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1 GENDER DIFFERENCES.

2 Discuss with your partner: In what ways do males and females think and act differently? Do you think boys and girls are born different, or taught to be different? Do you think most people have set ideas (stereotypes) about male and female characteristics?

3 Men or Women? aggressivetactfulvengeful ambitiousforgivingdominating dependentunemotionallogical directcaringcritical gentlecompetitive self-centeredcooperative self-confidentsupportive self-promoting self-conscious

4 Do you think men or women are... more worried about their health? likely to remember the wrongdoing? more satisfied with their performance? better at remembering more symbolic and spatial things ( better at finding directions)? better at fixing a car/fixing friendships? more self-confident/self-assured?

5 compound adjectives self-confident: self-assured self-centered:selfish, egocentric self-conscious: shy, embarrassed self-employed: s/o who is his/her own boss self-sufficient: one who can supply his/her own needs much-appreciated: valued highly bright-colored, bright-eyed

6 Vocabulary in Context resounding (adj) forceful, loud, ringing - The class answered with a resounding no. - a resounding success ( very impressive)

7 come up with (phr v) to discover, produce, to draw a conclusion Scientists have been trying to come up with a cure for cancer.

8 overall (adj) regarded as a whole, generally He made a few mistakes but did well overall. Overall, the project was successful. overalls (n) 

9 make one’s point (phr v) effectively express one’s idea I see what you mean about skateboards being dangerous. You've made your point.

10 spatial (adj) relating to space spatial ability

11 bring about (v) to cause to happen to result in, to lead to The new President must bring about a change in the health care system. Land reform brought about a great change in the lives of the common people.

12 status (n) rank, position marital status financial status to maintain/preserve one’s status status quo: the current situation

13 adversarial (adj) negative, hostile, competitive, antagonistic, unfriendly involving two people or two sides who oppose each other The relationship between the president and the congress should not be adversarial if anything is to get done.

14 put-downs (n) a remark or act intended to humiliate or embarrass someone ironic remark, sarcasm He has the annoying habit of putting down others under the guise of offering constructive criticism.


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