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Forberedelse til heldagsprøve i Engelsk
Vg1 SSP og vg2 YF,
Ås videregående skole.
Legges ut på It’s learning og i papirversjon i skolens resepsjon tirsdag 2/4, 2013, kl 08.00

The essay questions in Part 2 of the exam are all linked to the same topic:

“Social Equality”

One of the basic democratic ideals is to guarantee social equality, which means that we all have the same rights and opportunities in life. However, the following newspaper headlines suggest that this is not always the case.

 Wheelchair users still barred from many jobs
 Pupils from top private schools still get the best jobs
 Not enough working-class students at university
 Rich still getting richer, poor stay poor
 Garbage collector was refused membership by posh golf
 Glass ceiling still prevents women from reaching top jobs  Name stops family from getting flat

On the examination day you will be asked to write a text related to this topic, in a given genre and for a specific audience. The texts below and your own preparations will help you get started.

Use your preparation period to find information about, and reflect on, issues of social equality in English-speaking countries. You might also want to review and look for literary texts and films you have studied that deal with this issue.

You should reflect on these points:
 gender
 income
 job opportunities
 cultural background
 social class
 disabilities

Remember that you can take your notes with you to the examination! Also, it is a good idea to download this document onto your computer!

“Gender equality is more than a goal in itself. It is a precondition for meeting the challenge of reducing poverty, promoting sustainable development and building good governance.” (Kofi A...

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