Answer Key: Hillary Clinton’s Win

Lesson Plan: Hillary’s Win Is A Win for The United States!

II. While Reading Activities: Word Inference

  1. feat  |fēt| noun-an achievement that requires great courage, skill, or strength: the new printing presses were considerable feats of engineering.
  2. preceded |priˈsēd| verb [ with obj. ] come before (something) in time: a gun battle had preceded the explosions.
  3. arduous |ˈärjo͞oəs|  adjective-involving or requiring strenuous effort; difficult and tiring: an arduous journey.
  4. conspicuous |kənˈspikyo͞oəs| adjective-standing out so as to be clearly visible: he was very thin, with a conspicuous Adam’s apple.
  5. brutal |ˈbro͞otl|-adjective-savagely violent: a brutal murder.
  6. preparation |ˌprepəˈrāSHən| noun-the action or process of making ready or being made ready for use or consideration: the preparation of a draft contract | the project is in preparation.
  7. underrepresent |ˌəndə(r)ˌrepriˈzent| verb [ with obj. ]-provide with insufficient or inadequate representation: women are underrepresented at high levels.
  8. plausible |ˈplôzəbəl| adjective-(of an argument or statement) seeming reasonable or probable: a plausible explanation | it seems plausible that one of two things may happen.
  9. monarch  |ˈmänərk, ˈmänˌärk| noun-1 a sovereign head of state, esp. a king, queen, or emperor.
  10. connection |kəˈnekSHən| noun-(connections) people with whom one has social or professional contact or to whom one is related, esp. those with influence and able to offer one help: he had connections with the music industry.

Source: New Oxford American Dictionary

Reading Comprehension: Fill-ins

Today, 23 women are top leaders in their respective countries, according to the Worldwide Guide to Women in Leadership website. But the list makes room for monarchs – notably, Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and Queen Margrethe II of Denmark – as well as those who may have risen to the position through parliamentary systems that put the winning party’s leader in charge without direct elections by voters.

Grammar Focus:  Word -Recognition

There is a path to the presidency – and it isn’t easy, especially for a woman, says Michele Swers, an American government professor at Georgetown University. It requires a great deal of preparation even before the pricey and exhausting task of actually campaigning for the post.