5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- a unusual and often exciting because of coming (or seeming to come) from a far, especially tropical country.exotically dressed dancers. exotic flowers/food/designs. eg:The traditional Chinese dinner plate is getting a makeover as tastes in the country begin to change. Exotic seafood and different meats are now being purchased at increasing rates.
- b one of the thick tubes that carry blood from the heart to other parts of the body
Hardening of the coronary arteries can lead to a heart attack.
The country of Georgia reported the highest rate of death from cardiovascular problems. Almost 2,000 of every million of the country's people died from heart and arterial diseases.
Dr. Dariush Mozzafarian led the Tufts study. He notes the rates of stroke are huge throughout China, Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
- c US plow.a large farming tool with blades which digs the earth in fields so that seeds can be planted.
eg:Cattlemen also had problems with farmers and sheepmen. Farmers coming west would claim grassland used by the cattle growers. They would put up fences and plow up the land to plant crops. Other settlers brought huge herds of sheep to compete with cattle for the grass, and the sheep always won. Cattle would not eat grass where sheep had eaten.
- d continuing forever in the same way.
They lived in perpetual fear of being discovered and arrested.
He has hard, cold eyes and his mouth is set in a perpetual sneer.
a perpetual student.
eg: When lilacs last in the dooryard bloom'd
And the great star early droop'd in the western sky in the night,
I mourned, and yet shall mourn with ever-returning spring.
Ever-returning spring, trinity sure to me you bring,
Lilac blooming perennial and drooping star in the west,
And thought of him I love. . .
Coffin that passes through lanes and streets,
Through day and night with the great cloud darkening the land. . .
With the countless torches lit,
Wiith the silent sea of faces and the unbared heads. . .
With the tolling, tolling bells' perpetual clang,
here, coffin that slowly passes,
I give you my sprig of lilac.
- e used to emphasize some prepositions. eg: The results are well above/below what we expected. eg:It cost well over £100.eg:he admitted/conceded defeat well before all the votes had been counted.
5 Multiple choice questions
- a bishop of the highest rank who is in charge of churches and other bishops in a particular large area.
The Archbishop of Canterbury holds the highest position in the Church of England.
- to stand, sit or walk with the shoulders hanging forward and the head bent slightly over so that you look tired and bored.Straighten your back - try not to slouch.A couple of boys were slouched over the table reading magazines.A group of teenagers were slouching around outside the building.Thanks to the image editing features in PowerPoint 2010 (and also in 2013 which is due to arrive soon), you really don't need to look elsewhere to handle graphic jobs. Photoshop and industry standard graphic editors can do a lot of heavy lifting, but PowerPoint isn't a slouch either. Another benefit is that the learning curve in PowerPoint isn't as steep as in something like Photoshop.
- a long search for something that is difficult to find, or an attempt to achieve something difficult.
Nothing will stop them in their quest for truth.
She went to India on a spiritual quest.
[+ to infinitive] She does aerobics four times a week in her quest to achieve the perfect body.
eg:Matt Salmon of Arizona is a member of the House of Representatives. At a recent congressional hearing, he said China's "quest for development and global influence has come at a high cost of alienating partners and allies alike. There are cracks in the foundation, and imbalances remain politically, economically and militarily."
- a state of confusion, uncertainty or disorder
- when someone is officially found to be guilty of a particular crime
.eg:The conviction of the three demonstrators has caused public outrage locally. eg: "There are procedures under U.S. law which provide for the freezing or seizure of assets prior to criminal conviction," said former U.S. Department of Justice official Nathaniel Edmonds. "Typically, there needs to be a relation [between the seized assets] to a specified unlawful activity which could include corruption or fraud."
5 True/False questions
Negro → a part of a Christian church ceremony in which a priest gives a talk on a religious or moral subject, often based on something written in the Bible.
The Reverend William Cronshaw delivered/preached the sermon.
Today's sermon was on the importance of compassion.
eg: She was an intelligent,stubborn,and talkative women,and the mother of fourteen children.She angered male religious leaders because she preached her own sermon s to others.
exclusively → only; eg: This offer is available exclusively to our established customers.
tough → to deal successfully with a difficult situation.
It must be difficult to cope with three small children and a job.
The tyres on my car don't cope very well on wet roads.
He had so much pressure on him in his job that eventually he just couldn't cope.
eg:Mr. Levine says the first step in dealing with ADHD is getting the facts straight.
"In America, the diagnosis rate in children generally is quoted in the range of about 3 to 7 percent of children. It's more common in boys, by about three to one. This is a highly inheritable disorder. They can't get over ADHD. I mean it's not something that you can make go away. As many as two-third of the children who have problems with ADHD will have difficulties as adults. You can't cure it. You have to find ways of coping with it."
fascinated → If you are desperate for something or desperate to do something, you want or need it very much indeed. ⇒ They'd been married nearly four years and June was desperate to start a family.
1.very serious or bad.
2.very great or extreme.
3.feeling that you have no hope and are ready to do anything to change the bad situation you are in.
giving little hope of success; tried when everything else has failed.
The doctors made one last desperate attempt/effort to save the boy's life.
Desperate measures are needed to deal with the growing drug problem.
They made a desperate plea for help.
eg: Cutter Hodierne directed the film. It is his first full-length movie. News about Somali piracy in the Indian Ocean had caught his interest. He was especially fascinated by the subject from the viewpoint of the gunmen.
"I just was so intrigued by what would lead somebody to that point of doing something so desperate and also so kind of audacious."
eg:While Willkie and Roosevelt began campaign battles with words, German and British planes were fighting real battles with bullets over the English channel. Winston Churchill sent a desperate message to Roosevelt. The British prime minister said Britain could not fight alone much longer. It needed help immediately.
eg:Gansevoort,despairing of further successful resistance,had decided upon a desperate attempt to cut through the enemy's lines.
thwart → to (cause to) change from a solid, frozen state to a liquid or soft one, because of an increase in temperature
Allow the meat to thaw properly before cooking it.
The sun came out and thawed the ice.
It's beginning to thaw (= The weather is warm enough for snow and ice to melt).
The chancellor shared the stage at Peking University with London's mayor - Boris Johnson. Their high-profile visits are a sign of a diplomatic thaw between the two countries. Beijing was furious after the prime minister met the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader - the Dalai Lama - last year.
The chancellor's announcement to relax visa rules for Chinese nationals will be welcomed by British businesses. They've been calling on the government to ease restrictions as a way of encouraging more high-spending Chinese tourists to visit the UK.