5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- rags to riches
- a a period of two weeks
- b someone who tries to make people join in protests and political activity
- c having no equal; better than any other of the same type.
- d 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.
- DUNCAN CLARK SPEAKS TO ITV NEWS
- e US for pyjamas. soft loose clothing which is worn in bed and consists of trousers and a type of shirt. pyjama bottoms (= trousers )
a pyjama top.loose trousers that are tied around the waist and worn by men and women in some Asian countries.I need a new pair of pyjamas.
5 Multiple choice questions
- Poaching has traditionally been defined as the illegal hunting, killing or capturing of wild animals, usually associated with land use rights.
eg: ine Chinese fishermen will go on trial this week in the Philippines for allegedly poaching in Filipino territorial waters and catching a protected turtle species. Their arrest has angered the Beijing government, which says the fishermen were in China's territory. Some analysts say the trial highlights the ongoing tensions in the South China Sea.
- to make a long low sound of pain, suffering or another strong emotion
He moaned with pain before losing consciousness.
"Let me die," he moaned.
eg: By the time I laid the first row of stones Fortunato was no longer drunk. I heard him moaning inside the tiny room for ten minutes. Then there was a long silence.
- unable to control your feelings or behaviour because you are extremely frightened, angry, excited. eg: Most of the passengers were Chinese. Their families are extremely frustrated with the investigation, accusing Malaysian authorities of lying. Police forcibly carried out hysterical and sobbing relatives from a government briefing on Wednesday.
- a loss of respect or self-respect, or something which causes this
They were subjected to various indignities and discomforts, including having to get dressed and undressed in public.
Whenever any of the Khitan bigwigs was less than satisfied,they would immediately send Shi Jingtang messengers to take hime to task,and Shi would unfailingly give abject and reverent apologies.Envoys of the Jin would frequently suffer indignities and insults from the insolent Khitan officials who received them.This humiliating experience would be recounted back in the capital Bian.The entire Jin court felt the pain of humiliation,except Shi Jingtang,who remained unconcerned and unaffected.
- a calculation or guess about the future based on information that you have.
The latest population estimates appear in a report published in Science magazine. The findings replace the most recent U.N. projections, which were released in July.
5 True/False questions
campaign → to leave a room, building, chair, etc. so that it is available for other people
Hotel guests are requested to vacate their rooms by noon.
Denis vacates his job at the end of the week.
eg:[As Islamist militia groups in Libya say] An Islamist militia group in Libya says it's taken control of the residential annex of the vacated U.S. embassy in Tripoli, that is, a month after American diplomats fled to escape the violent clashes between rival militias in the Libyan capital.
News agencies reported on Sunday that the Dawn of Libya, an umbrella group for Islamist militias, said it had been in control of the U.S. compound for about a week, seizing it from a rival militia after weeks of fighting for control of Tripoli and its international airport.
sighting → when you see something or someone, especially that is rare or trying to hide. eg:Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott earlier described the sightings as "significant" in the search for the Malaysian flight MH370 with 239 passengers and crew, bound for Beijing on March 8.
clear of charges → escape without penalty;To free from a legal charge or imputation of guilt; acquit: cleared the suspect of the murder charge. eg:Controversy has swirled around the BJP prime ministerial candidate since 2002, when he led India's Gujarat state. Hindu-Muslim rioting there killed more than 1,000 people. India's Supreme Court cleared Modi of charges that he incited the violence.
nonsense → an idea, something said or written, or behaviour that is silly or stupid；This report is nonsense and nothing but a waste of paper. eg:"The government's argument that it should not have to support a non-local curriculum is nonsense when you consider that senior civil servants' children are educated either overseas or in international schools here at taxpayers' expense," Chapman said.
mount → a government, especially a military one, that has taken power in a country by force and not by election
The military junta has/have today broadcast an appeal for calm.