1. Vocabulary

a) Match word and explanation.

 

Write the matching word above the definition.

de´generate

word:

to treat a person or an animal in a cruel and violent way, especially sexually

a´buse (vb)

word:

a person who gets excitement from witnessing other people´s suffering and distress

´voyeur

word:

an object that you keep to show that you were successful in something, especially hunting or war

´outrage

word:

not following any moral rules

a´trocity

word:

causing a lot of angry public discussion and disagreement

´trophy

word:

a strong feeling of shock and anger

exhi´bitionist

word:

a person who likes to make other people notice him or her

amoral

word:

having moral standards that have fallen to a level that is very low and unacceptable to most people

contro´versial

word:

to show or treat somebody in a way that makes them seem not worthy of any respect

de´grade

word:

a cruel or violent act, especially in war

 

Learning check

In pairs: student A reads out the definitions to student B, and student B, without looking at the task, has to come up with the matching words. Student B then reads out the words to student A, and student A, without looking at the task, has to come up with the definition of the words.

 

b) Word classes 

Noun

Adjective

outrage

 

voyeur

 

abuse

 

atrocity

 

 

controversial

humiliation

 

degradation

 

horror

 

 

fascinated

Learning check

In pairs: student A reads out the adjectives to student B, and student B, without looking at the task, has to come up with the corresponding nouns. Student B then reads out the nouns to student A, and student A, without looking at the task, has to come up with the corresponding adjectives.