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The meaning of words

PUBLISHED : Friday, 09 March, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 09 March, 2007, 12:00am

A


Two Koreas to resume


family reunions


North and South Korea have agreed to resume reunions for separated families following four days of high-level talks in Pyongyang, reports said on Friday.


The two nations, separated for half a century by minefields and barbed wire, will resume family reunions in early May, said the reports carried by Seoul's Yonhap news agency. (SCMP, March 2, 2007)


Prefix


The prefix 're' in a word means back or again


Root


The root is a part that contains the basic meaning (definition) of a word; it may stand alone. If not, it must be joined with other parts to form words.


What are the root words?


1. resume ________________________________________________________


2. reunion _______________________________________________________


3. report _________________________________________________________


B


About 100 youths attacked Danish police with stones at a derelict school, television reports said on Friday, after a day of running street battles against the forced eviction of squatters.


Police used tear gas to disperse the youths and closed off the area in the capital Copenhagen's notoriously (noh-tawr-ee-uhs-ly) rough Noerrebro district to stop supporters joining them, TV2 television said. (SCMP, March 2, 2007)


Cross Match


A. squatter (skwot-ters)


B. derelict (der-uh-likt)


C. eviction (e-vict-shon)


D. disperse (di-spurs)


1. To expel (a person) from land or a building by legal process


2. A person who takes over an unoccupied property without any title, right, or payment of rent


3. Something that is deserted by the owner or guardian; abandoned


4. To drive or send off in various directions


C


Time Warner, the world's biggest media company, has agreed to sell three joint-venture cinemas on the mainland, four months after pledging to withdraw from the country's film-showing business due to government restrictions. (SCMP, March 2, 2007)


Movies are only a part of Time Warner's business


Find out more at www.timewarner.com


Your three favourite movies produced by Time Warner


1.


2.


3.


Rate it 1 (poor) - 10 (great)


D


On this page (unscramble the letters below to make a word)


1. ovegrentnm _________________


2. masncie ____________________


3. nstroatorsdem _______________


4. oangngyPy ___________________


5. vonistelei ____________________


6. What is an area of land or water where explosives have been laid? ______________________________________


Answers:


A - 1. sume, 2. union, 3. port;


B - a. 2, b. 3, c. 1, d. 4;


D - 1. government, 2. cinemas, 3. demonstrators, 4. Pyongyang, 5. television, 6. minefield


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