5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- a showing an unreasonable like or dislike for a person based on personal opinions.eg:The newspapers gave a very biased report of the meeting. eg:Moscow called the U.N. report biased and unfounded.
U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power dismissed the Russian criticism, saying there is substantial evidence of Russian involvement in the unrest in eastern Ukraine. She called it a well-orchestrated professional campaign of incitement and sabotage.
- b a light and pleasant wind.
a warm/cool breeze.
She let the gentle breeze cool her face.
eg:She had never before been alone in the forest as late as this. The air was soft and sweet. Sylvie felt as if she were a part of the gray shadows and the silver leaves that moved in the evening breeze.
- c a thick heavy stick used as a weapon by police officers.
- d the grassroots, the ordinary people in a society or an organization, especially a political party.
eg:Jack Martin is with a group called the Federation for American Immigration Reform. He says immigration is a complex political issue for both sides.
"It falls right at the intersection of the efforts of the Democrats to solidify their support from the Latino community, that is the most interested in the immigration issue, and the problem for the Republicans of balancing grass-roots interests and business interests, as well as interest in attracting the Latino vote."
Observers say an order from the office of President Obama would be general guidance - one that could be a model for executive orders for future presidents.
- 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
- a book or set of books containing many articles arranged in alphabetical order which deal either with the whole of human knowledge or with a particular part of it
- The salient facts about something or qualities of something are the most important things about them.
She began to summarize the salient features/points of the proposal.
The article presented the salient facts of the dispute clearly and concisely.
eg:As soon as it became clear in the American consciousness that Polk's aim in the Mexican War was to gain Southwestern territory—California and what's now the American Southwest—then the slavery question becomes very, very salient in a powerful way that it had been kept under wraps for 20, 25 years.
- (especially of countries) the position of being the strongest and most powerful and therefore able to control others.
The three nations competed for regional hegemony.
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.
- the empty shell of a small sea creature, often one found lying on the beach.
eg: Here in this little house, my spirit seemed to come to life again.
I saw a bright rug on the shining wooden floor. Pictures hung all around the room. And on little tables there were seashells, books and china vases full of flowers. A woman had made this house into a home.
- very tired, especially after working hard for a long time:
I think he's a little weary after his long journey.
Here, sit down and rest your weary legs.
eg: The pages of the record of man's doings are frequently illustrated by entertaining and striking incidents, relief points in the dull monotony of every-day events, stories fitted to rouse the reader from languid weariness and stir a new in his veins the pulse of interest in human life.
5 True/False questions
synod → a regular meeting of church members for the discussion of religious matters.
eg:Many Catholics believe some of the church's teachings do need to be changed. About 65 percent of Catholics questioned in the study say the church should permit birth control. Around 60 percent say the church should end its ban on divorce.
Last month, Pope Francis convened a two-week synod to discuss the church's teachings. Even without any change, some observers believe the synod was a signal that the church might ease its position eventually.
tenant → 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.
saddles → a seat, often made of leather, used on a horse, bicycle, motorcycle, etc..
eg: The cowboy has told his own story in many songs and ballads. Hundreds of these have come from cowboys whose names are not known. They just sang these songs as they rode on the saddles of their horses across the cattle lands. Or, as they sat at their campfires at night.
inaugural → belonging to a country's navy, or relating to military ships. eg: "We can put modern aircraft carriers into the (Asia-Pacific) area. They are backwards in the most important naval kind of power," Gelb says.
Apache → a small piece of metal, plastic, cloth, etc., with words or a picture on it, that is pinned or sewn to your clothing, often to show your support for a political organization or belief, or your rank, or membership of a group.