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Session 24

It's 100 years to the day that women in the UK got the vote. Rob and Dan teach you the language the world's media is using to discuss this story.

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    Activity 1

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News Review

100 year anniversary for women's rights

It is 100 years today that The Representation of the People Act was passed. This gave women in the UK the right to vote - provided they were over 30 and owned property.

Language challenge

The Representation of the People Act was introduced in 1918 following pressure from the ‘Suffragette’ movement, which campaigned for the right for women in the UK to vote. The suffix ‘-ette’ comes from French. But what does it mean?

a) small version of X
b) female version of X
c) similar to X
d) all of the above

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The story

Today marks 100 years since The Representation of the People Act was passed, giving women the right to vote.

The change in law affected women over the age of 30 who met certain property qualifications, but full electoral equality didn’t follow for another decade.


officially forgiven for committing a crime

exaggerated depiction of someone

made less offensive or unpleasant

To do

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News Review quiz

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Language challenge - answer

d) all of the above


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