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Flashcards in society Deck (14):
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mankind (n)
(n)

A nuclear war would be a threat to all ~. a human being

2

society

~ has a right to punish law-breakers.

3

socialisation (n: US: z)

~ is the process by which a person learns to behave in a
way that is acceptable in their society

4

a majority (n)

The ~ was in favour of the proposal, therefore they
could pass this law.
↔ a minority (n)
 ethnic minorities

5

a survey (n)
surveillance (n)

A ~ of population trends has shown a population
decrease in rural areas.
Video ~ has been commonplace in the UK since the
1980s.
= a poll (n)

6

the upper class (n)
the middle class (n)
the working class (n)

He has always been proud of being a member of the ~.
The ~ has often been called the backbone of society.
The government promised to spend more money on
families from the ~

7

exploitation (n)

K. Marx claimed that the ~ of the working class would
lead to revolution.
exploit sb / sth (v)

8

a peer group (n)
peer pressure (n)

A ~ comprises people of the same background, class,
social status, or occupation.
A study has shown that teenage shoplifters often act
under ~, i.e. they are influenced by their friends

9

a prejudice (n)
a stereotype (n)

Many people have ~s against foreigners.
According to a widespread ~, scientists occupy an ivory
tower, isolated from other parts of society.
be prejudiced (adj)

10

equal pay

The company's Mexican workers demonstrated for ~ as
they earned less than their Americancolleagues

11

benefits (n

) The government supports its people by paying child,
housing or unemployment ~s

12

mother tongue (n)
a native speaker (n)

Your ~ is your native language, as opposed to second
languages studied at school or work.

13

abortion (n)

~ means deliberately ending a pregnancy at an early
stage.

14

contraception (n)
a contraceptive (n)

~ refers to the use of any method, drug, or device to
prevent pregnancy.
The anti-baby pill is an oral ~ widely used in Western
countries