ADVANCED READING LISTENING VOCABULARY Gabriel García Marquez

ADVANCED READING  LISTENING VOCABULARY Gabriel García Marquez

The biography of Gabriel García Marquez

There is always something left to love – Gabriel Garcia Marquez


A ) Match these terms  with their definitions.

1. immense                               a) respect
2. vent                                        b) to try to end a quarrel between two people

3. reinforce                              c) to cause pain, suffering, or trouble to someone, especially for a long period of time
4. feud                                       d) make it stronger
5. startling                               e) to express feelings of anger, hatred etc.
6. revere                                    f) to continue quarrelling for a long time, often in a violent way
7. mediate                                 g) very unusual or surprising
8. plagued                                h) extremely important
9. colossus                               i) extremely large


B) LISTEN AND READ


C) ANSWER THE QUESTIONS

1. What is the main idea in the first paragraph?
A. Providing details about Marquez life
B. Setting the scene for one of Marquez’ critical stages in life
C. Giving chronological account of Marquez life

2. What is the intention of the author in writing the second paragraph?
A. Talking about the location of Marquez imprisonment
B. Describing geographical features of his birthplace
C. Providing a glimpse of ideas and imaginations that ran through
Marquez’ mind when writing in the room

3. The third paragraphs tries to define:
A. The reception of Marquez’ main novel
B. The conflicts of Buendía family
C. The scene of a manslaughter

4. The fourth Paragraph gives information on . . . . . . . activities of Marquez
A. Political
B. Military
C. Economic
5. Was he brought up in a safe domestic environment?
A. Yes
B. No
C. Not given


D. From the list of words below, select the correct word for each blank space.
Use each word only once.
suffocating  / soft spot  / surreal  / shroud /  discoursing / guise /  colossus /  emerge into /  intrauterine /  inhaled / promontory /  deadpan /  labyrinth /  insomniacs /  interminable

1. We watched an…………………..documentary on rice production.
2. It was very hot inside the car, and I felt as though I was ……………………
3. Entertainment …………………..MCA Inc. was purchased for $6.6 billion.
4. But a moment later, the ………………….. reappears, driven together by the churning of a deep distributed mob.
5. Iris was ………………….. with animation, her hands describing sweeping patterns in the air, her whole attention focused on her subject.
6. Every time he ………………….., his lungs made an awful wheezing sound.
7. The doors opened and people began to ………………….. the street.
8. Statues of angels, Madonnas, saints and saviors cram the skyline, creating a …………………..panoply of agony and ecstasy.
9. But the approach itself is never questioned, so the abuses simply resurface later in a new ……………………
10. I’ll confess that Echo Chambers has a ………………….. for sports.
11. It was such a jolly little lighthouse, white, and standing at the very end of a ……………………
12. “We’re out of gas, so I guess you’ll have to walk home,” he said, giving me a ………………….. expression.
13. “Kimberly Ann” a primal client, rendered a series of stream of consciousness paintings of her ………………….. traumas.
14. Decisions are frequently delayed in the ………………….. of Whitehall committees.
15. Some ………………….. sleep best with two twin mattresses placed atop a king-size frame.



The biography of Gabriel García Marquez

 

 

 

 

 

1. immense: i
2. vent: e
3. reinforce: d
4. feud: f
5. startling: g
6. revere: a
7. mediate: b
8. plague: c
9. colossus: h


1. B
2. C
3. A
4. A
5. B


1. We watched an interminable documentary on rice production.
2. It was very hot inside the car, and I felt as though I was suffocating.
3. Entertainment colossus MCA Inc. was purchased for $6.6 billion.
4. But a moment later, the shroud reappears, driven together by the churning of a deep distributed mob.
5. Iris was discoursing with animation, her hands describing sweeping patterns in the air, her whole attention focused on her subject.
6. Every time he inhaled, his lungs made an awful wheezing sound.
7. The doors opened and people began to emerge into the street.
8. Statues of angels, Madonnas, saints and saviors cram the skyline, creating a surreal panoply of agony and ecstasy.
9. But the approach itself is never questioned, so the abuses
simply resurface later in a new guise.
10. I’ll confess that Echo Chambers has a soft spot for sports.
11. It was such a jolly little lighthouse, white, and standing at the very end of a promontory.
12. “We’re out of gas, so I guess you’ll have to walk home,” he said, giving me a deadpan expression.
13. “Kimberly Ann” a primal client, rendered a series of stream of consciousness paintings of her intrauterine traumas.
14. Decisions are frequently delayed in the labyrinth of Whitehall committees.
15. Some insomniacs sleep best with two twin mattresses placed atop a king-size

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