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mercredi 24 octobre 2018

UNIT I: READING




 Vocabulary:

 Stereotype: a fixed idea that people have about what someone or something is like, espoecially an idea that is wrong. (النمطية)

Examples:
 The characters in the book are just stereotypes.
 The latest series contains a thoroughly offensive stereotype of a Muslim.

 grasp: undestanding. verb: to grasp: to understand.

Examples:
He has a good grasp of the issues. (noun)

 I think I managed to grasp the main points of the lecture. (verb)

 to focus: to give a lot of attention to one particular subject, person or thing.

Examples:
Tonight’s program focuses on homelessness.
The following discussion is based on previous studies focusing on cancer.

 trend: a general development or change in a situation or in the way that people are behaving.

Examples:
The current trend is to arrest people for expressing political views.
 The trend toward bigger cars is new this year.

 roughly: approximately.

 Examples:
 There has been an increase of roughly 2.25 million.
 The money I've saved corresponds roughly to the amount I need for my course.

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