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VOCABULARY RELATED TO THE TOPICS

 

EDUCATION

Formal, informal, non-formal

Who:

Educated # illiterate, teacher, educator, student, learner, a graduate, a dropt-out, university drop-outs

Action:

learn, get educated, get a degree/ a diploma/ a certificate/ a qualification, graduate from, complete your studies with flying colors, quit school, take an exam, and fail exam #to pass an exam, to fight illiteracy, marginalize, integrate, be deprive from, get dismissed from school

Where:

 Public school, private school, institution, university, co-educational schools, single-sex schools

How:

 Programme, subjects, courses, lessons, evening classes, literacy classes, newspapers, television, theatre

Objective:

Betterment of people’s lives, enhancement of self esteem, ability to learn new things which will help them expand their knowledge, ability to cope with the majority of the society. Literacy provides people with the option of becoming members of a self-confident and informed populace that can understand issues, represent themselves, take responsibility for self-improvement and family health, and better participate in civic affairs. These are among the more priceless payoffs of literacy.

 

EXERCISES:

I. Crossword puzzle:

  1. Match the following words to form collocations:

 

    1. Take                                   a. education
    2. Fail                                        b. university   
    3. Get                                 c. values
    4. School                               d. classes
    5. Fight                                e. school
    6. Single-sex                            f. illiteracy
    7. Literacy                                g. drop-out
    8. Graduate from                               h. a qualification
    9. vocational                            i. an exam
    10.  universal                         j. a test

     

    CULTURE

    People:

    Citizen, indigenous, aborigine, inhabitant, occupant, resident, dweller-immigrant- expatriarte

    Action:

     to stick to customs and traditions ,to get adapted to a new culture, to get integrated in the new culture, be prejudiced, to discriminate, to have stereotypes, affect, influence, offend

     Definition:

    Sub-culture-multicultural-cosmopolitan- myths-customs – traditions – religious beliefs –cultural values-cultural issues –cultural background – cultural shock -discrimination – integration  –homogenization – lifestyle – misconception – offence – permissiveness – rejection – ritual- rooted – stereotypes – uniqueness – tolerance- diversity –- identity- consumerism- alienation-

    Imitation-

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