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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

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May 20, 2012

Written Test #2: Possible Test Material

Filed under: announcements,final written exam — richardlstansfield @ 7:39 am

Scroll down until you find your class number.

Class 28

* Vocabulary –> from presentations

* Future Tense

Change a sentence into future tense.

e.g. Did you do anything special for your birthday?

–> Are you going to do anything special for your birthday?

* Direct and Indirect Objects

Put the sentences together into one sentence.

e.g. Alicia is going to buy a necklace. Alicia is going to buy it for her mother.

–> Alicia is going to buy her mother a necklace.

* Special Days

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

* Homework for Unit 4

Pages 40 and 41, Exercise 1, Part C.

–> check your answers on by going to the post on Unit 4

Class 152

* Vocabulary –> from presentations

* Future Tense

Change a sentence into future tense.

e.g. Did you do anything special for your birthday?

–> Are you going to do anything special for your birthday?

–> Are you doing anything special for your birthday?

* Direct and Indirect Objects

Put the sentences together into one sentence.

e.g. Alicia is going to buy a necklace. Alicia is going to buy it for her mother.

–> Alicia is going to buy her mother a necklace.

* Special Days

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

* Homework for Unit 4

Pages 40 and 41, Exercise 1, Part C.

–> check your answers on by going to the post on Unit 4

Class 121

* Vocabulary –> from presentations

* Future Tense

Change a sentence into future tense.

e.g. Did you do anything special for your birthday?

–> Are you going to do anything special for your birthday?

* Direct and Indirect Objects

Put the sentences together into one sentence.

e.g. Alicia is going to buy a necklace. Alicia is going to buy it for her mother.

–> Alicia is going to buy her mother a necklace.

* Homework for Unit 4

Pages 40 and 41, Exercise 1, Part C.

–> check your answers on by going to the post on Unit 4

Class 90

* Vocabulary –> from presentations

* Future Tense

Change a sentence into future tense.

e.g. Did you do anything special for your birthday?

–> Are you going to do anything special for your birthday?

* Direct and Indirect Objects

Put the sentences together into one sentence.

e.g. Alicia is going to buy a necklace. Alicia is going to buy it for her mother.

–> Alicia is going to buy her mother a necklace.

* Special Days

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

* Homework for Unit 4

Pages 40 and 41, Exercise 1, Part C.

–> check your answers on by going to the post on Unit 4

Class 59

* Vocabulary –> from presentations

* Future Tense

Change a sentence into future tense.

e.g. Did you do anything special for your birthday?

–> Are you going to do anything special for your birthday?

* Direct and Indirect Objects

Put the sentences together into one sentence.

e.g. Alicia is going to buy a necklace. Alicia is going to buy it for her mother.

–> Alicia is going to buy her mother a necklace.

* Special Days

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

* Homework for Unit 4

Pages 40 and 41, Exercise 1, Part C.

–> check your answers on by going to the post on Unit 4

November 23, 2011

Test Material from Lessons

Filed under: announcements,final written exam — richardlstansfield @ 3:35 am

All Classes

* Vocabulary

direct: (adjective) saying clearly and honestly what you think

discreet: (adjective) careful not to cause embarrassment or attract too much attention, especially by keeping something secret

jet lag: (noun) when you feel tired because you have just travelled a long distance on an aircraft

personal: (adjective) relating to the private parts of someone’s life, including their relationships and feelings

punctuation: (noun) marks that you use in writing so that people can see when a sentence begins and finishes, that something is a question, etc.

static: (noun) unpleasant noise that you hear on a radio, television, or telephone, caused by electricity in the air

vowel: (noun) a speech sound that you make with your lips and teeth open, shown in English by the letters ‘a’, ‘e’, ‘i’, ‘o’ or ‘u’

* Telephone English

–> page 100 of the text book

* How to Begin and End a Telephone Conversation

–> handouts

* How to Interrupt and Restart a Conversation

–> page 102 of the text book

* How to Interrupt Someone Politely

–> handouts

Class 157

* Trying to Remember Words

–> pages 112 and 113 of the text book

* Finding the Right Word

–> handouts

Class 61

* Trying to Remember Words

–> pages 112 and 113 of the text book

November 20, 2011

Test Material from Presentations

Filed under: announcements,final speaking exam,final written exam — richardlstansfield @ 1:22 pm

