ESL Resources by Topic: Living Cultures

PODCAST: ESL Aloud

Guided instruction in speaking English for those learning English as a second language (ESL)

Exam-style Writing Practice: Questions made in the style of the ESL Exam

ESL Living Cultures – Writing Practice Art Galleries18. ESL Living Cultures - Writing Practice Dubai Art Galleries

ESL Living Cultures – Writing Practice Music Festivals16. ESL Living Cultures - Writing Practice Music Festivals

ESL Living Cultures Week 1 Vocabulary Quizizz

ESL Living Cultures Week 2 Vocabulary Quizizz

ESL Living Cultures Week 4 Vocabulary Quizizz

Morning Routine Video Quiz

 VocabularyTranslationDefinition
1Commissioned (adj.)بتكليفProducing speciality pieces (usually art) to order
2Communal (adj.)عموميShared by all members of a community; for common use
3Contributed (v.)يساهمGive  something (money or ideas) in order to help achieve or provide support
4Culture (ab n.)الثقافةThe ideas, customs, and social behaviour of a particular people or society
5Connection (ab n.)     اتصالA relationship in which a person or thing is linked or associated with something else
6Attitudes (ab n.)المواقفA settled or common way of thinking or feeling about something
7Cosmopolitan (adj.)عالميIncluding people from many different countries and cultures
8Influential (adj.)مؤثرThe ability or power to affect and shape behaviour or ideas of others
9Experience (ab n.)الخبرةThe process of gaining knowledge or skill from doing, seeing, or feeling things
10Insight (n.)البصيرةTo gain an accurate and deep understanding of something
    
11Kiosk (n.)كوخ – كشكA small open-fronted hut where newspapers, snacks and tickets are sold
12Proceeds (n.)العائداتMoney obtained from an event or activity, the profit made and put to use
13Facilities (n.)المرافقEquipment or resources for particular use
14Revenue (n.)الإيراداتAn regular income from a company or business
15Sufficient (adj.)كافيةEnough of something, adequate
16Subsidise (v.)يدعمTo support an organisation financially, sometimes by making the cost lower
17Viable (adj.)قابلة للحياةWhen something is capable of working, feasible
18Resources (n.)المواردA supply of money, materials and staff that can be drawn on by a person or organisation to function effectively
19Practicality (n.)العمليةWhether something can be done, if it is realistic and achievable
20Etiquette (n.)الآدابThe customs of polite behaviour
    
21Prioritise (v.)يحدد الأولوياتTo order things by their level of importance and urgency
22Successive (adj.)متعاقبFollowing on from others
23Ceremony (n.)حفلA formal religious or public occasion, especially celebrating a particular event or achievement
24Artefact (n.)قطعة أثريةAn object made by a human being usually of cultural or historical interest
25Fragile (adj.)الهشةAn object easily broken or damaged
26Hectic (adj.)محمومFull of incessant or frantic activity
27Provincial (adj.)المقاطعةDescribing the regions outside a city, especially regarded as unsophisticated or narrow-minded
28Energetic (adj.)حيويةGreat activity, movement or vitality
29Sociable (adj.)مؤنسWilling to talk and engage in activities with other people; friendly interaction
30Rural (adj.)الريفيةDescribing the countryside rather than the town
    
31Typically (ad v.)عادةً – يعتادIn most cases, usually. What people would expect
32Susceptible (adj.)عرضةLikely to be influenced or harmed by a particular thing
33Social Welfare (ab n.)الرعاية الاجتماعيةProgrammes set up by Governments to help the weakest and most vulnerable
34Profession (ab n.)المهنةAn occupation or job that requires lots of training and educational qualifications
35Solitude (ab n.)العزلةThe state of being alone
36Sustainability (ab n.)الاستدامةUsually linked to the environment, can an action be balanced and not destroy resources
37Emissions (n.)الانبعاثاتThe production and discharge of particularly gas, radiation or exhaust fumes
38Endure (v.)يتحملSuffer (something painful or difficult) patiently
39Dwelling (n.)المسكنA place of residence
40Sophisticated (adj.)متطورHaving a great deal of worldly experience and knowledge of culture

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