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Practical English (1): Advanced
Instructor: Dr. Yi-Cheng Huang
Course Code: A8227240
School of Management
Time: 09:20-12:10
Date: Nov. 29, 2007
Course Description of Today
1. Chapter 2, Unit 3: Bring Back the Woolly
2. Self-Introduction
3. Roll Call
Vocabulary: Paragraph 1
1 Jurassic period: a major unit of the
geologic timescale that extends from about
199.6 ± 0.6 to 145.4 ± 4.0 million years ago.
It is known as the “Age of Dinosaurs”
2 DNA: Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is a
nucleic acid that contains the genetic
instructions used in the development and
functioning of all known living organisms.
Vocabulary: Paragraph 1
3 attraction: a feeling of liking someone,
and often of being sexually interested in
them; something that people can go to for
interest or enjoyment
4 escape: if you escape from a place, you
succeed in getting away form it
5 scary: something that is scary is rather
6 encounter: a meeting, usually unplanned
Vocabulary: Paragraph 2
1 fiction: it refers to books and stories
about imaginary people and events, rather
than books about real people or event; if
something is a fiction, it is not true, although
people sometimes pretend that is is true.
2 gene, genetic: a gene is a part of a cell in
a living thing which controls its physical
characteristics, growth, and development.
Genes can change and reproduce themselves
and they are passed on from one generation
to another.
Vocabulary: Paragraph 2
3 reality: real things or the real nature of
things rather than imagined, invented or
theoretical ideas
4 proposal: a plan or an idea, often a
formal or written one, which is suggested
for people to think about and decide upon;
a proposal is the act of asking someone to
marry you.
5 revive: to reawaken, to return someone
to consciousness
Vocabulary: Paragraph 2
6 creature: any living thing that is not a
plant, especially when it is of an unknown or
unfamiliar kind
7 wander: to go from place to place without
a fixed plan or goal, to roam
8 Tasmania, bucardo (see photo)
9 stripe: a long line which is a different
colour from the areas next to it; in the armed
forces or the police, stripes are V-shaped
bands of material sewn onto a uniform to
indicate the rank of corporal or sergeant
Bucardo (mountain goats)
Vocabulary: Paragraph 3
1 era: a time period with a general character
2 responsible: (for): if someone or
something is responsible for a particular
event or situation, they are the cause of it or
they can be blamed for it
3 somehow: we use somehow to say that
we do not know or cannot say how
something was done or will be done
4 fitting: suitable, proper
Vocabulary: Paragraph 4
1 fertilize: to start the development of new
life (ex: fertilizer)
2 womb: a woman’s womb is the part inside
her body where a baby grows before it is born
3 clone: a clone is an animal or plant that has
been produced artificially, for example in a
laboratory, from the cells of another animal or
4 inject: to inject someone with a substance
such as a medicine, means to use a needle
and a syringe to put it into their body
Vocabulary: Paragraph 5 and 6
1 conduct (v): to do something; (n) the
conduct of a task or activity is the way in
which it is organized and carried out; (n)
someone’s conduct is the way they behave in
particular situations
2 frail: physically weak
3 ethical: related to moral or correct behavior
4 curiosity: a desire to know about
something; something that is unusual,
interesting, and fairly rare (curiosity killed the
Assignment for Next Week
Please Preview Chapter 1, Unit 4 (Big
Money: What does a Million Dollars Buy?)
Please Prepare Your 3 Minutes Personal
Introduction (in English, of course!)