Politics and Economics – the Government Page

Do you live in a democratic political system?

Do you understand the political system in the place where you live?

Do you live in a fair economic system?

Do you understand the economic system in the place where you live?

What is the connection between politics and economics?

What economic factors govern your life?

Link to The Political System in Universal City

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Write your answer in the comments section at the bottom of this page.

But first look at this vocabulary!

Look at the vocabulary:

Government

the government (noun)
governmental agency (adjective)
inter-governmental agency (adjective)
systems of government (noun phrase)
State Governor (noun)
to govern over (verb)
under the governance of (noun)
which governs (verb)
gubernatorial elections (adjective)


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Politics

a corrupt politician (noun)
political uncertainty (adjective)
a political scandal (adjective)
a police officer (compound noun)
a policeman (compound noun)
a policewoman (compound noun)

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Common Collocations

office politics (noun phrase)
local politics (adjective plus noun)
federal politics
state politics
national politics
international politics (adjective plus noun)

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The political system in Universal City

Economics

economics (noun)
economic problems (adjective)
an economist(noun)
the economy(noun)
economic sanctions (adjective)
economically unsound (adverb)
economize in the short term (verb)

Common Collocations

a false economy
false economies
economies of scale
Marxist economics
socialist economics
capitalist economics
basic economics
the economic problem

The Problem with Economics

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Grammatical Form

One aspect of vocabulary is grammatical form. When you are reading and speaking, pay close attention to the forms of words. Notice:

the final “s” in “politics”
the lack of an “s” in “body politic”
the “an” before “economist” in “an economist”
the “the” before “economy” in “the economy”
the lack of an article before “economics” in “I study economics”

A Conversation about Economics

You can hear a person talk about the economy in this real audio conversation:

[audio:argentine.mp3]

link to transcript of “the Argentine economy”

Vocabulary

Vocabulary is the key.

Having a good vocabulary is the key.

Having a good vocabulary is the key to understanding.

Having a good vocabulary is the key to understanding this topic.

Vocabulary is not just words. Words have grammatical form. It is important to be aware of grammatical form.

Look at these words:

economy
economize
economist
economical
economically

It is important to distinguish each word in pronunciation and in meaning. It is important to understand the function of the different variants of the word.

Vocabulary consists of words but words have various grammatical endings according to their grammatical form and we call these clusters of similar but different words:

WORD FAMILIES

World English Course

There are lots of things you can learn in the World English Course. There is a place where you can talk about work and there is also a place where you can find a job and a place where you can find staff. There is a place where you can have fun and there is a place where you can talk about food or family. There is also a place where you can talk about money or love or philosophy. You can study anything you want anytime you want. You can do it once a week or every day or any time you like. Have fun! Work hard! Tell your friends and family members! Enjoy!

Links to More Lessons on More Pages

The Work Page

Routine and Habit – The Routine Page

Verbs in Context in Many Tenses with Audio

Philosophy of Grammar and the Idea of Verbs as Actions

Verbs and Tenses – The Tense Page


Present Participle or Gerund or “ing” Form

Verbal Phrases 1 (with Audio)

Verbal Phrases 2 (with Audio)

Verbal Phrases 3 (with Audio)

Verbal phrases 4 (with Audio)
Verbal Phrases 5 (with Audio)

Verbal Phrases 6 (with Audio)

The Market Page


The political system in Universal City

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