F2F Class Notes 9th November (Raph)

Vocabulary

Racism (n): 1- discrimination based on race. 2- a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race
E.g.: He suffered a lot of racism in his life.

Homophobia (n): 1- unfair treatment of people because of their sexual orientation; especially: unfair treatment of gays, lesbians, transexuals and other LGBTQ people.
E.g.: Homophobia is still a big problem all over the world.

Sexism (n): 1- unfair treatment of people because of their sex; especially : unfair treatment of women.
E.g.: Many people are fighting to end sexism in the government.

Feminism (n): 1- the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities.
E.g.: Feminism is an important tool to make sure women are treated fairly and have their rights protected.

Sexual Assault (n): 1- illegal sexual contact that usually involves force upon a person without consent or is inflicted upon a person who is incapable of giving consent.
E.g.: 
He was accused of committing sexual assault against several women.

Conservative (n): 1- believing in the value of established and traditional practices in politics and society : relating to or supporting political conservatism.
E.g.: 
America is still a very conservative country, where religion still influences political decisions.

Progressive  (n): 1- using or interested in new or modern ideas especially in politics and education.
E.g.: 
He was a very progressive person and supported causes like feminism and LGBT rights.

Religious (adj): 1- of or relating to religion. 2- believing in a god or a group of gods and following the rules of a religion
E.g.:
Christmas is a religious festival that celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ.

Abortion (n): 1- the deliberate termination of a human pregnancy, most often performed during the first 28 weeks. 2- 流产
E.g.: 
The choice to terminate a pregnancy should come from the woman alone and the state should secure abortion rights to everyone who decides to do so.

Corrections

Original:

I want to have a party with my friends this New Year. My friends are still in college and some of them are aboard, but they will come back in New Year, so we’ll have a party when they come back. We want to borrow a house to have a party, because in the New Year there are too many people everywhere, so we just want to at home and have an own party. There are about 15 people will come to the party and my friend, which is a beautiful girl, she will cook for us and we can play computer games or have some music and we can welcome the new year together.

Edited:

I want to have a party with my friends this New Year. They are still in college and some of them are abroad, but they will be back by then, so we’ll celebrate together. On New Years Eve there are too many people everywhere, so we want to rent a house and have our own party. About 15 people will come to the party and my friend, who is a beautiful girl, will cook for us. We will play computer games, listen to some music and welcome the new year together.