5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- a a round wheel-shaped object on which sewing thread, fishing wire, film, etc. can be rolled, or the amount of thread, etc. stored on one of these.
- b (a) belief or idea. The programme makers reject the notion that seeing violence on television has a harmful effect on children.
- c 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.
- d adj. not having or showing complete trust in someone or something that could be dangerous or cause trouble.
I'm a bit wary of/about giving people my address when I don't know them very well.
eg:Many Senate Republicans say they will not support an agreement that permits Iran to continue enriching any uranium. Enriched uranium can be used to make nuclear weapons. However, President Obama already has the power to end, or waive, sanctions without approval from Congress. Justin Logan is a foreign policy expert at the Cato Institute, a research group. He says Republicans could take that power from the president.
"There's some prospect that a large Republican wave and takeover of the Senate could raise the prospect of sanctions bills against Iran without that waiver authority. But that requires Congress to sort of take responsibility for the policy and leave its fingerprints on the policy. And historically they've been very wary of doing that."
- e the state of being famous, respected or important. eg:his eminence as a film director
5 Multiple choice questions
- having the necessary qualities or satisfying the necessary conditions.
Are you eligible for early retirement/maternity leave?
You might be eligible for a grant.
Only people over 18 are eligible to vote.
This year, like last year, the U.S. government is refusing to consider people from 19 countries for a visa. That is because more than 50,000 people from each of those nations have come to the United States legally in the past five years. Included on the list are Brazil, China, India, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines and Vietnam.
Sean Cooper says the same countries have been on the "not eligible" list for years.
"Well, it changes from time to time. But actually, many of these countries that are included on the list that are not eligible for the diversity visa program this year -- and weren't last year as well -- are from traditionally large sources of immigration to the United States. So for some of them, it's not likely that they're going to fluctuate again and become less than 50,000 over the last five years. For others, it might be. And each year what the law requires is that we review 'Alright how many people emigrated?' and if they fall into that they would then join the 'eligible' list."
- 1. describes beer which is served from a barrel through a tap.
2. available for use at any time.
Working in a library as I do, I have all this information on tap.
eg:Favio Garcia is also an owner of Lost Rhino. He says the brewery stays innovative by debuting, or introducing, a new kind of beer every couple of weeks. He also says you have to take risks to make progress. But he admits that the risks he takes are calculated risks. He weighs the good with the bad before going forward.
"Well, we have 16 beers on tap right now. You have to take a risk to move forward. So it is a calculated risk. But we are happy to take it and create something new and interesting with it."
- to keep something harmful within limits and not allow it to spread.
ore police were sent to help contain the violence.
Nixon said Saturday the state of emergency was not to silence people but to contain a handful of looters who are endangering the community.
- a period of time when a criminal must behave well and not commit any more crimes in order to avoid being sent to prison;a period of time at the start of a new job when you are watched and tested to see if you are suitable for the job;US a period of time in which a student who has behaved badly must improve their work or behaviour in order to stay in a school;eg:He served a year in prison and was then let out on probation.eg:During probation, follow local legal requirements. eg:You have three month probation.
- Officials who investigate and prosecute official crimes.eg:The People's Procuratorates and the public security organs, may, as required by investigation crimes, inquire into or freeze criminal suspects' deposits or remittances according to regulations,
5 True/False questions
in due course → to gradually end, often in a disappointing or weak way.
They went off to different universities and their relationship just fizzled out.
eg:The task force countries promised a total of 5,000 soldiers. 2,000 from Uganda, and 1,000 from each of the other three countries. But a Ugandan commander says none of the countries has been able to provide the promised troops. Colonel Mike Kabagno heads the Uganda force in the CAR.
"As we speak now, Uganda is at 1,500. We were at 2,000, but (with) other commitments, we keep on going up and down. Central Africa, nil. When (President Francois) Bozize was overthrown, everyone fizzled out. DRC, 100, 500. It keeps up and down. South Sudan, the same thing. They have problems, so they have to come in and out. The figure now (is) 100, 200."
as a last resort → if all other methods fail
British police are supposed to use guns only as a last resort.
eg: Harwit said the parents of Internet-addicted youth are desperate to cure their offspring. Some even resort to drugging their kids to take them to the camps.
"They look to [the camps] as a kind of last resort for reforming their children, especially if it's one child, the only child that they have, and giving them a chance to break their addiction to Internet games and hopefully then return to school and become more academically capable," he said.
divisive → describes something that causes great and sometimes unfriendly disagreement within a group of people.The Vietnam war was an extremely divisive issue in the US. eg:Today, April 30, marks the anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War. On this date in 1975, Marines evacuated the last Americans from the embassy in Saigon, bringing to a close America's most divisive foreign conflict - a division expressed in street protests and in song.
cohesive → united and working together effectively.a cohesive group.cohesive forces. eg: Flamenco music is often associated with Spain. Gypsies from north India brought the music to Europe in the 18th century. But one American band is adding Arabic traditions, too. La Ruya includes sounds from Turkey, the Black Sea, Persia and North Africa. Christopher Cruise tells about their music.
Can you hear the Spanish guitar and heeled shoes in this music? They are some of the classic sounds of flamenco music. But a California band called La Ruya is transforming flamenco.
One of the band's founding members is Sam Foster. He is a drummer who became interested in Arabic and Turkish drumming. From there, he learned about flamenco. He brought in flamenco dancer Melissa Cruz and other musicians to create the unusual sound of La Ruya.
"We are taking forms and in some cases actual songs from other parts of the world and flamenco-izing them, so you have something new, a sound I haven't heard before."
"We have oud, which is the Middle Eastern lute. We have a flute player...
The cajon, the box drum. And darbouka, the gourd drum, also known as dumbek."
And, says Melissa Cruz, they have the palmas.
"Palmas are flamenco hand claps. And typically it is the flamenco singer and the flamenco dancer who are doing the palmas."
Wherever La Ruya performs, they find an interested audience.
"Flamenco is really improvisational, so there aren't any strict rules or regulations. The point is to create one cohesive piece of music."
Some say traditional Spanish flamenco should stay the way it is.
But Melissa Cruz says La Ruya's style -- with its Arabic rhythms and instruments -- is not changing flamenco. Instead, it is bringing the music back to its Moorish roots.
veteran → a medical condition which makes breathing difficult by causing the air passages to become narrow or blocked。