Monday, September 19, 2011

SDL for EL Practice paper 9

As agreed in class, we will engage in SDL for the vocab questions (16 - 25). Please participate actively via the comments feature in this post.

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23 comments:

  1. Peh Qian Ling
    4 idioms obtained from Q16.
    (1)- look before they leap:This idiom means that you should think carefully about the possible results or consequences before doing something.
    (2)- pull something out of the bag: to suddenly do something which solves a problem or improves a bad situation E.g:They're really going to have to pull something out of the bag tonight if they want to qualify for the championship.
    (3)- may hay while the sun shines: to do something while the situation or conditions are right
    (4)- bite off more than they can chew : If you bite off more than you can chew, you take on more responsibilities than you can manage. 'Don't bite off more than you can chew' is often used to advise people against agreeing to more than they can handle.

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  2. Meaning of words from Q19:

    (1)inaccurately- not accurate
    (2)inadequately- not adequate or sufficient
    (3)inadvertently- unintentionaly
    (4)inappropiately- not appropiate

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  3. Gregory Ler

    1)dishevelled:To cause untidiness and disarray in.

    2)disillusioned: a freeing or a being freed from illusion or conviction; disenchantment.

    3)allocated: to set apart for a particular purpose; assign or allot

    4)consecrated: to make or declare sacred; set apart or dedicate to the service of a deity

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  4. Meaning of words
    inadequately: not sufficient
    inadvertently: inattentive
    obstructions: encouragement
    dishevelled: to cause untidiness and disarray
    consecrated: scared

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  5. Inhibition: A feeling that makes one self-conscious and unable to act in a relaxed and natural way

    Entice: Attract or tempt by offering pleasure or advantage

    kinship: A sharing of characteristics or origins

    virtually: Nearly; almost

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  6. Q.20
    (1)Inhibitions - something that constraints.
    (2)Limitations - restrictive weakness
    (3)Restrictions - Condition or Regulation
    (4)Obstruction - Blocking something

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  7. Bhairavi BuddhamurthySeptember 19, 2011 at 5:24 PM

    Words extracted from Questions 17 to 20

    Entice(17)-Verb
    -To lead on by exciting desires or hopes
    Shred(18)-Noun
    -A type of material that is torn, cut or scrapped
    Inadequately(19)-Adverb
    -Not suitable , sufficient or lacking the quality for a purpose
    Inadvertently(19)-Adverb
    -Unintentionally or accidentally
    Inhibitions(20)-The feeling that does not allow oneself to act in a natural manner(self-conscious)

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  8. make hay while the sun shines:
    to do something while the situation or conditions are right I've got a few hours to finish the housework before the kids come home so I might as well make hay while the sun shines.

    inadvertently:unintentionally, accidentally

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  9. Word: Benevolence
    Meaning: Tendency to help others and is kind.
    Sentence: Despite his fierce appearance, he is capable of great benevolence.

    Word: Consecrated
    Meaning: To declare sacred or to devote
    Sentence: Famous scientists have consecrated their whole life to studying the strange wonders of science.

    Word: Approximately
    Meaning: Not perfect but close
    Sentence: According to my calculations, the answer is approximately 100.56.

    Word: Scarcely
    Meaning: Barely or probably
    Sentence: The bread has scarcely baked yet!

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  10. Meanings
    inaccurately :not accurate ;incorrect of untrue
    inadequately :not sufficient;inept
    inadvertently:unintentional
    inappropriately :not proper or suitable
    Jacques

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  11. Meanings
    inaccurately :not accurate ;incorrect of untrue
    Scarcely: Barely or probably
    Inhibitions - something that constraints.
    Entice: Attract or tempt by offering pleasure or advantage

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  12. Meanings for question 19
    1) Inaccurately: Mistaken or incorrect; not accurate.
    Sentence: The exam marks for PSLE is inaccurate.
    2) Inadequately: not adequate; not sufficient; not equal to what is required
    Sentence: Adequate for purpose.
    3) Inadvertently: carelessly or unintentionally
    Sentence: We inadvertently left the ice-cream on the counter and it all melted.
    4) Inappropriately: Not suitable or proper in the circumstances:
    Sentence: He was dressed inappropriately for the restaurant.

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  13. Q.23, option 4-benevolence
    Meaning-an act of kindness; a charitable gift.

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  14. Meanings for Vocabulary.
    inadequately:adjective,not adequate or sufficient; inept or unsuitable.
    Limitations:a limiting condition; restrictive weakness; lack of capacity; inability or handicap
    Scarcely:barely; hardly; not quite

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  15. Q19.
    (1) Inaccurately- Incorrect or untrue.
    (2) Inadequately- Insufficent.
    (3) Inadvertently- Unintentional or not attentive.
    (4) Inappropriately- Not suitable or fitting for a particular purpose, person, occasion.

