5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- rags to riches
- a Someone's nemesis is a person or thing that is very difficult for them to defeat.
- b used to describe what happens to a person who was poor but becomes rich.
a rags-to-riches story.
eg:Jack Ma's dynamism and boundless scope for ideas "cast a spell on people." That's what Duncan Clark - an investment advisor in China who's known Jack for 15 years - told me.
He's a very charismatic man. The one thing that stands out both in English and Chinese is that he has the gift of the gab.
He can charm a room. He knows how to read a room, whether it's investors or customers or government people.
He knows how to delight people. He's a charmer. He's a chancer.
He's what we all think of as an entrepreneur, with a rags to riches story.
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- c a group of vehicles or ships which travel together, especially for protection.
- d present but needing particular conditions to become active, obvious or completely developed. eg: Recent developments in the area have brought latent ethnic tension out into the open. eg: We're trying to bring out the latent artistic talents that many people possess without realising it.
- e Something that straddles a line, such as a border or river, exists on each side of it or goes across it.
Our farm straddles the railway line.
eg:IS militants control territory straddling Syria and Iraq. Kobane is one of their strategic objectives, and fierce fighting has raged in the town for weeks, forcing the evacuation of most of its civilian inhabitants.
5 Multiple choice questions
- relating to human society at a very early stage of development, with people living in a simple way without machines or a writing system.
Primitive races colonized these islands 2000 years ago.
eg:Mr. Lee says the balloon launch is "a primitive humanitarian activity for human rights which opens the eyes, ears and mouths of the North Korean people that have been closed by the North Korean regime."
- If an experience is traumatic, it causes you severe emotional shock and upset
Some of the most disturbed children had witnessed really traumatic things, such as rape and murder.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD is caused by a frightening event, either witnessed or experienced. Signs of the disorder may include depression, bad dreams and severe nervousness. Thoughts about the event may be uncontrollable.
eg:Lori Baker says that in most cases, the people died of the heat.
"There are a few traumatic things we need to look at, but, all in all, most of the individuals that we see die of heat exhaustion."
- To pester, nag, annoy persistently
- to (cause a boat or ship to) turn upside down by accident while on water.When the boat capsized we were trapped underneath it. Nearly 300 people remain missing after a ferry capsized off the southern coast of South Korea Wednesday with more than 462 people on board, most of them high school students. eg: Divers continue to pull bodies from the sunken South Korean ferryboat, as authorities widened their inquiry and released transcripts capturing the confusion as the ship capsized five days ago.
- unhappy and angry because someone has something or someone you want, or because you think they might take something or someone that you love away from you.
He had always been very jealous of his brother's good looks.
Anna says she feels jealous every time another woman looks at her boyfriend.
eg: Ichabod was happy dancing with Katrina as Brom looked at them with a jealous heart. The night passed. The music stopped, and the young people sat together to tell stories about the revolutionary war.
5 True/False questions
daunting → forbiddingly stern;severely simple and unornamented. eg: Monasteries are austere places designed to encourage prayer and reflection.
go viral → the act of putting a dead body into the ground, or the ceremony connected with this.
eg: The valley known as Sleepy Hollow hides from the world in the high hills of New York state. There are many stories told about the quiet valley. But the story that people believe most is about a man who rides a horse at night. The story says the man died many years ago during the American Revolutionary War. His head was shot off. Every night he rises from his burial place, jumps on his horse and rides through the valley looking for his lost head.
baton → a thick heavy stick used as a weapon by police officers.
canister → n. the power to act that voters give to their elected leaders.
eg:She also says the large number of voters surprised many critics and angered the Taliban. Gaining popular support is important for defeating rebel groups. But, she says, the power-sharing agreement makes the Taliban less likely to negotiate an end to the war.
"And what we have got now, all that goodwill, that freshness, that motivation, I would say has been lost. I would say at the moment the main problem with getting the Taliban to stop fighting is that whereas earlier on in the year the Afghan state looked like it was going to emerge strong, united with a popular democratic mandate . . .as an opponent that was to be feared. What's instead happened is that the state is a lot weaker, a lot more contested. And if you're the Taliban and you are making a political calculation as to what will suit you best, earlier in the year you might have been thinking about talks, now I am sure you'll be thinking about fighting."
pronounced → very noticeable or certain
I'm told I have a very pronounced English accent when I speak French.
She's a woman of very pronounced views which she is not afraid to air.