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- Do you drive?
- What is the most popular car brand in your country?
- essential /uh-SEN-shuhl/
- crisis /KRAHY-sis/
- production /pruh-DUHK-shuhn/
- demand /dih-MAHND/
- industry /IN-duh-stree/
[adjective] – necessary or needed
Nowadays, laptops are an essential tool in companies.
[noun] – a time of great disagreement, confusion, or suffering
We should practice smart spending habits in this economic crisis.
[noun] – the process of making or growing goods to be sold
The toys went out of production in 2010.
[noun] – a need for something to be sold or supplied
Ice cream is always in demand in the summer.
[noun] – the companies and activities involved in the process of producing goods for sale, especially in a factory or special area
Canada has a large fishing industry.
The global chip shortage is also causing problems to other industries. Apple had to delay the release of its iPhones, while Xbox and Playstation consoles failed to meet the demand. According to Pat Gelsinger, the CEO of chipmaker Intel, it would take “a year or two” before supplies returned to normal. In light of the chip crisis, President Joe Biden has called for financial support to increase the chip supply in the United States. Toyota’s shares decreased by 4.4% on August 19, 2021, their biggest daily drop since December 2018. The goal for the company is to make up for any lost bulk by the end of 2021.
- What will Toyota be doing in September?
- What is one of the reasons behind the microchip shortage?
- Aside from Toyota, what other companies were affected by the crisis?
- According to Gelsinger, how long would it take before supplies returned to normal?
- What did President Joe Biden do?
- Have you ever repaired something? (automobile, electronics)
- Do you know anyone who works as a car mechanic?
- If you were an owner of a business, what would you do if you run out of materials used in making your products?
- Do you think that the chip shortage is a serious problem that needs to be solved right away?
- In your opinion, what should car companies do to avoid chip shortage in the future?