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Why did people laugh? ”Herbert Kelleher was the founder and chief executive of Southwest Airlines. Southwest enjoyed both profits and labor peace even in the worst years for the industry. Always a showman, Mr. Kelleher settled a minor trademark infringement dispute in 1992 by arm-wrestling his adversary. He lost—and was carried off on a stretcher with an intravenous line connected to a bottle of Wild Turkey. It was one of the few good laughs heard in the industry in years”. Why did people laugh?

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Chuffed What does ”chuffed” mean?

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What’s missing? What’s missing in the sentence ” She ___ her mother's house for her quite often but she can't do it anymore”?

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What is the writer’s attitude to the promises of scientific progress? ”The majority of scientists bask in the surviving afterglow of the Enlightenment, with its optimistic attitude about the all-conquering power of human reason supplemented by the methods of empirical inquiry. In particular, the hubris of many 20th-century theoretical physicists seems to know no bounds. “A theory of everything” is just round the corner, needing only one more bundle of money to finance the ultimate particle accelerator or super-powerful telescope, to put the last pieces of the puzzle in place”. What is the writer’s attitude to the promises of scientific progress?

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Delinquent What does ”delinquent” mean?

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What is stated in the newsletter from the ILO? ”Small-scale enterprises common in the private, rural and informal sectors of the economy are relatively unaware of occupational safety and health. The latest issue of the ILO’s African Newsletter on Occupational Safety and Health contests the view that it is better to spend money on job creation than on improved safety and health for small enterprises. ILO programmes like WISE (Work Improvements in Small Enterprises) can create immediate improvements in working conditions, productivity and environment while expenditure on improvements even creates job opportunities”. What is stated in the newsletter from the ILO?

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What’s missing? What’s missing in the sentence ”I ___ the bed sheets more often than you do. It's your turn”?

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What is said about St Pancras Station? ”St Pancras is the terminus that time forgot. For years the Victorian fairy tale castle has stood half deserted in its Gothic sleep, while the Midland Hotel that fronts it, is rotting from the roof down, a decaying masterpiece marooned in a sea of sleaze. In a few years’ time, however, all that will have changed. According to the Government’s new cost-saving plan, Eurocrats will descend on the station in Continental expresses. What a sublime reversal of fortune for the once-derided redbrick pile that was so nearly bulldozed 30 years ago!”. What is said about St Pancras Station?

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Showdown What does ”showdown” mean?

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What recent information about omega-3s does the writer give? ”If any nutrient could use an image makeover, it’s fat. Often forgotten in our anti-fat frenzy is the fact that some fats are crucial for proper brain function. Among the good guys: the omega-3 fatty acids, which include linoleic acid — found in soybeans, canola oil, and nuts — as well as eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), both plentiful in fish. Researchers have long known that infant brains require omega-3s, but now they say it appears these fats influence our behavior long after we’ve shed our diapers”. What recent information about omega-3s does the writer give?

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What’s missing? What’s missing in the sentence ”The USS Constitution, the oldest ship still in active service in the US Navy, ___ in 1797”?

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What new information in relation to drug trials is presented here? ”Women of child-bearing age are routinely excluded from drug trials, to prevent damage to fetuses if any women become pregnant. Women’s groups have campaigned for a change, arguing that for some life-threatening illnesses, such as AIDS, enrolment in a clinical trial offers the best hope for a patient”. What new information in relation to drug trials is presented here?

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