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accident
an unfortunate happening that occurs unexpectedly
Martha told Mary how Archibald’s wife had died of an accident in her favorite garden.
assume
to take for granted
One day, Mary found a buried key and she assumed it unlocked the secret garden.
bury
to hide something in the ground
After his wife’s death, Archibald locked the garden and buried the key.
favorite
most prized
Martha told Mary how Archibald’s wife had died of an accident in her favorite garden.
hunchback
a person whose back is humped due to a curve in the spine
Archibald was a quiet man, who had a hunchback.
India
a subcontinent in South Asia
Mary was a spoiled girl who lived with her British parents in india.
intrigue
to arouse curiosity
Mary was intrigued by the secret garden and she searched for it while playing outdoors.
lock
to fasten a door closed using a securing device
After his wife’s death, Archibald locked the garden and buried the key.
maidservant
a female servant
Mary was unhappy but she soon made friends with her maidservant, Martha.
outdoors
in the open air
Mary was intrigued by the secret garden and she searched for it while playing outdoors.
room
a portion of space inside a building separated by walls
One evening, Mary heard more cries and she searched the house until she found a boy in an upstairs room.
spoil
to harm someone by giving in to them too much
Mary was a spoiled girl who lived with her British parents in India.
strange
unusual
During the nights, Mary sometimes heard strange cries in the house.
thin
having little flesh
It was Archibald’s son, Colin, appearing thin and weak.
upstairs
on an upper floor
One evening, Mary heard more cries and she searched the house until she found a boy in an upstairs room.
celebration
a party or other special event that you have for an important occasion
Do you know about this odd celebration?
custom
a habitual practice
April Fool’s Day has been celebrated for centuries, but how did the custom begin?
exactly
in a precise manner
Historians are not exactly sure how April Fool’s Day began.
fool
a person who lacks judgment or sense
Do you play tricks on your friends on April fool’s Day?
inform
to give information to someone
When France shifted calendars, many people forgot or were not informed and so they continued to celebrate the New Year on April 1.
label
to designate
These people were labeled fools and they had tricks played on them.
occur
to happen
Some speculate that it occurred when France switched calendars.
outrageous
grossly offensive
In modern times, friends often tell each other outrageous lies hoping others will believe them.
perhaps
possibly but not certainly
Be careful, because perhaps someone might play a trick on you!
pitcher
a position in baseball where the player throws a ball to batters
One year, an American sports magazine made up a story about a baseball pitcher.
shift
to move or to cause something to move to a different place
When France shifted calendars, many people forgot or were not informed and so they continued to celebrate the New Year on April 1.
speculate
to engage in thought or reflection
Some speculate that it occurred when France switched calendars.
switch
to swap one thing for another
Some speculate that it occurred when France switched calendars.
trickery
deception
April Fool’s Day is so popular that even businesses get involved in the trickery.
astronomy
the science concerned with material outside the earth's atmosphere
Galileo Galilei was a famous Italian inventor who was interested in several subjects like physics, math, and astronomy.
familiar
generally known or seen
Using his telescopes, Galileo was the first to identify some of the heavenly bodies we are familiar with today.
heavenly
of or occurring in space
Using his telescopes, Galileo was the first to identify some of the heavenly bodies we are familiar with today.
identify
to establish as a particular person or thing
Using his telescopes, Galileo was the first to identify some of the heavenly bodies we are familiar with today.
inventor
a person who creates new things
Galileo Galilei was a famous Italian inventor who was interested in several subjects like physics, math, and astronomy.
Jupiter
the fifth planet from the sun with several orbiting moons
Galileo even discovered other bodies orbiting the planet jupiter.
magnify
to increase the apparent size
The images are then magnified so a person can see them more easily.
object
a thing that you can see and touch and that is not alive
A telescope works by collecting visible light from faraway objects.
orbit
to follow a curved path around a body like a planet or sun
Galileo even discovered other bodies orbiting the planet Jupiter.
physics
a science that deals with matter and energy
Galileo Galilei was a famous Italian inventor who was interested in several subjects like physics, math, and astronomy.
planet
a large, round object in space that travels around a star
He discovered sunspots and he studied the planet Venus.
sunspot
one of several dark patches that appear periodically on the sun's surface
He discovered sunspots and he studied the planet Venus.
telescope
an instrument used to make objects appear larger
During that time, inventors in other parts of Europe were developing some of the first telescopes.
