Word Power Match the following words with their meanings on the right. 1. cub 2. surpass 3. brink 4. starvation 5. jet-setter 6. hypocrites a. extreme hunger caused by a lack of food b. people who pretend to have beliefs that they do not truly possess c. a young wild animal, such as a bear, lion, or tiger d. verge; edge e. wealthy people who travel frequently by plane f. exceed Fill in the blanks with the words you have learned. 1. He has been on the _______ of a mental breakdown since his company went bankrupt two years ago. 2. American authorities have been labelled as _______ over their anti-terror stance, which has seen hundreds of people being detained without trial. 3. Many children in Africa die of __________ every day. 4. After giving birth to a pair of twins, the female panda only suckled one _____ and left the other to die. 5. He has become a _______ , travelling around the world giving lectures on environmental protection. 6. In this age of gender equality, many women _______ men in their money-making ability. Language Focus The use of 'so ... that ...' When we want to enhance the dramatic effect of a sentence, we can use the 'so ... that ...' structure in a sentence. Here is an example from the passage: Erratic weather has been so frequent that people are no longer surprised by news about sudden climate change. Try to combine the following sentences as shown in the example. Example: Mary is very hardworking. Mary does revision for five hours every day. Answer: Mary is so hardworking that she does revision for five hours every day. 1. My cat is very cute. I want to hug it all the time. ____________________________________________________ 2. There are many mosquitoes in the park. I want to leave immediately. ____________________________________________________ 3. The food is very delicious. I want to take one more order. ____________________________________________________ Answers: Word Power 1. c, 2. f, 3. d, 4. a, 5. e, 6. b; Fill in the blanks 1. brink, 2. hypocrites, 3. starvation, 4. cub, 5. jet-setter, 6. surpass; Language Focus 1. My cat is so cute that I want to hug it all the time. 2. There are so many mosquitoes in the park that I want to leave immediately.3. The food is so delicious that I want to take one more order.