- How do you make sure you have enough money to buy essentials?
- What imported items do you buy?
- crisis /KHRAY-sis/
- purchase /PUR-chuhs/
- significantly /sig-NIF-i-kuhnt-lee/
- loan /lohn/
- correspondent /kawr-uh-SPON-duhnt/
[noun] – an extremely difficult or dangerous point in a situation
The country is facing its worst economic crisis.
[noun] – the act of buying something
Her latest purchase cost her a lot.
[adverb] – in a way that is easy to see or by a large amount
Having a balanced diet significantly reduces the risks of diseases.
[noun] – an amount of money that is borrowed, often from a bank, and has to be paid back, usually together with an extra amount of money that you have to pay as a charge for borrowing
If we want to buy a car, we can apply for a loan.
[noun] – a person employed by a newspaper, a television station, etc. to report on a particular subject or send reports from a foreign country
Has our correspondent in Australia sent his report?
The nation is experiencing its worst economic crisis since gaining independence from the UK in 1948 due to its lack of foreign currency. In May, Sri Lanka failed to make a foreign loan payment for the first time in its history. The government has helped export-driven industries like textiles and garments to survive so the economy can produce significant amounts of foreign currency. The fuel supplies needed to power the equipment in these businesses and transport goods are currently running low, according to a news correspondent.
- What has Sri Lanka’s energy minister issued?
- Based on the article, what did Sri Lanka stop doing this week?
- How much could Sri Lanka’s central bank give for gasoline purchases?
- When did Sri Lanka fail to pay its foreign loan?
- What has Sri Lanka’s government done to help the economy produce more foreign currency?
- How much does oil cost in your country?
- How does an oil price hike affect your expenses?
- If you were a Sri Lankan, what would you do to preserve gasoline?
- Do you think Sri Lanka’s government will be able to repay its debt in May?
- Aside from exporting textiles and clothes, what else can Sri Lanka’s government do to increase its foreign currency?