3. Vocabulary. Match word and explanation.

Write the matching word above the definition.

 

u´topia

word:

a statement or an idea that forms the basis for a reasonable line of argument

´dystopia

word:

a person who is blamed for somebody else’s wrongdoing or mistake

Originally in the Bible: a goat that was sent out into the wilderness after the chief priest of the Jews had symbolically placed the sins of the Israelites on it

´premise

word:

the fact of giving up a person or something important to you in order to get or do something that seems more important

ma´jority

word:

an imaginary place or state in which everything is perfect

mi´nority

word:

the smaller part of a group

´sacrifice

word:

an imaginary place or state in which everything is extremely bad or unpleasant

scapegoat

word:

the largest part of a group of people or things

Learning check

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

 

4. Vocabulary

a) Translate the following words into Danish.  

Word

Translation

Word

Translation

a´bominable

 

participation

com´passion

 

pro´sperity

´implicate

 

re´ject

justifi´cation

 

´sacrifice

in´volvement

 

scapegoat

irre´sponsible

 

´subtitle

´misery

 

unreli´able

om´niscient

 

 

´conscience

Learning check

In pairs: student A reads out the English words to student B, and student B, without looking at the task, has to come up with the Danish translation. Then student B reads out the Danish words to student A, and student A, without looking at the task, has to come up with the English translation.

 

b) Use the words in italics at the end of the line to form a new word that fits in the gap.

The town is very ___________________________________________________________.   (prosperity)

The short story is ___________________________ “Variations on a Theme by William James”.   (subtitle)

Does the reader ____________________________________ in the creation of the story?   (participation)

They can easily  ______________________________________________ their behaviour.   (justification)

The reader is also ________________________________________________________.   (involvement)

He feels ________________________________________________________.   (misery)

They are not very ________________________________________________________.   (compassion)

They treat him __________________________________________________________.   (abominable)

We are all _____________________________________________________ in the scandal.   (implicate)

He is totally  ____________________________________________________________.   (unreliability)

Is the narrator __________________________________________________________?   (omniscience)