COLLEGE READING 1, CH 1, READING ASSIGNMENT 1

VOCABULARY EXERCISE

Select from exercise 4, page 9

  1. An open plan office is an example of a shared……………………People who work in such places need to remember that any noise they make ……………………everybody.
  2. A lot of illnesses like cancer and diabetes are partly …………………… but the …………………is also important. For example, people who smoke are more likely to develop lung cancer and people who are overweight are more likely to develop diabetes.
  3. All the members of the Bach family were good composers. This shows that ………………  …………………………..(2 words) runs in families.
  4. …………………characteristics like hair color, skin color, weight and ………………..are mostly hereditary.
  5. The sheep dogs called ‘Kangal’ are ………………to Turkey and in ……………….,they work as sheep dogs in Anatolia.
  6. Koalas have ………………….. to their life in the trees by developing long claws to hold on to the branches with.  Watching families of koalas is a very special ………………………and everybody enjoys it.
  7. Most people in developing countries are worried about …………………..problems because everything is very expensive. They don’t think much about the ……………………….
  8. We don’t know the ……………….number of tigers left but we should pay ………………..to preserving the places where they live.
  9. There is a special watch which measures the amount of ……………during the day. This way you can see how many calories you burn and …………………..your eating habits.
  10. I don’t know the ………………time of the meeting but I………………from what John said that it is in the afternoon.

KEY

  1. environment, affects
  2. hereditary, environment
  3. musical ability
  4. physical, height
  5. unique, general
  6. adapted, experience; activity will not do because watching doesn’t involve action
  7. economic, environment
  8. exact, attention
  9. activity, adapt
  10. exact, concluded
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