Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Vocabulary Review for "Russian NGOs"

This vocabulary review comes from this article:
http://convostartersenglish.blogspot.com/2013/05/should-russian-ngos-register-as-foreign.html
Please review the vocabulary before doing the exercise.

Answers are below the exercise.

Words to be used:

to crackdown on, controversial, an activist
to assure, to enforce, to cast suspicion on
to meddle in, treason

Verbs can be used in various tenses.

1) Although there are laws against restaurants using illegal immigrants as waiters and other staff members, these laws are never _______________. A huge proportion of restaurants in New York City use less expensive illegals as staff members and waitstaff.

2)  Benedict Arnold is the person most Americans would think of when you mention the
word ________________.  He was a General for the American army during the Revolution, but switched sides and joined the English.

3)  Many countries around the world felt that President George Bush ______________ in the affairs of other countries too often.  They welcomed Obama's approach of trying to keep the US out of the affairs of other nations.

4)  Because there was too much litter (garbage) being thrown onto subway tracks, the police decided to ________________ on litterbugs (this is a term for people who litter - who throw little pieces of garbage on the street or subway tracks).  Police began actively looking for litterbugs and giving them severe fines.

5)  The fact that Joe had had a fight with his roommate two nights previous to the roommate's disappearance __________________ on Joe.  The police needed to ask him some questions.

6)  The issue of gay marriage was quite ______________, with many people supporting it and many opposing it.  Now that it is legal in New York, however, people have forgotten the issue and don't seem to care any more.

7)  When I bought the used laptop I was ____________ that it was in good condition and that it had not been used much in the past.  However, the hard drive soon died.

8)  Mike considered himself to be a "good-government" _______________. When he saw instances of corruption or dishonesty at his government office, he reported this to the proper authorities.

Answers are below:



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Answers:

1) enforced
2) treason
3) meddled
4) crackdown
5) cast suspicion
6) controversial
7) assured
8) activist

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