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LearnEnglish Professionals SOCIAL MOBILITY AUDIOSCRIPT www.britishcouncil.org/professionals.htm © The British Council, 2008 The United Kingdom’s international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations. We are registered in England as a charity. Listen to a radio report about India. Optional exercise Listen to the radio report about India and answer the questions. (Answers below). 1 India is the 12 th richest country in the world. 2 India’s economy is growing three times faster then the United States. 3 A quarter of India’s population are very wealthy. 4 Over half the people in Mumbai live in poor housing conditions. 5 Most of India’s population live in rural areas. 6 250,000 people marched to Delhi in a protest about poverty. 7 Many poor farmers have sold or lost their land. 8 The differences between rich and poor are decreasing in India. In today’s special report we’re looking at India, the second most populous country in the world and the world’s 12 th wealthiest in 2005, according to the World Bank. The country’s economy is growing very fast. In the US and
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  • average GDP growth, poor housing conditions., SOCIAL MOBILITY  AUDIOSCRIPT, Indian gov ernment, lands.  Gov ernment, India.  Optional exercise

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