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discursive

discussing different ideas

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argument

a set of reasons that somebody uses to show that something is true or correct

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to evaluate sth

form an opinion of sth after careful thought

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to summarize sth

give a short statement that brings together the main points of sth

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criterion

standard used in judging

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coherent

(adj.) holding or sticking together; making a logical whole; comprehensible, meaningful

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command of sth (language)

a knowledge of smth and an ability to use it well

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stylistic

connected to the way a writer or artist does sth

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register

the words, grammar and style that somebody uses in a particular situation

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Narrative

a description of events , especially in a novel

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to outline sth

give a description of the main points involved in sth

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to explore sth

examine, discuss, or think about sth carefully

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to highlight sth

emphasize sth to give it more attention

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to adopt sth

decide to take and support a particular point of view, plan, etc.

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stance on sth

an opinion that sb has about sth and expresses publicly. n: position

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exemplify sth

give an example to make sth clearer syn: illustrate

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Conclusion

a decision reached after examining evidence( reach, draw)

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to condemn sth

say publicly that you think smth or sb is bad or wrong

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to condone sth.

accept or forgive behaviour that most people think is wrong

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hypothesize

suggest a possible explanation, but without knowing whether it is really true

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to assert sth

state clearly that sth is true. syn: claim smth

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to justify sth

show that sth is right or reasonable

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sit on the fence

avoid deciding or saying which side of an argument you support

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flee (from) sth/sb

escape from a dangerous situation, place, or person very quickly

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refugee

A person who has been forced to leave their country for political/religious reasons

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seek/take refuge (from sth/sb)

find shelter or protection from trouble or danger

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political asylum

the protection a country gives to a refugee

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ethnic minority

a group that has different national or cultural traditions from the main population.

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to be uprooted

be made to leave the place where you live and go somewhere else

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Discrimination

the practice of treating a person or group in society less fairly than others

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to deport sb

force sb to leave a country, often because they have no right to be there

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prejudice

opinion that is not based on reason or actual experience

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Migration

A movement from one country or region to another

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Immigration

Migration to a new location

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native

a person who was born in a particular place

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culture shock

a feeling of confusion and anxiety often felt by ppl staying in another country

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animosity

strong dislike; bitter hostility

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faith

strong belief or trust in someone or something

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stereotype

A generalized belief about a group of people, but which is often not true in reality

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Integration

the process of becoming a full member of a group or society

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live at peace with sb

live without arguing with other people

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nostalgia

a feeling of sadness mixed with pleasure about an earlier, happy period

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desire

a strong wish

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deserve sth

it is right that you should have it

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survey

the collection of data by having people answer a series of questions

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privacy

the state of being alone and not watched or disturbed by others

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in the public eye

well known to many people through TV or the press

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findings

information learned as the result of research

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intrusion (into sth)

a thing that comes into sb's life in a negative way

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tabloid

a newspaper that has small pages and not much serious news

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single (sth/sb) out

to choose sb/sth from a group for special attention

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pry into sth

try to find information about people's private lives

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allegedly

supposedly; believed to be so but not yet proved

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another person says they have done it even though this has not been proved

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rehab

the process of helping to cure sb with drug or alcohol addiction

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rock sb/sth

shock or cause upset to sb/sth

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scandal

a situation in which important people behave in a dishonest or immoral way that shocks people

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newlyweds

a man and woman who have not been married long

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on the rocks

in difficulties and likely to fail

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rumour

a story or piece of information that may or may not be true

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custody

the legal right to look after a child

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to dump sb

end a romantic relationship with sb

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to give birth

to have a baby

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fellow

used to describe people who is in the same situation as you

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rally (round/to sb/sth)

come together to help or support sb/sth

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etiquette

the formal rules of correct or polite behaviour in society

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manners

behaviour that is considered polite in a particular society or culture

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frown on[upon] st

disapprove of smth

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discourteous

not showing proper manners or respect, rude

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customary

usual, expected, routine

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respectful

showing politeness

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upwards

moving or pointing towards a higher position

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offensive

rude in a way that makes sb upset or annoyed

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impeccable

perfect( manners)

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exemplary

excellent, and done in a way that others should copy

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cheeky

rude, often in an amusing way

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insolent

extremely rude and showing a lack of respect

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downright

used to emphasize sth negative(downright rude)

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be put out

be upset or offended

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put your foot in it

say sth that offends or upsets sb

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upper class

highest social class with the most resources

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be on your best behaviour

behave in the most polite way you can

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take exception to sth

object strongly to sth and be angry about it

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remark

a few words that give your opinion about sth

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disgraceful

very bad or unacceptable(disgrace)

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be in poor/bad taste

be offensive and not at all appropriate

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synopsis

a short summary of the plot of a book

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prosperous

rich and successful

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Protagonist

main character

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downfall

a sudden fall from power or position

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mercy

kind or forgiving attitude by someone in power

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Insanity

the state of being seriously mentally ill; madness.

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commentary

a written explanation or discussion of smth (book)

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pitiful

sad, pathetic

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to convey sth

communicate ideas and feelings

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unlike

different from

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fate

A power that is believed to control everything and that cannot be changed

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alien

strange, foreign

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inherent

naturally part of something

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