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Vocabulary:
The ability to understand (receptive) and use (expressive) words to acquire and convey meaning

Week One ( 27th October 31st October))


1. bankruptcy 2. budget(bill) 3. civic

~ ___________________________________________________ ~ ___________________________________________________

movement ~

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4. collective

behavior ~

_______________________________________________
5. current

price ~ ___________________________________________________ ~ ___________________________________________________

6. discrepancy 7. donation 8. fiscal 9. gross

~ ___________________________________________________

year ~ ___________________________________________________ national product ~

____________________________________________
10.

imbalance ~ ___________________________________________________)

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11. 12. 13.

institution ~ ___________________________________________________ kinship ~ ___________________________________________________ life expectancy ~__________________________________________________

14. 15.

monopoly ~ ___________________________________________________ monopoly and oligopoly ~ __________________________________________

16.

national treasury ~ ________________________________________________

17. 18. 19.

paradigm ~ ___________________________________________________ peer group ~ ___________________________________________________ population density ~ _______________________________________________

20. 21.

practice ~ ___________________________________________________ small and medium enterprises ~ ______________________________________

22. 23.

social disorders ~ _______________________________________________ tycoon ~ ___________________________________________________

Man can live about forty days without food, about three days without water, about eight minutes without air, but only for one second without hope~ Anonymous

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The beginning of the vocab explosion: Increasing exposure to words leads to a soaring level of word knowledge. Courtesy Bob McMurray, University of Iowa

2. ( 3rd November 7 th November )


1. Bronze Age, 2. Homo

the ~ ________________________________________________

erectus ~

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3. Ice Age/glacial

epoch, the ~

_________________________________________
4. Invincible Armada,

the (sp.) ~

_______________________________________
5. Iron Age,

the ~

___________________________________________________
6. Stone Age, 7. artifact

the ~ _________________________________________________

~ ___________________________________________________

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8. diggings

~______________________________________________________ ~ ____________________________________________________

9. excavation 10.

extinct ~ _________________________________________________________

11.

feudal age, the ~ __________________________________________________

12.

flourish ~ ________________________________________________________

13.

fossil ~ __________________________________________________________

14.

hieroglyph ~ ____________________________________________________

15.

hominoid ~ ______________________________________________________

16.

mound ~ ________________________________________________________

17. 18.

prehistoric times, the ~ ___________________________________________ prehistory ~ ______________________________________________________

19.

progenitor ~ _____________________________________________________

20.

relics ~ __________________________________________________________

21.

ruins ~ _________________________________________________________

22.

specimen ~

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_____________________________________________________
23. 24.

strata (pl) ~ ____________________________________________________ stratigraphy ~ ____________________________________________________

25.

unearth ~ ________________________________________________________

26.

ups and downs ~ __________________________________________________ Why Teach Vocabulary?

Vocabulary is one of the five pillars of reading comprehension as set forth in No Child Left Behind legislation. Reading comprehension depends upon the meaning readers give words. The more vocabulary words students know, the better they are able to comprehend. A large vocabulary opens students up to a wider range of reading materials. A rich vocabulary also improves students' ability to communicate through speaking, listening, and writing. Researchers have stated that vocabulary deficiencies are a primary cause of academic failure. (Baumann and Kameenui 1991; Stanovich 1986; Becker 1977). These researchers profess that direct and explicit instruction of a set number of vocabulary words will improve academic success in all content areas. Stahl and Fairbanks (1986) suggest that teaching students 350 words each year may improve learning by as much as 10 to 30%. Further, in 1982, Beck, Perfetti, and McKeown found that students who were given direct instruction in word meanings were better able to discern the meanings of untaught words than control subjects. Though no particular method for teaching vocabulary has been identified as best (Beck and McKeown 1991), a number of instructional strategies such as identifying synonyms and antonyms, providing examples and nonexamples, and relating

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words to one's own life, have yielded growth in students' vocabulary. For these reasons, Vocabulary Jiang expands a substantive proportion learning vocabulary that focuses on teaching words based on context and meaning, not memorization.

3. ( 10th November 14th November )


1. airborne

~ ___________________________________________________ of generations ~

2. alternation

_________________________________________
3. amphibians 4. arthropod

~ ____________________________________________________

~ _____________________________________________________ ~ ___________________________________________________

5. assimilation 6. atavism

~ _______________________________________________________ ~

7. biochemistry

____________________________________________________
8. biological

clock ~

_________________________________________________
9. biped

__________________________________________________________
10.

carnivores ~ _____________________________________________________

11.

carnivorous ~ _____________________________________________________

12.

cellulose ~ _______________________________________________________

13.

chromosome ~

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___________________________________________________
14.

colloid ~ ________________________________________________________

15.

conifer ~ ________________________________________________________

16.

culture ~ ________________________________________________________

17.

deciduous trees ~ _________________________________________________

18.

ferment ~ ________________________________________________________

19.

fermentation ~ ____________________________________________________

20.

fungus ~ _________________________________________________________

21.

genetics ~ _______________________________________________________

22.

genus ~ ____________________________________________________ family

23.

