Ticket 2 Unit 5 : Women and Power

women and power
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

  • In addition / moreover / also / furthermore:

Educated women have a big influence on society, moreover, they contribute to the welfare of their families.

  • As well as / besides:

Moroccan rural women need education as well as health care.

  • Along with / In addition to +verb (ing):

Along with studying, Loubna helps her mother in the housework.

In addition to studying, Loubna helps her mother in the housework.

  • 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 + subject + verb:
  • 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.

Note: In spite of the fact that / Despite the fact that  Sohayb is one of the best students in his class, he doesn’t like school.

Grammar: Passive voice

This lesson is thoroughly tackled here: Passive voice



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