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The neon lights of Tokyo.

For decades, rapidly growing Asian economies have encouraged young workers to leave the fields and flock to the cities.

But now many young Japanese are bucking the trend, abandoning the office and heading back to the fields.

Economic stagnation means millions can't find a permanent job.

New recruits are being welcomed by Japanese farmers, whose average age is more than 65.

Vocabulary

encouraged: mendorong

flock to: beramai-ramai

bucking the trend: berlawanan dengan tren

heading back: kembali

stagnation: stagnasi

Exercise

Isilah tempat yang kosong dengan memilih kata-kata yang sesuai berikut ini. Anda mungkin harus mengubah bentuk kata:

encouraged / flock to / bucking the trend / heading back / stagnation

1. There is little public appetite across the world for building new nuclear reactors, a poll for the BBC indicates. In countries with nuclear programmes, people are significantly more opposed than they were in 2005, with only the UK and US ____________________.

2. As life begins to return to normal in Libya, the first batch of Bangladeshi migrant workers are _______________ to work in the country.

4. Because if everyone - governments, households and companies - simultaneously tries to save more, that effort will be self-defeating. The result will be economic ____________, or something rather worse.

5. As night fell in Cairo, thousands more ____________ the symbolic square - the focal point of the protests which overthrew President Hosni Mubarak in February.

Answer

1. There is little public appetite across the world for building new nuclear reactors, a poll for the BBC indicates. In countries with nuclear programmes, people are significantly more opposed than they were in 2005, with only the UK and US bucking the trend.

Nuclear power gets little public support worldwide

2. As life begins to return to normal in Libya, the first batch of Bangladeshi migrant workers are heading back to work in the country.

Source: Bangladeshis head back to Libya

3. A campaign is under way to encourage people to cut down on wasting water.

Source: Anglian Water granted drought permit after dry spring

4. Because if everyone - governments, households and companies - simultaneously tries to save more, that effort will be self-defeating. The result will be economic stagnation, or something rather worse.

Source: Mr Cameron, GDP and the hole in the recovery

5. As night fell in Cairo, thousands more flocked to the symbolic square - the focal point of the protests which overthrew President Hosni Mubarak in February.

Source: Egypt cabinet offers to resign as Cairo protests grow