Venus
the planet second in order from the sun
He discovered sunspots and he studied the planet venus.
visible
perceptible to the eye
A telescope works by collecting visible light from faraway objects.
charge
to ask for payment from a customer
However, the store can then charge interest on the item.
come to
to add up to
This comes to 1,200
commission
a fee paid for a piece of business or a service
Interest is a commission paid by a purchaser to the seller in exchange for exchange for the seller granting the purchaser the right to pay over time.
decimal
pertaining to tenths or the number 10
Interest equals the cost of the product, or principal, times the interest rate (written as a decimal) times the number of years.
grant
to allow
Interest is a commission paid by a purchaser to the seller in exchange for exchange for the seller granting the purchaser the right to pay over time.
hold on
to keep or retain
You could hold on to your money for a time and pay less.
item
a separate article of something
However, the store can then charge interest on the item.
option
the right of choosing
The shop still wants to sell the computer, so you are given an option.
principal
the original amount of a debt on which interest is calculated
Interest equals the cost of the product, or principal, times the interest rate (written as a decimal) times the number of years.
purchase
to buy
Have you ever wanted to purchase something immediately, but you didn’t have enough money?
rate
a charge that is set according to a standard scale
Interest equals the cost of the product, or principal, times the interest rate (written as a decimal) times the number of years.
secure
to get possession of
Would you secure the computer?
seller
a salesperson
Interest is a commission paid by a purchaser to the seller in exchange for exchange for the seller granting the purchaser the right to pay over time.
times
multiplied by
Interest equals the cost of the product, or principal, times the interest rate (written as a decimal) times the number of years.
ware
a piece of merchandise
People can buy expensive wares without paying all of the money at one time.
expenditure
something that is spent, like money
Setting up a proportion would allow Megan to determine the total expenditure for the new notebooks.
further
in addition
further, both numerals below the lines were for the number of notebooks.
horizontal
flat or level
On one side of the equal sign, Megan drew a horizontal line.
inventory
a complete listing of merchandise
Megan worked at an office. Each week, she took inventory of the office stock.
make sure
to become absolutely certain
Megan should make sure both items above the lines were for cost.
mate
a person who works or studies in the same place as you
Eight of Megan’s office mates each needed a new notebook.
multiply
to add a number to itself a certain number of times
To solve for X, Megan asked herself what she needed to multiply 4 by to get 8.
numeral
a number
Further, both numerals below the lines were for the number of notebooks.
previous
occurring before something else
Above the line, Megan wrote the total cost from the previous week.
proportion
a relationship between two things
Megan set up a proportion.
set up
to establish
Megan set up a proportion.
sheet
a broad, thin surface, layer or covering
On a sheet of paper, Megan wrote an equal sign.
sign
a symbol, object, or pattern that conveys a meaning
On a sheet of paper, Megan wrote an equal sign.
therefore
for that reason
therefore, Megan needed $24 to buy 8 new notebooks for her workmates.
accomplished
successfully completed or brought to an end
His long-cherished desire is at last accomplished.
apparent
seen easily or understood; obvious from appearance alone
It was apparent that the student had not studied for the test since she failed.
astonish
To astonish someone means to greatly surprise them.
The results were astonishing.
audition
a performance to try out for a show or part
The next day she would audition for "The Spanish Doll."
challenge
the act of questioning someone's right, a statement etc.
If you think you can handle the challenge, call us today.
community
a particular area or place and the people who live there
He grew up in a farming community and within a very large family, so living simply was integral to his life philosophy.
incredibly
in an unbelievable manner
Earth looks incredibly beautiful from the space.
inner-city
the more densely populated area of a city
She formed a non-profit organization to teach music to inner-city children.
male
related to or belonging to the sex that does not give birth
In Belding’s ground squirrels, males leave home and females mature in their natal area.
non-profit
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It is a free, non-profit, multilingual, collaborative Internet encyclopedia.
passion
very strong feeling, especially of anger or love
He argued with great passion; He has a passion for chocolate.
performance
something done on stage etc.
