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donderdag 26 mei 2016

Rapping for POTUS

This week, US President Barack Obama visited Vietnam. See what happened during his meeting with young Vietnamese in Ho Chi Minh City on Wednesday.

Read the following words and phrases and their definitions.
  • environment - the natural world all around us
  • economic progress - the process of improvement of the economic situation
  • stereotype - a general idea of a particular type of person or group of people, often unfair and untrue
  • gender - the state of being male or female
  • gender stereotypes - simplistic generalizations about the gender attributes, differences, and roles of individuals or groups
  • representations of life - paintings, sculptures, or any other artistic product that are created to look like aspects of life
  • inspire - make somebody to want to do or change something; give somebody an idea about what to do or create
First read the assignment. Next watch the video. Take notes to help you do the assignment.

Note: The rapper's name is Suboi.
  1. What is Suboi's question for Obama?

  2. What did Suboi rap about?

  3. Regarding the music industry, how is the situation in Vietnam similar to the one in the US?

  4. Obama says: "Life is a combination of very practical things."
    Name at least two examples of the practical things he mentions.

  5. What is life apart from the "very practical things"?