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LearnEnglish Professionals U.S. ECONOMY – STILL NUMBER 1? AUDIOSCRIPT © The British Council, 2007 The United Kingdom’s international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations. We are registered in England as a charity. Listen to this excerpt from a radio show in which listener’s ask questions about the American economy. Optional activity: While you listen, decide whether the following sentences are true or false. Sentence True or false? 1. Mustafa wants to know why US steel producers are losing money. 2. US car buyers are looking for smaller cars. 3. Ford and General Motors have very big ‘legacy costs’. 4. Japanese car manufacturers can produce cars in the US cheaper than Ford and General Motors. 5. The US sells more goods to China than it buys. 6. Mike says this is a difficult question to answer. 7. Factory workers in the US worry that their jobs will be moved to China. 8.
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