Intro|Intermediate|Word worlds of men and women

Gender-neutral or gender-inclusive language is a style of writing where words do not clearly show what gender someone is or try to minimise gender stereotypes. For example, a gender-neutral word such as «businessperson» is currently suggested instead of «businessman». Some promote the usage of singular «they» and «their» as illustrated in the sentence: «A student must do their best.»

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We live in the age of gender inclusion. How to avoid sounding old-fashioned or even rude? Let’s do this quiz and find out

Let’s learn the words! Then read the sentences and match the words in bold to what they mean

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If your friend spends fifteen minutes searching for her lost sunglasses, only to find them on her head, you can call her an airhead.

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Here are some of the problems that mothers face.

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Emma’s bubbly and fun to be around.

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I’m not bossy, I just have better ideas.

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The desire for freedom is inherent in all people.

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I don’t think it’s quite suitable for domesticity.

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Even the 19th century ladies used to gossip.


Let’s help an editor (we don’t mention their gender here) complete these sentences using new words

  • No gender?
  • New words