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Unit C

4 • Citizenship and Virtual Worlds
WB p. 53

May I Borrow This?
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➜ How is the British sharing economy connecting British people?



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Interactive infography on Sharing Economy in the UK
Interactive infography on Sharing Economy in the UK
Interactive infography on Sharing Economy in the UK
Interactive infography on Sharing Economy in the UK
Interactive infography on Sharing Economy in the UK
Interactive infography on Sharing Economy in the UK
Interactive infography on Sharing Economy in the UK
Interactive infography on Sharing Economy in the UK

Is the sharing economy the future?, Warwick Business School, 2019

Get ready!

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1
a. Spend one minute brainstorming words related to the sharing economy. Add your words to the vocabulary lists.


b. Find a title for each category. Explain your choice.


2
a. Look at the infographic. Rephrase in your own words what the sharing economy is. How is it different to other systems?


b. Name other companies, websites or charities which are part of the online sharing economy.
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3
Watch the video. Is it for or against the sharing economy?


4
Discuss these brainstorming questions with your classmates:
What would you be prepared to give, lend, rent or sell to someone you don’t know? Do you feel comfortable with renting, borrowing or buying things from people you don’t know?


5
Read the idiom of the week. Rephrase it in your own words and give examples.
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Toolbox

Toolbox
  • consumer (n.)
  • economic system (n.)
  • platform (n.)
  • provider (n.)

Let’s learn!

Vocabulary challenge

Make sentences using at least four words from the vocabulary lists.

Ex: Couchsurfing means hosting travellers in your home. It’s flexible and promotes independence.


Nine Dots Puzzle

Idiom of the week!

Think outside the box

Idiom


This phrase appeared at the end of the 1960s in management classes, alongside the “Nine Dots” puzzle. To solve it, you will literally need to think ‘outside of the box’. This expression has been used since then to describe creative thinking, to find unconventional solutions.

Sharing Economy


1
box 1
  • barter (v.)
  • collaborate (v.)
  • borrow (v.)
  • host (v.)
  • lend (v.)
  • offer (v.)
  • rent (v.)
  • ride (v.)
  • swap (v.)

2
box 2
  • auto‑sharing (n.)
  • carsharing (n.)
  • cohousing
  • coworking (n.)
  • couchsurfing (n.)
  • hosting (n.)
  • tool sharing (n.)
  • ubering (n.)
  • woofing (n.)

3
box 3
  • open-source (adj.)
  • peer-to-peer (adj.)
  • collaborative economy (exp.)
  • crowdfunding (n.)
  • crowdsourcing (n.)
  • crowdversting (n.)
  • group-buying (n.)
  • open innovation (n.)
  • open knowledge (n.)

4
box 4
  • drivers (n.)
  • educators (n.)
  • hosts (n.)
  • fablab (n.)
  • makers (n.)
  • peer (n.)
  • riders (n.)
  • shared garden (exp.)
  • travellers (n.)

5
box 5
  • co‑creation = co‑design (n.)
  • accommodation (n.)
  • DIY = do it yourself (n.)
  • sell ≠ give (v.)
  • use ≠ own (v.)

6
box 6
  • experience (n.)
  • flexibility (n.)
  • independence (n.)
  • instability (n.)
  • trust (n.)
  • profitability (n.)
  • regulations (n.)
  • safety (n.)
  • sustainability (n.)
  • unpredictability (n.)

On your way to the task ❯❯ Step 1


Imagine a way to make the world better by sharing resources. Pitch your project.

❯❯ Step 2


Interview the CEO of a collaborative‑economy startup.

❯❯ Your final project


Design a collaborative‑economy solution to a local problem.
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