5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- a blindly devoted patriot
A chauvinist cannot recognize any faults in his country, no matter how flagrant they may be.
- b fantastic; highly imaginative
Poe's chimerical stories are sometimes too morbid for reading in bed.
- c implying a cause-and-effect relationship (thuộc nguyên nhân)
(The psychologist maintained there was a causal relationship between the nature of one's early childhood experiences and one's adult personality.)
- d purging or cleansing of any passage of the body(sự tẩy nhẹ)
Aristotle maintained that tragedy created a catharsis by purging the soul of base concepts.
- e divine gift; great popular charm or appeal (uy tín)
Political commentators have deplored the importance of a candidate's charisma in these days of television campaigning.
5 Multiple choice questions
- radiating; departing from the center
Many automatic drying machines remove excess moisture from clothing by centrifugal force.(ly tâm)
- casual and offhand; arrogant; presumptuous; impudent
Sensitive about having her ideas taken lightly, Marcia felt insulted by Mark's cavalier dismissal of her suggestion.
- long established, as a disease
The doctors were finally able to attribute his chronic headaches and nausea(chứng ói mửa, vomit) to traces of formaldehyde gas in his apartment. (kinh niên)
- quack; pretender to knowledge
When they realized that the Wizard didn't know how to get them back to Kansas, Dorothy and her friends were sure they'd been duped by a charlatan.
- vexation; disappointment
Her refusal to go with us filled us with chagrin.
5 True/False questions
chronicle → report; record (in chronological order)
The gossip columnist was paid to chronicle the latest escapades of the socially prominent celebrities.
chaff → warm by rubbing
The collar chafed his neck.
celestial → heavenly, mundane
She spoke of the celestial joys that awaited virtuous souls in the hereafter.
chasm → (vỏ trấu)
When you separate the wheat from the chaff, be sure you throw out the chaff.
celerity → speed; rapidity; velocity
Hamlet resented his mother's celerity in remarrying within a month after his father's death.