Oct 152012

Officials from the government in Nepal are to visit every house in the country. They will collect information to help try to assess who is living below the poverty line and who will be entitled to new subsidies for food, health and education.
In this week’s 6 Minute English, Rob and Vera discuss how successful this scheme is likely to be.

According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), which is the poorest country in the World? Is it:
a) The Democratic Republic of Congo
b) Malawi
c) Burkina Faso



pioneering: new and original
the extent: the amount
data: information
allocated: given an amount of
subsidies: a sum of money from the government or financial support
bias: prejudice in favour or against someone or a group of people
corruption: dishonest conduct by someone in charge or power, sometimes involving bribery
terrain: an area of land, described with reference to its physical features


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