II. While Reading Activities
- reality |rēˈalədē|noun (plural realities) the world or the state of things as they actually exist, as opposed to an idealistic or notional idea of them: he refuses to face reality | Laura was losing touch with reality.
- drills |dril| noun-a rehearsal of the procedure to be followed in an emergency: air-raid drills.
- barricade |ˈberəˌkād|noun-an improvised barrier erected across a street or other thoroughfare to prevent or delay the movement of opposing forces.
- exposed |ikˈspōz| verb [with object]-(often as adjective exposed) leave (something) uncovered or unprotected, especially from the weather: the coast is very exposed to the southwest.
- enlist |inˈlistenˈlist| verb-[with object] engage (a person or their help or support): the company enlisted the help of independent consultants.
- impromptu |imˈpräm(p)ˌt(y)o͞o| adjective- done without being planned, organized, or rehearsed: an impromptu press conference
- cultivate |ˈkəltəˌvāt| verb –apply oneself to improving or developing (one’s mind or manners).
- eliminate |əˈliməˌnāt| verb–completely remove or get rid of (something): a policy that would eliminate inflation.
- curb |kərb| verb [with object] restrain or keep in check: she promised she would curb her temper.
Reading Comprehension: Fill-ins
These people would prefer to subject our children to daily interactions with armed guards and our teachers to the awful possibility of using deadly force rather than engage in a principled conversation about gun control.
Grammar Focus: Structure and Usage
I took an oath to protect and defend my country.
We need to strengthen gun control in this country.
The classroom was big, with doors on opposite ends.