Do you think there is more or less immigration to the U.S now than in the past? Have the countries of origin of the immigrants changed over the years? Do you think people’s reasons for immigrating to the U.S are the same today as they were in the past? Have people from your country immigrated to the U.S? If so, how many? Why?
IMMIGRATION THINK ABOUT MIGRATION OF TURKISH CITIZENS AND PLEASE SHARE YOUR IDEAS WITH US (IF you want)
Immigrant (n.) Definition: a person who has come to live permanently in a country that is not their own Collocations: immigrant communities/families/workers E.g. Large numbers of illegal immigrants have found their way into the country recently. E.g. The majority of workers at the factory are recent immigrants. E.g. There has been a recent increase in the number of African immigrants.
Drought (n.) Definition: a long period of time when there is little or no rain Collocations: two years of severe drought / one of the worst droughts on record E.g. The country has experienced its worst drought this century. E.g. In East Africa, three years of drought have left 10 million people in urgent need of food and water. E.g. Drought and famines have killed up to four million people in Ankara, the capital of Turkey.
Famine (n.) Definition: a lack of food during a long period of time in a region Collocations: severe/widespread famine E.g. A million people are facing famine. E.g. Widespread famine had triggered a number of violent protests. E.g. Thousands of refugees are trapped by war, drought and famine.
Persecute (v.) Definition: to treat sb in a cruel and unfair way, especially because of their race, religion or political beliefs Collocations: persecuted minorities E.g. The persecution of writers who criticize the government is one of the main problems of Turkey. E.g. The Prutants left England to escape being persecuted. E.g. Throughout history, people have been persecuted for their religious beliefs.
Settler (n.) Definition: a person who goes to live in a new country or region Collocations: white settlers in Africa / early settlers in Australia E.g. The village was founded by settlers from the Volga region. E.g. White settlers in Africa usually face some adaptation problems and return to their own countries after a few years.
Colonist (n.) Definition: a person who settles in an area that has become a colony E.g. The colonists struggled through their firts winter.
Stage (n.) Definition: a period or state that sth/sb passes through while developing or making progress Collocations: early / different stages E.g. This technology is still in its early stages. E.g. The children are at different stages of development. E.g. The product is at the design stage. E.g. People tend to work hard at this stage of life.
Widespread (adj.) Definition: existing or happening over a large area or among many people Collocations: widespread damage / support / acceptance / criticism / condemnation E.g. The plan received widespread support throughout the country. E.g. Racism is much more widespread than people imagine
Scarcity (n.) Definition: if there is a scarcity of sth, there is not enough of it and it is difficult to obtain it; shortage (syn) Collocations: scarcity of time/money/energy E.g. The scarcity of employment opportunities... E.g. An ever-increasing scarcity of water....
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