December 14

Learn British English With Emma Watson


Notes from the video

Inequality - ˌɪnɪˈkwɒləti

Advocate ˈædvəkət - a person who supports something publicly

Tangible - something that can be clearly seen, you can touch or feel tangible benefits/improvements

Synonymous sɪˈnɒnɪməs - meaning the same thing as something else, closely connected

Apple is synonymous with quality.


Bossy - telling people what to do

Feminist ˈfemənɪst - somebody who thinks women should have the same rights as men

Anti-men, or men-haters - anti can describe anything you don't agree with or you are against.
I'm anti-war.

World wɜːld

Sheer ʃɪə - big, great
I was impressed by the sheer size of the building.
I got it by sheer luck.

I would like to take this opportunity - ɒpəˈtjuːnəti
Extend a formal invitation - invite you to do something.

Insecureˌɪnsɪˈkjʊə - not confident.
If you think you might lose your job, you feel very insecure.

Stereotype - a fixed idea that you have about something that may not be true.
Gender stereotypes.

Compelled to be submissive - feel they have to do something, they have to obey what somebody else says.

He for She

Prejudice ˈpredʒədɪs - preferring or not liking something for some reason
gender prejudice, racial prejudice
He's prejudiced against women.

Vulnerable ˈvʌlnərəbl - weak or easily hurt

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."
This means that if good people do nothing, then evil will win, there will be a lot of evil in the world, so for the world to be good and not evil, good people need to take action and do things.

If not me, who? - If I don't do/say this, who is going to do/say it?

Because bɪˈkɒz

I applaud you - I agree with you, I support you and what you are doing

Uniting movement - an action in which people join together, who believe the same thing.

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