II. While Reading Activities
- untenable |ˌənˈtenəb(ə)l| adjective- (especially of a position or view) not able to be maintained or defended against attack or objection: this argument is clearly untenable.
- refugees |ˌrefyo͝oˈjē| noun-a person who has been forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster: tens of thousands of refugees fled their homes | [as modifier] : a refugee camp.
- integral |ˈin(t)əɡrəlinˈteɡrəl| adjective-1 necessary to make a whole complete; essential or fundamental: games are an integral part of the school’s curriculum | systematic training should be integral to library management.
- scarce |skers| adjective- (especially of food, money, or some other resource) insufficient for the demand: as raw materials became scarce, synthetics were developed.
- advocate |ˈadvəkət| noun -a person who publicly supports or recommends a particular cause or policy: he was an untiring advocate of economic reform.
- quota |ˈkwōdə| noun-a limited or fixed number or amount of people or things, in particular:
- vet |vet| verb (vets, vetting, vetted) [with object]• British investigate (someone) thoroughly, especially in order to ensure that they are suitable for a job requiring secrecy, loyalty, or trustworthiness: each applicant will be vetted by police.
- appropriate adjective |əˈprōprēət| suitable or proper in the circumstances: a measure appropriate to a wartime economy.
- stock |stäk| noun-• a supply or quantity of something accumulated or available for future use: I need to replenish my stock of food goods.
- asylum |əˈsīləm| noun 1 (also political asylum) the protection granted by a nation to someone who has left their native country as a political refugee: she applied for asylum and was granted refugee status.
Source: New Oxford American Dictionary
- T-Two years ago this month, Mayada Anjari was only dimly aware that a holiday was approaching.
- F-Mayada Anjari’s family is from from Syria.
- T-The family left their home city, Homs in 2013.
- F-They registered as refugees with the United Nations, so the boys could attend school.
- F-The children could attend school however, the adults could not work legally.
- T- Working with the United Nations Refugee Agency, the Department of State brings in a certain number of refugees each year.
- T-Sponsors must provide a ‘culturally appropriate’ meal for the family.
- F-Chris George is an executive director of Integrated Refugees & Immigrants Services, in New Haven.
- T-Fereshteh Ganjavi, who arrived from Afghanistan in 2013 and now works at Integrated Refugees.
- T-Dima King, who arrived in the United States last year, is seeking asylum because of the anti-gay persecution.
Grammar: Identifying English Articles
- By last fall, the boys (now 14, 12 and 10) had learned about the Pilgrims
- Ms. Anjari had memorized the two-mile walk to the nearest store.
- She had cooked for the church group.
- Fans of Ms. Anjari’s food helped her publish a cookbook of Syrian recipes.
- The daily violence of the civil war had made their lives untenable.
- From the day of arrival, food is an integral part of adjustment to a new country.
- Mr. George is a passionate advocate.
- An Eritrean mother and children arrived earlier in the year.