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Practical English (1): Advanced Instructor: Dr. Yi-Cheng Huang Course Code: A School of Science and Engineering Time: 09:20-12:10 Date: Dec. 03, 2007
Course Description of Today 1. Chapter 2, Unit 3: Bring Back the Woolly Mammoth 2. Self-Introduction 3. Roll Call
Vocabulary: Paragraph 1 1 Jurassic period: a major unit of the geologic timescale that extends from about ± 0.6 to ± 4.0 million years ago. It is known as the “ Age of Dinosaurs ” 2 DNA: Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is a nucleic acid that contains the genetic instructions used in the development and functioning of all known living organisms.
Vocabulary: Paragraph 1 3 attraction: a feeling of liking someone, and often of being sexually interested in them; something that people can go to for interest or enjoyment 4 escape: if you escape from a place, you succeed in getting away form it 5 scary: something that is scary is rather frightening 6 encounter: a meeting, usually unplanned
Vocabulary: Paragraph 2 1 fiction: it refers to books and stories about imaginary people and events, rather than books about real people or event; if something is a fiction, it is not true, although people sometimes pretend that is is true. 2 gene, genetic: a gene is a part of a cell in a living thing which controls its physical characteristics, growth, and development. Genes can change and reproduce themselves and they are passed on from one generation to another.
Vocabulary: Paragraph 2 3 reality: real things or the real nature of things rather than imagined, invented or theoretical ideas 4 proposal: a plan or an idea, often a formal or written one, which is suggested for people to think about and decide upon; a proposal is the act of asking someone to marry you. 5 revive: to reawaken, to return someone to consciousness
Vocabulary: Paragraph 2 6 creature: any living thing that is not a plant, especially when it is of an unknown or unfamiliar kind 7 wander: to go from place to place without a fixed plan or goal, to roam 8 Tasmania, bucardo (see photo) 9 stripe: a long line which is a different colour from the areas next to it; in the armed forces or the police, stripes are V-shaped bands of material sewn onto a uniform to indicate the rank of corporal or sergeant
Bucardo (mountain goats)
Vocabulary: Paragraph 3 1 era: a time period with a general character 2 responsible: (for): if someone or something is responsible for a particular event or situation, they are the cause of it or they can be blamed for it 3 somehow: we use somehow to say that we do not know or cannot say how something was done or will be done 4 fitting: suitable, proper
Vocabulary: Paragraph 4 1 fertilize: to start the development of new life (ex: fertilizer) 2 womb: a woman ’ s womb is the part inside her body where a baby grows before it is born 3 clone: a clone is an animal or plant that has been produced artificially, for example in a laboratory, from the cells of another animal or plant 4 inject: to inject someone with a substance such as a medicine, means to use a needle and a syringe to put it into their body
Vocabulary: Paragraph 5 and 6 1 conduct (v): to do something; (n) the conduct of a task or activity is the way in which it is organized and carried out; (n) someone ’ s conduct is the way they behave in particular situations 2 frail: physically weak 3 ethical: related to moral or correct behavior 4 curiosity: a desire to know about something; something that is unusual, interesting, and fairly rare (curiosity killed the cat)
Assignment for Next Week Please Preview Chapter 1, Unit 4 (Big Money: What does a Million Dollars Buy?) Please Prepare Your 3 Minutes Personal Introduction (in English, of course!)