Politically Correct Language - Answer Sheet

A LESSON PLAN FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHERS

Level: Advanced
Topic: General
Grammar Topic: Vocabulary
Type: Lesson Plans
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Published: 9th Apr 2011

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Answer key

sanitation engineer – bin man

mail carrier – postman/ mailman

physically challenged – disabled/ handicapped

mentally challenged/ learning difficulties – mentally disabled

hearing impaired – deaf/ going deaf

seniors – old people

visually impaired – blind/ going blind

follically challenged/ comb free – bald/ balding

fire fighter - fireman

visually challenged - ugly

lacking a formal education

living impaired - dead

chair - chairman

banned - blacklisted

Discussion questions
The three sections are based on avoiding negative words, being racist, and being sexist. 

Practice
Some suggestions for the other words in the list:

short – vertically challenged
uneducated – book challenged
negro/ coloured – black/ African American
American Indian – native American
white lie – innocent lie
oriental - Asian
policeman – police officer
mankind - humankind
actress - actor
air stewardess – cabin crew

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2011

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