/species ~ ________________________________________________________

24.

gland ~ _________________________________________________________

25.

glucose ~ ________________________________________________________

26.

herbivorous ~

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____________________________________________________
27.

heredity ~ _______________________________________________________

28.

insectivores ~ ___________________________________________________

29.

lymphatic ~ ______________________________________________________

30.

mammals ~ ______________________________________________________

31.

marsupials ~ _____________________________________________________

32.

metabolism ~ _____________________________________________________

33.

metamorphosis ~ __________________________________________________

34.

nectar ~ ________________________________________________________

35.

nocturnal ~ _____________________________________________________

36.

retaliate ~ ________________________________________________________

37. 38.

revulsion ~ ____________________________________________________ susceptible ~ ____________________________________________________

39.

vehement ~ ______________________________________________________

Man can live about forty days without food, about three days without water, about eight minutes without air, but only for one second without hope~ Anonymous

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40.

vengeance ~ ______________________________________________________

Do visit this site for more vocab ~ http://www.vocabularya-z.com/vocabweb/assessment.do?topicId=214 for literary terms
Social Studies > World History > Conflict and Cooperation > Wars and Strategies

Tier One Sec One event fight war

Tier Two ~ Sec 2 n 3 Adolph Hitler noun : political leader; World War II figure (1889-1945) ally banish verb : to force to leave

Tier Three ~ Sec 4 apartheid Boer War coalition Cold War coup d'tat

battle Crimean War capture verb : to take control of by force Civil War command defense devise disengage duel Crusades dtente diplomacy disarmament embargo English Civil War field hospital noun : tents located

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engagement force fortify French and Indian War

near a war zone or other emergency situation where soldiers or other wounded people receive medical care Holocaust

hijack hostage hostility invade verb : to enter aggressively to conquer, weaken, or injure Mexican-American War noun : the war between Mexico and the United States in which the U.S. gained control of what is now California, Nevada, Utah, and Arizona (1846-1848) mission noun : a set purpose for doing something morale mutiny offense passive

noun : the systematic killing of Jewish people by Nazi Germans during World War II internment camp noun : a detention center where prisoners of war or other people considered to be enemies of a government are kept Korean War noun : a war between communist North Korea and democratic South Korea in which the United States fought on the side of South Korea (1950-1953) massacre military alliance

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Persian Gulf War power prisoner of war reprieve resist retaliate retreat revolution Revolutionary War sack seize siege Spanish-American War strategy stronghold terrorism noun : the use of violence or the threat of violence to try to change a government or system Vietnam War noun : a war between North

military satellite Napoleonic Wars NATO negotiate neutrality persecute retaliation treachery

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Vietnam and South Vietnam in which the United States fought on the side of South Vietnam (19571975) violence noun : force that causes physical pain or harm vulnerable adjective : able to be hurt easily War of 1812 noun : a war between the United States and Great Britain in North America over Britain's right to rule Canada warfare World War I World War II

Proverbs that you should know 1. Life is like a c..... in the wind. Life is fragile and can be lost in a moment.

2. The ..... is bigger than the stomach. People always think they can eat more than they in fact can - particularly if the food looks or smells good.

3. When the cat's away the ..... will play. If the boss or the teacher is not there, the employees or the students will play around instead of working.

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4. All that is sharp is ..... . Bad luck doesn't last long.

5. One rotten ..... spoils the whole bunch. One person alone can have a bad influence on everyone around him or her.

6. You can't ..... them all. You cannot expect to always be successful.

7. A little labour, much ..... . If you work and are busy, you will have a healthy life

8. Use it or ..... it. If you don't use or practise something, you will lose your capability to do so.

9. Don't take a sledgehammer to crack a ..... . If you have a small problem, be careful you don't solve it with very heavy methods. Doing so may make things worse 10. One cannot ..... and be wise. Being in love makes people do foolish things 11. Nothing so bad but it might have been ..... . You may have had a hard time, but it could have been even worse 12. He can who believes he ..... . If you believe you can do something, you will be able to do it. 13. Don't cry over spilt ..... . Don't get upset about something that has happened. It's too late to change it 14. A change is as good as a ..... .
A good way to relax and avoid stress is to do something different or go somewhere different

