II. While Reading Tasks
- poignantly |-yəntlē| adverb /poignant |ˈpoinyənt| adjective/evoking a keen sense of sadness or regret: a poignant reminder of the passing of time.
- quibble |ˈkwibəl| noun-a slight objection or criticism: the only quibble about this book is the price.
- drag |drag| [ in sing. ] informal a boring or tiresome person or thing: working nine to five can be a drag.
- govern |ˈgəvərn| verb [ with obj. ] control, influence, or regulate (a person, action, or course of events): the future of Jamaica will be governed by geography, not history.
- grapple |ˈgrapəl| verb [ no obj. ] engage in a close fight or struggle without weapons; wrestle: passersby grappled with the man after the knife attack.
- personality |ˌpərsəˈnalitē| noun (pl. personalities) the combination of characteristics or qualities that form an individual’s distinctive character: she had a sunny personality that was very engaging
- array |əˈrā| noun an impressive display or range of a particular type of thing: there is a vast array of literature on the topic | a bewildering array of choices.
- storm |stôrm| verb move angrily or forcefully in a specified direction: she burst into tears and stormed off | he stormed out of the house.
- reunite |ˌrēyo͝oˈnīt| verb-come together or cause to come together again after a period of separation or disunity: [ no obj. ] : the three friends reunited in 1959
- approach |əˈprōCH|-noun-a way of dealing with something: we need a whole new approach to the job.
Source: New Oxford American Dictionary
Reading Comprehension: Fill-ins
“Other studies find that it is anger (more so than a sense of
political identity) that moves social collectives to protest and
remedy injustice. Research that one of us has conducted has
found that expressions of embarrassment trigger others to forgive
when we’ve acted in ways that momentarily violate social norms.
This insight, too, is dramatized in the movie. You might be
inclined to think of sadness as a state defined by inaction and
passivity — the absence of any purposeful action. But in “Inside
Out,” as in real life, sadness prompts people to unite in response to loss.”
Words in the order that they appear in the paragraphs.
studies, anger, moves, conducted, embarrassment, forgive, dramatized, inclined, absence, sadness,