The company gave a performance of 'Othello'.
piece
a portion
"However, I would rather have a piece of corn than a peck of pearls!"
prestigious
having a high reputation
When Trevor Canfield made room for a junior investment banker to lead a prestigious account, he did just that.
remainder
something that is left
I worked tirelessly for the remainder of the school year.
alliance
a bond or connection
Cleopatra’s alliances with both men were based on her influence and charm.
assassinate
to murder an important individual by sudden or secret attack
After a few years, Caesar returned to Rome and was assassinated.
charismatic
having an extraordinary power or appeal
Cleopatra was known for her remarkable beauty and charismatic personality.
charm
attractiveness that pleases or stimulates
Cleopatra’s alliances with both men were based on her influence and charm.
civil war
a war between groups of people in the same country
At the time, the Roman Empire was involved in civil war, and Julius Caesar and Pompey were fighting one another.
dynasty
a succession of rulers from the same line
Cleopatra was born into the Ptolemaic dynasty, and at age seventeen, Cleopatra gained the throne along with her brother.
exile
to force someone to leave their home or country
Family problems soon caused Cleopatra to become exiled.
gain
to obtain or profit
Cleopatra was born into the Ptolemaic Dynasty, and at age seventeen, Cleopatra gained the throne along with her brother.
influence
having great power over others
Cleopatra’s alliances with both men were based on her influence and charm.
lavish
bestowing profusely
The couple threw lavish parties in Egypt.
overcome
defeated or made powerlessness by something
The night before the test I was overcome by fear and despair.
personality
the quality of the state of being of a person
Cleopatra was known for her remarkable beauty and charismatic personality.
remarkable
worthy of being noticed
Cleopatra was known for her remarkable beauty and charismatic personality.
restore
to give back or return
Cleopatra wrote to Caesar, asking for help to restore her as leader of Egypt.
throne
the chair of state of a king or queen
Cleopatra was born into the Ptolemaic Dynasty, and at age seventeen, Cleopatra gained the throne along with her brother.
camp
a place where young people live and play in the outdoors for a few days or weeks
As part of the program, students can attend a carnival, movies, and a camp!
carnival
an event featuring rides, food, and merrymaking
As part of the program, students can attend a carnival, movies, and a camp!
elementary
dealing with the simplest elements or principles
The program’s purpose is to promote safe crossings across busy streets for elementary students.
insure
to make certain
The mature student insures the route is safe.
intersection
a place or area where two or more things cross each other
When you reach an intersection, is someone there to help you cross it?
likewise
similarly
likewise, young children may need someone older to decide when the time is safe to cross a road.
mature
relating to a condition of full development
The mature student insures the route is safe.
pedestrian
a person going on foot
Do you cross streets filled with pedestrians, bicycles, and cars?
pose
to introduce
Fast-moving traffic may pose a threat to young students.
promote
to help bring into being
The program’s purpose is to promote safe crossings across busy streets for elementary students.
route
a way to get from one place to another place
Many schools are focused on creating safe walking routes for children.
standstill
a state of lack of motion
They also use STOP signs to bring traffic to a standstill.
task
a job for someone to do
The police department trains fifth and sixth grade students to do three tasks.
threat
the possibility that something bad could happen
Fast-moving traffic may pose a threat to young students.
violation
the act of doing something that is not allowed by a law
The tasks are to control foot traffic, to control vehicle traffic, and to report traffic violations.
acquire
to get something
Because of his business sense, Bill Gates acquired billions of dollars as the leader of Microsoft.
base
to station or situate
The Wellcome Trust is another large world charity that is based in the United Kingdom.
charity
generous actions to aid the poor
Have you heard of charity?
define
to set forth the meaning
Charity is defined as generous donations given to aid the poor.
distribute
to give out in shares
Sometimes, billions of dollars are distributed by one organization alone!
donation
an act of presenting something as a gift
Charity is defined as generous donations given to aid the poor.
enhance
to raise to a higher degree
The foundation’s mission is to enhance health care and reduce poverty across the world.
fortunate
receiving goods from unexpected or uncertain sources
Bill Gates made so much money, he and his wife decided to set up a charity to help the less fortunate.
foundation
a legacy for the support of an institution
Each year, charitable foundations give billions of dollars to the underprivileged.
generous
unselfish
Charity is defined as generous donations given to aid the poor.
