that's english modulo 5 unit 1-4

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that's english modulo 5 unit 1-4
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vocabulario globalizacion of the high street
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  1. echar un vistazo
    look around 

    I'm looking around at all the shops, and there is a familiarity about them.
  2. familiaridad
    familiarity [fəˌmɪlɪˈærɪtɪ]
  3. un solo una sola
    There isn't a single shop that I don't recognise
  4. ademas de
    there are positive benefits, as well as drawbacks
  5. ventajas
    benefit [ˈbenɪfɪt]

    advantage [ədˈvɑːntɪdʒ]
  6. desventajas
    disadvantage [ˌdɪsədˈvɑːntɪdʒ]

    drawback [ˈdrɔːbæk
  7. echarse a tras
    draw back

    to draw back from doing sth 

    no atreverse a hacer algo
  8. muy importante
    major [ˈmeɪdʒər]

    major
    international chain stores offer value and quality
  9. valor ( de precio)
    value [ˈvæljuː]
  10. a bajo precio
    They sell products at low prices because they buy them in large quantities from manufacturers
  11. cerrar definitivamente
    raditional shops, such as butcher's, baker's and local bookshops, have all closed down.
  12. ayudar dandole
    They can help small businesses by giving them low rents
  13. Progreso mejora
    improvement [ɪmˈpruːvmənt]
  14. Discusión debate
    discussion [dɪsˈkʌʃən]
  15. consumismo
    consumerism [kənˈsjuːmərɪzəm]
  16. Politica
    Politician ˌpɒlɪˈtɪʃən
  17. texto
    I'm standing in the city centre of Stockholm in Sweden and I'm looking around at all the shops, and there is a familiarity about them. I can see a big H&M, a Stockmann and a Zara. Over there, people are queuing in McDonald's. There isn't a single shop that I don't recognise.

    When I go abroad, I want to experience different shops and buy local produce, but every high street and shopping centre in Europe is identical. But is this really a problem? Isn't it true that there are positive benefits, as well as drawbacks, to having the same shops all over the world?
  18. texto
    On the one hand, major international chain stores offer value and quality. They sell products at low prices because they buy them in large quantities from manufacturers. They also employ a lot of people – they offer jobs in design and marketing as well as in their shops. On the other hand, the globalisation of our high streets has reduced choice. A lot of independent clothes shops have disappeared. Traditional shops, such as butcher's, baker's and local bookshops, have all closed down. Small shops employ fewer people. However, they still can't compete because their costs are higher.
  19. texto
    Most consumers would like to have interesting local shops and high street international stores.

    So, we should support both. Although we might continue to shop in major stores, we should also buy things from local shops. Local governments can help, too. They can help small businesses by giving them low rents and they can build small shopping centres where only small independent shops can sell their produce. In conclusion, the globalisation of the High Street is not a bad thing if we can also protect independent shops.
  20. main street with shops
    high street
  21. shoppers who buy things
    consumers [kənˈsjuːmərs]
  22. things made in that area
    local produce

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