Class 125

Vocabulary

cardio: (noun) physical exercise of relatively low intensity that depends primarily on the aerobic energy-generating process

weight training: (noun) a kind of physical exercise in which people lift or push heavy weights with their arms and legs in order to strengthen their muscles

yo-yo effect: (noun) when a dieter is initially successful in the pursuit of weight loss but is unsuccessful in maintaining the loss long-term and begins to gain the weight back. The dieter then seeks to lose the regained weight, and the cycle begins again.

plunder: (verb) to steal goods violently from a place, especially during a war

splendid: (adjective) excellent, or beautiful and impressive

ritzy: (adjective) expensive and fashionable

territorial: (adjective) belonging or relating to a territory

volcanic: (adjective) relating to or produced by a volcano or volcanoes

abundant:(adjective) existing in large amounts

paradox: (noun) when a situation involves two or more facts or qualities which seem to contradict each other

assembly: (noun) a large group of people who meet regularly to make decisions or laws for a particular region or country

sympathize: (verb) when you show that you are sorry for someone who is in a bad situation

in a row: (phrase) [several times] in succession

20-20 club: (phrase) in baseball, a season with 20 home runs and 20 stolen bases

stolen base: (noun) in baseball, when a baserunner successfully advances to the next base while the pitcher is delivering the ball to home plate

define: (verb) to say what the meaning of something, especially a word, is

palace: (noun) a large house that is the official home of a king, queen or other person of high social rank

reputation: (noun) the opinion that people in general have about someone or something, or how much respect or admiration someone or something receives, based on past behaviour or character

achievement: (noun) when you succeed in doing something good, usually by working hard

eventually: (adverb) in the end, especially after a long time

select: (verb) to choose someone or something

Discussion Questions

Describe either a good way or a bad way to lose weight. Why is it good/bad?

Describe either a good way or a bad way to lose weight. Why is it good/bad?

In the past, France colonized other countries and plundered cultural assets. What do you think about that?

In the past, France colonized other countries and plundered cultural assets. What do you think about that?

Why is Dokdo important for Korea?

Why is Dokdo important for Korea?

What is the “Korean Time Paradox,” and what do you think about it?

What is the “Korean Time Paradox,” and what do you think about it?

In your free time, do you watch baseball? Why or why not?

In your free time, do you watch baseball? Why or why not?

Do you think that the “Korean Wave” is helpful to Korea? Why or why not?

Do you think that the “Korean Wave” is helpful to Korea? Why or why not?

Do you think that Eminem deserves to be famous? Why or why not?

Do you think that Eminem deserves to be famous? Why or why not?

What do you think about the Chinese basketball player Yao Ming?

What do you think about the Chinese basketball player Yao Ming?

… … …

Class 93

Vocabulary

recommend: (verb) when someone suggests that you would find a person or thing good or useful

refined: (adjective) when someone is very polite and has good manners and good taste

increasingly: (adverb) indicates that a situation or quality is becoming greater in intensity or more common

credit: (noun) praise that is given to someone for something they have done

civil service: (noun) the government departments and the people who work in them

inevitable: (adjective) certain to happen and unable to be avoided or prevented

pernicious: (adjective) when something is very harmful

shrink: (verb) when cloth or clothing becomes smaller in size, usually as a result of being washed

crack down: (phrasal verb) to try harder to prevent people breaking a rule, using something harmful, committing a crime, etc. and deal severely with those who do

girl group: (noun) a popular music act featuring everal young female singers who generally harmonise together

costume: (noun) a set of clothes worn in order to look like someone else, especially for a party or as part of an entertainment

wardrobe malfunction: (noun) an embarrassing situation caused by the clothes a person is wearing

committee: (noun) a group of people who meet to make decisions or plans for a larger group or organization that they represent

vote: (noun) a choice made by a particular person or group in a meeting or an election

overwhelmingly: (adverb) physically or mentally crushing. intensely powerful

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

periodically: (adverb) at regular intervals

inject: (verb) to use a needle and syringe (= small tube) to put a liquid such as a drug into a person’s body

relic: (noun) something which was made or used a long time ago and which is kept for its historical significance

invaluable: (adjective) if you describe something as invaluable, you mean that it is extremely useful

mudflat: (noun) a tract of low muddy land, especially near an estuary, that is covered at high tide and exposed at low tide

addiction: (noun) a very strong desire or need for something

curfew: (noun) when someone must be inside their home after a particular time at night

adolescent: (noun) young people who are no longer children but who have not yet become adults

representative: (adjective) typical of people or things in a particular group

separate: (adjective) not together, or not joined to something else

generation: (noun) all the people in a group or country who are of a similar age, especially when they are considered as having the same experiences or attitudes

Discussion Questions

What’s your favorite restaurant in Incheon? Describe it in detail. (food, location, etc.)

