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At the Hospital

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AT  THE HOSPITAL

How many “hospital words” do you know? Match each vocabulary word with a clue. Write the word on the crossword puzzle. admitting imaging

ambulance outpatient

CAT scan recovery

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critical emergency surgery MRI

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2. the operating room

4. Patients entering the hospital register in the

___ department.

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6. short for Magnetic

Resonance Imaging; like a high-tech X-ray

8. Immediate treatment for accident victims is provided in the

___ room.

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9. special type of X-ray that uses a computer to show soft parts of the body

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1. one who receives hospital care but does not stay overnight

3. Right after surgery, patients rest in the ___ room.

4. special vehicle for carrying sick or injured people

5. Extremely sick patients may be cared for in the ___ care unit.

7. In the ___ department, X-rays,

CAT scans, and MRIs produce images of the body’s insides.

CHALLENGE!  Think about the people you would find working in a hospital.

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More Computer Words

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MORE COMPUTER WORDS

A. How familiar are you with words from the world of computers? Find and circle each listed word.

Words may go up, down, across, backward, or diagonally. Check off each word as you find it.

___ binary

___ backup

___ virus

___ debug

___ hacker

___ glitch

___ graphics

___ output

___ crash

___ input

___ mainframe

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B. Read each definition. Then write a word from the puzzle that matches that meaning.

1. to find and correct errors: _________________________________________

2. the area of computer science dealing

with pictures:__________________________

3. data going into the computer:

_______________________________________

4. information coming out of the computer:_____________________________

5. number system used by computers;

it uses only two digits, 1 and 0:

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6. large-scale, expensive computer with many input and output devices; usually used by big companies: ________________________

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Then the Walls Closed In: The Virginian-Pilot / By Sarah Kleiner Varble

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Then the Walls Closed In

The Virginian-Pilot

June 29, 2014

By Sarah Kleiner Varble

Part 1 of 4

Patrick Ryan arrived home from work one day to find his wife glaring at him over the second-floor banister.

Their month-old daughter was stripped to her diaper.

“Something's wrong with the air conditioner,” his wife yelled. “It's

85 degrees up here.”

It was August 2006, and Jennifer Ryan was on maternity leave with their firstborn. Patrick was puzzled. The unit in their new house in Isle of Wight County was only 3 months old.

A couple of years later in Virginia Beach, Liz and Steve Heischober were having a different kind of trouble.

Liz used to stay up until midnight, but she had begun drifting off to sleep after dinner. Her doctors couldn't explain her fatigue.

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Night after night, as his wife slept in her chair, Steve gave her a nudge and said he was going up to bed. Sometimes, he'd come downstairs hours later and find that she hadn't budged.

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Fred Nelligan

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20. Small Talk and Cell Phones, Like Oil and Water

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AND NEVER THE TWO SHALL MIX

Sometimes you encounter a passing stranger in a certain place at a certain time, when conditions conspire to make it right for you to have a deeply personal talk unlike anything you could have with friends or family or even therapists. This is a person who gives you generous attention and whom you’ll never see again. You are the proverbial ships passing in the night, and this anonymity creates the freedom to just let your tongue and mind become unfettered. You find yourself experiencing unexpected feelings. You discover truths about yourself that you never even considered. You say things you’ve never said to anyone else before because you have the freedom to “language out” the subterranean fragments of your mind, to put thoughts and emotions into words for the first time, to come to know yourself in a whole new way.

What is more, you hear something from this stranger that no one else has ever told you, freed as you both are from the past and the future of this relationship. And you leave this conversation changed—clearer and calmer. “Where did that come from?” you wonder.

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13 Promote Without Being Promotional

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Heroes must see to their own fame. No one else will.
Gore Vidal

How people perceive you online can be very important in your branding. In your social networks, it’s important to be likable and avoid rubbing people the wrong way. Someone once told me that there’s a fine line between arrogance and confidence. I immediately thought: That’s not true. There’s a huge difference. I feel some people exemplify the difference perfectly. Malala Yousafzai is confident enough to talk with world leaders and ask them to change their policies. Yet she never seems arrogant.

