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Tuesday, 11 July 2017

World population day in numbers

Level: intermediate B1

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July the 11th is World Population Day, when the United Nations tries to bring attention to the issues of population.
How much do you know about the world's population and what it will be in the future?

Watch this short video (one minute and twenty seconds) and then answer the following questions:

1) What is the current world population?
2) How many people are added to the world's population every year?
3) What will the population be in 2050?
4) What is the fertility rate in Africa?
5) What is the current population in China?

Answers below!

1) 7.6 billion
2) 83 million
3) 9.8 billion
4) 4.7
5) 1.4 billion

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