Homework: Writing activity –a discursive essay-. Pick the most relevant aspect to achieve professional success in life of those presented in exercise one of p. 125 and write a discursive essay like the one presented on that same page. Use the structure in exercise 4 as a reference.
The third biggest Greek population of any city after Athens
Made up of first generation migrant
A long standing migrant community
Participate fully in American life
exˌtended ˈfamily noun [countable] a family group that consists not only of parents and children but also of grandparents, aunts etc → nuclear family
Close knit community
Deep rooted values
bul‧le‧tin /ˈbʊlətɪn/ ●●○ noun [countable]
1 a news report on radio or television
2 an official statement that tells people about something important
3 a letter or printed statement that a group or organization produces to tell people its news
/ˈsteɪtəs $ ˈsteɪtəs, ˈstæ-/
prospects[plural] chances of future success
I had no job, no education, and no prospects.
Job prospects for graduates don’t look good.
weld‧er /ˈweldə $ -ər/ noun [countable] someone whose job is to weld metal in a factory
pro‧vid‧ed /prəˈvaɪdɪd/ ●●○ S3 W2 (also provided that) conjunction
used to say that something will only be possible if something else happens or is done SYN providing
He can come with us, provided he pays for his own meals.
There's no annual fee provided that you use the credit card at least six times a year.
play, do, lend, take, show, have.
Do your bit informal
to do a fair share of the work, effort etc that is needed to achieve something good or important
Everyone should do their bit for the environment. → bit
• I hope that you can all do your bit.
• Let Africanized bees do their bit to breed better beekeepers in this country, in other words.
• Help is desperately needed - and rugby friends can do their bit.
• Nature did its bit as well.
No one wants to take responsibility for the problem. The surgeon accepted full responsibility for the error that led to her death.
So far no one has claimed responsibility (=said that they are responsible) for the bombings.
Have your say
to have the opportunity to give your opinion about something
You’ll get a chance to have your say.
have your say in/on
Parents can have their say in the decision-making process.
Concern /kənˈsɜːn $ -ɜːrn/ ●●● S3 W1 noun 1 worry
a) [uncountable] a feeling of worry about something important
The recent rise in crime is a matter of considerable public concern.
our concern for human rights
the rise of concern about the environment
the growing concern over inflation
concern with worsening law and order
Give/lend/offer etc somebody a helping hand
She’s been giving me a helping hand with the children.
Play a part
If something or someone plays a part in something else, they are involved in it
Play a part in
Health education will play a part in preparing us for old age.
Britain should play its full part in the negotiations.
play a big/important part in something
Pictures play an important part in publishing.
Approach of teaching children about
Missing the point
Duties and responsibilities to society
Clear cut answers
On a more human
People worse off->
ˌworse ˈoff adjective [not before noun]
1 if you are worse off, you have less money
Opp-> better off
The rent increases will leave us worse off.
worse off than
I don’t think we’re any worse off than a lot of other people.
Opp-> better off
People in rural areas are even worse off, as they have no regular bus service.
worse off than
Other sports are much worse off than athletics.
Understand the reasoning of people with other opinions
When it came to
Tolerant to differences