mission
a specific duty assigned to a group
The foundation’s mission is to enhance health care and reduce poverty across the world.
pharmaceutical
referring to medicine or to those who make medicines
The foundation was started by Sir Henry Wellcome, who worked in the pharmaceutical industry.
pound
the form of currency in Great Britain
This organization is worth almost fourteen billion pounds.
reduce
to bring down to a smaller extent
The foundation’s mission is to enhance health care and reduce poverty across the world.
underprivileged
denied normal rights
Each year, charitable foundations give billions of dollars to the underprivileged.
advanced
beyond the average
Therefore, chimpanzees have skills similar to humans, though not as advanced.
console
to alleviate grief
Elephants also show signs of empathy which means they can relate to other elephants and console one another in times of distress.
creativity
the ability to make something new using the mind
We use our creativity to make new objects and ideas, and we use critical thinking skills to solve problems.
critical
involving skillful judgment
We use our creativity to make new objects and ideas, and we use critical thinking skills to solve problems.
distress
great pain or sorrow
Elephants also show signs of empathy which means they can relate to other elephants and console one another in times of distress.
emit
to send forth
Dolphins use their snout as a tool to search for food, and they communicate by emitting a series of whistles and clicks.
empathy
the feeling that you understand and share another person's experiences and emotions
Elephants also show signs of empathy which means they can relate to other elephants and console one another in times of distress.
gene
a part of a cell that controls the appearance, growth of a living thing
We share ninety-eight percent of our genes with chimpanzees.
interact
to act one upon another
Chimpanzees are also social animals, so they interact with one another and they hunt in groups.
memory
the mental capacity of retaining and recalling information
Chimpanzees also have good memory skills which allow them to remember new information.
recognize
to know and remember something because of previous knowledge
An elephant can recognize itself in a mirror, just like a human.
smarts
intelligence
An elephant is a large land animal with plenty of smarts.
snout
the part of the animal's head that protrudes and includes the nose and jaw
Dolphins use their snout as a tool to search for food.
species
a particular group of animals or plants that have some shared quality
Several animal species use their brains in amazing ways every day.
whistle
a high-pitched musical sound made using breath and the lips
Dolphins use their snout as a tool to search for food, and they communicate by emitting a series of whistles and clicks.
crisis
a dangerous situation that needs serious attention
The tsunami is one of Japan’s greatest crises.
enormous
very great in size or amount
The earthquake was so powerful that it triggered the formation of an enormous tsunami.
explode
to burst forth with sudden violence
Additionally, the tsunami destroyed railroads and caused buildings to explode and catch fire.
flee
to hurry toward a place of security
As the initial waves hit Japan’s coast, thousands of people fled inland to higher ground.
formation
an act of giving form or shape to something
The earthquake was so powerful that it triggered the formation of an enormous tsunami.
initial
first
As the initial waves hit Japan’s coast, thousands of people fled inland to higher ground.
major
very serious or bad
At 2:46 pm, a major earthquake happened 70 kilometers off the coast of Japan.
nuclear waste
remains of radioactive material
Officials are working to secure the safety of the plants so nuclear waste remains contained.
plant
a building or factory where something is made
There are fears the tsunami also caused damage to nuclear plants.
register
to make a record of
The earthquake registered 9.0 on the Richter scale.
stable
steady
It is important to keep the plants stable so nuclear products and wastes are not released into the atmosphere.
terrible
extremely bad or unpleasant in degree or quality
They are sending food, money, medical supplies, and people to help Japan recover from such a terrible natural disaster.
trigger
to activate
The earthquake was so powerful that it triggered the formation of an enormous tsunami.
unfortunately
regrettably
unfortunately, many people could not escape in time.
vital
of the utmost importance
Nuclear waste can cause diseases in humans, animals, and plants; therefore, securing the plants is of vital importance.
court
a place where justice is served
Mr. Brownlow spotted Oliver and took him to court.
criminal
a person who breaks the law
Some criminals are very cautious around cameras.
difficult
troublesome
Life in the workhouse was difficult.
faint
to pass out of consciousness
A witness told the judge that Oliver was not responsible, but Oliver was so frightened, he fainted.
gang
a group
In London, Oliver met a gang of pickpockets.
handkerchief
small piece of fabric for wiping the nose
Oliver realized the boys were stealing when the Artful Dodger took handkerchief from a man named Mr. Brownlow.
judge
a person who administers justice
A witness told the judge that Oliver was not responsible, but Oliver was so frightened, he fainted.
