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David Crystal: English as a global language

Imagine a world where everyone spoke English. It would make life a lot easier, right? But what would be lost in such a world? In this clip, explore the impact of English becoming a 'global' language. Listen to linguist Professor David Crystal as he considers ways in which English is likely to be influenced in the future.

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English: the global language?

Have you ever imagined how easy life in a globalised world would be if we all spoke the same language? Well, for many of the Earth's seven billion people this is fast becoming the reality. But what are the implications of a global language? In this clip, explore some of the issues related to language and power.

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Bali: tourism and development

Bali, a world-renowned slice of paradise in Indonesia, is undergoing rapid development to accommodate the increase in foreign tourism. Tourism brings money but it also drives up prices and affects the environment. View this clip to explore the issues experienced by those living in paradise.

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Algae farming: a pilot project in the Pilbara

Ever heard of algae farming? It's a new renewable industry beginning to take shape in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. With the ability to produce food, fuel and pharmaceuticals, algae farms could potentially generate billions of dollars. Watch this clip to find out about US company Aurora Algae and the products ...

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Fast trains

A proposed fast train route between Sydney and Canberra could cut down rail travel times from nearly five hours to one. The project is costly and won't be available for about 20 years. Will the economic, social and environmental benefits of such a project be worth the costs?

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Australians as global citizens

How is Australia connected globally? Watch as presenter Jeremy Fernandez uses a range of data sources to describe Australia's position in the world. From the economy to immigration, this clip shows some of the ways Australia currently connects with the world.

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Yucatán Peninsula: Cancún-style tourism

See what has made south-eastern Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula, and in particular its city of Cancún, a popular tourist destination. Listen to different viewpoints on large-scale tourism in the region - one that presents its economic benefits and others that point to its environmental impacts.

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Poorest Indonesians help feed a nation

Indonesian farmers, some of whom are the poorest in the nation, are changing the way they do things to increase production. Watch this clip to find out how Indonesia's farming practices and trade rules have changed and how these things have affected its local farmers and trade partners.

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Attracting Chinese tourists south

Australian tourism leaders are targeting an obvious market: China. Can Australia cash in on its geographical advantage and encourage more Chinese tourists to head south for their next holiday?

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Game, set and match for tourism

Events like Melbourne's Australian Open attract spectators from interstate and overseas, causing a spike in tourist numbers. Does the tournament also appear to boost other parts of the tourism sector?

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Operation Aussie holiday

A small percentage of tourists visit Australia in order to access medical services. Increasing the number of these tourists could potentially inject millions of dollars into the Australian economy. But does the hospital system get a 'clean bill of health' in terms of its capacity to cope with the increased demand?

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The cost of Dhaka's booming textile industry

In Dhaka, Bangladesh, low-cost labour has created a booming textile industry employing millions of people. But there is a downside. Find out why environmental protection is virtually non-existent and the consequences of this lack of protection.

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The import of exports!

Is it better for Australia to import or export goods and services? Find out the top countries Australia trades with and the types of things that are typically imported and exported. How is Australia's foreign debt linked to importing goods and services?

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Advertising Missionaries, 1996: Wokabout Marketing

This clip shows how Western or global products are advertised in remote regions of Papua New Guinea (PNG). Marketing executive Andrew Rose describes how PNG is providing multinational companies with more markets and potential consumers. Rose writes scripts for Wokabout Marketing, a theatre troupe that advertises global ...

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Spotswood, 1992: 'It's about dignity'

This clip shows efficiency expert Mr Wallace (Anthony Hopkins) insisting that Mr Ball (Alwyn Kurts) sack 60 per cent of the staff at his moccasin factory in Spotswood in Melbourne, Victoria. Ball argues that his staff members deserve dignity and respect but Wallace retorts that only swift action will prevent the collapse ...

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China and globalisation

This is a website that focuses on the teaching of elementary Chinese language through six units that are populated with teaching and assessment ideas, historical and contemporary information, still images, video content, downloadable worksheets, hyperlinks to further resources and Chinese language flash cards. The six units ...

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Evolution of a classic: ice cream mooncakes

This is a web page that includes background information, a hyperlink to the China and Globalisation website, and a 4-minute video presenting how Haagen-Dazs ice-cream mooncakes are becoming popular as an alternative to the customary form of mooncake eaten during the traditional mid-autumn festival. The video also highlights ...

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Globalisation

This is a teacher professional development resource containing activities that support an investigation of the drivers, models, impacts, education and evaluation of globalisation. The resource has eight tabs, providing an introduction, six activities and a reflection lesson. The activities include information, quotes, a ...

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Difference Differently: one country, many cultures

This is a resource with four related sets of student activities that explore Australia’s cultural diversity and how it defines Australia today. It uses historical source material to look at the reasons for migration and the treatment and contribution of migrant groups to Australian society. It also explores connection to ...

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Difference Differently: thinking globally

This is a resource with four related sets of student activities that explore global inequalities in human wellbeing and initiatives that aim to address this problem. It looks at global maps and data used to measure human wellbeing and explores the reasons for the variation. It explores the strategies used by the United ...