5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- spill ove
- a If an activity or situation spills over, it begins to affect another situation or group of people, especially in an unpleasant or unwanted way.
I try not to let my work spill over into my life outside the office.
The conflict threatens to spill over into neighbouring regions.
eg:Conflict in Korea Spills Over Into Eisenhower's Presidency.
- b to damage the reputation of a person or group by saying or writing bad things about them which are not true.He claims the remarks were highly defamatory.
- c prevalence,existing very commonly or happening often; eg:These diseases are more prevalent among young children. eg:the prevalence of smoking amongst teenagers
- d an astronaut (= a person who travels into space) from Russia.
eg: cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin was launched in the vehicle known as Vostok.
- e 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."
5 Multiple choice questions
- 1.A coordinating conjunction joins two things that are more or less equal in importance.
2.add a coordinating conjunction after the comma.
3.The coordinate sentence: contains two clauses joined by a linking word called coordinating conjunction.
eg: Compound: Contains two independent clauses that are joined by a coordinating conjunction. (The most common coordinating conjunctions are: but, or, and, so.)
- someone who tells lies.
He's such a liar - you can't trust a word he says.
eg: Seymour's supporters spent most of their time answering Republican charges. They struck back by accusing Grant of being a liar. They said he was controlled by extremists. They said he would rule from the White House like a dictator.
The democratic attacks failed. Grant got more popular votes and electoral votes than Seymour. He won the election. It was a great victory for the military hero. Yet it also was the start of an administration that would suffer many problems. Ulysses Grant would prove to be much less successful in politics than in war.
- living or growing in, happening in, or connected with water.
eg:"It ate sharks. But it probably included all kinds of aquatic animals in its prey. And the size of these aquatic animals is probably one of the factors that drove the evolution of the giant-body size in Spinosaurus."
- something that is likely to cause harm.Drunk drivers are a menace to everyone.Tymoshenko, who also met with Donetsk business leaders, had planned to hold a news conference outside the regional government offices. But an air of menace from gathering masked militants, a scuffle and the arrival of pro-Russian babushukas (elderly women) persuaded her aides to move to a nearby hotel.
- something that can show how a particular situation is developing, or how people's opinions on a particular matter are changing;This survey is considered to be a reliable barometer of public opinion. eg: Can you please take a couple of minutes to complete the Project Barometer survey
5 True/False questions
retaliate → If a large number of people revolt, they refuse to be controlled or ruled, and take often violent action against authority.
The people revolted against foreign rule and established their own government.
eg:Nearly two months later, the food and water on the Amistad were gone. Several of the Africans took a small boat to land to get more supplies. The captain of a government ship saw them. He brought the Africans and the Amistad into port in the northern state of Connecticut.
The Cuban middlemen told their side of the story. They said the Africans were slaves who had revolted and claimed the ship's passengers as property.
volatile → likely to change suddenly and unexpectedly or suddenly become violent or angry.eg: Food and fuel prices are very volatile in a war situation; He had a rather volatile temper and can't have been easy to live with.
insane → a person who pays rent for the use of land or a building. eg: the current tenant is breaking the lease and needs someone to take over the lease. The liable tenant may be willing to offer concessions to whoever takes over the lease.
eg:Reconstruction changed the economy of the South, too. White land-owners broke up their big farms into smaller pieces of land. They rented these to black farmers. With the land came seed, tools, and enough supplies for a year. In exchange for this, the owner would get a large share of the crop raised by the tenant farmer.
herd → a large group of animals of the same type that live and feed together.
a herd of cattle/elephants/goats.
eg:Early in 1866, a group of Texas cattlemen decided to try this. They put together a huge herd of more than two hundred sixty-thousand cattle and set out for Sedalia.
vicious → describes people or actions that show an intention or wish to hurt someone or something very badly.
a vicious thug.
a vicious dog.
The police said that this was one of the most vicious attacks they'd ever seen.
He gave her a vicious look.
eg:Later, in the 1828 presidential election, Jackson's opponents made Rachel's honor a campaign issue. Jackson could not duel everyone who questioned his wife's honor. So he asked a special committee of citizens to investigate his marriage and make a public report. Many people on the committee were his friends or supporters.
The committee found that the Jacksons were not at fault for getting married before Rachel and her first husband were legally divorced.
The pro-Jackson newspaper in Washington published the committee's report. Pro-Jackson papers also began to print vicious stories about President Adams and his wife.