Базовое занятие №30. Виды бизнеса подробно
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2. Audio.

Concentrate on listening to the audio "Cashless Country".

If necessary make notes. Next you have to answer the questions on this text.

Discuss the following questions with your Partner one-by-one.

1.Will Sweden  be the second European country to become cashless?

2.How many percent of purchases in Sweden are made by cash?

3.How does Canada’s Chronicle Herald newspaper comment  the situation?

4.Why does less cash in circulation make things safer?

Try to understand the text from the first listening.

If you didn't understand something, listen to the text one more time.

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Difficult words in this text:

 

transactions - транзакции

digital trail - электронный "след"

to get rid - освободиться

kronor- крона


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Аудио текст:

Sweden is destined to become the first country in the world to switch from banknotes and coins to a cashless economy. Only three per cent of transactions in Sweden are made using cash; the rest is credit cards or mobile phone payments. This compares with 7 per cent in the USA and 9 per cent in other Eurozone countries. Canada’s Chronicle Herald newspaper reported on the extent of Sweden’s move away from cash. It wrote: “In most Swedish cities, public buses don’t accept cash; tickets are prepaid or purchased with a cellphone text message. A small but growing number of businesses only take cards." It also said churches are only accepting digital donations and not hard currency.

 

Sweden was the first European country to introduce banknotes in 1661. Today, the Swedish Bankers' Association is just one group in favor of a cashless society. Its security expert Par Karlsson said: “Less cash in circulation makes things safer, both for the staff that handle cash, but also of course for the public.” Bank robberies have gone down from 110 in 2008 to just 16 in 2011. Political corruption has also decreased because of the digital trail generated by electronic transactions. Not everyone supports getting rid of cash. Small business owners see it as another way for banks to make bigger profits. Banks charge from 5 Swedish kronor ($0.80) for every payment made by credit card.

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Прослушайте текст "Безналичная страна" максимально сконцентрировано. При необходимости делайте пометки. Далее необходимо ответить на вопросы по данному тексту:

1. Станет ли Швеция второй европейской "безналичной" страной?

2. Какой процент покупок в Швеции совершается путем оплаты наличными?

3. Как канадская газета "Кроникл Геральд" комментирует данную ситуацию?

4. Почему меньший оборот наличных денег способствует безопасности? 

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