5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- a to take something or someone somewhere else suddenly and quickly.Our coffees were whisked away before we'd even finished them.Her husband whisked her off to Egypt for her birthday. eg:World's fastest elevator will whisk Chinese businessmen up at speeds of 72km/h
- b 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.
- c a food made from a mixture of flour, fat and water, which is rolled flat and wrapped round or put over or under other foods and baked.
eg: shortcrust/puff/filo/choux/flaky pastry
Ann makes delicious pastry - you should try her apple pie.
- d an act of separating from a group, especially because of disagreement.
The sports association accepted the inevitability of a breakaway by the elite clubs.
The breakaway group formed a new political party.
Ukraine's President said Friday, his country's armed forces had destroyed part of a Russian military column that had crossed the border in an escalation of the conflict over Ukraine's breakaway eastern regions.
The self-styled prime minister for the Donetsk People's Republic, Alexander Zakharchenko, tells VOA the claim is untrue and the pro-Moscow separatists hit a Ukrainian military column, seizing weapons in the clash.
- e extra things that are added to something to make it more pleasant or more attractive, but that are not necessary.a cheap, no frills airline. eg: Other DNS services don't offer this feature. For example, Google Public DNS does not include any content-filtering features, as it aims to just function as a fast DNS service without any of the frills.
5 Multiple choice questions
- the act of taking away or giving up weapons.
She said she supported nuclear disarmament.
the disarmament of the militia.
eg: The next month, Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev made another move toward better relations. He sent Kennedy a message. The message said that disarmament would be a great joy for all people on earth.
- (n.) the beginning, start, earliest stage of some process, institution, etc.eg: Since its inception in 1968, the company has been at the forefront of computer development. eg:Not every project is the same. In fact, most of them are very different. But they all have the common components of Inception, Elaboration, Construction, and Transition (depending on the methodology used by your company, the names vary but the purposes are the same).
By spending some of your time creating a few basic templates, you can decrease the time needed to set up the fundamentals over and over. This lets you focus on outlining what you need to get done. Microsoft even has some templates, available for download, to get you started. Click here to see some of the templates.
- to cause something to become caught in something such as a net or ropes
The dolphin had become entangled in/with the fishing nets.
entangled in/with sth/sb.
involved with something or someone in a way that makes it difficult to escape
He went to the shop to buy bread, and got entangled in/with a carnival parade.
The mayor and the city council are anxious to avoid getting entangled in the controversy.
She seems to be romantically entangled with some artist in Rome.
eg: They do not want to get too involved overseas or entangled with foreign countries or foreign problems.
- to make someone want to have or do something, especially something that is unnecessary or wrong.
The offer of a free car stereo tempted her into buying a new car.
[+ to infinitive] They tempted him to join the company by offering him a large salary and a company car.
eg:Earlier this year, Pope Francis met with a group of Protestants in southern Italy. He wanted to apologize on behalf of Catholics around the world who treated those converting to Pentecostalism unfairly.
"I am the shepherd of the Catholics and I ask you to forgive my Catholic brothers and sisters who did not understand and were tempted by the devil," he said.
- very famous or popular, especially being considered to represent particular opinions or a particular time.
John Lennon gained iconic status following his death.
eg: Tracey Avant is Curator of Exhibitions at Ford's Theatre. She says one of the objects on display shows that tender side. It is his signature top hat. The hat is in the exhibit "Silent Witnesses: Artifacts of the Lincoln Assassination."
She says, "It's a beautiful, iconic piece; everyone thinks of Abraham Lincoln with a top hat. But what I love about it is it's got this beautiful band that he put on it to remember his son Willie who had died in 1862 of typhoid fever. It still remained on the hat in 1865 and to me, I'm a parent, it speaks to how deeply he felt that loss."
5 True/False questions
acronym → an abbreviation consisting of the first letters of each word in the name of something, pronounced as a word.
AIDS is an acronym for 'Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome'.
American scientists are calling the device MAVEN. That is an acronym -- a name made from a series of letters or parts of a group of words. MAVEN's real name is the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution spacecraft.
baton → when you pat a person or animal.
I gave the little boy a pat on the head.
eg:One of the pictures on the wall was not hanging straight. He noticed it and went to fix it. He stepped back several times to make sure the picture was really straight. Then he gave it a gentle touch with his hand.
"She always does that," he explained to me. "It is like the finishing pat a mother gives her child's hair after she has brushed it. I have seen her fix all these things so often that I can do it just the way she does. I don't know why I do it. I just do it."
nugget → to make unpleasant feelings less strong.
Also Wednesday, NATO said it was stepping up exercises in Eastern Europe, as a way to assuage concerns of the alliance's newer members - Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Poland, among others, who fear Russian threats. Alliance chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen said he expects NATO members next week will approve sending temporary forces into the region.
blistering → extremely fast.
The runners set off at a blistering pace.
eg:John Wilson took part in the cheetah research. He says cheetahs can easily deal with those energy outbursts.
"Like any cat, basically, they rest for most of the day. And they have only brief periods of activity. So, for example, a cheetah would only hunt in the morning for a few hours - in the afternoon for a few hours. We assume they expend a lot of energy during these chases. They offset those high-energy expenditures by resting for most of the day. So these blistering speeds that they run for short periods do not really have an effect on the cheetahs over the entire day."
pneumonia → (relating to work that is done, especially by a lawyer) without asking for payment:
pro bono cases/lawyers/work
He takes on some charity cases pro bono.
eg: Legal advice can cost a lot. A person with little money does not have the same ability to get legal help as a richer person.
But in recent years, a growing number of law firms do pro bono work. They work for free. Lawyers who offer free legal help for their clients, the people they represent, are usually called pro bono lawyers.