#1 Demand in Economics
Topic: demand in economics
Tags: #business #economics #academic
Appropriate Levels: intermediate, upper-intermediate, advanced
Skills: Reading, listening, prepared speaking, formal writing
Linguistic focus: 0 and 1st conditional; used to and would for past habits, comparative structures
- to learn about demand in economics.
- Students will be able to use a range of specific lexis and grammatical structures to talk and write about demand, factors affecting demand and changes in demand.
- Draw a chart: the demand curve
- Short writing: write about factors affecting demand of a familiar product
- Radio interview: prepare and record a radio style interview about changes in consumer trends
- Presentation: make and give a short presentation about different types of demand upper-int/adv. only)
- Long formal writing: academic style writing about demand
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Lesson 1: What is Demand?
WATCH: Find out what demand is.
Key Question: what is the relationship between demand and price?
Task: Write a definition of Demand.
Lesson 2: Demand Curves
WATCH: Learn about demand curves.
Key Question: What do demand curves show?
Task: Draw a demand curve from a data set.
Lesson 3: Shifts in Demand
Factors Affecting Demand
READ: Learn about the factors which affect demand.
Key Question: What factors affect demand other than price?
Task: Write about the factors affecting demand for a product you know
Lesson 4: Changing Demand
LISTEN: Learn about a shift in demand for a popular product.
Key Question: How has demand for coffee changed in the UK?
Task: Make a radio programme segment explaining shifts in consumer trends of a particular product you know
Extra Lesson 4b: Demand in More Detail
Demand in More Detail
READ: Learn about demand in more detail
Key Question: How is demand different for different products?
Task: Make a presentation about Elasticity, Veblen and Giffen products.
Lesson 5: Writing about Demand
Write about Demand
WRITE: Show your knowledge about demand using the information from the previous lessons.