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5 Matching questions

  1. austere
  2. friction
  3. carte blanche
  4. subsidy
  5. faded
  1. a complete freedom to do something
    [+ to infinitive] Her husband has given her carte blanche to redecorate the living room.
    eg: More conservative American Jews sometimes consider criticism of Israeli actions by some American Jews as a betrayal.

    "The idea that you can't criticize Israel because to do so is anti-Semitic means that Israel as a state has carte blanche to do anything."
  2. b forbiddingly stern;severely simple and unornamented. eg: Monasteries are austere places designed to encourage prayer and reflection.
  3. c having lost freshness or brilliance of color. eg:The controversy appears to have faded for many voters. Modi has since cast himself as an able administrator and decisive leader who has energized the economy of Gujarat and holds the promise of doing the same for the rest of the country.
  4. d money given as part of the cost of something, to help or encourage it to happen
  5. e the force which makes it difficult for one object to slide along the surface of another or to move through a liquid or gasWhen you rub your hands together the friction produces heat.
    eg:Following Tibetan riots in 2008 that left parts of Lhasa in ruins, Frenchmen Eric Meyer and Laurent Zylberman were the only freelance journalists Beijing allowed into Tibet. They witnessed the friction between Han Chinese helping to usher in a modern culture and Tibetans seeking to hold on to centuries-old traditions.Through a day-to-day narrative of their visit, analysis of what they saw, and in stunning black and white photographs, they portray changes, clashes and emotions in a new book: Tibet, The Last Cry.
    Eric Meyer told VOA's Jim Stevenson of both what he sees as lament and optimism for the future of Tibet.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. 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."
  2. involving little exercise or physical activity.
    a sedentary job/occupation.
    Mr. Katzmarzyk says studying this problem has inspired his team to make a few changes in their own lives.

    "As a university professor, you know, it is a very sedentary occupation. We're chained to a desk in terms of writing papers and doing research. We really try to limit the amount of time we spend doing that.".
  3. If something is groundbreaking, it is very new and a big change from other things of its type:
    His latest movie is interesting, but not groundbreaking.
    The EFSET is unique and innovative and really groundbreaking in the sense that it gives free online access very much like a MOOC [Massive Open Online Course] would to anyone who interested in measuring their English proficiency level.
  4. a married man who has sex with a woman who is not his wife, or a man who has sex with another man's wife.
    Her husband was a compulsive adulterer.
    eg:For his part, Lewis Robards began preparations for a divorce. He allowed Rachel's family to believe that he and Rachel were no longer married. But, in fact, he did not complete the necessary legal action to make the divorce final.

    Jackson returned from Natchez after several months. His opponents later claimed that he had married Rachel while in Natchez. They said she was still another man's wife at the time. Opponents said the couple's relationship was both immoral and illegal. They said Jackson was an adulterer for having a relationship with a married woman. And they said Rachel was a bigamist for having two husbands.
  5. (an act of) murder.n. the act of killing another person.
    He was convicted of homicide.
    The number of homicides in the city has risen sharply.
    eg:A South Korean court has found the captain of a passenger boat guilty of negligence in a deadly sinking in April. The court sentenced Lee Jun-Seok to 36 years in prison.

    The Sewol sank in April while carrying hundreds of people, mostly schoolchildren. Video recovered later showed members of the Sewol crew leaving the sinking boat while many schoolchildren were still on board. 295 bodies have been recovered in the seven months since the sinking.

    Judges cleared the captain of a homicide charge that could have resulted in the death penalty. The ferry's chief engineer was found guilty of homicide for not helping two injured crew members. He received a sentence of 30 years in prison. Another 13 crew members received sentences from five to 20 years.

5 True/False questions

  1. sarcomaa type of cancerous lump in the bones, muscles or joints (= places where two bones are connected)

    A Chinese boy with bone cancer has become the first patient with a spinal part from a three-dimensional printer.

    Twelve-year-old Qin has Ewing's sarcoma. The sometimes deadly bone cancer usually attacks children and young adults, causing severe pain.

    Doctors at Beijing University removed a small part of Qin's backbone and replaced it with a 3-D printer copy. The part is made of titanium.


  2. yearninga strong feeling of wishing for something, especially something that you cannot have or get easily.
    I suppose it's because I live in a city that I have this yearning for open spaces.


  3. slightlySomeone who is slightly built is thin and delicate .Arthur,a sightly built young man,has a disinclination to participate in sports involving physical contact.


  4. jealouscareful to look at or consider every part of something to make certain it is correct or safe.
    eg: "Most of the kids were forced to come there, they didn't know where they were going," said Hilla Medalia, co-director of Web Junkie. "Some of them were drugged, one of our kids thought he was going skiing and found himself behind bars at the center."

    Once there, the patients are required to participate in rigorous exercises, medication and therapy. Sometimes patients are also placed in isolation for as long as 10 days. The living conditions are Spartan, according to Medalia.


  5. spawna type of cloth, sometimes made of silk, which is smooth and shiny on one side but not on the other.
    a cream satin dress.
    eg:Sari embellished the plain curtains with satin ribbons and tassels.