Academic Word List

  • comprehensive
  • elimination
  • funding
  • implement
  • reside
  • valid

Other Vocabulary

  • advisory
  • board
  • enacted
  • leased
  • municipalities
  • stance
  • stream
  • synchronize


Please click the Exercise link to continue and do exercises 1 and 2.


Use the questions to begin a discussion. Try to be sure everyone in your group gives their opinion and explains why they hold that opinion before moving on to the next question. Type in your group's main ideas to use afterwards for class discussion.

  1. How much responsibility should someone have to prevent from becoming homeless? What should the average person do to make sure they don't end up on the street?
  2. What is the government's responsibility? How much should they keep helping its citizens even when it is the people's bad decisions that lead to the problem?


Please click the Exercise link to continue in Exercise 3.



Listen to first paragraph of a larger Listening, which is only an Introduction to the topic. In your group, discuss how this relates to the Reading you've just done and predict what you believe the rest of the Listening will be about and some of the topics that might be discussed. Try to find the General Statement and Thesis Statement in the Introduction and write your summary of them in Exercise 4. Try to rephrase vocabulary as much as possible.

Now listen to the complete Listening passage and take notes on it. When it is finished, talk to your group about the main ideas that are discussed in the Listening. Re-write the Thesis Statement you made above by adding some more information from the Listening in Exercise 5.



Please click the Exercise link to continue in Exercise 6.

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