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November 26, 2012

Written Test #2

Filed under: announcements,final written exam — richardlstansfield @ 12:35 am

This is what will be on Written Test #2

1. Telephone Conversations

– Page 100 (“What can you say when you __________ ?”)

– How to Begin Conversations (Formal, Informal, and Direct conversations)

– How to End Conversations (Formal, Informal, and Direct conversations)

– Interrupting a Conversation & Restarting a Conversation (Page 102)

2. Finding the Word

– Page 112 (e.g. “What’s his name?”)

– Page 113 (e.g. “You mean …” and “Do you mean …?”)

– Finding the Right Word (e.g. “What’s it used for?” and “It’s used for …”)

3. Vocabulary

The vocabulary will be taken from your presentations. Look for your class number.

__________ Class 87 __________

broth: a kind of soup that usually has vegetables or rice in it.

impurity: substances that are present in small quantities in another substance and make it dirty or of an unacceptable quality

sesame: a plant grown for its seeds and oil, which are used in cooking

swing: to move easily and without interruption backwards and forwards or from one side to the other, especially from a fixed point, or to cause something or someone to do this

generic: relating to or shared by a whole group of similar things; not specific to any particular thing

patent: the legal right to be the only one who can make, use, or sell an invention for a particular number of years

accessible: easy to find or reach

compete: to try to be more successful than someone or something else

combination: the mixture you get when two or more things are mixed together

toadstool: a poisonous mushroom

gorge: a deep ravine between cliffs often carved from the landscape by a river

patrol: commonly a group of personal, such as police officer or soldiers, that are assigned to monitor a specific geographic area

vinegar: (noun) a sharp-tasting liquid, made especially from sour wine, malt or cider, which is used to add flavour to or to preserve food

seasoning: (noun) a substance that is added to savoury food to improve its flavour

garnish: (verb) to decorate food with a small amount of different food

play off: to play a game, in a team sport, to decide which side will win

slugger: a baseball player who hits the ball very hard

home run: a point scored in baseball by hitting the ball so far that you have time to run all the way round the four corners of the playing field before it is returned

horse power: a unit used for measuring the power of an engine.

velocity: the speed at which something is traveling.

mileage: the distance that a vehicle has traveled.

resolution: a formal decision taken at a meeting by means of a vote

reindeer: a species of large deer

blow out: to extinguish (candle, etc) or to become extinguished

__________ Class 27 __________

soak: the process of becoming softened and saturated as a consequence of being immersed in water

glutinous rice: this is a type of Asian rice that is especially sticky when cooked

roast: this is a cooking method that uses dry heat whether an open flame, oven, of other heat source

mime (verb): when you use movements of your hands and body, and expressions on your face, without speech, to communicate emotions and actions or to tell a story.

exhibition (noun): when objects such as paintings are shown to the public, or when someone shows a particular skill or quality to the public

ginseng (noun): the root of a tropical plant, especially from China, used as a medicine and to improve health

plunge: (verb) to (cause someone or something to) move or fall suddenly and often a long way forward, down or into something

envision: (verb) to imagine or expect something in the future, especially something good

revitalize: (verb) to give new life, energy, activity or success to something

derby: (noun) a sports event between teams in the same area

mascot: (noun) a person, animal or object which is believed to bring good luck, or which represents an organization

Thames: (noun) the longest river in England, which flows eastward through London to the North Sea

upload: transfer a file or program to a central computer from a smaller or a computer at a remote location

armpit: the hollow under the arm where it is joined to the shoulder

brand: a name given to a product or service; a recognizable kind

dock: a structure built out over water in a port along which ships can land to load and unload, or the enclosed area of water between two such structures

harbor: a protected area of water next to the land where ships and boats can be safely kept

swamp: an area of very wet, soft land

public transportation: a system of vehicles such as buses and trains which operate at regular times on fixed routes and are used by the public

deck: a wooden floor outside a house, usually with railings and without a roof

launch: to send something out, such as a new ship into water of a rocket into space

missionary: (noun) someone who travels to another country to teach people about the Christian religion

noble: (noun) a person of the highest social group in some countries

grand slam: (noun) when you win all the important competitions that are held in one year for a particular sport

