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153. Should We Pay Reparations for Slavery? (English Vocabulary Lesson)

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153. Should We Pay Reparations for Slavery? (English Vocabulary Lesson)

25 Mei 2022

CLICK HERE TO DONATE OR SUPPORT TO PODCAST!!!! - During recent trips to the Caribbean, the British royal family has faced demands for reparations and compensation for the UK’s involvement in the historic slave trade. What are reparations? And should we pay reparations for slavery? Let’s talk about this on today’s episode of Thinking in English! TRANSCRIPT - You may also like... How to be an ACTIVE English Learner!! 152. Why are the Falkland Islands so Controversial? (English Vocabulary Lesson) 151. What is Roe v. Wade? (English Vocabulary Lesson) 150. How to Stop Procrastinating!! (English Vocabulary Lesson) INSTAGRAM - thinkinginenglishpodcast (  Blog - Vocabulary List head of state (n) - the official leader of a country, often someone who has few or no real political powers Queen Elizabeth II is the head of state in 15 countries Atrocity (n) - an extremely cruel, violent, or shocking act They are currently investigating the atrocities committed during the war To trace (v) - to discover the causes or origins of something by examining the way in which it has developed She traced her family back 400 years Impoverished (adj) - very poor He was an impoverished young actor Wrongdoing (n) - a bad or an illegal action She has denied any wrongdoing Descendant (n) - a person who is related to you and who lives after you They claim to be the descendants of the royal family To emancipate (v) - to free a person from another person’s control Slaves in the British empire were mostly emancipated in 1833 Appalling (v) - very bad The weather today is appalling Precedent (n) - an action, situation, or decision that has already happened and can be used as a reason why a similar action or decision should be performed or made There is already precedent for promoting people with no formal qualifications in this company


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