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May 24, 2010

Final Written Exam

Filed under: announcements,final written exam — richardlstansfield @ 1:28 am

* Written Test 2 (Week 14):

Class 137 – Wednesday, June 2 Monday, May 31

Class 103 – Thursday, June 3

Class 34 – Thursday, June 3

Class 171 – Friday, June 4

Class 69 – Friday, June 4

All Classes

* –> What are three things that people do on [special day]?

e.g. What are three things that people do on Halloween?

– wear a costume

– go trick-or-treating

– make a jack’o’lanterns

– eat candy/give candy

– go to a party (adults)

* –> What is a tradition about [something] in [country’s name] ?

e.g. What is a tradition about money in Korea?

On a baby’s first birthday, parents put money, thread, and pencils in front of the baby.


All Classes

festival: (noun) a series of events and celebrations, usually organized around a central theme

taco: (noun) a hard, folded tortilla (= thin flat bread) filled with meat, cheese, etc. and hot spicy sauce

bonfire: (noun) a large fire outside, often used for burning waste

fireworks: (noun) small objects that explodes to produce loud noises and bright colours and are often used to celebrate special events

lawyer: (noun) someone whose job is to understand the law and deal with legal situations

laptop: (noun) a computer that is small enough to be carried around and used where you are sitting

bride: (noun) a woman who is getting married

groom (also bridegroom): (noun) a man who is getting married

Class 137

respect: (verb) to admire someone because of their knowledge, achievements, etc.

commemorate: (noun) to do something to show you remember an important person or event in the past with respect

lyrics: (noun) the words of a song

peninsula: (noun) a long piece of land which sticks out from a larger area of land into the sea or into a lake

peculiar:(adj) unusual and strange, sometimes in an unpleasant way

dialect: (noun) a form of a language that people speak in a particular part of a country, containing some different words and grammar, etc.

investigate: (verb) When sby, especially an official, tries to find out what happened, or what is the truth, in an event, situation, or claim

consciousness: (noun) your mind and your thoughts

initiative: (noun) an important act or statement that is intended to solve a problem

stratum: (noun) a layer of rock, soil or similar material

instruction: (noun) the activity of teaching or training someone, or the information you are being taught (formal)

victim: (noun) someone who has suffered the effects of violence, illness, or bad luck

autopsy: (noun) a medical examination of a dead body to discover the exact cause of death

clutch: (verb) to hold something tightly

funeral: (noun) a ceremony for burying or burning the body of a dead person

stop by: (phrasal verb) to visit someone for a short time, usually on the way to another place

specialty: (noun) a subject that someone knows a lot about

facility: (noun) a place, especially including buildings, where a particular activity happens

Class 103

device: (noun) a machine or tool that does a special job

anniversary: (noun) a date on which something special or important happened in a previous year

corsage: (noun) a group of small flowers that a woman fastens to her clothes on a special occasion such as a wedding

representative: (noun) a person who has been chosen to act or make decisions on behalf of another person or a group of people

diverse (adjective): made up of a wide variety of things

steam: (noun) the hot mist that forms when water boils. Some vehicles and machines use it as a means of power

thrill: (noun) a strong feeling of excitement and pleasure

debut: (verb) the first time that a performer or sports player performs in public

hydraulic: (adjective) using water power to produce electricity or power

career: (noun) the part of your life that you spend working

contract: (noun) a legal agreement between two people or organizations, especially one that involves doing work for a

particular amount of money

extension: (noun) extra time that you are given to do or use something
billiards: (noun) a game played by two people on a table covered in green cloth in which a cue (= a long pole) is used to hit

balls against each other and into pockets around the table

zeal: (noun) great enthusiasm or eagerness

gasp: (verb) to take a short quick breath through the mouth, especially because of surprise, pain or shock

plagiarism: (noun) the practice of using or copying someone else’s idea or work and pretending that you thought of it or created it

interval: (noun) the period of time between two events or dates

controversy: (noun) a lot of discussion and argument about something, often involving strong feelings of anger or disapproval

predict: (verb) to say what you think will happen in the future

infinite: (adjective) without limits or without an end

surpass: (verb) to be or do better than someone or something else

Class 34

drunk driving: the act of operating and driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or dugs to the degree that mental and motor skills are impaired

crime: (noun) an illegal action or activity for which a person can be punished by law

ignore: (verb) to pay no attention to something or someone

astronomical observatory: (noun) location used for observe and research the stars in universe like planets, galaxies, nebulas etc.

