||Part of Speech
||Pattern + Definition + Collocations
||Context in which the word/phrase is used
||verb [T] adjective
||to explain a fact, statement, idea etc in a way that changes its real meaning The Journalist was accused of distorting the facts.
||They present too many generalizations or quite a distorted view.
||noun [U] verb [T, I]
||the process of assimilating or being
to take in, fit into, or become similar (to)
The EU should remain flexible enough
to assimilate more countries quickly.
|Paying attention to customs and cultural differences can give someone outside that culture a better chance of assimilation or acceptance.
||to deliberately pay no attention to something that you have been told or that you know about As far as homelessness goes, the vast majority of people Just sit back and ignore it.
||Ignoring them can get an unsuspecting person into trouble.
||someone who is employed by a newspaper or a television station etc to report news from a particular area or on a particular subject Our correspondent in South Africa sent this report.
||Aaron Pun, a Canadian ODCnet correspondent, wrote…
||to ask or allow someone to take part in
involve sb in sth: Try to involve as
many children as possible in the game.
|…educators or managers make fewer attempts to involve those of other cultures because they have been taught not to expect participation!
||an ethnic quality or affiliation resulting from racial or cultural ties Ethnicity has a strong influence on community status relations.
||Or do not realize there may be something wrong when a student or employee of a different ethnicity makes little eye contact with them.
||adjective noun [U]
||willing to consider new ideas or listen
to someone else’s opinions
You might find them in a more
receptive mood tomorrow.
[+ to]: receptive to new ideas and
|…there is no good substitute for receptiveness to interpersonal feedback, good observation skills…
||a genuine feeling, desire etc is one that you really feel, not one you pretend to feel in order to deceive people; sincere The reforms are motivated by a genuine concern for the disabled.
||Making a genuine effort to find the positive historical, literary. and cultural contributions of a society…
||noun [U, C]
||the act of joining or becoming connected with a larger group or organization
||My assertion is that people everywhere have much in common, such as a need for affiliation and love…