EBC1.2 reading key syllabus 2009-2010

EBC1.2 reading key syllabus 2009-2010 - Key EBC1.1...

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Key EBC1.1 Vocabulary Vocabulary text 1: Boycotts are so 20 th century/ Calm in a can Give a synonym for the following words as they are used in the text 1. to swarm = to be crowded, to get together in large numbers 2. cudgels = short, thick stick used as a weapon 3. mass purchases = things bought in large numbers 4. to solicit bids = to invite offers to pay a particular price for sth 5. a convenience store = a small store or shop that sells items such as candy, ice- cream, soft drinks, lottery tickets, newspapers and magazines, along with a selection of processed food and perhaps some groceries 6. to plow (money into …)= to invest money in 7. offshoots = branch, 8. slackers = inactive, negligent people 9. to acquire = to buy up, to take over, to come into possession of Calm in a Can 10. a concoction = an unusual mixture of different ingredients Vocabulary text 2: With a little help … Give a synonym for the following words as they are used in the text 1. dexterity = skill, being good at handling sth. 2. incarnation = embodiment, impersonation, living type 3. predecessor = forefather, former holder of position 4. compelling = rousing strong interest, intriguing, exciting 5. to nudge = to push gradually/slightly 6. eventually = finally, at the end 7. to trundle = to roll, to move on wheels 8. muck = dirt, filth, mess 9. nimble = quick, agile, swift, versatile, 10. inflatable = that can be blown up, filled with air Vocabulary text 3: Read it and weep … Give a synonym for the following words as they are used in the text 1. spoof = parody, comic 2. to wield = to hold and use 3. a feature = prominent article in a magazine 1
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4. bogus = fake, fictitious, sham 5. raucous = hoarse 6. banter =humorous remarks 7. to winnow = to sift, to sieve, to extract 8. cogent = convincing, reasonable 9. eloquent = speaking well 10. deadpan = expressionless, showing no emotion 11. panache = flamboyant manner 12. to pierce someone’s armour = to make holes in s.o.’s defense 13. to goad = to urge, to drive forward 14. a pundit = authority, learned teacher 15. to fume = to angrily say 16. unemcumbered = unhampered 17. to muse = to think deeply 18. to lampoon = to ridicule, to satirise 19. an impromptu oration = an improvised, unprepared speech
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This note was uploaded on 05/22/2011 for the course IBMS 123 taught by Professor Heart during the Spring '11 term at De Haagse Hogeschool.

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EBC1.2 reading key syllabus 2009-2010 - Key EBC1.1...

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