五百基础词汇的使用和练习(8)

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"By words the mind is excited and the spirit elated."
Aristophanes, The Birds

Words to Learn This Week

exaggerate
amateur
mediocre
variety
valid
survive
weird
prominent
security
bulky
reluctant
obvious


Read the following story to see how the new words are used in it.

The Guitar

It is impossible to exaggerate the popularity of the guitar. One out of every four amateur musicians in the United States plays the guitar. Even a mediocre player can produce a variety of music with this unique instrument. Trying to find valid reasons for the guitar's ability to survive through the years isn't hard. One weird theory by a prominent musician states that guitarists find security hiding behind the bulky instrument. But most people are reluctant to accept this idea because there are more obvious reasons for playing a guitar. It can be carried anywhere, it is inexpensive to buy, a only a few lessons are required to learn to play it well.


Place one of the new words in each of the blanks below.

1.Most people agreed that he was a ____________ looking man because of the long red beard.

2.Chuck's reason for quitting his job was ___________ ; he was not being paid.

3.The answer to the question was so ____________that everyone knew it.

4.The ____________tennis player would never make the Olympic squad.

5.She was ___________ to take on any more responsibilities at work.

6.People often tend to ___________ stories they hear.

7.The bank is kept under very tight ___________ .

8.Because the box was so ___________ , it took two men to lift it.

9.Even though he was not a professional, the ____________ photographer entered the contest.

10.A wide _________ ofshows is playing atthe concert hall.

11.Mrs. Meyers is a __________ member of the staff.

12.We all hoped that the small boat would ___________ the storm.


Matching
Match the 12 new words in Column I with the definitions in Column II.

Column I
1. reluctant
2. mediocre
3. prominent
4. obvious
5. exaggerate
6. bulky
7. variety
8. valid
9. security
10. survive
11. weird
12. amateur

Column II
a. large; taking up much space
b. true; supported by facts
c. person who does something for pleasure, not as a profession
d. average; ordinary
e. mysterious; unearthly
f. unwilling
g. easily seen or understood
h. well-known; important
i. remain alive; live on
j. overstate; make something greater than it is
k.feeling or condition of being safe
l.a number of different things







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实用的系列。读到Guitar一文,想起了偶尔不唱&牧风的吉他弹唱了: -楚雨- 给 楚雨 发送悄悄话 楚雨 的博客首页 楚雨 的个人群组 (1039 bytes) () 10/10/2011 postreply 19:58:56

谢谢!俩位都弹唱得真棒。 -EnLearner- 给 EnLearner 发送悄悄话 EnLearner 的博客首页 EnLearner 的个人群组 (0 bytes) () 10/11/2011 postreply 19:37:02

我的词汇作业。 谢谢愚教授!非常非常喜欢你的词汇课!回复:五百基础词汇的使用和练习(8) -beautifulwind- 给 beautifulwind 发送悄悄话 beautifulwind 的博客首页 beautifulwind 的个人群组 (4441 bytes) () 10/10/2011 postreply 22:36:31

非常非常高兴你喜欢 :-) -EnLearner- 给 EnLearner 发送悄悄话 EnLearner 的博客首页 EnLearner 的个人群组 (76 bytes) () 10/11/2011 postreply 19:43:14

见到老师问个好! -toast2011- 给 toast2011 发送悄悄话 toast2011 的个人群组 (0 bytes) () 10/11/2011 postreply 12:04:24

问好透丝特。老师不敢当,都是同学哈。 -EnLearner- 给 EnLearner 发送悄悄话 EnLearner 的博客首页 EnLearner 的个人群组 (0 bytes) () 10/11/2011 postreply 19:45:19

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