London
the capital city of England
After getting beaten by Mr. Sowerberry’s wife, Oliver decided to run away to london.
nowhere
not anywhere
Oliver’s mother had died and his father was nowhere to be found.
pickpocket
a person who steals money or wallets
In London, Oliver met a gang of pickpockets.
recover
to regain strength or health
Oliver recovered in the care of Mr. Brownlow.
run away
to flee or escape
After getting beaten by Mr. Sowerberry’s wife, Oliver decided to run away to London.
undertaker
a funeral director
One day, Oliver was sent to work for an undertaker, Mr. Sowerberry.
witness
a person who views a thing
A witness told the judge that Oliver was not responsible, but Oliver was so judge that Oliver was not responsible, but Oliver was so
workhouse
a place where poor people are given work
Oliver Twist was an orphan who spent his days in a workhouse.
alternatively
offering or expressing a choice
alternatively, mosaics showing complex geometric designs have been found in palaces, like the Alhambra in Granada, Spain.
complex
difficult or involved
Alternatively, mosaics showing complex geometric designs have been found in palaces, like the Alhambra in Granada, Spain.
comprise
to be made up of something
A mosaic is a picture that is comprised of many small pieces.
depict
to represent by a picture
Mosaics can be made to depict several different types of images.
exacting
requiring careful attention and precise accuracy
It is a very exacting art!
gap
a space
Once the tesserae are fit together, no gaps exist in the mosaic.
geometric
relating to art based on simple shapes like lines, circles, and squares
The tesserae were made of different geometric shapes and the shapes made up a larger picture.
mosaic
an image made up of smaller, colored pieces
Have you ever made a mosaic?
palace
the official home of a king, queen, or president
Alternatively, mosaics showing complex geometric designs have been found in palaces, like the Alhambra in Granada, Spain.
prophet
one who utters divinely inspired revelations
Mosaics of saints and prophets have been found in ancient churches.
ruins
the remaining pieces of something that was destroyed
Mosaics have been found in the ancient ruins of Mesopotamia and other ancient civilizations.
saint
one officially recognized as preeminent for holiness
Mosaics of saints and prophets have been found in ancient churches.
tear up
to damage, remove, or turn into random strips of material
You can make a simple mosaic by tearing up small pieces of paper of various colors.
tessera
a small tile used to make mosaics
The small pieces are called tesserae.
various
of differing kinds
You can make a simple mosaic by tearing up small pieces of paper of various colors.
beautiful
extremely good-looking
Narcissus was the beautiful son of a nymph and a river god.
condemn
to give an unfavorable judgment
As punishment for his cruel treatment of Echo, the goddess Aphrodite condemned Narcissus to fall in love with himself.
cruel
willfully causing pain to others
As punishment for his cruel treatment of Echo, the goddess Aphrodite condemned Narcissus to fall in love with himself.
gaze
to stare longingly
He was so in love with the beautiful face that Narcissus kissed it and continued to gaze at it.
grief
great sorrow
Echo was so hurt by Narcissus’ response that she died from grief.
hurt
to injure
Max hurt his leg when he fell down during the game.
mesmerize
to hypnotize
Narcissus was mesmerized by the reflection and he could not leave the pool.
nymph
in Greek mythology, a nature goddess who looks like a beautiful maiden
Narcissus was the beautiful son of a nymph and a river god.
peculiar
odd
Echo, a young nymph, was in love with Narcissus, but she had a peculiar problem in that she could only repeat what was said to her.
punishment
a penalty inflicted for an offense
As punishment for his cruel treatment of Echo, the goddess Aphrodite condemned Narcissus to fall in love with himself.
reflection
an image or representation
Narcissus was near a pool of water and he saw his own reflection.
repeat
to do something again
Echo, a young nymph, was in love with Narcissus, but she had a peculiar problem in that she could only repeat what was said to her.
reply
to make an answer
Echo could only reply, "Here!"
shout
to yell loudly
Narcissus was angry and shouted at Echo to keep her hands off him.