What’s your favorite restaurant in Incheon? Describe it in detail.

Do you believe that men should receive credit for doing their military service? If not, then what should we do instead?

Do you believe that men should receive credit for doing their military service? If not, then what should we do instead?

What are some ways to quit smoking? Why do you think they are good methods?

What are some ways to quit smoking? Why do you think they are good methods?

What do you think about Korean girl groups’ revealing costumes?

What do you think about Korean girl groups’ revealing costumes?

What do you think the effects of the Pyungchang Olympics will be?

What do you think the effects of the Pyungchang Olympics will be?

What do you think are the positive or negative effects of K-pop?

What do you think are the positive or negative effects of Kpop?

What do you think will be the positive or negative effects of the “Internet game curfew”?

What do you think will be the positive or negative effects of the “Internet game curfew”?

What places in Incheon would you like to go to, and why?

What places in Incheon would you like to go to, and why?

Do you think that sexual criminals should be chemically castrated? Why or why not?

Do you think that sexual criminals should be chemically castrated? Why or why not?

… … …

Class 29

Vocabulary

front-runner: (noun) the leader in a race, whether political or athletic

tedious: (adjective) when a job, task, or situation is boring and rather frustrating

exclusive: (adjective) when something is limited to people who have a lot of money or who belong to a high social class, and is therefore not available to everyone

asylum: (noun) a place of safety or protection

corridors: (noun) a passageway connecting parts of a building or off which rooms open

originate: (verb) to bring or come into being; to start

radiation: (noun) very small particles of a radioactive substance that can cause illness and death

thaw: (verb) when ice, snow, or something else that is frozen melts

greenhouse effect: (noun) the problem caused by increased quantities of gases such as carbon dioxide in the air

emit: (verb) when something is sent out by means of a physical or chemical process

radio-activity: (noun) a substance that produces energy in the form of powerful and harmful rays

register: (verb) when something shows on a scale or measuring instrument

civil war: (noun) a war which is fought between different groups of people who live in the same country

rebel: (noun) people who are fighting against their own country’s army in order to change the political system there

investigate: (verb) to try to find out what happened or what is the truth

direction : instructions for doing something or for reaching a place

background : the background to an event or situation consists of the facts that explain what caused it

win-win: (adjective) when a situation benefits all participants

trend: (noun) a change or development towards something new or different

announcer: (noun) someone who introduces programmes on radio or television or who reads the text of a radio or television advertisement

exceed: (verb) to be more than a particular number or amount

professional: (noun) a person who does a particular thing to earn money rather than as a hobby

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

traditional: (adjective) describes customs, beliefs, or methods that have existed for a long time without changing

Mongolia: (noun) an Asian country whose people, led by Genghis Khan and Kublai Khan, took control of large areas of China and central Asia in the 12th and 13th centuries A.D.

native: (noun) someone who was born in a particular country or region

Discussion Questions

Why do you think social networking services are popular? Do you like them?

Why do you think social networking services are popular? Do you like them?

Would you like to go to a Halloween party? Why or why not?

Would you like to go to a Halloween party? Why or why not?

Do you believe that global warming is real? Why or why not?

Do you believe that global warming is real? Why or why not?

Tell me about a recent disaster, and give me details.

Tell me about a recent disaster, and give me details.

Do you think that watching baseball is interesting? Why or why not?

Do you think that watching baseball is interesting? Why or why not?

What audition programs do you watch, and why do you watch them? If you don’t watch any, why not?

What audition programs do you watch, and why do you watch them? If you don’t watch any, why not?

What do you think might happen in the future because of Libya’s civil war?

What do you think might happen in the future because of Libya’s civil war?

What are some interesting clothes? What countries are they from, and why are they interesting?

What are some interesting clothes? What countries are they from, and why are they interesting?

