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May 24, 2011

Written Exam #2

Filed under: announcements,final written exam — richardlstansfield @ 8:29 am

Class 29

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* 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)

* Parts of Speech

As in Written Test #1

e.g.

How often does Richard do it?

How = adverb

often = adverb

does = auxiliary/helping verb

Richard = noun

do = main verb

it = pronoun

* What four parts of speech are always stressed?

* What does an adjective modify?

* What three things does an adverb modify?

* Future Tenses

With the words that you are given, write a sentence in the future tense.

e.g. you, buy anyone a gift this month?

–> Are you going to buy anyone a gift this month?

or

–> Are you buying anyone a gift this month?

e.g. my best friend, marry, in May.

–> My best friend is going to get married in May.

or

–> My best friend is getting married in May.

* Vocabulary

As in Written Test #1.

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

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

desert: (noun) a large, hot, dry area of land with very few plants

phenomenon: (noun) something that exists or happens, usually something unusual

refrain: (verb) to stop yourself from doing something

elapse: (verb) when time passes

representative: (adjective) the same as other people or things in a particular group

commercial: (adjective) involving or relating to the buying and selling of goods

miraculous: (adjective) when people believe that an event was caused by God

victory: (noun) success in a struggle, war, or competition

sonata: (noun) a piece of classical music written either for a single instrument, or for one instrument and a piano

classify: (verb) to divide (things) into groups according to type

genetic: (adjective) belonging or relating to the parts of the DNA in cells which received by each animal or plant from its parents

clone: (noun) a plant or animal which has the same genes as the original from which it was produced

viewing rate: (noun) the rate which show how many people watch program

instantly: (adverb) immediately, very fast

recognize: (verb) to identify (a person or thing known or experienced before)

magnitude: (noun) the large size or importance of something

leakage: (noun) the problem of a liquid or gas coming out of something when it should not

catastrophe: (noun) a sudden event that causes very great trouble or destruction

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Class 157

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* 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)

* Parts of Speech

As in Written Test #1

e.g.

How often does Richard do it?

How = adverb

often = adverb

does = auxiliary/helping verb

Richard = noun

do = main verb

it = pronoun

* What four parts of speech are always stressed?

* What does an adjective modify?

* What three things does an adverb modify?

* Future Tenses

With the words that you are given, write a sentence in the future tense.

e.g. you, buy anyone a gift this month?

–> Are you going to buy anyone a gift this month?

or

–> Are you buying anyone a gift this month?

e.g. my best friend, marry, in May.

–> My best friend is going to get married in May.

or

–> My best friend is getting married in May.

* Vocabulary

As in Written Test #1, but taken from your presentations.

systematic: (adjective) when something is done according to a fixed plan, in a thorough and efficient way

promotion (noun): when you are given a more important job or rank in the organization that you work for

world-wide: (adjective) global

disciplinary: (adjective):inflicting or aiming to inflict punishment

frustration(noun): the condition of being annoyed because things are not happening in the way that you want, or in the way that they should

superficial(adjective): not studying or looking at something thoroughly; seeing only what is obvious

outstanding: (adjective) excellent; superior; remarkable

critical: (adjective) relating to a crisis; decisive; crucial / vital

overcome: (verb) to defeat someone or something; to succeed in a struggle against them or it; to deal successfully with them or it

accumulate: (verb) to increase in amount over a period of time, or to make something increase over a period of time

disability: (noun) an illness, injury or condition that make it difficult for someone to do the things that other people do

minimize: (verb) to make the amount of something that is unpleasant or not wanted as small as possible

cohesive: (adjective) something that is cohesive consists of parts that fit together well and form a united whole.

nosedive: (verb) to fall very quickly in value

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

side effect: (noun) an unpleasant effect of a drug that happens in addition to the main effect

despair: (noun) the feeling that there is no hope and that you can do nothing to improve a difficult or worrying situation

birth defect: (noun) a physical or chemical problem with a body part or process which is present at birth

examine: (verb) to look at or consider a person or thing carefully and in detail in order to discover something about them

break up: (phrasal verb) when a marriage or a romantic relationship between two people ends

excessive: (adjective) too much

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Class 61

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* 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)

* Parts of Speech

As in Written Test #1

e.g.

How often does Richard do it?

How = adverb

often = adverb

does = auxiliary/helping verb

Richard = noun

do = main verb

it = pronoun

* What four parts of speech are always stressed?

* What does an adjective modify?

* What three things does an adverb modify?

* Future Tenses

With the words that you are given, write a sentence in the future tense.

e.g. you, buy anyone a gift this month?

–> Are you going to buy anyone a gift this month?

or

–> Are you buying anyone a gift this month?

e.g. my best friend, marry, in May.

–> My best friend is going to get married in May.

or

–> My best friend is getting married in May.

* “Vague” Expressions

… and stuff.
… and stuff like that.
… and things.
… and things like that.
… and everything.

“How do you celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, and other special occasions?”

–> “How do you celebrate birthdays and stuff?”

* Vocabulary

As in Written Test #1.

