women and power
women and power

Gateway 2  unit 4 : Women and power

Vocabulary related to the unit

  • Stereotype: an exaggerated or wrong image of the characteristics of a particular group .
  • Violence: actions or words which are intended to hurt people .
  • Feminism: a movement which claims to advocate the right of women .
  • Self-confidence: a belief in one’s own abilities and skills.
  • International women’s day: an occasion celebrated by women’s groups around the world on March 8th.
  • Emancipation: freeing someone socially and politically.
  • Polygamy: having more than one spouse/wife.
  • Gender: male or female.

Prefixes and suffixes

1. Prefixes
A prefix is a group of letters at the beginning of a word which changes the word’s meaning.
Example: dis – pre – contr – anti – re – post – out – co – mis
Disappear – prehistoric – antibiotic – re-elect – post-war – outnumbered – co-exist – misunderstand
2. Suffixes
A suffix is a group of letters at the end of a word which changes the word’s meaning and often its part of speech.

Example: -cy –al -ance -ence –ism -able, -ible

privacy- refusal – maintenance – eminence – communism – edible, presentable.

Click here to see a list of  Common Prefixes and suffixes

Functions: apology (saying sorry)

Making apologies Accepting apologies
  • I do apologize for…
  • I must apologize for…
  • I apologize for…
  • I’d like to apologize for…
  • I am so sorry for…
  • I shouldn’t have…
  • It’s all my fault.
  • I’m ashamed of…
  • Please, forgive me for…
  • Excuse me for …
  • I’m terribly sorry for…
  • Pardon me for this…
  • Please, forgive me for my….
  • Please, accept my apologies for…
  • That’s all right.
  • Never mind.
  • Don’t apologize.
  • It doesn’t matter.
  • Don’t worry about it.
  • Don’t mention it.
  • That’s OK.
  • I quite understand.
  • You couldn’t help it.
  • Forget about it.
  • Don’t worry about it.
  • No harm done.

Grammar: Passive voice

To see the lesson of the Passive voice click on Passive voice

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