COLLEGE READING 2, CH 1, VOCABULARY EXERCISE

Select from exercise 11 on page 17

1. Buyers, in other words ………………….prefer to spend as little as possible when shopping so they wait for the sales; everything is more………………………………then

2. We can look at the………….someone earns, his education and his………………..to be able to ………………………..what kind of life he leads.

3. The scientific……….. means that careful ………………..is done before a finding is made public.

4. Big factories cause a lot of pollution and this means there are more ……………..problems in ……………………areas than in rural areas

5. Visiting friends and family during the Eid is …………….. but the custom is gradually dying out as a result of ……………………change.

6. The supervisor ……………..the work of the new workers so that nothing went wrong until they had completely …………………the process.

7. Making laws against …………………violence harsher is a …………………step because it will make men think again before they hit their wives.

8. We pay for gas, electricity and water every month because public …………………..are not free.

9. It was discovered as a result of a ……………….carried out by some researchers that during the last …………………… that buying power is dropping.

10. When I pick up the newspaper in the morning, I look at the headlines but don’t read the…………….. In this respect, I am …………………..to a lot of other people: they don’t read either.

KEY

1. consumers, economical

2. income, job, predict

3. approach, research

4. environmental, urban

5. traditional, cultural

6. monitored, internalized

7. domestic, positive

8. utilities

9. survey, decade

10. commentary, similar

Select from exercise 13, page 19

1. If the land is ……………………, crops will grow well. This is why planting fields along the Nile river is a …………………………..idea.

2. Alexander the Great, ……………………..the Persians and …………………….modern day Iran when he was only a very young man.

3. The ……………..of Eastern Europe and the Middle East by the Mongol hordes was a ………………..experience.

4. “Wake up john! I can hear someone moving about downstairs. There is a/an …………………….in the house. ()

5. After the operation she still had a scar but it was only …………………noticeable. Further plastic surgery should make it disappear completely. ()

6. This week, because of all the bad weather, prices of vegetables had increased ………………..

KEY

1. fertile, brilliant
2. defeated, conquered
3. invasion, terrifying
4. an intruder
5. Barely, slightly can’t be used here
6. Slightly

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