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5. What does it mean to be a citizen? (English Vocabulary Lesson)

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5. What does it mean to be a citizen? (English Vocabulary Lesson)

9 Oktober 2020

FULL TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE HERE --  On today’s episode, we will discuss citizenship. What does it mean to be a citizen, how do you become a citizen, and what is the future of citizenship?   Contact us!  INSTAGRAM - thinkinginenglishpodcast ( Twitter - @thinkenglishpod   Our blog :   Our email:   Vocabulary List   Citizenship (n) - the state of being a member of a particular country and having rights because of it:   He was granted Canadian citizenship.   Universal (adj) - Existing everywhere or involving everyone   Music is often thought of as a universal language   allegiance (n) - Loyalty or support for a ruler, country, group, or belief   Soldiers have to swear allegiance to the King   inclusion (n) - the act of including someone or something in a group   She is being considered for inclusion in the Olympic team   exclusion (n) -the act of not allowing someone or something to take part in an activity or join a group   Her exclusion from the list of Oscar nominees was shocking   To naturalise (v) - to make someone a legal citizen of a country they were not born in   He is a naturalised US citizen mutually   exclusive (adj) - to things that cannot happen together, or incompatible   Flexibility and productivity are not mutually exclusive   contribution (n) - something that you give or do to help produce or achieve something together with other people, or to help make something successful   All contributions, no matter how small, will be much appreciated   benefits (n) - money given by the government to people who need financial help, for example because they cannot find a job   Unemployment benefit   Comprehension Questions   Q. What is a naturalised citizen?   A. A person who becomes a citizen of a country after they are born   Q. How much does it cost to become a citizen of St Kitts and Nevis in 2020?   A. A $150,000 contribution to the country’s “Sustainable Growth Fund” and a minimum real estate investment of $200,000   Q. If your mother is from Qatar, but your father is not, are you a native Qatari citizen?   A. No, you are not.


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