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1100 Words, Week 5, Day 1


  • 1100 Words You Need to Know – Week 5, Day 1
  • English
  • Date of Class: May 15th, 2016, from 9:00 to 10:00 pm (Iran)
  • Use the audio player below to listen to the podcast of this vocabulary class which is based on the text below.

New Words:

–  – ethics – concurclandestine


During my first weeks at the new school I observed that cheating was rampant. I had always considered it rather inane to cheat on a test because of my code of ethics, and because so much was at stake. the other students didn’t concur. In fact, even the presence of a proctor did not * them. Far from being a clandestine activity, the cheating was open and obvious.

Sample Sentences

Use the new words in the following sentences.

  1. When the plague was __________ on the island, Dr. Arrowsmith’s wife died.
  2. The spies thought their meeting was a __________ one, but a * of gathered outside the building.
  3. A special management committee was asked to investigate business __________.
  4. was criticized for his __________ desire to fly.
  5. If I can get my parents to __________, I’ll join the Peace Corps.


Match the new words with their meanings.

  1. rampant ____ a. secret, undercover
  2. inane ____ b.
  3. ethics ____ c. foolish
  4. concur ____ d. agree
  5. clandestine ____ e. going unchecked,

Today’s Idiom

stock in trade: the goods, tools, and other requisites of a profession

A and a warm smile were the salesman’s stock in trade.


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    Dr. Hariri

    Would you rather be happy yet slow-witted and unimaginative, or unhappy yet bright and creative? For instance, would you rather live the life of a brilliant yet tortured artist, such as Vincent van Gogh, or that of a happy but carefree soul who is a bit simple-minded?

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    I prefer to challenge this question at first and bring up my viewpoint next.
    There are different successful people in the world who reached the apex through different procedures. Although some have faced torture to reach their goals, it does not mean we have to necessarily lose something in our life to climb the ladder of success. Anyway, I suppose the most enjoyable part of life is making progress and relying on your abilities to flourish and thrive. So, I personally go for intelligence and innovation rather than happiness along with naivety. Many people have lived an ordinary life so far and repeating this story can never excite me at all. We need to gain new adventurous experiences and foster our abilities so as to break out of comfort zone.

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