Population change

Gap-fill exercise

Fill in all the gaps, then press "Check" to check your answers. Use the "Hint" button to get a free letter if an answer is giving you trouble. You can also click on the "[?]" button to get a clue. Note that you will lose points if you ask for hints or clues!
You will need to use the graph above for this...be precise, I've rounded the numbers to the nearest 10 million for population and every 10 years for the date. You can use the following words to help you - Life expectancy/ 800/ declining/ 1.6/ OVER/ 9 / Less Economically Developed Countries/ 1950

Over the years population has changed dramatically. In 1750 the population stood at
million. In 1900 it had again grown to billion. By it had reached 2.5 billion. More than a 50 % increase in the last 50 years. Between 1950 and 1999 the population grew to billion. It is predicted in the next 50 years it will rise again to almost billion by 2050. Problems which arise due to the rapid increase of population are that of over- crowding, resulting in shortages of food and water, not enough health care and fewer means of Education. It also decreases our natural habitat because we destroy woodlands, rain forests, forests and areas of natural beauty; as we need the space to build houses, schools and Health Centres. This is the concept of POPULATION.

•In 1999 D6B was official, the day of 6 billion people, and for the near future Global population shows no sign of slowing down.
•Most of the population growth is found in LEDCs (
) such as China and India.
•Africa’s population growth is large despite the Aids virus lowering
•Most rich countries have stable populations (e.g. France and the USA) while some others have
populations (e.g. Russia).