Ex. 1.Match the words with their definitions
  • Life expectancy
  • Emigrant
  • War bride
  • Segregation
  • Refuge
  • Melting pot
  • Poll tax
  • Freedom rider
  • Ethnic assimilation
  • Prejudice
  • A place where immigrants of different cultures or races form an integrated society
  • One of an interracial group of civil rights activists in the early 1960's who rode buses through parts of the southern United States for the purpose of challenging racial segregation
  • Protection or shelter, as from danger or hardship. A place providing protection or shelter
  • An adverse judgment or opinion formed beforehand or without knowledge or examination of the facts
  • The number of years that an individual is expected to live as determined by statistics
  • A woman who marries a serviceman during wartime.
  • The process whereby a minority group gradually adopts the customs and attitudes of the prevailing culture
  • A person who leaves one country or region to settle in another
  • A tax levied on people rather than on property, often as a requirement for voting
  • The policy and practice of imposing the social separation of races, as in schools, housing, and industry, especially so as to practice discrimination against people of color in a predominantly white society
Ex. 2.Complete the following statements with the most suitable word or word combination from the box.
discrimination nonviolent movement immigrants quota restrictions illegal aliens
ethnic composition WASP penalties freedom Great War
1. The United States is a society of ... Many people came, and still come today, for wealth, land, and ...
2. Those immigrants who did not want to feel separate from the dominant ... culture learned English and adopted English customs.
3. The ... was the American Civil War, sometimes called the war between the States.
4. The Nordic peoples of the old immigration expressed religious ... against Catholics and Jewish people.
5. In 1924 Congress passed ... which drastically limited the number of immigrants from Southern and Eastern Europe.
6. ... on the grounds of race, gender, or sexual orientation has kept many Americans from sharing equal protection and prospects in American society.
7. Black Americans started their revolution as a ... consisting of boycotts, sit-ins, freedom rides, and protest marches.
8. Many ... supply cheap labour as farm workers at harvest time or work at menial tasks which U.S. citizens shun.
9. According to the new immigration law passed in 1986 strict ... were imposed on businesses hiring illegal aliens.
10. Since the 1960s, as the ... changed even more, American attitudes towards ethnic and religious differences have altered.
Ex. 3.Read the following statements and define them as True or False.
1.The 2001 Census returns show that Britain is a multiracial society with a non-white ethnic minority population of about 3 million
2. British society has always been reluctant to absorb immigrants and refugees seeking better economic opportunities or escaping religious persecution
3. Great Britain received Huguenots in the 17th century, Jews from the European continent, Irish immigrants, refugees from Nazi Germany and after the Second World War, displaced people from Eastern Europe
4. Substantial immigration from Caribbean, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh began in the 1970s
5. Until 1962 Commonwealth citizens had never been free to enter Great Britain as they wished
6. The Race Relations Act of 1976 applies to England and Wales and makes racial discrimination generally unlawful in a wide range of circumstances
7. The Ethnic Minority Grant aims to enable ethnic minorities to have more effective access to mainstream training, employment and business opportunities
8. Nationally, non-whites make 79 per cent of the population, but in London the figure drops to 20 per cent and even 10 per cent depending on the locality
9. Most of the children from the ethnic minorities now starting school were born in Britain
10. The Government has failed to acknowledge the need for statistics on the ethnic origins, language and religion of schoolchildren to ensure that education meets the needs of all pupils
Ex. 4.Match the word from column A to the word in column B to form an expression and give definition to it.
  • Racial
  • Mixed
  • Definable
  • Asylum
  • Target of
  • Inner
  • ethnic group
  • discrimination
  • city
  • profiling
  • seeker
  • marriage
Ex. 5.Guess the notion by its definition.
1) Treatment or consideration based on class or category rather than individual merit; partiality or prejudice -
2) A place where immigrants of different cultures or races form an integrated society -
3) The process whereby a minority group gradually adopts the customs and attitudes of the prevailing culture -
4) The policy or practice of separating people of different races, classes, or ethnic groups, as in schools, housing, and public or commercial facilities, especially as a form of discrimination -
5) An unnaturalized foreign resident of a country -
6) A person who doesn’t have the needed documents, as for permission to live or work in a foreign country -
7) A person who leaves one country to settle permanently in another -
8) State and local law in the United States enacted between 1876 and 1965 that mandated racial segregation in all public facilities, with a supposedly "separate but equal" status for black Americans -
Ex. 6.Fill in the most appropriate prepositions where necessary:
1) to be engaged illegal practices
2) to hand down generation to generation
3) to deny smb the right
4) to leave an impact society
5) to be low-grade jobs
6) to span the nation
7) to separate race
8) to keep smb power
9) to prohibit smb smth
10) to provide severe penalties
11) to contend prejudice
12) to grant citizenship
13) to discourage smb smth
14) to extend equal pivileges smb
15) to accommodate smb
16) to apply all men
17) to flee persecution
18) to be handicapped smth
Questions for discussion.
1. What is your nationality? Do you feel that you really belong to a particular ethnic group?
2. Do you come from a multinational (uni-national) family?
3. Do you think you live in a multinational country? What do you know about the history of different ethnic groups residing in your country?
4. What is your attitude towards ethnic humour? How would you react to somebody telling an anecdote (joke) about your ethnic (cultural) identity? To a joke about your groupmate’s (neighbough’s) nationality?
5. Are you interested in other nationalities’ arts? Do you go to some performances conducted by the representatives of ethnic minorities living in your country?