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Accident or act of revenge 2 (vocabulary)
(... continued! see test) This text is adapted from Best Mate, a short story written by Andrea Lascelles. It's the sequel to the test shown in the link. The vocabulary and events learnt in the first part are necessary to follow and understand that one.
" Several years after my mum's leaving with another man, MARILYN... arrived in our lives, making my father Frank extremely happy...
Flashy dangling earrings Sophisticated Marilyn Tap-tapping stilettos
As for me... "
1) Feelings and emotions - mostly negative ones:
|To be fed up with something= To have had enough|
|To resent something/ someone => resentment|
|To be jealous=> jealousy|
|To hate/ to loathe=> hate/ hatred|
|To despise/ disdain/ scorn|
|To look down on|
|To hear a tearing scream (to tear, I tore, torn)|
|I can't help + V + ing|
|To get rid of something|
|To trust someone/ have confidence in someone|
2) Getting ready for a dinner party:
To plan the menu
|To clean crystal, china and silverware|
|To choose the tablecloth|
|To go shopping|
|To go and fetch something|
|To cook the meal|
|To go for wine|
|To lay the table (I laid, laid)|
|To clear the table after the meal|
|To light the candles|
|To uncork the bottle of wine|
3) Let's go back to our story:
When in the preceding test we left the characters (our teenager, Frank her father and his new girlfriend Marilyn), Frank had decided to give a dinner party for their six-month-anniversary. He insisted on using and "displaying" their best china (his former wife's), which Marilyn resented... As for her, the teenage girl resented the benevolent and "maternalistic" presence of the "new friend" more and more. Marilyn offered to invite Janice, the girl's friend, to the party, which infuriated her. She was rude to Marilyn screaming: "WHO do you think you are, inviting my friends to my house? You don't even belong to our family here..." and left to her room, raging mad, after her father had slapped her for the very first time.
Jealousy and resentment The father's slap The girl was raging mad
Though it is quite easy, this test requires your attention because it's quite long (14 items!) . To make sure that you'll get the score you deserve, I advise you to have a pause (and save your answers, of course!).
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