Vocabulary

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Match the following words with their definitions. 

 

1. Asylum seeker

  

A person who has been forced to leave their own country because they are in danger and who arrives in another country asking to be allowed to stay there.

 

A person who has been forced to leave their country or home, because there is a war or for political, religious or social reasons.

 

A person who moves from their own country to a new country in order to have a better standard of living.

 

A person who lives or works in a country and is unlicensed.


2. Refugee
  

A person who has been forced to leave their country or home, because there is a war or for political, religious or social reasons.

 

A person who moves from their own country to a new country in order to have a better standard of living.

A person who has been forced to leave their own country because they are in danger and who arrives in another country asking to be allowed to stay there.

A person who lives or works in a country and is unlicensed.


3. Economic migrant.
  

A person who lives or works in a country and is unlicensed.

A person who has been forced to leave their country or home, because there is a war or for political, religious or social reasons.

A person who moves from their own country to a new country in order to have a better standard of living.

A person who has been forced to leave their own country because they are in danger and who arrives in another country asking to be allowed to stay there.


4. Illegal immigrant
  

A person who moves from their own country to a new country in order to have a better standard of living.

A person who has been forced to leave their own country because they are in danger and who arrives in another country asking to be allowed to stay there.

A person who has been forced to leave their country or home, because there is a war or for political, religious or social reasons.

A person who lives or works in a country and is unlicensed.


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The following text is a comment somebody has written on Anushka’s article. Read the text and fill in the missing words.

I share Anushka's concerns about the growing belief that multiculturalism has somehow "failed". My mother was born half-Chinese and half-English (1) ------------ of coal miners. Her mother was (2) ---------- and she felt forced to give her child up for adoption. When six years later she was readopted by her own mother, she was regularly abused as a punishment for… well, being a (3) ---------- of her mother's shame. She was a kind and gentle mother but the child abuse (4) ---------- her through adult life and she suffered mental illness until her death.

Two generations later, the world is a very different place. My children are a wonderful mix of Chinese, Indian, Irish and English. They've grown up (5) ---------- that celebrates our mixed heritage and have been educated in schools that embrace cultural difference. My pale-skinned, blond-haired 10-year-old son adores his Bengali grandfather, cooks a mean curry and supports Arsenal.

Multiculturalism has not failed – my children are living proof that it has succeeded.

Heather

London N8

Fill in the text with these words. Too of them are not needed:

a. reminder

b. plagued

c. to a family

d. remembering

e. in a household

f. expelled

g. ostracised