warn
to give notice
Narcissus was so beautiful that his mother warned him never to look upon his own face.
according
reported or stated by
according to Greek myth, Pandora was the first woman.
affect
to act on
Diseases and other bad things could now affect humans.
anger
a strong feeling of displeasure aroused by wrongdoing
However, he angered the gods by stealing the secret of fire from the heavens.
beauty
a quality that someone or something has that makes them very attractive to look at
He insisted the first woman be given qualities such as beauty and cunning.
bride
a newly married woman
The gods created Pandora and she was given to Prometheus’s brother as his bride.
brother
a male sibling
The gods created Pandora and she was given to Prometheus’s brother as his bride.
couple
two persons joined together
Zeus gave the couple a box as a wedding present.
cunning
a skill in deception
He insisted the first woman be given qualities such as beauty and cunning.
curiosity
the desire to know about something
Unable to contain her curiosity, Pandora opened the box and all the evil spirits were released upon mankind.
evil
wicked
Inside the box were several evil spirits that would harm mankind, like diseases and other miseries.
insist
to be firm on some demand
He insisted the first woman be given qualities such as beauty and cunning.
misery
distress caused by need or poverty
Inside the box were several evil spirits that would harm mankind, like diseases and other miseries.
shut
to close
Pandora shut the box but it was too late because evil was now released into the world.
spirit
a supernatural being with no physical body
Inside the box were several evil spirits that would harm mankind, like diseases and other miseries.
wedding
a marriage ceremony
Zeus gave the couple a box as a wedding present.
answer
a reply in response to a question
Your answer might be eggs!
chicken
a domestic fowl used for food
When you think about what chickens produce, what comes to mind?
diesel
a type of petroleum used to run engines
The mixture is then blended with diesel and is used to power engines.
eliminate
to remove
This helps to eliminate environmental damage but tons of chicken waste remains.
engine
a machine that converts heat into energy to produce force and motion
The mixture is then blended with diesel and is used to power engines.
fertilizer
a substance used in the soil to help plants grow
Then, it is used to make fertilizer and food for cattle.
nearly
almost
In the United States, chickens produce nearly 100 million tons of waste per year.
nitrogen
an element in the atmosphere and in plants and animals
Chicken waste contains elements like nitrogen and phosphorus.
produce
to make
Chicken do produce eggs but, like all animals, they also produce waste.
substance
physical matter
Scientists mix chicken waste, water, and other materials until it forms a thick substance.
thick
not thin
Scientists mix chicken waste, water, and other materials until it forms a thick substance.
ton
a unit of weight equal to 2000 pounds
In the United States, chickens produce nearly 100 million tons of waste per year.
use
to employ for a purpose
using chicken waste to create biodiesels helps to protect the environment.
annual
occurring once a year
The inspector was back again at the village school for his annual visit.
autumn
the season between summer and winter
For example, the most common pattern in bird migration involves the birds flying north during the spring and flying south during autumn.
available
readily obtainable
Therefore, the birds fly toward the equator and warmer climates, where food is available year-round.
certain
fixed
Have you ever noticed groups of birds flying together during certain times of the year?
cycle
a complete series of occurrences
So, they fly south once more and then repeat the cycle every year!
distance
the amount of space between two points
Nearly two thousand species of birds migrate long distances.
equator
the circle around the earth at an equal distance from North and South Poles
Therefore, the birds fly toward the equator and warmer climates.
migrate
to go from one region to another
Nearly two thousand species of birds migrate long distances.
migration
a number of people or animals moving together in a group
It’s possible the birds are on their annual migration.
moderate
mild or calm
During spring, the birds fly north again to lay their eggs and raise their young in more moderate climates.
north
directed toward the North Pole
For example, the most common pattern in bird migration involves the birds flying north during the spring and flying south during autumn.
possible
may be the case
It’s possible the birds are on their annual migration.
regular
recurring at set times
Bird migration is the regular journey taken by many bird species each year.
south
directed toward the South Pole
For example, the most common pattern in bird migration involves the birds flying north during the spring and flying south during autumn.
toward
in the direction of
Therefore, the birds fly toward the equator and warmer climates, where food is available year-round.
account
a place in a bank where money is put
Some people save money by placing it into a savings account.
