Friday, March 18, 2016

Immigrants help innovation in the USA - English conversation lesson

The role of immigration in the United States is a hot issue this year in the 2016 presidential election.
Many people are against immigration because of various reasons, but a new study says that 35% of innovations come from people who were not born in the United States.

Let's read this article from VOA and find out more!

http://learningenglish.voanews.com/content/more-than-one-third-of-inventors-discoverers-in-us-are-foreign-born/3242494.html

Questions
When did this report come out?
What does the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (or ITIF) do? 
What implications does this report have for the United States economy? 
Why do these people come to the US? 
Does the report deal with low-skilled workers? 
How many immigrant innovators has the White House honored?
What percent of innovators are women?  
What percent of the population are immigrants as a whole? 

What role does immigration play in your country?
What socio-economic group are immigrants?
Are you an immigrant?
Would you like to go to another country to live?
Which one?  Why?





Lesson Plan by Rachael Alice Orbach 

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