II. While Reading Activities
- remote |rəˈmōt| adjective (remoter, remotest) 1 (of a place) situated far from the main centers of population; distant: a remote Oregon valley | I’d chosen a spot that looked as remote from any road as possible.
- pandemic |panˈdemik| adjective (of a disease) prevalent over a whole country or the world.
- stress |stres| noun a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances: he’s obviously under a lot of stress | [in combination] : stress-related illnesses.
- leisurely |ˈlēZHərlēˈleZHərlē| adjective acting or done at leisure; unhurried or relaxed: a leisurely breakfast at our hotel.
- flexibility |ˌfleksəˈbilədē| noun -the quality of bending easily without breaking: players gained improved flexibility in their ankles.
- ensemble |änˈsämbəl| noun 1 a group of musicians, actors, or dancers who perform together: a Bulgarian folk ensemble.
- extracurricular |ˌekstrəkəˈrikyələr| adjective (of an activity at a school or college) pursued in addition to the normal course of study: extracurricular activities include sports, drama, music, chess.
- despair |dəˈsper| noun the complete loss or absence of hope: driven to despair, he throws himself under a train | in despair, I hit the bottle.
- extrovert |ˈekstrəˌvərt| (also extravert) noun – an outgoing, overtly expressive person.
- truncate |ˈtrəNGˌkāt| verb [with object] (often as adjective truncated) shorten (something) by cutting off the top or the end: a truncated cone shape | discussion was truncated by the arrival of tea.
Source: New Oxford American Dictionary
Grammar Focus: Word -Recognition
Her friends have started driving separately to a parking lot by the Hudson River and tuning into the same radio station in their respective cars while watching the sun set.
Identify The Speakers
- Zachary Jones, 17, of Durham, N.C. – “We had probably the best team in our school’s history,”
- Sydney Hewit, 15, a sophomore at Corning-Painted Post High School, Corning, N.Y. –“Our teachers are really accessible if we have a question, But it’s been difficult. Our learning has kind of been put on hold.”
- Cole Hammes, 17, of La Cañada Flintridge, Calif.,- “I personally don’t like doing math at 8:30 in the morning.”
- Caroline Lam, a 13-year-old from Charlotte, N.C.,-“The corrections are harder to apply because the teacher isn’t right there with you.”
- Juliette Fore, 16, of Alexandria, Va., – “I would say the project helped with my coping because it gave me something to really focus on.”
- Lexi Weintraub, 17, from Irvington, N.Y., in Westchester County, –At home, her mom recently began a nightly tradition to capture memories that might otherwise be forgotten in the middle of a pandemic.