Indigenous People ESL Vocabulary

Today my students’ textbook asked them to talk about indigenous people. Anticipating that they might not know what “indigenous” means, or other related vocabulary, I made this short PPT, which introduces five useful words.

  • Indigenous
  • Minority
  • Aborigine
  • Immigration
  • Assimilation
Of course, it requires a bit of explanation, but the definition and some related images are there. I try to point out the double-edged sword (without using that particular cliche :)) of assimilation – that some would say it’s gaining a new culture, while others say it’s losing your old one.
You might also want to edit this to add “emigration” or other ideas for higher level students.

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