5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- a arrival (sự đến)
Most Americans were unaware of the advent of the Nuclear Age until the news of Hiroshima reached
- b story in which characters are used as symbols; fable
Pilgrim's Progress is an allegory of the temptations and victories of the human soul.
- c intensify; amplify; enlarge; elevate; escalate (đất đai, quyền lực)
The history of the past quarter century illustrates how a President may aggrandize his power to act
aggressively in international affairs without considering the wishes of Congress.
- d courteous; amiable; genial; cordial; good-tempered; congenial; sociable
Although he held a position of responsibility, he was an affable individual and could be reached by anyone with a complaint.
- e pertaining to land or its cultivation
As a result of its recent industrialization, the country is gradually losing its agrarian traditions.
5 Multiple choice questions
- artificial; pretended; feigned
His affected mannerisms irritated may of us who had known him before his promotion.
- muddle; drive crazy; fuddle; befuddle; confound; confuse; bewilder
This idiotic plan is confusing enough to addle anyone.
- opponent; enemy
Batman struggled to save Gotham City from the machinations of his wicked adversary, the Joker.
- horrified (sốc)
He was aghast at the nerve of the speaker who had insulted his host.
Though Wellington delegated many tasks to his chief adjutant, Lord Fitzroy Somerset, Somerset was in no doubt as to who made all major decisions.
5 True/False questions
advert → refer to; mention
Since you advert to this matter so frequently, you must regard it as important.
adverse → negative
adverse circumstances compelled him to close his business.
adulation → flattery; blandishment (sự tâng bốc, sự xu nịnh)
The rock star thrived on the adulation of his groupies and yes-men.
alimentary → supplying nourishment
The alimentary canal in our bodies is so named because digestion of foods occurs there.
admonish → warn; reprove
He admonished his listeners to change their wicked ways.