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Agnes Hamann: Reading/listening worksheet

RMS Titanic
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Article: Podcasts:

Remembering the Titanic. Forbes. 4 April 2012 Titanic Letters. BBC. 9 April 2012

In the article find the collocations below and explain their meaning.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16.


II.

a niche a turning of problems ramifications the worlds erstwhile to announce a wave to be hailed to be ranked to be regarded to constitute to embrace to escape to exacerbate to go to institute to set up

a. b. c. d. e. f. g. h. i. j. k. l. m. n. o. p.

a programme of austerity arise from sth as a remarkable achievement as the weakest region as unsinkable/ as an important symbol of sth Catholic-Protestant tensions for sb/sth largest shipyard major operations of layoffs off the rails player in sth relatively unscathed the cornerstone of sth the erstwhile fashionable idea the tables came

Complete the sentences with expressions or words from ex. 1. Some letters are given.

1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) 9) 10) 11) 12) 13) 14) 15) 16)

Americans have e____________d the i_______ of the right to free public education for all children. And now Lego has t____________ed the t____________s and made a car. At 17 he suddenly w_________ o____ the r_________s and started stealing. Edith was widely r____________ed a_____ eccentric. He e____________d u____________ from the accident. He has won over many of his e____________ critics. In 1991 Soglo i_________d an a_________ p_________ and privatized many state enterprises. Local labour organisations are the c____________s o_____ training in construction. P____________s may a____________ when the family wants to move house. Salco may have to close down its UK o____________s with the loss of 1500 jobs. Sandoz r__________s a_____ one of the 10 largest drug companies in the world. The agreement was to have significant r____________s f_____ British politics. This was h________ed a_____ a success by the Energy Minister. To his credit, he has adapted to being a n____________ p____________. Unions fear that many part-time employees will be l________ o_____. We are not interested in doing anything that would e____________ the t____________s.

This article is available online at: http://www.forbes.com/sites/eamonnfingleton/2012/04/05/remembering-the-titanic-and-a-lost-era-ofmanufacturing-greatness/