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15. United we stand, divided we ..... . We can only survive if we work together ~ The End ~ Part One (40 marks) You are advised to spend about 40 minutes on this part of the paper and to write between 250 and 400 words. Please plan your essay before writing. Thanks 1. Whatever happened to . ? Complete this question to form a title and then write a suitable story on this theme. 2 .All young people both male and female should undertake a period of military or community service. What are your views? 3. Some people like being alone; others are happiest when they are with a crowd of people. Which do you prefer? 4. Describe the suspense of waiting for something or someone to arrive, or of waiting for some event to happen. 5. After school. Write about this topic, interpreting the title in any way you choose. 6. Are rich children always happier than those who come from poorer families? ~ The End ~ Really ~ Honestly

10 Productivity Myths That Hold You Back

What are the myths and mistaken beliefs that are preventing you from being more productive in both your work life and your personal life? The beliefs that you hold about productivity and organization can prevent you from doing and being everything you want to do and be in your life.

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Here, then, are 10 common beliefs about productivity that may be keeping you from enjoying the success you desire. Myth 1: Organized Equals Clean Too many people equate organization with the cold, sterile, un-lived-in spaces they see in glossy magazines. But an organized space is simply one in which the things you need the most are close at hand, the things you need often are easily found, and the things you need rarely are out of the way but easily retrieved when needed.

Myth 2: I Dont Have Time for a System The thinking goes something like this: If I spend all my time maintaining my list and doing weekly reviews, Ill never get anything done. The reality is that while most systems take some time to get set up, once you start using your system, the time you use in maintenance is more than made up for by the time you save not having to think about what to do.

Myth 3: Systems are Rigid and Inflexible If your life is so chaotic and unpredictable that it seems like no system could solve it, its likely that its because youve resisted adopting some kind of system, rather than because no system is good enough.

Myth 4: Productivity Means More Work Once you start down this rabbit hole, it can be really hard to turn yourself around. But

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productivity isnt just about work. Being more productive in your life means you should have more time to do things like spend time with your family, take a vacation, read a book, visit a museum, or write your plan for world domination. Getting your work done in half the time just so you can do twice as much work isnt productive -its dumb.

Myth 5: Creativity Cant be Fit Into a System Maybe you believe that productivity stuff is for business people, not creative people. But creative work is still work, and just as susceptible to procrastination, poor planning, and shoddy work practices as bookkeeping, house painting, and world domination. And while you may have a great grasp of the demands of your creative work, records need to be kept, clients need to be contacted, taxes need to be filed, and projects need to be invoiced.

Myth 6: I Work Best Under Pressure There are people who believe they thrive under the pressure of an impending deadline. Nine times out of ten, they dont. They just enjoy the excuse because it means they dont have to take responsibility for the messes they end up in. Keeping yourself in a high-stress, always-urgent mode isnt good for your health, and its not good for your business.

Myth 7: My Lack of a System is My System This ones actually true, though not in the way most people intend when they say it. The mess of habits, practices, and beliefs you have right now are, in fact, a system -- and youre working it every day. But what most people mean is that by not having a system, theyre actually being more

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productive than if they had a system. They think that the mish-mash of habits theyve cobbled together out of life experience is working for them. They dont see any room for improvement -- but theres always room for growth.

Myth 8: I Need Inspiration to Work No, you dont. Inspiration is wonderful, but rarely compatible with getting stuff done. What you need is a system to capture those flashes of inspiration so that, when inspiration is on holiday, youve got plenty to work with.

Myth 9: Being Organized is Boring This myth is misguided because it places attention in the wrong place. Being organized isnt boring -- being boring is boring. Make your own excitement and youll stop being boring. Then you can stop using your disorganization as a crutch for a life not fully realized.

Myth 10: Theres Something Wrong With Me No System Can Fix Systems, no matter how good, cant fix the fundamental problems in your life. They wont make you smarter or more likable or better looking or more experienced. What they can do is help you make time to figure out how to solve those problems. They can help you make a space in your life for real personal growth.

And they can help you highlight the sources of those failures. In the end, your growth as a person, your success -- however you define it -- is up to you. What else can you do to be more productive? Well, I am a major fan of David Allens Getting Things Done, and credit his work for helping me achieve so many of my goals. It is one of the finest systems I am currently aware of for helping you to get organized and clear your mind. Man can live about forty days without food, about three days without water, about eight minutes without air, but only for one second without hope~ Anonymous

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Getting Things Done turned out to be one of the most important books Ive ever read in my life, and I suspect it may be one of the most important youll ever read as well.

Sources: Lifehack.org July 28, 2008

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