5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- a causing harm or damage;These chemicals have a detrimental effect/impact on the environment. eg: the foreigner shall not engage in any activity which, in the opinion of the Controller of immigration,is detrimental to the security and well-being of Singapore.
- b used to form adjectives that describe who is providing support, especially financial support. government-backed contracts. eg: It comes after a referendum on Sunday in which Crimean officials say 97% of voters backed splitting from Ukraine.
- c Someone who is slightly built is thin and delicate .Arthur,a sightly built young man,has a disinclination to participate in sports involving physical contact.
- d the murder of someone famous or important.
an assassination attempt.
the assassination of the opposition leader.
eg: The lack of control, lack of worker safety and working environment are appalling. And Turkey is ranked number one in Europe in terms of work accidents, and apparently number three after Algeria and El Salvador in the world. Observers qualify these work accidents as work assassinations.
- e a large group of animals of the same type that live and feed together.
a herd of cattle/elephants/goats.
eg:Early in 1866, a group of Texas cattlemen decided to try this. They put together a huge herd of more than two hundred sixty-thousand cattle and set out for Sedalia.
5 Multiple choice questions
- to add fuel to a large closed fire and move the fuel around with a stick so that it burns well and produces a lot of heat. to encourage bad ideas or feelings in a lot of people.He's been accused of stoking up racial hatred in the region.eg: Kerry Threatens More Sanctions, Says Russia is 'Stoking Instability' in Ukraine
- features belonging to the culture of a particular society, such as traditions, languages or buildings, which still exist from the past and which have a historical importance
These monuments are a vital part of the cultural heritage of South America.
eg:The newest designers to arrive are Asian-born and Asian-trained, looking to make inroads in the lucrative U.S. fashion market.
Their early predecessors, by comparison, had Asian heritage but were U.S.-born and U.S.-trained designers. One of the best known is Vera Wang, known for her wedding gowns and who recently designed one for celebrity Kim Kardashian.
Then came designers born in Asia but trained in the United States, such as Jason Wu, whose styles have been worn by first lady Michelle Obama.
The newest wave brings a stronger sense of their own cultures, mixed with Western sensibilities, said Lie Sang Bong, who founded his brand Lie Sangbong in 1985 in South Korea.
- not willing to do something and therefore slow to do it.
I was having such a good time I was reluctant to leave.
Many parents feel reluctant to talk openly with their children.
eg:Morris Levy teaches political science at the University of Southern California. He says many Asian Americans do not identify with any party.
"So even among voters who were voting Democrat in the last few elections, many are reluctant to say 'I identify myself as a Democrat.'"
- an officer of middle rank in the British, US and many other armed forces such as the US Air Force
Her father was a major in the Scots Guards.
I met Major Jones last year.
eg:Major Robert Anderson led the small force of U.S. soldiers at Fort Sumter. Anderson could not use his most powerful cannons to answer the Confederate attack. The cannons were in the open at the top of the fort, where the gunners were not protected. Too many of his men would be lost if his force tried to fire these guns.
eg:Print based on the painting called Hancock at Gettysburg by Thure de Thulstrup. Shows Major General Winfield S. Hancock riding along the Union lines during the Confederate bombardment prior to Pickett's Charge.
- quite, but not extremely. eg: I've got a pretty good idea of how to get there. The house has four bedrooms, so it's pretty big.
5 True/False questions
indiscriminately → not showing careful thought or planning, especially so that harm results
an indiscriminate terrorist attack on civilians
An Israeli government spokesman said Hamas fighters have been indiscriminately targeting civilians.
"Hamas has indiscriminately targeted men, women and children. And in so doing, Hamas has not only shown its total disregard for Israeli life, but has shown it has no qualms whatsoever about once again endangering and bringing tragedy upon the civilian population of Gaza," said Regev.
scam → (an area of) very wet soft land.
eg: The expedition faced a choice:Go the long way around the vast swamp and lost precious time or go through it and risk having their vehicles get stuck in a quagmire.
statue → [I or T] to (cause something to) break suddenly into very small pieces.
The glass shattered into a thousand tiny pieces.
His leg was shattered in the accident.
treadmill → 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.
leading → a very hard, grey, pink and black rock, which is used for building.
eg: I finished the second and third rows of stone blocks. As I began the fourth row, I heard Fortunato begin to shake the chains that held him to the wall. He was trying to pull them out of the granite wall.