US economic stimulus package BBC BUSINESS ENGLISH February 08 Letizia Cinganotto
<ul><li>What is the stimulus package worth $150 bn aimed at? </li></ul>
<ul><li>helping ordinary Americans deal with the economic downturn. </li></ul>
TRUE OR FALSE? <ul><li>The Congress easily approved it. </li></ul><ul><li>F </li></ul>
What does the plan include?
<ul><li>one-off rebates of up to $600 for individuals and $1,200 for couples plus $300 for each child.  </li></ul><ul><li>...
What’s the meaning of rebate? <ul><li>Money given back? </li></ul><ul><li>Prices reduced? </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion? </...
<ul><li>Money given back </li></ul>
<ul><li>Explain the expressions </li></ul><ul><li>“ low income retirees ” and  </li></ul><ul><li>“ military veterans ” </l...
Did President Bush welcome the plan?  Why?
<ul><li>Yes, because it would help stimulate consumer spending and  accelerate  needed business investment.  </li></ul>
Why are some politicians worried?
<ul><li>about the damage the plan will do to government finances - potentially doubling last year's budget deficit  </li><...
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  1. 1. US economic stimulus package BBC BUSINESS ENGLISH February 08 Letizia Cinganotto
  2. 2. <ul><li>What is the stimulus package worth $150 bn aimed at? </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>helping ordinary Americans deal with the economic downturn. </li></ul>
  4. 4. TRUE OR FALSE? <ul><li>The Congress easily approved it. </li></ul><ul><li>F </li></ul>
  5. 5. What does the plan include?
  6. 6. <ul><li>one-off rebates of up to $600 for individuals and $1,200 for couples plus $300 for each child. </li></ul><ul><li>rebates for low income retirees and military veterans </li></ul>
  7. 7. What’s the meaning of rebate? <ul><li>Money given back? </li></ul><ul><li>Prices reduced? </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion? </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Money given back </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Explain the expressions </li></ul><ul><li>“ low income retirees ” and </li></ul><ul><li>“ military veterans ” </li></ul>
  10. 10. Did President Bush welcome the plan? Why?
  11. 11. <ul><li>Yes, because it would help stimulate consumer spending and accelerate needed business investment. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Why are some politicians worried?
  13. 13. <ul><li>about the damage the plan will do to government finances - potentially doubling last year's budget deficit </li></ul>
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