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

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

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

application: (noun) in computing, a piece of software designed to carry out a particular task

service route:(noun) a bus line

furnish: (verb) to provide or supply someone with something

breach: (noun) an act of breaking a rule, law, custom, or practice

compensate : (verb) to pay (someone) money in exchange for work done, for something lost or damaged, or for some inconvenience

withdraw : (verb) to take (something) back, or to remove (something)

erupt: (verb) when a volcano throws out a lot of hot, melted rock called lava, as well as ash and steam

ash (noun): the grey or black powdery substance that is left after something is burnt

stratosphere: (noun) the layer of the earth¡¯s atmosphere which lies between 10 and 50 kilometres above the earth

geography: (noun) the study of all the physical features of the Earth¡¯s surface, including its climate and the distribution of plant, animal, and human life

dilemma : (noun) a situation in which somebody must choose one of two or more unsatisfactory alternatives

deploy: (verb) to position troops, weapons, or resources in a specific area in readiness for action, or take up position in this way

seizure: (noun) a sudden violent attack of an illness, especially one that affects their heart or brain.

mythological: (adjective) fabulous; imaginary; not real

folktale: (noun) a story or legend originating among a people and typically becoming part of an oral tradition

sovereignty: (noun) the quality of having supreme, independent authority over a geographic area, such as a territory

islet: (noun) very small island.

territory: (noun) a defined area, including land and waters, considered to be a possession of a person, organization, institution, animal, state or country subdivision

ubiquitous: (adjective) when something or someone seems to be everywhere

portable: (adjective) when a machine or device is designed to be easily carried or moved

evolve: (verb) when something gradually develops over a period of time into something different and usually more advanced

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Class 93

* 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)

* Parts of Speech

As in Written Test #1

e.g.

How often does Richard do it?

How = adverb

often = adverb

does = auxiliary/helping verb

Richard = noun

do = main verb

it = pronoun

* What four parts of speech are always stressed?

* What does an adjective modify?

* What three things does an adverb modify?

* Vocabulary

As in Written Test #1, but taken from your presentations.

citizenship: (noun) you are legally accepted as belonging to a country

oppression: (noun) the cruel or unfair treatment of a group of people

rampage: (verb) when people or animals rush about through a place in a wild or violent way, causing damage or destruction

addict: [noun] a person who cannot stop doing or using something, especially something harmful

track: [verb] to follow the movements of something/somebody, especially by using special electronic equipment

commit: [verb] to do something illegal or something that is considered wrong

asymmetry: (noun) lack of equality or equivalence between parts or aspects of something; lack of symmetry

ban: (verb) officially or legally prohibit (something)

strengthen: (verb) make or become stronger

buzz: (noun) a feeling of excitement, energy, or pleasure (informal)

expose: (verb) to show something that is usually covered or hidden.

witch-hunt: (noun) an attempt to find and punish people in a society or organization whose opinions are regarded as wrong or dangerous

tuition: (noun) money that you pay for being taught, especially at college or university

unemployment: (noun) the number of people who don’t have a job

depression: (noun) when you feel very unhappy, or a mental illness that makes you feel very unhappy

occupy: (verb) to move into a place and take control of it

servitude: (noun) the state of being under the control of someone else and of having no freedom

glory: (noun) the fame and admiration that you gain by doing something impressive

evasion: (noun) deliberately avoiding something that you are supposed to do or deal with

extraction: (noun) when something is taken out, especially using force

bribe: (noun) a sum of money or something valuable that one person offers or gives to another in order to persuade him or her to do something.

spectator: (noun) someone who watches something, especially a sporting event

controversial: (adjective) when someone or something is the subject of intense public argument, disagreement, or disapproval

condone: (verb) when someone accepts behavior this is morally wrong and allows it to happen

skewer: (noun) a long wooden pushed through chunks of meat or vegetables

gravity: (noun) the force that makes objects fall toward the earth

row: (verb) to move (a boat) by pushing against the water using oars

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Class 125

* 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)

* Parts of Speech

As in Written Test #1

e.g.

How often does Richard do it?

How = adverb

often = adverb

does = auxiliary/helping verb

Richard = noun

do = main verb

it = pronoun

* What four parts of speech are always stressed?

* What does an adjective modify?

* What three things does an adverb modify?

* Vocabulary

As in Written Test #1, but taken from your presentations.

abbreviation: (noun) a shorter form of a word or phrase, especially used in writing

forgery: (noun) an illegal copy of a document, painting, etc.

controversial: (adjective) causing a lot of disagreement or argument

mercurial: (adjective) changing suddenly and often

indefatigable: (adjective) always determined and energetic in attempting to achieve something and never willing to admit defeat

uncanny: (adjective) strange or mysterious; difficult or impossible to explain

significant: (adjective) important or noticeable

despondent: (adjective) unhappy and having no enthusiasm

reserved: (adjective) not wanting to show what you are thinking or feeling

celebrity: (noun) someone who is famous, especially in areas of entertainment such as films, music, writing, or sport

leak: (noun) when someone lets the public know about a secret document or piece of information

inclination (noun) a feeling that makes you want to act in a particular way

perfectionist: (noun) a person who is displeased by anything that does not meet very high standards

disposition: (noun) one’s usual mood; temperament; a habitual inclination; a tendency

amiable: (adjective) describes a person or their behavior that is pleasant and friendly

cliff: (noun) a high area of rock with a very steep side, often at the edge of the sea or ocean

gravel: (noun) small stones, often used to make the surface of paths and roads

tsunami: (noun) an extremely large wave in the sea caused, for example, by an earthquake

violence: (noun) the exercise or an instance of physical force, usually effecting or intended to effect injuries, destruction, etc.

impulse: (noun) a sudden feeling that you must do something, without thinking about the results

punishment: (noun) making someone suffer because they have done something bad

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