women and power
women and power

 

 Ticket 2 Unit 5: 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: expressing addition and concession

Expressing addition

  1. In addition to / moreover / also: Educated women have a big influence on society, moreover, they contribute to the welfare of their families.
  2. As well as / besides: Moroccan rural women need education as well as health care.
  3. Along with +verb (ing): Along with studying, Loubna helps her mother in the housework.
  4. Not only…but …also…: Loubna not only studies but she also helps her mother in the housework

Expressing concession

  1. Although / though / even though / however / yet:
  • Although women’s situation has improved, it still needs more.
  • Many girls can attend school, yet their situation is far from perfect.
  1. Despite – in spite of + verb (ing):
  • In spite of being blind, Helen Keller wrote famous novels
  • He always comes on time to school despite living far from it.

Grammar: Passive voice

This lesson is tackled thoroughly here: Passive voice

 

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  1. Hello my teacher my name is zakaria i am studying at bac and i have a big problem in using nouns and adjectifs.can you help me please ?

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