5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- a a field with grass and often wild flowers in it.
There was a path through the meadow to the village.
eg:A horse walks in the early morning at meadow in Luehnde near Hannover, northern Germany.
- b awkward because of being large, heavy or not effective.
But the professor notes Chinese government concerns about dual citizenship.
"For example, when a Chinese [citizen] who holds an American passport commits a crime, or has confrontation with the Chinese government, in case he or she is detained or tried in China, the Chinese government will have to inform and work with the U.S. on his case. This is not only a cumbersome process, but also gives foreign countries excuses to interfere with China's internal affairs."
- c when you admit that you have done something wrong or illegal.
I've got a bit of a confession to make - I've lost that book you lent me.
I can't ask for help. It feels like a confession of failure.
Confession is the first stage of coming to terms with what you've done.
He made a full confession to the police.
eg: We'll also be giving a writing prompt on our blog, Confessions of an English Learner. Hope you enjoy reading and listening to this story!
- d talking and behaving in a way that threatens military action.
eg:Back in 1997, China's defense budget was $10 billion. Last year, it was $144 billion and there's been a lot of saber-rattling over disputed territories between the two countries. So, the rising China narrative and concerns about its hegemonic ambitions in Asia are pushing the United States and Japan closer. And Abe is keen to secure a U.S. commitment to back it in the event of some contingency over the disputed islands in the East China Sea.
- e not usually talking about or making obvious your own abilities and achievements.
He's very modest about his achievements.
5 Multiple choice questions
- (US endeavor)
1.noun an attempt to achieve a goal.
2.verb try hard to do or achieve something.
an attempt to do something.
Crossing the North Pole on foot was an amazing feat of human endeavour. eg: Wish you all the best in your future endeavours.
eg:Crossing the North Pole on foot was an amazing feat of human endeavour.
eg:"The popular focus on China's vast economic endeavors in Africa ... seems to suggest that Africa is somehow 'critical' for China. In reality, Africa accounts for only a tiny percentage of China's overall foreign economic activities: China's investment in and trade with Africa represents 3 percent and 5 percent of its global investment and trade, respectively."
- in the air, or carried by air or wind or by an aircraft; flying
The airborne radioactive particles have covered a huge area of Russia.
Airborne troops were dropped by parachute behind enemy lines.
The old plane had great difficulty getting airborne (= rising into the air).
The southwest Iranian city of Ahvaz walked away with the unfortunate distinction of having the highest measured level of airborne particles smaller than 10 micrometers.
- Ocean acidification is the ongoing decrease in the pH of the Earth's oceans, caused by the uptake of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere.
eg: In a statement accompanying the report, WMO chief Michel Jarraud warned that "past, present and future carbon dioxide emissions will have a cumulative impact on global warming and ocean acidification." He said the "laws of physics are non-negotiable."
- an uncomfortable feeling of doubt about whether you are doing the right thing
She had no qualms about lying to the police.
- a liquid mixture, often containing oil, vinegar and herbs, which is added to food, especially salads.
eg:After you massage your kale, add a little more olive oil and sweet balsamic vinegar as a dressing - or your own favorite salad dressing. Add your favorite toppings for a healthy and delicious salad.
Steaming kale on the stovetop is a really healthy way of cooking this leafy green vegetable. First boil a pot of water and steam the kale on top in a steamer container.
You can also lightly sauté kale with garlic, some hot pepper and a little salt for a simple, delicious and healthy side dish. A side dish is a smaller dish that goes with the main meal.
5 True/False questions
appropriate → to take something for your own use, usually without permission
He lost his job when he was found to have appropriated some of the company's money.
eg: Israel says it is appropriating 400 hectares of Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank, possibly 1 of the biggest seizures for the Jewish state in decades.
Israel's army says it is declaring that the land is "state-owned" under orders from political leaders. It is in reaction to the kidnapping and murders of 3 Israeli teenagers in June in Bethlehem.
The U.S. State Department is calling the Israeli land takeover "counterproductive" in peace efforts and is asking Israel to reconsider.
Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat is condemning the move as part of what he calls Israeli crimes against the Palestinian people.
henceforth → starting from this time
Henceforth, the said building shall be the property of Brendan Duggan.
Michael Schumacher has left hospital to continue his recovery at home but the former Formula One champion faces "a long and difficult road ahead" after his skiing accident last year, a statement said on Tuesday.
"Henceforth, Michael's rehabilitation will take place at his home. Considering the severe injuries he suffered, progress has been made in the past weeks and months," said the brief statement issued by manager Sabine Kehm.
"There is still, however, a long and difficult road ahead.
anarchist → a person who believes in anarchism.
He was a poet, an anarchist and a vegan.
eg: The immigration law of 1882 put other limits on immigration. It closed the country to criminals, the mentally ill, and persons who could not support themselves. Later, others were added to this list. Persons with diseases. Anarchists. Alcoholics.
betray → [I or T] to risk money on the result of an event or a competition, such as a horse race, in the hope of winning more money.
e regularly goes to the races and bets heavily.
She bet £500 000 on the horse which came in second.
[+ two objects, + (, that, )] I bet you $25 that I'll get there before you.
eg:"It's the combination of this being, I think, dramatic figures speaking at what was really a dramatic time. I mean this is a time period where society is really changing."
brainchild → very small piece of a hard substance.
grains of sand.
eg:The Channel Islands are considered a Marine Protected Area. That means people can dive, travel by boat and dive with snorkel equipment in and around the islands. But fishing is banned during some times. The Reef Check volunteers examine reef conditions year round. They note, for example, any changes in size and shape.
Their duties include characterizing - describing - the reef. For example, it may contain small life forms or algae. They also note the composition of the reef. Is it sand? How coarse are the sand's grains?