bank
a place where money is received, given, and held
This is because 5% of $100 is $5 and so the bank gives you an extra $5 for keeping your money with them.
below
lower down
The chart below shows an example of changing interest rates.
borrow
to take with the promise to return the same
Interest is a fee paid by a borrower of money to the lender of money and the interest is charged at a set rate.
chart
a diagram giving graphical information
The chart below shows an example of changing interest rates.
fee
a payment for a service
Interest is a fee paid by a borrower of money to the lender of money.
few
not many but more than one
Interest rates are generally set by a country’s government and normally, they are just a few percent.
interest
a fee paid to a lender from a borrower
Because the bank is using some of your money, it pays you back by giving you interest.
lend
to give something on condition that it be returned
Interest is a fee paid by a borrower of money to the lender of money and the interest is charged at a set rate.
lesson
a course of study
One lesson involved in handling money is learning how to save it.
lower
to reduce in amount
However, during a recession, the government may lower interest rates.
pay back
to repay
The bank pays back your money by giving you interest.
percentage
a proportion of a whole thing
This is the interest rate and it’s a percentage of the total amount borrowed.
recession
a time when the economy is doing poorly
However, during a recession, the government may lower interest rates.
savings
sums of money laid away for future use
Some people save money by placing it into a savings account.
continue
to do something without stopping
How would you continue to learn while you waited for the flooding to subside?
deliver
to take something to a person or place
Now, instead of going to school, the school is delivered to the students!
due to
because of (something)
Bangladesh is a country slowly losing land due to flooding.
flooding
a large amount of water suddenly covering an area of land
This type of problem solving allows people to continue their education or receive health care without having to worry about flooding destroying their buildings.
healing
the act of regaining health
Floating schools and hospitals are actually large boats that contain everything necessary for teaching and healing.
medical
pertaining to the science of medicine
Floating hospitals have beds and medical supplies.
monsoon
a season marked by heavy rain
Global warming is causing more and more flooding during the monsoon season.
necessary
being essential
Floating schools and hospitals are actually large boats that contain everything necessary for teaching and healing.
of course
certainly
By creating floating schools and hospitals, of course!
solve
to find the answer
Jenny has to solve the math problem for her test.
subside
to sink to a low level
How would you continue to learn while you waited for the flooding to subside?
tackle
to undertake to master or solve
A few people in Bangladesh decided to tackle the problem.
treatment
the application of medicines or surgery
How do students continue their education and how do sick people get health treatment?
underwater
beneath the surface of the water
The seal disappeared underwater.
worry
to suffer from disturbing thoughts
This type of problem solving allows people to continue their education or receive health care without having to worry about flooding destroying their buildings.
concern
to interest or engage
Practicing Hindus are less concerned with the dates of when the religion began as they are more interested in the religion’s substance.
embrace
to take or receive gladly
It did not develop during modern times and so Hinduism also embraces many traditions from people all over the world.
emphasize
to stress
The reason is because Hinduism emphasizes personal spirituality instead of worrying too much about laws and rules.
fascinate
to attract and hold attentively due to an unique power
The history of Hinduism is fascinating.
for starters
to begin with
Well, for starters, scholars cannot really pinpoint when the religion began.
informative
giving information
I went to a very informative seminar and listened to a presentation about the history of Hinduism.
personal
pertaining to a particular person
The reason is because Hinduism emphasizes personal spirituality instead of worrying too much about laws and rules.
pinpoint
to locate
Well, for starters, scholars cannot really pinpoint when the religion began.
politics
the science of government affairs
The religion also developed and changed as society and politics changed.
presentation
a demonstration to offer or display information
I went to a very informative seminar and listened to a presentation about the history of Hinduism.
scholar
a person who has studied a subject for a long time
Well, for starters, scholars cannot really pinpoint when the religion began because Hinduism is a very ancient religion.
seminar
a meeting for exchanging information
I went to a very informative seminar and listened to a presentation about the history of Hinduism.
spirituality
the quality or fact of being spiritual
The reason is because Hinduism emphasizes personal spirituality instead of worrying too much about laws and rules.
weekend
the end of the week, usually between Friday evening and Monday morning
How was your weekend?
wow
an expression of surprise or wonder
wow. People are so different, so how can embrace so many traditions!
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