5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- call the shots
- a to ask someone for money, information or help.
to solicit donations for a charity.
It is illegal for public officials to solicit gifts or money in exchange for favours.
eg:Mr. Cooper says if people get a letter or an e-mail stating they have won, and asking for money, it is not from the U.S. government. He says the State Department does not contact winners that way. He says although winners must pay for their visa and related costs, they do not have to pay money to enter the lottery.
"No cost whatsoever. They will never receive any solicitation for any money by mail or e-mail from the U.S. government. All of this is done through that website -- at dvlottery.state.gov. They will have a registration number that they will use to check the status of their case themselves from that website. And we'll never send them anything saying 'Congratulations you've been accepted,' or 'Send us some money here.' It's all gotta be through that website and they'll be protected in that way."
- b a large strong bird with a curved beak which eats meat and can see very well.
eg: On the 49th ballot, Pierce won the Democratic nomination. He would be the party's candidate for president.
"Pierce was a passionately loyal adherent of the Democratic Party and of its principles of negative governance domestically and spread eagle expansionism in foreign affairs."
Historian Michael Holt wrote a book about Franklin Pierce. Mr. Holt describes Pierce as someone who was like most Democrats at the time. In other words, he did not think the federal government should intervene much in efforts to help build up and develop the nation. But he wanted the United States to play a big and powerful role internationally.
eg:The Apollo nine spacecraft had two vehicles. One was the command module. It could orbit the moon, but could not land on it. The other was the lunar module. On a flight to the moon, it would separate from the command module and land on the moon's surface. Apollo ten astronauts unlinked the lunar module and flew it close to the moon's surface.
After those flights, everything was ready. On July sixteenth, 1969, three American astronauts lifted off in Apollo eleven. On the twentieth, Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin entered the lunar module, called the Eagle. Michael Collins remained in the command module, the Columbia.
- c like hops (= dried fruit used to make beer).
"It is fantastic. It is a pretty courageous move to strike that yeast and kind of develop some[thing] unique."
"I am not usually a yeasty, hoppy beer drinker. But it is really good."
"It is not over hopped; there is not much competing with yeast for flavor. So it really comes through. It's very drinkable."
- d 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.
- e to be in the position of being able to make the decisions which will influence a situation.
The company was more successful when just one or two people were calling the shots.
"Who is calling the shots in this house?"
eg: U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein told NBC television Sunday she believes the situation in Ukraine is deeply personal for Putin, and she said he may be calling the shots himself.
"People say, 'Just wait till the sanctions bite and the economy slips.' I don't think so. I think if Russians follow him, and ... they are following him ... the Russians are very brave and very long suffering, and they will tough out any economic difficulty," she said.
5 Multiple choice questions
- 1.certain or extremely likely to happen. eg:These two young musicians are bound for international success (= are certain to be successful).
eg: Ms. Murray said the U.S. needs to have stronger laws about teaching children to use guns safely. She adds that American movies, video games and language create a culture of gun violence.
"Given that there are many societal influences on violence, I mean, it's bound to happen, you know, something like Newtown shooting is bound to happen with all that influence and easy access to guns and assault rifles."
eg: he was on a plane bound for Moscow when she became ill.
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.
- an extremely strong feeling of dislike.
What is very clear in these letters is Clark's passionate hatred of his father.
The motive for this shocking attack seems to be racial hatred.
eg: Religious and Ethnic Hatred Seen as Biggest Threat
- past simple and past participle of cling
- having good moral qualities and behaviour.
He described them as a virtuous and hard-working people.
eg:Jackson believed those accusations were a cause of Rachel's death. His anger is expressed on the stone above Rachel's grave. One line of the inscription says, "A being so gentle and so virtuous, slander might wound but could not dishonor."
- to show or experience great surprise or admiration.
We paused to marvel at the view.
[+ that] 'I often marvel that humans can treat each other so badly.
[+ speech] "Just look at that waterfall! Isn't it amazing?" she marvelled.
eg:.we marveled at the ornately carved chair created by the master furniture maker.
5 True/False questions
morale → the amount of confidence felt by a person or group of people, especially when in a dangerous or difficult situation.
A couple of victories would improve the team's morale enormously.
There have been a lot of recent redundancies so morale is fairly low.
eg:General Karuma says there are many issues because the LRA fighters are always on the move.
"We need the mobility. We need to cater for our troops for morale purposes and other things that make the force to operate. And manpower. If we could get the original projected force of 5,000, yes. But now we are operating at about 2,000. And these countries are huge in terms of size."
prevalent → prevalence,existing very commonly or happening often; eg:These diseases are more prevalent among young children. eg:the prevalence of smoking amongst teenagers
hut → a hand with the fingers and thumb held tightly in.
She clenched her fists.
Protestors were shaking their fists at the soldiers.
eg:Jackson met the young woman, Rachel, at her mother's home near Nashville, Tennessee. Rachel and her husband, Lewis Robards, were living there at the time. They were having marriage problems. Robards argued with his wife about Jackson. He said she and Jackson seemed too close.
Robards reportedly wanted to fight Jackson with his fists. Jackson said he would face Robards not in a fistfight but in a gunfight, if Robards wished to fight like a gentleman. Robards rejected the invitation to a duel, and nothing more happened between the two men.
exotic → [C usually plural] a planned way of doing something
These bomb attacks represent a change of tactics by the terrorists.
prescribe → (of a doctor) to say what medical treatment someone should have
eg: If you are bitten by a snake,you should try to note its appearance so that the correct antidote can be prescribed based on what species of snake bit you.