Unit 8 / Vocabulary

steppe noun a large area of land with grass but no trees, especially in southeastern Europe, Russia and northern Asia

herdsman noun a man who takes care of a large group of animals of the same type

somehow adv. in a way or by some means which is not known or not stated

acquantance noun a person that you have met but do not know well

carry out phrasal v. to do or complete something, especially something important 

destined adj intended (for a particular purpose)

commonplace adj happening often or often seen or experienced and so not considered to be special

nomad noun a member of a group of people who move from one place to another rather than living in one place all of the time

high-ranking adj having an important position in an organization

official noun a person who has a position of responsibility in an organization

desolate adj describes a place that is empty and not attractive, with no people or nothing pleasant in it

Definitions are from Cambridge Dictionaries online

Theatre Day Challenge

And here comes your new challenge for the wiki project, Celebr8u&meDigitally

There are several activities that you can choose from. Choose one or as many as you want.

a) Go into the origins of theater and present it using timeline tools such as Capzles or Preceden.

b) Research different genres such as tragedy, comedy, vaudeville or another one of your choice and share your findings through Glogster.

c) If you have watched a play, pretend you are a critic and write the review of the play. You might use Bitstrips or GoAnimate to present it.

d) A role play: One of you is the actor/actress of a play and the other is the reporter. Write the interview then act it out. Record your interview using Vocaroo.

e) Take part of thet Shake Film Fest. And even if you miss the deadline post your film and share it with us.


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Unit 7 / Vocabulary

Reading/ Unit 7

distribute  verb [T] to give something out to several people, or to spread or supply something:

distribution  noun [C or U]

the mass media group noun newspapers, television and radio:

advance   noun [C or U] the forward movement of something, or an improvement or development in something

unsure 1. not certain or having doubts: 2 unsure of yourself without confidence in yourself:
priority  noun [C or U] something that is very important and must be dealt with before other things

link noun [C] 1 a connection between two people, things or ideas: 2 a connection between documents on the Internet:
link    verb [T] to make a connection between two or more people, things or ideas:
paralyse UK, US paralyze  verb [T] 1 to cause a person, animal or part of the body to lose the ability to move or feel: 2 to cause a person, group or organization to stop working or acting normally:
paralysed UK, US paralyzed    unable to move or act:
cursor   noun [C] a marker (= small sign), usually an arrow or a vertical line, on a computer screen which moves to show the point where work is being done:

concern verb 1 [T] to be important to someone or to involve someone directly: 2 [T] FORMAL If a story, film or article concerns a particular subject, person, etc., it is about that person or subject: 3 [R] to become involved with something, or worried about something:
wilderness   noun [C usually singular]1 an area of land that has not been cultivated or had towns and roads built on it, especially because it is difficult to live in as a result of its extremely cold or hot weather or bad earth:
2 an outside area in which plants are left to grow naturally or untidily:
implication   noun1 [C or U] when you seem to suggest something without saying it directly: 2 [C usually plural] the effect that an action or decision will have on something else in the future:
unique   adjective being the only existing one of its type or, more generally, unusual or special in some way:
depend on/upon sb/sth (SUPPORT) phrasal verb to need something, or need the help and support of someone or something, in order to live or continue as before:
rapid   adjective fast or sudden:
extend verb [T; I usually + adverb or preposition] to (cause something to) reach, stretch or continue; to add to something in order to make it bigger or longer:
ignorance    noun [U] lack of knowledge, understanding or information about something:
relevant    adjective 1 connected with what is happening or being discussed:
2 correct or suitable for a particular purpose:
greed    noun [U] a very strong wish to continually get more of something, especially food or money:
face up to sth phrasal verb to accept that a difficult situation exists:

Definitions are from Cambridge Dictionaries Online

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