Plus Two English Notes & Assignments 

Unit 1 – flights for freedom 

Chapter – 1 The 3Ls of empowerment  Activity 

Words Meanings

Kindred spirits (n) : people who think alike = സംബന്ധമുള്ള ,സമാനഗുണമുള്ള

Concerted (adj) : done in combination = യോജിച്ചു തീരുമാനിക്കുക

Shackle (n) : bondage = ബന്ധനം

Exclusion (n) : not allowing someone to take part in an activity = ബഹിഷ്‌കരണം

Adage (n) : a wise saying = ആപ്‌തവാക്യം

Facilitate (v) : to enable = സുഗമാക്കുക

Credit (n) : loan, funds

Innate (adj) : inborn = നൈസര്‍ഗികമായ ,ജന്മനായുള്ള

Consensus (n) : agreement = പൊതുസമ്മതം

Inclusion (n) : act of making a person part of a group = ചേര്‍ക്കല്‍ 

Sustainability (n) : ability to continue over a period of time = പരിപാലിക്കുക

Comfort zone (n) : a situation or place where one feels safe or comfortable അശ്വാസം നൽകുന്ന മണ്‌ഡലം

Impediment (n) : barrier = പ്രതിബന്ധം ,അതിർവരമ്പ് 

About the Author Chapter 01

Christine Lagarde, born in Paris, on 1 January 1956, is the first woman to become the Finance Minister of a G8 economy and to head the International Monetary Fund (IMF). She calls for opening the doors to women's learning, labour and leadership in the economic field. This speech was delivered at the National Democratic Institute, Washington DC, on 19 May 2014

Question & Answers

1. Can speeches make an impact on the human mind?      

Ans)- Yes , this speech definitely make a impact on human mind. We have already know great men influenced their people with powerful speeches. Our own Dr. APJ Abdul kalam said “ I will fly" is a stimulating speech especially to the youngsters. The message highlights the fact that everyone is born with potential to do something great. These build a self confidence . We all are possess 

inborn ideas to achieve a dream. And also speech about  kalam’ s  inspirational life is a greatest inspiration.  And he said that “ creativity in children leads to culture of excellence “ . Creativity and innovation and imagination of children can completely change their future of country in  right direction. 

2. Why do we make speeches?      

Ans )-Speeches are traditionally been seen to have one of the three board purposes to inform, to persuade and well, to be honest, different words are used for the third kind of speech purpose or to inspire . The aim of speech is to make listeners follow our 

idea and ideologies. The political leaders constantly make speeches to retain  their following and to prove that their policies and programmes are their best. Speech therapy can help with so many more skills pertaining both oral and written.  


Christine Lagarde suggests various means of empowering women. She persuasively insists on the idea that women should think and act independently. Keeping this in mind, prepare the script of a persuasive speech on the topic 'Education is the Key to Women Empowerment' to be delivered at the school assembly on International Women's Day (March 8).