animation: (noun) the precess of making films in which drawing or puppets appear to move

celebrities: (noun) people who are famous, especially in areas of entertainment such as films, music, writing, or sport

boots: (noun) a strong shoe that covers your foot and part of your leg

frame: (noun) the basic structure of a building, vehicle, piece of furniture, etc., that other parts are added onto

extreme sports: (noun) activities in which the participants experience the rush of adrenaline; They’re considered dangerous

cylinder: (noun) a shape with circular ends and long, straight sides, or a container

equipment: (noun) the things that are used for a particular activity or purpose

sponsor: (noun) a person or organization that gives money to support an activity, event, etc.

motocross: (noun) the sport of racing over rough ground on specially strengthened motorcycles

pursuit: (noun) when you try to achieve a plan, activity, or situation, usually over a long period of time

psychological: (adjective) relating to the human mind and feelings

marvel: (verb) to express your great surprise, wonder, or admiration of something

ignore: (verb) to pay no attention to someone or something

discriminate: (verb) to unfairly treat a group of people worse or better than other groups

Asian dust: (noun) clouds of soil and pollutants which affect much of East Asia during springtime

respiratory: (adjective) respiratory mean relating to the process of breathing

inorganic: (adjective) inorganic substances are substances such as stone and metal that do not come from living things

Class 171

nutritious: (adjective) containing substances which help your body to be healthy

protein: (noun) a substance found in food and drink such as meat, eggs, and milk; You need it to grow and be healthy

appropriate: (adjective) suitable or acceptable for a particular situation

include: (verb) to have another thing as one of its parts

industry: (noun) the work and processes involved in collecting raw materials, and making them into products in factories

the Mediterranean: (noun) the sea between southern Europe and North Africa

impudent: (adjective) rude or disrespectful, or do something they have no right to do

choreography: (noun) the process of designing dances for a performance

consecutive: (adjective) describes events, numbers, etc. that follow one after another without an interruption; successive

neglect: (verb) to fail to look after someone or something properly

criticize: (verb) to express your disapproval of someone or something by saying what you think is wrong with them

vicarious: (adjective) when a pleasure or feeling is experienced by watching, listening to, or reading about other people doing something, rather than by doing it yourself

overwhelmingly: (adjective) very strong in effect or large in amount

merge: (verb) to combine or join two or more things

adolescent: (noun) a young person who is between being a child and an adult

Class 69

proteins: (noun) organic compounds made of amino acids arranged in a linear chain and folded into a globular form

peculiarity: (noun) a strange or unusual characteristic or habit of someone or something

crab: (noun) a sea creature with ten legs and a round, flat body covered by a shell, or the meat from this animal

emigrate: (verb) to leave a country permanently and go to live in another one

breakthrough: (noun) an important discovery or event that helps to improve a situation or provide an answer to a problem

paralyze: (verb) to cause a person, animal or part of the body to lose the ability to move or feel

ancient: (adjective) from a long time ago (in the past)

abundant: (adjective) existing in large quantities

modern: (adjective) relating to the present time and not to the past

laser: (noun) a piece of equipment that produces a powerful narrow beam of light that can be used in medical operations, to cut metals, or to make patterns of light for entertainment

scenery: (noun) the natural features of a particular part of a country that you can see, such as mountains, forests, deserts etc.

representative: (adjective) typical of a particular group or thing

arcade game: a coin-operated entertainment machine, usually installed in public businesses such as restaurants and public houses

first-person shooter: (noun) a type of computer game in which the player assumes the perspective of a gunman

multiplayer online role-playing game: (noun) an online computer role-playing game in which a large number of players can interact with one another

advertise: (verb) to tell people about a product or service, for example in newspapers or on television, in order to persuade them to buy it

medium: (noun) a way of communicating or expressing something

enterprise: (noun) an organization, especially a business, or a difficult and important plan, especially one that will earn money


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