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5 Matching Questions

  1. standoff
  2. stumble
  3. drawback
  4. clash
  5. thrive
  1. a To grow vigorously; flourish: "the wild deer that throve here" .eg:In addition to the evolving Chinese economy, social factors are driving people to buy more of these products than ever before. Fabinyi claims the luxurious banquet culture among the country's elite is a large reason why the high-end market for seafood like live reef fish, sea cucumbers and shark fins is thriving.
  2. b to walk in a way which does not seem controlled. eg:When people stumble in their use of Microsoft Project, frequently the problem stems from a lack of understanding of how task types work. If you understand that, then Project can become the most powerful weapon in your project management arsenal(a building where weapons and military equipment are stored).
  3. c to fight or argue
  4. d a disadvantage or the negative part of a situation.eg: Some benefits and drawbacks of Microsoft Project. eg: One of the drawbacks of living with someone is having to share a bathroom.
  5. e a situation in which agreement in an argument does not seem possible;eg: Obama's last stop will be the Philippines, which is also involved in a territorial standoff with China and has deepened its military cooperation with Washington as a result.

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. a short sentence or phrase that expresses a belief or purpose
  2. a short piece of writing or music which is part of a larger piece of work.Several passages from the book were printed in a national newspaper before it was published .eg: The Critical Reading section of the SAT is comprised of vocabulary, short reading passages, and longer reading passages.
  3. o fire shells at something.
    Shelling of enemy lines continued all day .
    Palestinian medics report that more Israeli air strikes and shelling have killed 25 more Palestinians.
  4. If someone's manner or speech is curt, it is rude as a result of being very quick.Steve answered curtly and turned his back on me.Claire's curtness made him wonder what he'd done wrong.eg:
    The decision was delivered in a curt, one-sentence letter from Dmitry Kiselyov, who heads the Rossiya Segodnya (Russia Today) Information Agency, responding from the BBG's request to renew its long-standing contract to broadcast in Russia.


    Dmitry Kiselyov, the head of media conglomerate Rossiya Segodnya (Russia Today) smiles as he attends a joint session of Russian parliament on Crimea's incorporation into Russia at the Kremlin in Moscow on March 18, 2014. AFP PHOTO / KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV
    "We are not going to cooperate," the letter read.

    This means that the last VOA programming, which includes news and English-language lessons-has stopped airing on local Moscow frequency 810 AM.

    "Moscow has chosen to do the wrong thing and restrict free speech," said BBG Chairman Jeff Shell. "This is a fundamental value shared by many countries around the world."

    Shell pointed out that Russian programming, including Russia Today television, continues to air in the United States.

    "We urge Mr. Kiselev and other Russian authorities to open Russian airwaves to more of our programs and those of other international broadcasters," Shell added. "We're asking for an even playing field."
  5. a vegetable with a thick green stem and a tree-like dark green top.

5 True/False Questions

  1. slanderto be expected to happen in the future or to be expected to be or do something in the future.Geoff is slated to be the next captain of the football team.Tymoshenko, who also met with Donetsk business leaders, had planned to hold a news conference outside the regional government offices. But an air of menace from gathering masked militants, a scuffle and the arrival of pro-Russian babushukas (elderly women) persuaded her aides to move to a nearby hotel.

    Eastern Ukraine is not a political stronghold for the former prime minister. And although Russian President Vladimir Putin has hinted that she is his favorite among all the candidates in Ukraine's presidential elections slated for next month, Tymoshenko remains unpopular here.

    Despite that, some political analysts suspect Tymoshenko, who is trailing badly in opinion polls, hopes to pick up votes in the east and to present herself as the only candidate who can appeal to both ethnic Ukrainians and Russians.

    Some pro-Ukrainian activists are angry she held talks with pro-Russian separatists. Their disappointment increased later Tuesday when news broke that a local politician and member of Tymoshenko's own Fatherland Party was found dead, with his body showing signs of torture. The Kyiv government suspects that pro-Russian militants were behind the killing.

    The murder has prompted Ukraine's acting President Oleksandr Turchynov to threaten to re-launch an anti-terrorist operation in the east of the country and forcibly evict pro-Russian separatists from the buildings they have occupied.

    Tymoshenko says it is important to continue to negotiate.

    However, negotiations don't appear to be resolving the crisis.

    Vladimir Makovich, speaker of the presidium of the self-styled Donetsk People's Republic, remains adamant. He says the only way he and his men will leave peacefully is if the government in Kyiv resigns.

          

  2. couriera person who carries important messages or documents for someone else.I want to have this package delivered by motorcycle courier.

          

  3. reticentsilent; reserved;unwilling to speak about your thoughts or feelings.He is very reticent about his past. eg:Most people in his school are too reticent to communicate with him in English or to teach him Cantonese, Santos said.

          

  4. the accuseda person who lives alone and avoids going outside or talking to other people.He is a millionaire recluse who refuses to give interviews. eg:The State Department said it was aware of Miller's detention and was working with the Swedish Embassy in Pyongyang on the issue.
    The Swedish Embassy often represents the interests of American citizens in the reclusive state, as Washington does not have diplomatic relations with Pyongyang.

          

  5. frontierIf one person or institution forges an agreement or relationship with another, they create it with a lot of hard work, hoping that it will be strong or lasting.
    The Prime Minister is determined to forge a good relationship with America's new leader...
    The programme aims to forge links between higher education and small businesses...
    The Community was trying to forge a common foreign and security policy.

          

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