divendres, 28 de novembre de 2008

Questions for preparing Martin Luther King's text


1. What rights did black people have in the USA in the 1960’s?
Anyone right, the american rights were against black people.

2. What was “segregation”?

Racial segregation separation of different racial groups in daily life, such as eating in a restaurant, drinking from a water fountain, using a rest room, attending school, going to the movies, or in the rental or purchase of a home. Segregation may be mandated by law or exist through social norms.

3. What did states as Georgia, Mississippi or Alabama have in common in the 1960’s?
Where were more percentage of african-americans.

4. Who were the “Pilgrims”?
Is a name commonly applied to the early settlers of the Plymouth Colony in present-day Plymouth, Massachusetts.

5. What is a “spiritual”?

Ethic, God want it because it’s correct and it’s we must want.

Vocabulary

Rooted - firmly implanted
Rise up - to get up from a lying, sitting, or kneeling posture; assume an upright position
Creed - any system or codification of belief or of opinion
Hold - to bear, sustain, or support, as with the hands or arms, or by any other means.
Swelter - to suffer from oppressive heat.
Heat - the state of a body perceived as having or generating a relatively high degree of warmth.
Rough - having a coarse or uneven surface, as from projections, irregularities, or breaks
Crooked - not straight; bending; curved
Straight - Informal. reliable, as a report or information
Flesh - the physical or animal nature of humankind as distinguished from its moral or spiritual nature
Despair - someone or something that causes hopelessness
Hope - the feeling that what is wanted can be had or that events will turn out for the best