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1 What have been the social and economic impacts of the enlargement of the European Union (EU)?

2 Enlargement of the European Union The EU is an example of a trade bloc. Every country within the bloc has agreed to trade freely with the other members and also allow free movement of people between their countries. In 2004, the EU was enlarged to include countries from central Europe such as Poland. Unemployment in some of the member states, e.g. Poland, was high.

3 Some people warned that a flood of migrants would move the UK, Spain, Germany and Italy to find work. If they did, would it be a good or bad thing for the UK and other wealthier members of the EU? Discuss with the person next whether migrants moving to places like the UK is good or bad thing?

4 Task One 1) Using the table copy and complete the following: The most common reason given by all migrants aged was …….. whereas the most common reason given by migrants aged 55+ was …….. 2)Suggest how the push and pull factors that cause migration to Spain would be different in each of the following examples –A wealthy business man who has just retired in the UK –A young, single man from Romania who has few qualifications 15 minutes

5 How has newly industrialised countries (NICs) such as India and China benefited from globalisation? Newly industrialised countries such as India and China have benefited from globalisation with economic growth, due to their interdependence in the global economy. Their economies have benefited from recent technological changes and from the interdependence created by flows of people, ideas and investments.

6 Task Two 1)Read through the A3 sheet carefully. 2)Using figure 19 a.Compare the rise in mobile phone ownership in India and China. b.Compare mobile phone ownership in India and Japan. c.The population in China is only slightly larger than India. Japan has a population of only 127 million. Predict how the mobile phone market might change in the future in these 3 countries. 3)Answer the following question: Explain how globalisation has benefited the people who live in India (6 marks) 40 minutes

7 Homework Revise globalisation topic for end of unit exam next week


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