The Sharing Economy
This week we talked about how our habits and possibilities are changing with a new sharing economy. Many of you have used websites like Couchsurfing, Airbnb, or Bla Bla Car and we have shared our experiences and opinions. Check out this slideshow to familiarize yourself with some of the options out there!
Learners can try the story from Six Minute English about Couchsurfing or the ELLLO Listening about this popular website. For original version listening watch the video the numbers behind the sharing economy or an NPR podcast about it.
Now, moving on to some reading! Learners can try reading comprehension activity about home exchanges. For original version reading try the New Yorker Article Couchsurfing the world.
For writing this week please tell me about if you would ever use any of these websites or networks to share or solicit services and goods. Why or why not? Which ones do you think are the most useful and why?