    Quah Kian Yang

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  16. in addition to Qianling's comment.
    Look before they leap:
    Small companies need to look before they leap as they cannot afford to make any mistakes that can bring the company down.

    Pull something out of the bag:
    He was really tired but he still managed to pull something out of the bag to pass the exam

    Make hay while the sun shines;
    While I was living in France, I decided to make hay while the sun shines and learn how to speak French to increase the chances of finding a job.

    Bite off more than they can chew:
    The boys would have won this match had they not bite off more than they can chew.


    Entice: to attract a person by luring him or her.

    Khoo Xin Hui
    25769h

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  17. inadequately - not enough
    inadvertently - not paying attension
    obstructions - encouragement
    dishevelled - make something messy and disarrayed
    consecrated: scared

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  18. Qn 16.
    (1)look before they leap-something that you say in order to advise someone to think about possible problems before doing something.

    Sentence:If you're thinking of buying a house, my advice is, look before you leap.

    (2)pull something out of the bag-to suddenly do something which solves a problem or improves a bad situation.

    Sentence:They're really going to have to pull something out of the bag tonight if they want to qualify for the championship.

    (3) make hay while the sun shines-you make good use of the chance to do something while it lasts.

    Sentence:•Jim works too much, but he reckons he's just making hay while the sun shines. He says he'll slow down once he's made his fortune.

    (4)bite off more than they can chew-you take on more responsibilities than you can manage. 'Don't bite off more than you can chew' is often used to advise people against agreeing to more than they can handle.

    Sentence:Don't bite off more than you can chew. Let someone else organize the party.

    Qn 17.
    (1)entice-To attract by arousing hope or desire; lure
    Sentence: The promise of higher pay enticed me into the new job.

    (3)enhance-To provide with improved, advanced, or sophisticated features.

    Sentence:computer software enhanced with cutting-edge functionalities.

    Qn 22.
    (3)dishevelled-to loosen or to let fall(hair,clothing..) in disarray.

    Sentence-His hair was dishevelled, his glance restless, and in the faint light of the glimmering candles his cheeks looked deadly pale.
    Qn 23
    (1)kinship-Connection by blood, marriage, or adoption; family relationship

    Sentence:Jesus quickly makes his identity known in a way that shows there are ties that are stronger than blood kinship.
    (4)benovolence-An inclination to perform kind, charitable acts.

    Sentence:•She was a lady of great benevolence who spent much of her time uplifting the poor, the funeral was at beckenham.

    Qn 24
    (4)consecrated-To declare or set apart as sacred

    Sentence:Consecrate yourselves for tommorrow the lord will do wonders among you.

    Qn 25
    (3)scarcely-By a small margin; barely.

    Sentence:It feared him; yet, as he travelled with it, he scarcely ever took his eyes off it, and he never trusted it.

    Ayisha

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  19. Questions 20

    (1)inhibitions---inappropriate conscious or unconscious restraint or suppression of behavior, as sexual behavior, often due to guilt or fear produced by past punishment, or sometimes considered a dispositional trait.

    sentence:After having a few glasses of whisky he quickly lost all his inhibitions and was very willing to drop his trousers in plublic.

    Question 17

    entice---to lead on by exciting hope or desire; allure; inveigle

    Sentence: They were enticed westwards by the dreams of golden shiny coins.

    Questions 22

    Dishevelled---to cause untidiness and disarray in

    Sentence: The stong wind dishevelled all the paper and books on our form teacher's table.

    Questions 23

    Benevolence---desire to do good to others; goodwill; charitableness

    Sentence: When I saw a cute creature, I was filled with benevolence towards it.

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  20. 1 Inaccurately- Incorrect or untrue false. 2Inadequately- Insufficent.
    3 Inadvertently- Unintentional or not attentive.
    4 Inappropriately- Not suitable or fit for a particular purpose, person, occasion.

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  21. 1. dishevelled: untidiness in appearance
    Sentence: After running three errands, he looked tired and dishevelled.
    2. consecrated: state officially in a religious ceremony that something can be used for religious purposes
    Sentence: The church was consecrated in 1985.
    3. inhibitions: a shy or nervous feeling that stops you from expressing your real thougts or feelings
    Sentence: The children were shy at first, but they soon lost their inhibitions.

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  22. Q24)
    Option 4- consecrated
    =to make or declare sacred; set apart or dedicate to the service of a deity: to consecrate a new church building.
    Q22)
    Option 3-dishevelled
    =to let down, as hair, or wear or let hang in loose disorder, as clothing.

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  23. inadequately : not enough
    inadvertently: Unintentional or not attentive.
    disheveled : to cause untidiness and disarray
    Benevolence : desire to do good to others
    Marcus

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