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Unit 12 Vocab Story (Twisted Scion)

January 15, 2010 12 comments

In the Name of God

Name: Reza Takhshid
Class:
Reading & Comprehension 1
Assignment: Unit 12 Vocabulary Story
Title: Twisted Scion

Inspector:

So tell me, what do you know about Tom Fort?

Alex:

Tommy was a dear friend of mine. He always regaled us with strange stories. Many times his storylines were hardly intelligible. Also he was an inveterate bluffer. But he was a very good and versatile entertainer. Beside his stories, he would do his little acts and sing us songs. We always told him he should try out for some movie parts, but he always said that he didn’t care, and the joy he gets from entertaining his friends was all he needed.
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An ending to “the lady or the tiger”

January 8, 2010 Leave a comment

In the Name of God

Name: Reza Takhshid
Class: reading 01
Assignment: An ending to “the lady or the tiger”

All were amazed by his courage. How on the earth could a man be so brave, how could a soul be so committed to his faith? How did he surrender to a choice which would judge him to hell or bring him the heaven, so freely? At this point he was an admired man. The crowd had already judged him; now the judgment was upon the system. The tiger would be the proof of the falsehood of this justice, and not his guilt. Absolute silence had filled the arena.

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Summary (A spark, a flint: How fire leapt to life)

January 8, 2010 5 comments

A little late, but still!!

In the Name of God

Name: Reza Takhashid

Class: Reading 01

Assignment: Summary (A spark, a flint: How fire leapt to life)

It is thought that before man was granted the power to control fire, probably by accident, it was stored and guarded for future use. Studies show the use of friction and also different methods of concentrating the sunlight as the earliest methods of making fire.

Percussion methods date back to the stone ages, when some tool-makers noticed the spark from chipping flints. This method became more efficient by the discovery of metal. Striking quarts against iron pyrites or porcelain against bamboo were used in different areas but in Europe use of Steel, flint and tinder were the major method of lighting fire until the mid 19th century. With the discovery of phosphorus came revolutionary yet dangerous and expensive fire-lighting techniques such as, the Ethereal match and phosphoric candle.
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Collocations in use (Ch 50)

January 4, 2010 Leave a comment

Ok these are not the collocations, since those are already in the book.

these are just some word definitions.

hope you find them helpful.

Collocations in Use chapter 50 vocab.pdf

I’ve started from the last chapter and will try to study one chapter every night and leave the file here. (I hope i do that)

Unit 11 vocab story (Judi file #0xE29C2F)

December 30, 2009 3 comments

Just a heads up: Read the “spirit of judi” to fully understand this story.

In the Name of God

Name: Reza Takhshid
Class: Reading & Comprehension 1

Assignment: Unit 11 Vocabulary Story
Title: Judi file #0xE29C2F (Record of a connection with a comma patient)

Ricardo had returned from his very long journey a few days ago. I heard he circumnavigated the globe to expand his business, and to export passenger cars. I knew him very well, he was no charlatan. He had the money, power, and adequate connections to carry out such business. I’ve also heard a lot of conjecture about him working in collusion with the customs officials in order to circumvent paying taxes which, according to the law, should commensurate with the amount of his export.
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Vocab story – Review 4 – partA (The Spirit of Judi Part 1 )

December 12, 2009 11 comments

In the Name of God

Name: Reza Takhshid
Class: Reading & Comprehension 1
Assignment: A Story with words of part A of review 4
Title: The Spirit of Judi (part one)

Over the past several months, as the news of a due date for the initial tests of the highly confidential experiment, called ‘The Spirit of Judi’, broke on the TV and over the internet, many agitations were held, a lot of talk shows invited prominent scientists who had acute concerns about the turn out of the experiment, and beseeched those in charge of the project to stop their work. The Twitter was overflowed by a flood of negative twits. Some said the experiment is downright dangerous. Others who had little faith in the world of science accused the claims, addressing the stability of what’s being done in the labs, to be extremely dubious. And the government was forced to enact legislation, prohibiting the experiment to go on, and or any tests to take place!
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Summary (Translation: from sublime to the ridiculous?)

December 3, 2009 7 comments

In The Name of God

Name: Reza Takhshid
Class: Reading 01
Assignment: Summary (Translation: from sublime to the ridiculous?)

‘To translate’ is ‘to express the sense in or into another language’, according to the Oxford Dictionary. Even that translation represents bringing words from a lexicon to another; it shouldn’t be considered, only, as the exchange of the words. Since translation is a form of communication which deals with ‘culture and truth’, says Peter Newmark, it should be done only after the original text is fully comprehended. Read more…