Why is this important? It’s an important distinction because we like working with confident people, but we don’t like engaging with arrogant people. A UCLA study concluded that likable people ask questions, are genuine and honest, don’t seek attention, and smile (among other things). These are easy things to do online and will go over better than being clever and snarky.

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Contagious Diseases

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CONTAGIOUS DISEASES

A contagious disease is one that can be passed from one person to another. The next time you’re sneezing and feeling run down, think about the words in this lesson. They can help you understand what’s happening.

Unscramble the letters in parentheses to complete the sentences with words from the box. Use a dictionary for help with meanings. carrier cold symptoms mumps virus infected measles germ vaccines

chicken pox quarantine communicable epidemic influenza (flu) resistance

sanitation inoculated

1. A ____________________ (survi) is a type of ____________________ (remg) that multiplies rapidly and can spread from person to person. Good

____________________ (antsitonia) habits, such as frequent hand washing, can keep it from spreading.

2. A person ____________________ (fectinde) with a contagious disease is often a ____________________ (arcreir).

3. Sneezing, coughing, and fever may be ____________________ (mypstoms) of a ____________________ (oldc) or ____________________ (finluazne).

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12. Being Approachable

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THE POWER OF YOUR SILENT LANGUAGE

The impression you make when you speak is based on evaluations of:

• What you say

• How you say it

• How you look when you say it

We are primarily aware of the “what” component: the actual words, the stuff you can quote, and write, and forward, the stuff you can see and edit. Word usage has come into the repertoire of humanity relatively lately compared to the sound of voice (the “how”) and the nonverbal communication (the “how you look”). Language usage is, of course, a wonderful evolutionary triumph. At the same time, it has blinded us to the powerful components of voice and appearance in our impact on others.

We have already spent some time on the features of your appearance that reflect conscious choices on your part (in Chapter 8). I want to spend a bit more time in nonverbal land and follow Dr. Sapolsky into his research on reading silent information and its importance in our social lives.

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Chapter 4: The Final Push, 1990s

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CHAPTER 4

THE FINAL PUSH, 1990 S

INTRODUCTION

Opposition to bilingual education decreased in the early 1990s, at least within the executive and legislative branch of the federal government.

The constant need for Latino votes by the Republican Party as well as the election of a Democratic president blunted attacks against this policy in the first half of the 1990s. By mid-decade, however, organized opposition to bilingual education significantly increased throughout the country.

The resurgence in opposition was due to several factors, including the reauthorization of the Bilingual Education Act of 1994, the Republican control of both houses of Congress during the 1994 elections, the state initiatives against bilingual education in California and Arizona, and public opinion polls indicating that most Americans, including apparently Latinos, opposed bilingual education.

Opponents became more diverse in this decade. In addition to conservative special interest groups such as the Republican Party, Anglo parent groups, administrators, assimilationists and U.S. English groups, they also included the following groups:

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8. Being More Attractive

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YOU KNOW WHAT GRANDMA SAID ABOUT FLIES AND HONEY!

People have many other people they can choose to talk to. Looking good increases the odds that they will choose you. Like flies to honey. When you look sharp:

• You feel great (confident).

• Other people sense your respect for the event and for yourself.

• You are credited with more positive attributes than you can imagine.

This chapter makes the case for looking good in social situations. It is about how and why to make the effort to spruce up, to dress appropriately for the occasion, and to use your appearance to encourage conversation. This chapter is not about dressing up, dressing to impress other people, spending a lot of money, or being uncomfortable.

People size each other up lickety-split, by which I mean milliseconds. We are very, very good at interpreting what we see, and the better you look (remember, it’s relative!) the more credit people give you. I would take advantage of that if I were you.

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The Favor: Los Angeles Times / By Christopher Goffard

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The Favor

Los Angeles Times

A Two-Part Series, December 21, 23, 2014

By Christopher Goffard

Would Power Trump Justice?

* A stabbing on a college campus leaves a student dead. One of the accused is the son of a former

Assembly speaker. The victim’s family hopes that won't matter.

