234. How Did India Become the Most Populous Country? (English Vocabulary Lesson)

Thinking in English

May 17 2023 • 18 mins

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India is now the most populous country. Today, let’s discuss how this happened, the numbers behind India’s growth, and discuss the challenges and opportunities for the country in the future!

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  • Populous (adj) - A populous country, area, or place has a lot of people living in it.
  • Demographic (adj) - relating to demography (= the study of populations and the different groups that make them up)
  • Estimated (adj) - roughly calculated or approximate.
  • Ageing (adj) - relating to getting older and used to describe a person or thing that is getting old.
  • Fertility rate (n) - the average number of children that would be born to a female over their lifetime.
  • Geopolitics (n) - the way a country's size, position, etc. influence its power and its relationships with other countries.
  • Talent pool (n) - the suitable, skilled people who are available to be chosen to do a particular type of job.
  • Workforce (n) - the group of people who work in a company, industry, country, etc.
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