Listening comes first
Press play on the video and then see if you can catch the words that are missing from the script below. After listening, try speaking these terms and then, make sure that you know their meanings and how to put them into a sentence. This is an interesting way to learn business vocabulary.
Business English Video: The textile industry in India
In one city in Gujarat, India, ____(1)____ inflation is hitting the textile industry hard. Textile manufacturing is one of the city’s most important _____(2)______.
The textile industry in Surat, the _____(3)_____ capital in the state of Gujarat, is suffering due to a lack of buyers.
Inflation, which has hit double-digit figures, has affected ______(4)______ and has hit several industries.
[Devikishan Mangani, President, Federation of Surat Textile Traders Assoc.]:
“Last year was a good year for the traders of Surat, but this year the business is weak as compared to last year. The reason behind declining business is that rising prices is _____(5)_____ from buying things.”
The textile industry is one of the oldest and the ______(6)_____ industries in Surat.
However, the manufacturers in the textile hub expect a turnaround with the upcoming festival season later in the year.
A major part of Surat’s population is associated with the textile industry.
Surat’s textile industry is mainly involved in yarn production, weaving, processing and embroidery. The city is well known for its ______(7)______.
The main markets for Surat’s textile products are India, the Middle East and other Asian countries.
Now that you have the missing words, try repeating them for speaking practice. Then, think about their meaning. The answers are below.
The answers- no cheating!
1) double-digit- a number made up of two digits (for example, 10, 87, 54 all have two digits)
2) job providers- the companies that have jobs to offer workers
3) commercial- to do with commerce or business; the commercial capital is the best place for business in that state
4) consumer spending- the money that people spend
5) holding the customers back- stopping the customers from doing something
6) most widespread- covers the most area
7) synthetic products- products that are made; they are not natural products
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