Detailed discussion devoted to financial bubbles. Both chronological (from 16th century to modern times) and geographical (from Japan to Kuweit and USA) vantage points are considered. Historical facts are also illustrated by their reflection in world literature. Psychological, sociological, economic and financial explanations of bubbles are covered. A theoretical concept of financial bubble is developed – conditions that drive the creation of a bubble are defined, signs that indicate the presence of a bubble, directly or indirectly, are established. The book reviews dangers associated with this phenomenon and its consequences. Ideas offered in the book may assists in reducing risks associated with investment into overvalued assets.
The student's book is based on the CLIL approach to teaching and teaches case study solving skills via English language learning. Such an approach creates positive environment for students to master new knowledges and skills.
The resource book entitled “ENGLISH FOR BUSINESS STUDIES IN HIGHER EDUCATION” is a collection of ten lessons based on a selection of TED talks about business issues. The selected TED talks not only enhance the learners’ English language proficiency but also develop the learners’ professional competencies and expand their outlook by acquainting them with business practices from around the world. All the lessons have a regular structure and include exercises for developing vocabulary, listening, reading, speaking, note-taking and writing skills. A quick test has been developed for each lesson checking the student’s assimilation of the material. Through authentic models of effective communication, students build fluency to achieve academic and personal success. The resource book can be used both for classroom activities and for independent work. “Business English with TED talks” will be of interest to an international readership, especially for ESP instructors and university teachers of English as a foreign language.
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