Thousands of women have signed up with 50:50 Parliament to register their interest in standing as an MP (Member of Parliament) in the UK. What’s inspiring them to get involved? Sam and Georgina discuss the engagement of women in politics and teach you related English vocabulary.
This week’s question
Which country has the highest percentage of women in its parliament? Is it:
c) New Zealand
Listen to the programme to find out the answer.
to be a candidate in an election
𝐭𝐨 𝐬𝐞𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐟 (𝐝𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠)
to imagine that it is possible for you to do something
𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐭 𝐨𝐟
the possibility of
vocabulary and expressions related to a particular job
𝐚 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐚𝐝𝐯𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐝 𝐛𝐚𝐜𝐤𝐠𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝
growing up in a family situation without much money
𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐚𝐢𝐥𝐨𝐫 (𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐬𝐚𝐲)
to change (how you speak) to make it suitable for a particular group
To download the audio and a transcript, go to our website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/6-minute-english/ep-200123