Sunday, May 25, 2014

Attitude is Altitude - Vocabulary



Vocabulary
I. Look at the list of adjectives in the box. Which of them describe Nick Vujicic. Tick (..........) them.

positive


cowardly


arrogant









negative


courageous


sarcastic









optimistic


reliable


quarrelsome









pessimistic


independent


rude









generous


dependent


creative









nervous


obedient


stubborn









confident


trusting


lazy









smart


valiant


pompous









sociable


self- centered


level-headed



Pick out from the text the examples that support these attributes.

Sl.No.
Attribute
Example from the text
1.
Positive
In spite of his disability he has become great.
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II. Given below are words that describe the positive or negative attitude of a person.
Discuss them with your partner and put a tick (..........) against the positive qualities
and a Cross (X) against the negative qualities.


sullen


imaginative


slovenly









sneaky


observant


obnoxious









exuberant


enthusiastic


stingy









bossy


outgoing


idealistic









cautious


haughty


affable









aggressive


intrepid


logical









competitive


malicious


mean









finicky


meticulous


cultured




III. Tick (..........) the word / expression which is nearest in meaning to the word underlined in each sentence given below.
1. Water sports aren't Nick's only thing - he also plays golf with a club tucked under his chin.
a) kept                  b) pushed           c) covered           d) tied
2. His distraught mother couldn't bring herself to hold him until he was four months old.
a) angry                b) careless          c) shy                    d) anxious
3. Despite the risk of bullying, his parents insisted Nick attended mainstream.
a) discrimination b) humiliation c) negligence      d) beating
4. Nick, who was teased and bullied, had an electric wheelchair for mobility, and a team of carers to help him
a) socialising       b) movement    c) travel                d) safety
5. Nick managed to pull through to become an international symbol of triumph over adversity.
a) disability         b) poverty           c) difficulties      d) opposition
6. The challenges in our lives are there to strengthen our convictions.
a) feelings           b) practices         c) beliefs              d) characters

IV. Read the following descriptions about persons and fill in the blanks with the words that match with these descriptions.
boorish                                 extrovert                             meticulous                          suave                    placid obnoxious                              timid                                      compassionate                                 malicious             introvert
  1. Ashok is a very unpleasant and rude fellow. I don't talk to him. He is ______________.
  2. Srinu is very confident, elegant and polite. But sometimes he does not appear to be sincere. He is __________________ .
  3. Sujatha is quiet and calm. She doesn’t like to spend time with others. She is interested in her thoughts and feelings. So she is an ____________________.
  4. Ramesh is very sensitive. He always shows sympathy on people who are suffering. He is _______________________ .
  5. My neighbor is such a person that he has a feeling of hatred for others. He desires to hurt other’s feelings. He is _________________________ .
  6. My father pays careful attention to every detail. He makes thorough planning for everything in our home. He is ______________________ .
  7. Prem is an extremely unpleasant person. He always tries to offend people. He is _____________ .
  8. My mother is very calm and peaceful. She doesn’t get excited or irritated easily. She is _________ .
  9. Rahul is a very lively and confident person. He enjoys being with his friends. He is an __________ .
  10. Sridhar is always afraid of speaking in the class. He is ______________ .

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