__________ Class 147 __________

nutrition: the food that you eat and the way that it affects your health

psychology: the study of the human mind and feelings

woodcut: a picture printed from a pattern which has been cut in the surface of a block of wood

revenge: something that you do to punish someone who has done something bad to you

destroy: to damage something so badly that it does not exist or cannot be used

depletion : to reduce the amount of something, especially a natural supply

reminiscence: the act of remembering events and experiences from the past

blemish: a mark on something that spoils its appearance

mauve: (having) a pale purple colour

drug: (noun) a chemical which is given to people in order to treat or prevent an illness or disease

franchise: (noun) an authority that is given by an organization to someone, allowing them to sell its goods or services or to take part in an activity which the organization controls

crush: (verb) to press something very hard so that its shape is destroyed or so that it breaks into pieces

bruise: (noun) an injury which appears as a purple mark on your body, although the skin is not broken

indigestion: (noun) when you have pains in your stomach and chest that are caused by difficulties in digesting food

clockwise: (adverb) when something is moving in a circle in the same direction as the hands on a clock

froth: small white bubbles on the surface of a liquid

flourish: to grow or develop successfully

dynasty: a series of rulers or leaders who are all from the same family, or a period when a country is ruled by them

weapon: a tool or instrument used in order to inflict damage or harm to living beings —physical or mental?artificial structures, or systems

fingerprint: an impression left by the friction ridges of a human finger

manufacturing: the production of goods for use or sale using labor and machines, tools, chemical and biological processing, or formulation

inauguration: (noun) a formal ceremony to mark the beginning of a major political leader’s term of office

proclaim: (verb) to announce officially and publicly

regime: (noun) the form of government: the set of rules, cultural or social norms, etc. that regulate the operation of government and its interactions with society

__________ Class 57 __________

supplement: (verb) to add something to something to make it larger or better

issue: (verb) to produce or provide something official

invaluable: (adjective) extremely useful

establish: To start a company or organization that will continue for a long time

unique: different from everyone and everything else

vessel: One of the small tubes that blood flows through in your body

genre: a style, especially in the arts, that involves a particular set of characteristics

evaluate: to judge or calculate the quality, importance, amount or value of something

tragedy: a very sad event or situation, or a play about death or suffering with a sad end

entertainment: shows, films, television, or other performances or activities that entertain people

issue: an important subject or problem that people are discussing

audition: when someone does a short performance to try to get a job as an actor, singer, etc.

cripple- to injure someone so that they cannot use their arms or legs

virgin- someone who has never had sex

smith- someone who makes things out of metal, especially by heating and hammering it to shape it

mausoleum : a building where dead people are buried

archaeologist: someone who studies ancient cultures by looking for and examining their buildings, tools, and other objects

pharaoh: a king of ancient Egypt

federation: a group of organizations, clubs, or people that have joined together to form a single group

hostile: angry and deliberately unfriendly towards someone and ready to argue with them

qualify: to have the right to have or do something, or to give someone this right

supervisor: to watch a person or activity and make certain that everything is done correctly, safely, etc

coordinate: to make different people or things work together effectively, or to organize all the different parts of an activity

assign: to give someone a particular job or responsibility

__________ Class 117 __________

excessive: when the amount or level of something is more or higher than is necessary or reasonable

sterotype: a fixed general image or set of characteristics that a lot of people believe represent a particular type of person or thing.

concentrate: when you give all of your attention to something

emphasize: to show that something is especially important or needs special attention

choreography: The process of designing dances for a performance

charming: pleasant or attractive

side effects: an unexpected result of a situation.

addiction: when you cannot stop doing or taking something because you like it too much

confidence: when you are certain of your ability to do things well

social commerce: the activities involved in buying and selling things in social networking services (SNSs)

Operation System (OS): a special program that controls the way a computer system works.

Global Positioning System (GPS): a system that can show the exact position of a person or thing by using signals from satellites

astonish: When something or someone surprises you very much

bureaucrat: officials who work in a large administrative system

celestial: describes things relating to heaven or to the sky

vomit: to empty the contents of the stomach through the mouth

fair: an event outside where you can ride large machines for pleasure and play games to win prizes

liquor: a strong alcoholic drink

charity: an organization which raises money in order to help people who are ill, disabled, or very poor

atmosphere: the general impression that you get of a place

improvise: when you make or do something using whatever you have or without having planned it in advance




  1. Hello sir. I’m Kim-Min-Woo(12102458) who is a student belong to your class(117)
    I have a question. In our vocabulary, I don’t know the word “sterotype” Maybe I think mistyping. Is “streotype” right?

    Comment by Kimminwoo — December 4, 2012 @ 1:05 am | Reply

  2. Hello sir. I’m Kim-Min-Woo(12102458) who is a student belong to your class(117)
    I have a question. In our vocabulary, I don’t know the word “sterotype” Maybe I think mistyping. Is “streotype” right?

    Comment by kimminwoo — December 4, 2012 @ 1:17 am | Reply

    • I have a error 😦 the comment post twice sorry..

      Comment by Kimminwoo — December 4, 2012 @ 1:18 am | Reply

  3. It’s beautiful night, Sir.

    I’m Lee Min Sik in class 057

    when is the test day of our class?

    Comment by 이민식 — December 4, 2012 @ 3:46 pm | Reply

  4. Hello sir. I`m Kim Min Sung who is a student belong to your class.

    Comment by Kim Min Sung — March 19, 2013 @ 12:08 am | Reply

    • Hi. Nice to hear from you. What is the number of your class?

      Comment by richardlstansfield — March 24, 2013 @ 4:23 am | Reply

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