II. While Reading Activities
- twin | twin | noun 1 one of two children or animals born at the same birth: experiments were carried out using sets of identical twins | the twins were approaching their third birthday | I thought you must have a double or be a twin.
- *doppelgänger /ˈdäpəlˌɡaNGər/ noun plural noun: doppelgängers 1 an apparition or double of a living person.“he has been replaced by an evil doppelgänger”
- related | rəˈlādəd | adjective belonging to the same family, group, or type; connected: sleeping sickness and related diseases.
- ancestors | ˈanˌsestər | noun a person, typically one more remote than a grandparent, from whom one is descended: my ancestor Admiral Anson circumnavigated the globe 250 years ago.
- look-alike | ˈlʊkəlaɪk | (also lookalike) noun a person or thing that closely resembles another, especially someone who looks very similar to a famous person: an Elvis Presley look-alike.
- genetic | jəˈnedik | adjective 1 relating to genes or heredity: all the cells in the body contain the same genetic information.
- recruit | rəˈkro͞ot | verb [with object] • enroll (someone) as a member or worker in an organization or as a supporter of a cause: there are plans to recruit more staff later this year.
- DNA | ˌdē ˌen ˈā | noun Biochemistry a self-replicating material that is present in nearly all living organisms as the main constituent of chromosomes. It is the carrier of genetic information.
- diagnose | ˌdīəɡˈnōz, ˈdīəɡˌnōs | verb [with object] identify the nature of (an illness or other problem) by examination of the symptoms: doctors diagnosed a rare and fatal liver disease.
- forensic | fəˈrenzik | adjective relating to or denoting the application of scientific methods and techniques to the investigation of crime: forensic evidence.
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Grammar Focus: Identifying Prepositions
Charlie Chasen and Michael Malone met in Atlanta in 1997, when Mr. Malone served as a guest singer in Mr. Chasen’s band. Mr. Chasen’s forebears hailed from Scotland, while Mr. Malone’s parents are from the Dominican Republic and the Bahamas.
The two friends, along with hundreds of other unrelated look-alikes, participated in a photography project by François Brunelle, a Canadian artist. The picture series, “’I’m not a look-alike’ was inspired by Mr. Brunelle’s discovery of his own look-alike, the English actor Rowan Atkinson.
Reading Comprehension: Word -Recognition
Despite the potential pitfalls of linking people’s appearances with their DNA or their behavior, Mr. Malone and Mr. Chasen said the look-alike project, and the knowledge that we all might have a secret twin out there, was a means of bringing people together. The two have remained friends for 25 years; when Mr. Chasen got married last week, Mr. Malone was the first person he called.