First of two parts

A young man’s grave sits on a cemetery hill. To reach it, his parents drive through serene, graciously shaded neighborhoods where they see him still. As a toddler, throwing bread to the ducks. As a sixth-grader, on a razor scooter. As a lanky teenager with a cocky sideways smile.

Fred Santos, the father, steers his Toyota Prius into Oakmont Memorial

Park in the Bay Area suburb of Lafayette and follows the road to the

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summit. He parks amid the pines and oaks. He carries sunflowers as he and his wife, Kathy, walk to the spot.

LUIS FELIPE WATSON DOS SANTOS

June 27, 1986—October 4, 2008

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Taking a Taxi

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TAKING A TAXI

Taxicab, taxi, and cab are all words that mean a car that carries passengers for a fare.

SPEEDY CAB

A. Notice the boldfaced word in each sentence. Then circle a letter to

show how each sentence should be completed.

1. A passenger who hails a cab is

3. The taxicab dispatcher does the job of a. getting the driver’s attention by calling out and/or raising a hand.

a. scheduling and sending out cabs. b. throwing water on the car.

b. driving a cab. c. paying the driver for the ride. c. washing and repairing the cabs.

2. When taxi drivers say “the meter is running,” they mean a. someone is chasing the cab

because they need a ride.

b. the radiator is leaking water. c. a device is turned on to record how long the ride is lasting.

4. When a cab company charges a flat rate, a passenger can expect to pay a. by the minute. b. nothing. c. a pre-set price for a certain trip.

B. The vocabulary words in this activity are adjectives that might

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The U.S. Military 1

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THE U.S. MILITARY I

Many American citizens serve the United States as members of the military.

A. The boldfaced words in the sentences name branches of the U.S. military.

Look for clues to meaning in the word itself and the related words listed at the end of each sentence. If you need more help, check a dictionary. Circle a letter to show the word that best completes each sentence.

1. Members of the Navy would 4. The Marines are a division of the most likely serve their country

a. Army.

a. on the sea.

b. Navy.

b. on land.

c. Air Force.

c. in the air.

(related words: maritime, marina)

(related words: naval, nautical )

2. People in the Army are trained 5. The Coast Guard protects the to use

a. shorelines.

a. cooking equipment.

b. airways.

b. weapons.

c. deserts of the United States.

c. skis.

(related words: coastal, seacoast )

(related words: arms, armed,

6.

Reserve units are armaments)

a. on active duty.

3. The Air Force does much of b. specially trained for the most its work dangerous duties.

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Going to Court 1

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GOING TO COURT I

Here are some words you would be likely to hear in a courtroom. affidavit: statement written by a person who swears it is the truth appeal: a request that a decision of a law court be reviewed by a higher court arraignment: the act of bringing someone before a court of law to answer charges bail: money left with a court of law as a guarantee that the arrested person will appear later in court for trial deposition: written statement of a witness under oath, not made in court, to be used later at a trial evidence: something that shows or proves something sentence: the court’s decision regarding the punishment to be given a person found guilty

Complete each sentence with a word from the box.

Use the first letters as clues.

1. The clues and the e____________________ seemed to prove that Arnold Samuels was a robber.

2. At the a____________________, Judge Whopper asked,

“How you do plead, Mr. Samuels? Guilty or not guilty?”

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4: Introduction

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CHAPTER 4

THE FINAL PUSH, 1990 S

INTRODUCTION

Opposition to bilingual education decreased in the early 1990s, at least within the executive and legislative branch of the federal government.

The constant need for Latino votes by the Republican Party as well as the election of a Democratic president blunted attacks against this policy in the first half of the 1990s. By mid-decade, however, organized opposition to bilingual education significantly increased throughout the country.

The resurgence in opposition was due to several factors, including the reauthorization of the Bilingual Education Act of 1994, the Republican control of both houses of Congress during the 1994 elections, the state initiatives against bilingual education in California and Arizona, and public opinion polls indicating that most Americans, including apparently Latinos, opposed bilingual education.

Opponents became more diverse in this decade. In addition to conservative special interest groups such as the Republican Party, Anglo parent groups, administrators, assimilationists and U.S. English groups, they also included the following groups:

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