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dateline: 18 January 2017

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Massive Women’s March Organized for Trump’s First Day

Pre-Listening Vocabulary

  • inauguration: the official swearing in of a new leader
  • US Capitol: the building where the US Congress holds its sessions
  • National Mall: a green space in Washington, DC that extends from the Capitol to the Lincoln Memorial
  • sister: a closely related organization or event
  • solidarity: a shared vision or interest

Massive Women’s March Organized for Trump’s First Day

Hundreds of thousands of women are for a march in Washington, DC on January 21, the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration. The march is scheduled to begin at 10 am on the corner of the US Capitol and continue along the National Mall until 4 pm. of the march say the purpose is to send a strong to the new administration that women’s rights are rights. People across the US and even in Canada have purchased bus tickets to attend the march. In major cities around the world, hundreds of sister marches have also been planned to show solidarity.

Comprehension Questions

  1. Why is the timing of this march significant?
  2. What is the main mission of the march?
  3. Why does the report mention Canada?

Discussion Questions: Why do you think so many women want to participate in this march, including women who do not live in America?

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Written by Tara Benwell for EnglishClub
Tara Benwell is a Canadian freelance writer and editor who specializes in materials and articles for the ELT industry.
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