… … …

Class 61

Vocabulary

web browser: (noun) a computer program that makes it possible for you to read information on the Internet

security: (noun) protection of a person, building, organization or country against threats such as crime or attacks by foreign countries

compatible: (adjective) able to exist, live together, or work successfully with something or someone else

corporal punishment: (noun) the physical punishment of people, especially of children by hitting them

adolescence: (noun) the period time in a person’s life when they are developing into an adult

authority: (noun) the moral or illegal rights or ability to control

demonstration: (noun) when a group of people march or stand together to show that they disagree with or support someone or something

probation: (noun) a period of time when a criminal must behave well and not commit any more crimes in order to avoid being sent to prison

maltreat: (verb) to treat someone cruelly or violently

popularize: (verb) to cause something to become known, admired, or used by many people

genre: (noun) a particular subject or style of literature, art or music

typical: (adjective) showing the characteristics of a particular kind of person or thing

scold: (verb) to tell off someone because you disapprove of their behaviour

sufficient: (adjective) enough for a particular purpose

color blindness: (noun) to have trouble seeing red, green, or blue or a mix of these colors

mileage: (noun) the number of miles that it can travel using one gallon or litre of fuel

horsepower: (noun) a unit of power used for measuring how powerful an engine is

automobile: (noun) a motor vehicle with room for a small number of passengers

fascinate: (verb) to interest strongly; to intrigue

currency: (noun) the system of money, or the coins and notes, in use in a country

boom: (noun) a sudden increaseor growth in business, prosperity, activity, etc.

Discussion Questions

Which web browser do you think is the best? Why?

Which web browser do you think is the best? Why?

Do you agree with corporal punishment? Why or why not?

Do you agree with corporal punishment? Why or why not?

What have been the effects of the movie “The Crucible”?

What have been the effects of the movie “The Crucible”?

What’s your favorite computer game, and why do you like it?

What’s your favorite computer game, and why do you like it?

Describe some of the benefits of the Korean Wave.

Describe some of the benefits of the Korean Wave.

Why do you think some people want to own expensive cars?

Why do you think some people want to own expensive cars?

What are some of the difficulties of owning a dog?

What are some of the difficulties of owning a dog?

… … …

Class 157

Vocabulary

separate: (verb) to take, force or keep apart (from others or each other)

access: (noun) the right, opportunity or ability to use, approach, meet with or enter something

countryside: (noun) rural land situated outside or away from towns

prominent: (adjective) important or famous

Korean wave: (noun) the popularity of South Korean popular culture in other Asian countries

ferment: (verb) to [cause something to] change chemically through the action of living substances, such as yeast or bacteria

violence: (noun) behavior which is intended to hurt, injure, or kill people

regionalism: (noun) a strong feeling of pride or loyalty that people in a region have for that region, often including a desire to govern themselves

obsession: (noun) when someone spends too much time thinking about a person or thing

one-dimensional: (adjective) simple and not considering or showing all the parts of something ? used to show disapproval

repetitive: (adjective) done many times in the same way, and boring

addictive: (adjective) when an activity is so enjoyable that you do not want to stop

ambiguous: (adjective) having more than one possible meaning

satire: (noun) when you use jokes humour to criticize people or ideas

bittersweet: (adjective) containing a mixture of sadness and happiness

makgeolli: (noun) a Korean traditional alcoholic drink made from fermented rice

jeon: (noun) a Korean pancake-like dish made with vegetables and meat

sam-chi: (noun) a kind of fish that is often used as a Korean side dish

Discussion Questions

Do you think that the “digital divide” is a serious issue? Why or why not?

Do you think that the “digital divide” is a serious issue? Why or why not?

Do you think that Korean culture is becoming more popular abroad? Why or why not?

Do you think that Korean culture is becoming more popular abroad? Why or why not?

Do you like to watch “Aejeongnam” or “Mantis Preschool”? Why or why not?

Do you like to watchAejeongnam” or “Mantis Preschool”? Why or why not?

Do you think that K-pop singers can become famous all over the world? Why or why not?

Do you think that Kpop singers can become famous all over the world? Why or why not?

Why is a lack of sportsmanship a problem nowadays, and how can we solve this problem?

Why is a lack of sportsmanship a problem nowadays, and how can we solve this problem?

What places in Inha’s backstreets do you like, and why?

What places in Inha’s backstreets do you like, and why?

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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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.

Vocabulary

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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