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Here are some useful words to know about magazines. article periodical tabloid copy issue subscription monthly edition supplement newsstand

A. Read the following dialogue. Complete each

vocabulary word by adding the missing letters.

Characters: Mr. Romero and Stan


Newsstand Man

Stan:  Good to see you again, Mr. Romero. Glad you stopped at Stan’s N __ w __ __ __ __ __ d this morning!

Can I interest you in a newspaper or p __ r __ __ __ i c __ __?

Mr. Romero:  Good morning, Stan. I’d like this week’s c __ __ y of

U.S. News. I’ve been traveling out of the country and need to catch up! You know, I do enjoy reading good gossip! I’ll take the latest is __ __ __ of the t __ b l __ __ __ Whispers and Rumors. There’s a story about rock star Lola Zee marrying a seven-eyed alien from the plant Xenthron.

Stan:  How about Auto World, Mr. Romero? It has an ar__ __ __ l __ on the newest cars. This month, there’s also a s __ pp __ __ __ __ n __ with photos and a price list.

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Getting Around on Foot

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Looking for transportation? Look no farther than the ends of your legs! Walking is a great way to get around and is carbon neutral!

A. Read the passage. Use context clues to figure out the meanings of

the boldfaced words. Then write the definitions in your own words.

Hai crosses busy 43rd Street on his daily walk to work. He usually uses the corner crosswalk. On Monday, however, Hai was late! He thought he would save time by crossing in the middle of the street.

He looked left and right. There was no traffic, so he jogged across.

Then Hai noticed the police car. It was too late! The officer got out and marched toward Hai.

“Don’t you know it’s dangerous to jaywalk?” he asked Hai.

“I’m writing you a ticket.”

Hai stuffed the ticket in his pocket and continued on to work.

Luckily, his hobby was race walking, so he easily picked up the pace.

But even though he hurried, Hai was later than ever for work!

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13. Hi, My Name Is . . .

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I once had a physician friend, Joan, who couldn’t understand why people kept telling her that they thought she was introducing herself as “John” instead of “Joan.” It was, I told her, because she was saying “John.” Oh.

What your brain intends to say may not be what is coming out of your mouth, so it’s a good idea to pay attention to the feedback you get when you give your name or other information. If you get a lot of “Huh?” that’s your cue that you need to be clearer.

The exchange of names is the centerpiece of the social ceremony of early introductions. You want to make sure that yours is easy to hear in a noisy situation with many distractions. This means making a special effort to clearly articulate your name, giving it more energy than the surrounding words.

Your tendency will be to offer your name the way you usually do in normal circumstances. But social introductions with noise and excitement are not normal circumstances. When you make an effort to increase the energy and force of your articulation it will feel unnatural, but do it anyway. Because it is sort of lame to be asked to repeat yourself. Again. And again.

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Using Graphic Aids

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Graphic aids give you visual information. Seeing information can often help understanding. Here are some graphic aids you are likely to use in your studies. illustration: picture (photograph or drawing) used to explain something table: columns and rows of organized facts and figures map: drawing of part of the earth’s surface or a specific location graph: chart that uses lines, curves, etc. to make comparisons or show changes taking place diagram: picture with labeled parts; used to make something clearer or easier to understand

Circle the name of the graphic aid you would use in each situation below.

1. how to get to the shopping mall:

a. table   b. graph   c. map

2. how much your grades have improved over a four-year period:

a. graph   b. illustration   c. map

3. what your pet looks like:

a. graph   b. table   c. illustration

4. detailed review of a spider’s body parts:

a. graph   b. diagram   c. chart

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Packing for Travel

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When packing for a trip, travelers have many choices in luggage. This lesson presents some of those choices.

A. Write a letter to match each item of luggage with its description.

1. _____ garment bag

2. _____ carry-on

3. _____ overnight bag

4. _____ duffel bag

5. _____ trunk

6. _____ backpack

a. a bag that’s small enough to be brought into a plane’s cabin rather than checked as baggage b. a long cloth bag shaped like a cylinder c. a bag in which articles of clothing can be hung up d. a leather or cloth bag worn on the back; also called a knapsack e. a small bag used to carry only enough for very short trips f. a large, strong box for holding belongings when traveling

B. Study the diagram of a suitcase on the right. Label each part with words from the box.


➝1. ________________________


➝2. ________________________


ID tag

➝3. ________________________

baggage claim tag

➝4. ________________________

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