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1100 Words, Week 5, Day 4

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  • English Vocabulary Class on 1100 Words, Week 5, Day 4
  • Coursebook: 1100 Words You Need to Know
  • Date of Class: June 5, 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

– pernicious – – construe –

Our Pyrrhic Victory
Mr. Dorsey summoned a representative group of teachers and student leaders to his office in order to elicit their reactions to the of the football captain. He told them that cheating was a pernicious disease that could not be tolerated at our school. He loathed having to Art Krause so severely, but unless strict measures were taken, the student body would construe the as an cheat with impunity. “We may lose a football game,” the principal said, “but we can salvage our self-respect.”

Sample Sentences
Use the new words in the following sentences.
1. The border guards allowed the doctor to cross the frontier with __________.
2. It isn’t easy to __________ answers from a sleepy class on Monday morning.
3. Dentists appreciate patients who can __________ pain.
4. She hoped that we would not __________ her decision to run for office as a .
5. The dictator’s __________ rules failed to intimidate* the leaders of the .

Place the letter of the correct definition in the blank next to the new vocabulary word.
6. elicit ____ a. freedom from punishment
7. pernicious ____ b. to make a deduction, to infer
8. tolerate ____ c. to , to bear
9. construe ____ d. to draw forth
10. impunity ____ e. harmful, causing injury

Today’s Idiom
to lionize a person: to make a big fuss over someone (the lions at the Tower of London were considered its main attraction)
When the famous poet Dylan Thomas visited the United States, he was lionized wherever he lectured.


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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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