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August 11th, 2003

Supplement # 039

 
 

 

  WE  IS  HIHGLY  EDUCATET  !! 

 

 
 
 

 

Dearest Members,

We've been having some extremely unstable weather this summer here in İzmir, with high winds blowing day in day out... I've had little opportunity to be out on the open sea; have been spending very little time in fact on my boat, unhappily as she keeps swaying where she lies at anchor... In short, I've been homebound most of the time...

But this has proved an excellent opportunity to get some work done; and I've been working really hard on a "test-yourself-book" comprising intermediate to advanced vocabulary tests. I have planned it as a companion volume to my "Practical English For Turks"...

I suppose some of you are already back from your holidays and trying unhappily to get back to your routine affairs. I thought I might present a small number of questions from the book, for you to while away the day as you brace yourself up for more ambitious study plans... Here they go, then:

 01  --  After visiting the Archaelogical Museum in the morning, the İzbuls kindly ............... us to lunch at a local shish-kebab restaurant.

a. justified
b.
approved
c.
thrilled
d.
treated
e.
rewarded

  

"------------ smb to sth" birisine birşey ısmarlamak, birşeyin zevkini ve mutluluğunu yaşatmak: "They ----------ed us to some special Turkish sweets." "The band ------------ed us to some beautiful songs of Latin American origin."

 02  --  It suddenly ............... to me that Mr. İzbul was the greatest dramatist ever who had never written a play!!

a. occurred
b.
dawned
c.
predicted
d.
presented
e.
happened

  

DİKKAT: "occurred --- me" ve "dawned --- me" deyimlerinde hangi ilgeçlerin (= preposition) kullanıldığını not ediniz.

"------------- ever" türü ifade, "bugüne değin, tarihteki en --------------" anlamı taşırlar. Örneğin burada, "bugüne değin yaşamış en büyük dramatist" demiş oluyoruz...

 03  --  Most freshmen (= first-year university students) feel truly overwhelmed by the workload in their college courses; ............... they usually spend more time socializing than studying.

a. therefore
b. accordingly
c. nevertheless
d. consequently
e. otherwise

  

 04  --  He was quite contented; he led a(n) ............... life.

a. miserable
b. prosperously
c. happily
d. orderly
e. improper

  

AMAN DİKKAT: Kural dışı türetme ekleriyle oluşturulmuş sıfat ve belirteçlere herzaman denk gelebilirsiniz...

 11  --  In the medical profession, men ............. women by two to one.

a. outlive
b.
outdo
c.
outshine
d.
outnumber
e.
outclass

  

Demek ki neymiş? Fiillerin başına "out" getirilerek, "o açıdan daha falan filan olmak" şeklinde yeni anlamlar elde ediliyormuş... İşte bir örnek daha: "Expected rewards clearly outweigh the risks involved in such a venture." = Böyle bir girişimden beklenen ödüller açık bir şekilde risklerden daha ağır basıyor...

 

         

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