constitué d'une bande son associée à un exercice de compréhension suivi d'une question ouverte à laquelle il faut répondre.
Les items des exercices suivent le défilement de la bande son. La première question ou le premier trou porte sur le début du texte pour simplifier la compréhension.
La bande son peut être interrompue ; on peut revenir en arrière grâce au curseur ou repartir au début en utilisant la touche arrêt.
Le temps n'est limité que pour l'exercice de compréhension, pas pour la réponse à la question ouverte. Ne vous préoccupez pas de l'annonce de fin du temps imparti si vous avez fini l'exercice.
Vous pouvez toujours écouter la bande son avant ou pendant la rédaction de la réponse. 


1. Global Corruption (B2)
2.
Corporate Corruption (B2)
3.
One-Child Policy in China (B2)
4.
Global Warming (B2/C1)
5.
Rising Debt Plagues Young Americans (B2-C1)
6.
Homelessness in Los angeles (B2)
7.
Population Growth in Rich and in Developing Countries (B2-C1)
8.
Immigration Becomes a local issue (B1-B2)
9.
Health Care for Illegal Immigrants (B1-B2)
10.
US Schools Take Notice of Growing Video Game Industry (B2)
11.
Biodiesel (B2)
12.
Water Issues Becoming Increasingly Important in US Foreign Policy (B2)

13
. Omar Azad (on multicultural life in the American universities) (B2)
14.
Option of Studying Many Subjects Brings Indian Student to the United States (B2) 
15. Playing College Basketball Appeals to French Student (B2)
16.
Senegalese Student Learns Economics in the Big City (B2)
17. Irish Student Makes His Dream to Study at Yale a Reality (B2)
18. Changes in the Credit Card Industry (B2)
19.
U.S. Seeks to Increase Ocean Fish Farming (B2)
20.
Gains in Aid for Poor Nations Fuel Talk of 'Dutch Disease' (B2)
21.
General Motors and Ford Cut Jobs and Costs (B2)
22. 13% Rise Expected in U.S. Jobs for New College Graduates (B2)
23.
Local Officials in U.S. Gain New Strength to Take Land for Development (B2-C1)
24.
Savings Are a Starting Point on the Road to Riches (B2-C1)
25.
A New Chief for the Securities and Exchange Commission (B2-C1)
26.
How to Strike Oil (From Seeds, That Is) (B2)
27.
Stiff Tobacco Tax May Get Colorado Teenagers to Quit Smoking (B2)
28.
From Horses to Tractors, Changes in U.S. Agriculture (B2)
29.
What does it mean when a company restates its earnings? (B2)
30. Bonds and the credit market (B2)
31.
Declaring Personal Bankruptcy Will Become Harder in the U.S. (B2)
32.
Dirty Money Perpetuates Poverty (C1)
33.
Development Banks: Lenders with Interest in Progress (B2)
34.
Income tax in the USA (B2)

35. American Demand for big cars (B2)
36. India Tourism Industry Booms  (B2)
37.
Tobacco Making Countries Poorer
(B2)
38. US Unveils New Anti-Obesity Strategy (B2)
39. African Development Bank Meeting Opens with Appeal for Fairness in Trade (B2)
40. Mobile Phones Drive India's Telecommunications Expansion (B2)
41. Job-Sharing Provides Unique Hiring Option for Companies (B2/C1)
42. US Reports Increased Job Growth (B2)
43. US Job Growth Slower Than Expected (B2)
44. National Academy of Sciences Urges Greater Scrutiny of Genetically Modified Foods (B2)
45. Silicon Valley Anticipates Upswing (B2)
46. Some Asian Women Hope Skin Whiteners Lead to Better Jobs
(B2)
47. US Food Companies Scramble to Cash in on Low-Carb Diet Craze (B2)
48. Video Game Business Expected to Continue Growing
(B2)
49. China Looking for Ways to Improve Work Safety Record (B2)
50. ILO Gives Burma Deadline to Move on Forced Labor Complaints (B2)
51. Nigerian Unions Suspend Strike (B2)
52. Bank Officials Raise Questions Over Safety of Automated Teller Machines (B2)
53. Offshoring, Outsourcing, Bring Changes to Silicon Valley (B2/C1)
54. US Airways going bankrupt (B2)
55.
The Consumer Price Index (B2)
56.
Conflicts in Sudan (B2)
57.
The Liquidity of Investments (B2)
58.
2008 Economic Trends (B2)
59.
US Sagging Economy (B2)
60.
Colleges Going Green (B2+)
61.
British Government's Go-ahead to Nuclear Energy (B2)
62.
Two interviews (B1/B2)
63.
G8 Agrees to Cut Carbon Emissions by Half (B1/B2)
64. Student Alcoholism (A2/B1)

65. Student Accomodation (A2/B1)
66. Student Finance (A2/B1)