5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- pertain to sth
- a to print or decorate something in a very noticeable way. eg: Malaysia's biggest English-language daily, The Star, ran a stark wrap-around cover emblazoned with the words "MH370 R.I.P." The names of the victims, rendered in small print, made up the letters of the headline.
- b to be connected with a particular subject, event or situation.
We are only interested in the parts of the proposals that pertain to local issues.
eg:Mr. Idiz says that means Turkish politicians will seek to use public fears and increased nationalism to win support in general elections. The voting is to take place by June of next year. He said there is a feeling that Turkish leaders are guarding the country against plans by hostile outsiders.
"It is fact that politicians in Turkey also use this to their advantage. There is a perception that they are guarding Turkey against nefarious outside plans. Erdogan himself was reviving imagery pertaining to the First World War, so as you see we have this being utilized at the highest level of the policy in Turkey."
- c when something is destroyed.
Many people are very concerned about the destruction of the rainforests.
Unusually high winds left a trail of destruction over southern Britain.
weapons of mass destruction (= those which kill or hurt large numbers of people).
eg:Japan's destruction at Pearl Harbor was so complete that officials in Washington did not tell the full details immediately to the American people. They were afraid the nation might panic if it learned the truth about the loss of so much American military power.
- d perfect or without mistakes.
a flawless complexion.
a flawless performance.
eg:The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA, launched the Orion spacecraft from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Less than five hours later, Orion landed in the Pacific Ocean near Baja California. The spacecraft had completed two orbits before returning to Earth. NASA called the test "nearly flawless," or without mistakes.
- e a song or poem that tells a story, or (in popular music) a slow love song.
eg: The cowboy has told his own story in many songs and ballads. Hundreds of these have come from cowboys whose names are not known. They just sang these songs as they rode on the saddles of their horses across the cattle lands. Or, as they sat at their campfires at night.
5 Multiple choice questions
- very ordinary and therefore not interesting
- A reciprocal action or arrangement involves two people or groups of people who behave in the same way or agree to help each other and give each other advantages. eg: The point of hedging a position is to reduce the volatility of the overall portfolio. Hedge accounting has the same effect except that it's used on financial statements. For example, when accounting for complex financial instruments, such as derivatives, the value is adjusted by marking to market; this creates large swings in the profit and loss account. Hedge accounting treats the reciprocal hedge and the derivative as one entry so that the large swings are balanced out.
- of a dark reddish blue colour.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the color to represent it is purple. The non-profit National Network to End Domestic Violence has asked NFL football teams to wear the color purple for the month of October. The group hopes the action will help increase recognition of the problem.
- to take something for your own use, usually without permission
He lost his job when he was found to have appropriated some of the company's money.
eg: Israel says it is appropriating 400 hectares of Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank, possibly 1 of the biggest seizures for the Jewish state in decades.
Israel's army says it is declaring that the land is "state-owned" under orders from political leaders. It is in reaction to the kidnapping and murders of 3 Israeli teenagers in June in Bethlehem.
The U.S. State Department is calling the Israeli land takeover "counterproductive" in peace efforts and is asking Israel to reconsider.
Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat is condemning the move as part of what he calls Israeli crimes against the Palestinian people.
- a liquid mixture, often containing oil, vinegar and herbs, which is added to food, especially salads.
eg:After you massage your kale, add a little more olive oil and sweet balsamic vinegar as a dressing - or your own favorite salad dressing. Add your favorite toppings for a healthy and delicious salad.
Steaming kale on the stovetop is a really healthy way of cooking this leafy green vegetable. First boil a pot of water and steam the kale on top in a steamer container.
You can also lightly sauté kale with garlic, some hot pepper and a little salt for a simple, delicious and healthy side dish. A side dish is a smaller dish that goes with the main meal.
5 True/False questions
corps → n. a kind of brown seaweed.a large brown plant that grows in the sea, used in some foods and medicines.
eg:The state of California has one of the best habitats for sea life in the world. But the same four factors are endangering California's rocky reefs and kelp forests.
Erica Fellins is with Reef Check -- an international non-profit group.
"I've seen the kelp go from really thick to really, really thin. But is important to monitor it.
Erica Fellins and hundreds of other volunteer divers are trained to examine the health of kelp forests and coral and rocky reefs around California. This past summer, her group documented a 25-percent decrease in more than 20 different fish populations since 1970.
financial instrument → a financial asset that can be bought or sold, such as a bond, share, or other security (= an investment that can be traded) eg: Hedge accounting attempts to reduce the volatility created by the repeated adjustment of a financial instrument's value, known as marking to market. This reduced volatility is done by combining the instrument and the hedge as one entry, which offsets the opposing movements.
tread → mainly UK to put your foot on something or to press something down with your foot.
I kept treading on his toes when we were dancing.
Yuck! Look what I've just trodden in!
A load of food had been trodden into the carpet.
Before the days of automation, they used to tread grapes to make wine.
( literary) to walk
He trod heavily and reluctantly up the stairs.
I sometimes see him flash past in his sports car as I tread my weary way (= walk in a tired way) to work.
eg:Here captain! Dear father!
This arm beneath your head!
It is some dream that on the deck,
You've fallen cold and dead.
My captain does not answer, his lips are pale and still,
My father does not feel my arm, he has no pulse nor will.
The ship is anchor'd safe and sound, its voyage closed and done,
From fearful trip the victor ship comes in with object won;
Exult o shores, and ring o bells!
But I with mournful tread,
Walk the deck my captain lies,
Fallen cold and dead.
mean → to become weaker in strength or influence
eg: Protests against Thailand's caretaker government show no sign of waning now that judges have ruled authorities cannot use force to disperse them.
Occupy Central leaders admitted Tuesday that support from Hong Kong's people is waning. But Wednesday, pro-democracy supporters continued to rally for support.
warrior → a soldier, usually one who has both experience and skill in fighting, especially in the past.
eg:Today, we begin a new series from a book by American writer Edgar Rice Burroughs. The book is called "A Princess of Mars." It is the first book in a series that Burroughs wrote about a man who travels to Mars during the last years of the eighteen hundreds. There, the man meets strange beings and sees strange sights. At first he is a captive, then a warrior, and after many battles, a prince of a royal family.