5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- isosceles triangle
- be/get bogged down
- a US paralyze.
to cause a person, animal or part of the body to lose the ability to move or feel.
The leader of the Hong Kong Federation of Students, Alex Chow, said the protesters had planned to paralyze, or disable, government headquarters. In his words, "The plan was a failure on the whole, given that even if some places were occupied, they were cleared by the police immediately."
- b 1.proudly refusing to obey authority
a defiant attitude/gesture
The protesters blocking the entrance to the offices remained defiant this morning.
2. not willing to accept criticism or disapproval
The Prime Minister was in defiant mood in the House of Commons.
eg:Hong Kong Democracy Movement Defiant Over Free Elections
- c to be/become so involved in something difficult or complicated that you cannot do anything else.
Let's not get bogged down with individual complaints.
UK Try not to get too bogged down in the details.
The defense lawyer introduced so much evidence that the trial became bogged down in a quagmire of irrelevant information.
- d a triangle with two sides of equal length.
- e 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.
5 Multiple choice questions
- (of a person or animal) strong and healthy, or (of an object or system) strong and unlikely to break or fail. eg: He looks robust and healthy enough. eg:a robust economy .eg:According to the Microsoft's website "Microsoft Office Project Standard 2007 gives you robust project management tools with the right blend of usability, power, and flexibility, so you can manage projects more efficiently and effectively.
- to make someone less confident, less powerful or less likely to succeed, or to make something weaker, often gradually
The President has accused two cabinet ministers of working secretly to undermine his position/him.eg: Obama told the Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper that islands fall under the U.S.- Japan Mutual Cooperation and Security Treaty and Washington opposes any "unilateral attempts to undermine Japan's administration of the islands." eg: One observer, Chris Phillips of Queen Mary University, London, says Russia is defending Syria's right to govern itself.
"The Russians have always backed the principle of state sovereignty. As they see it, the Syrians have the right to conclude their affairs inside Syria as they wish. Russia itself is an autocratic regime and his not very keen on any major attempts to undermine the principle of state sovereignty, and they are going to stand by that."
eg: On Tuesday, Iraqi forces halted an advance designed to retake the hometown of executed former dictator Saddam Hussein after facing fierce resistance from Islamic State militants, officers in the operations room told Reuters.
Iraqi forces came under heavy machinegun and mortar fire south of Tikrit, while to the west landmines and snipers undermined efforts to get closer to a town they have tried to retake several times, said the officers.
Resident of central Tikrit said by telephone Islamic State fighters were firmly in control of their positions and were running patrols along main streets.
eg:The political agreement solved the current situations but undermined the credibility and all the achievements regarding the technical process. It hurt the process; it hurt the transparency and it hurt the principles for the elections."
- in or into the future; before.
She has a difficult time ahead of her.
He couldn't bear to think of the lonely year ahead.
eg: British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain was forced to resign. The British people turned to a new leader, Winston Churchill. Churchill would prove to be strong and brave in the long months ahead.
- a feeling of happiness that something unpleasant has not happened or has ended.
[+ to infinitive] It was such a relief to hear that Marta was found safe and well.
After the exam, I felt an incredible sense of relief.
"James can't come tonight." "Well, that's a relief!"
to seek/find/provide relief from the heat/cold/pain/noise.
eg: Kate Clark is with the Afghanistan Analysts Network. She has studied Afghan politics for many years. She worries that the deal will not bring good governance and lasting peace to the country.
"There is relief that it's over for now but that is very, very short term relief. There is not a great—there is not a great sense of optimism that this will work out very well. It's felt like people in charge, the politicians are actually more concerned about getting their own seats, getting their own positions than they have been about the future of the country, that's the impression that has been given."
- describes food that is hard enough to be broken easily.
eg:You can mix or drizzle kale with olive oil and bake it for 15 minutes until it gets crispy. These are called kale chips. You can also bake it on top of pizza for a healthy topping.
5 True/False questions
choreograph → The ballet was choreographed by Ashton.
eg: The atmosphere was more festive at the other two sites. About 80 protesters sang and danced around the occupied section of Yee Wo Street, Causeway Bay, while onlookers in Nathan Road, Mong Kok, were treated to an umbrella dance choreographed by Mui Cheuk-yin.
soy sauce → a strong-tasting dark brown liquid made from fermented soya beans and used especially in Chinese and Japanese cooking.
There is good reason for the popularity of salt: It can add to the taste of food. And it protects against loss of needed body fluids during extreme heat.
But a new study finds more than 99 percent of the adult population of the world eats too much salt. The World Health Organization says people in many places use twice as much salt as they need. The World Health Organization warns especially about too much use of soy sauce, spicy meat dishes and processed food. And it says pouring a lot of salt on food over long periods can lead to death.
suspension → related to scientific methods of solving crimes, involving examining the objects or substances that are involved in the crime.
eg:Dr. Lori Baker, a forensic scientist at Baylor University, seen here in this Aug. 29, 2003 file photo, launched a project to try to match unidentified remains found along the border.
eg:A team of student volunteers helps Professor Baker. The volunteers take part in the hard, sad work of digging up bodies for the forensics. But they say they also share Prof. Baker's sense of mission.
grandeur → the quality of being very large and special or beautiful.
the silent grandeur of the desert.
the grandeur of Wagner's music.
Hilton Worldwide is selling the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York City to a Chinese company for $1.95 billion. The buyer -- Anbang Insurance Group -- will pay one of highest prices ever for a U.S. hotel. Hilton Worldwide says it will use the money from the sale to buy other hotels in the United States. As part of the deal, Hilton will continue to operate the Waldorf Astoria for the next 100 years.
The Chinese buyer has said it will invest in remodeling the famous property on Park Avenue to bring it back to its "historical grandeur."
narrate → (UK rubbish) waste material or unwanted things that you throw away.
eg:Ministers, lawmakers and school leaders also picked up brooms and trash cans to sweep streets and clear garbage. They hoped to bring attention to the issue of better sanitation. Traditionally in India, cleaning is considered a task to be done by people in a lower social class or caste.