The economics economy

1. Study the following text.

Edi studied economics at university because he was concerned about the economy in his country. He knew that the Indonesian economy was not a healthy economy. At the same time, he understood the economic value of education, and he knew there were good economics faculties in Australia, so he went to study there and was soon able to compare the Indonesian economy with healthier economies in other countries.

2. Now use the terms following the instructions (below) to complete the rules below.


Enter the following items into the gaps, then click 'Check your answers!'
economics, economy, the economy, the, economic, economies, a

  1. (1) is a countable noun, and like any other countable noun it needs a determiner (usually an article and/or ‘s’).
  2. (2) may be modified, but it always has a determiner:
  • (3) Indonesian (4)
  • (5) healthy (6)
  • healthier (7)
  1. (8) is an adjective and so it can modify a noun.
  2. When I say (9) , I’m usually talking about the economy of my own country.
  3. (10) is a noun. It can be (a) an academic discipline, (b) a broad professional area, and (c) a discussion topic:
  • Edi studied (11) at university.
  • If I’m a teacher, I work in education. A doctor works in health. An economist is someone who works in (12) .
  • Let’s not discuss (13) . It’s so boring!
  1. The noun ‘ (14) ’ can be used to pre-modify another noun:
  • ..good (15) faculties in Australia.
  1. Indonesians often write “I studied (16) .” But they mean “I studied (17) .”

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