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migrationWelcome to our free open resource migration to give you practice for the IB English B, IELTS and CAE exams. This is just one of the many lessons available to reinforce your learning so you feel confident when the IB English Language B, IELTS and CAE exam day arrives. Our lessons are centred around five prescribed themes; identities, experiences, human ingenuity, social organization and sharing the planet. These themes are featured in the reading, writing, speaking and listening parts of the exam.

Migration: Vocabulary Practice

In this lesson, we will practice mainly our vocabulary by learning about migration.

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How can migration contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? Answer the questions as you watch the video.

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Migration is a global phenomenon that touches us all. Many of us know someone who has moved to another country or have migrated ourselves. By embracing the 2030 agenda for sustainable development and it’s 17 sustainable development goals, we have an unmissable opportunity to harness the development potential of migration. To support beneficial outcomes starting with reducing inequalities and putting the right policies in place to ensure safer more orderly and regular migration.

Migration has been a long-standing coping strategy for people to pull themselves out of poverty to cope with a lack of basic infrastructure or search for better opportunities. People’s reasons to move can also be influenced by conflict, natural hazards or environmental conditions linked to climate change and in a global context of rapid urbanization movement of people is increasingly taking place in cities and urban areas enriching local communities and societies both where migrants are and where they come from.

The knowledge skills and experience that migrants bring and gain in new places contribute to the labour force in key sectors such as health and play a vital role in building diverse and productive societies. Migration can empower women economically and socially and help people realize their personal aspirations and educational potential.

This encourages innovation which benefits science technology and industry with increased earnings migrants are able to send financial support to family members back home. This is critical to help reduce hunger and strengthen the resilience and sustainability of poorer communities, but none of these benefits are guaranteed.

We can only achieve all of this by upholding human rights fostering peace and security ensuring equal access to justice and protection from exploitation for all. We also need to build strong partnerships in our cities within our countries and regions and globally through international cooperation. Migration is everyone’s business. Together we can ensure that we leave no one behind.

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Here are the keywords and phrases covered in this lesson:

  • aspirations
  • educational potential
  • global phenomenon
  • inequalities
  • infrastructure
  • innovation
  • human rights
  • local communities
  • migration
  • natural hazards
  • rapid urbanization movement
  • resilience
  • strategy
  • strong partnerships
  • sustainable
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