What's getting women into politics? 6 Minute English

Thousands of women have signed up with 50:50 Parliament to register their interest in standing as an MP (Member of Parliament) in the UK. What’s inspiring them to get involved? Sam and Georgina discuss the engagement of women in politics and teach you related English vocabulary.

This week’s question
Which country has the highest percentage of women in its parliament? Is it:
a) Rwanda
b) Sweden
c) New Zealand
Listen to the programme to find out the answer.

to stand
to be a candidate in an election

to see yourself (doing something)
to imagine that it is possible for you to do something

the prospect of
the possibility of

vocabulary and expressions related to a particular job

a disadvantaged background
growing up in a family situation without much money

to tailor (what you say)
to change (how you speak) to make it suitable for a particular group

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