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Theme 2 Michelle Kwan vocabulary 2012

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This slideshow is not my original work. It was adapted and modified from Brent Coley at www.mrcoley.com. Thank you Mr. Coley!

This slideshow is not my original work. It was adapted and modified from Brent Coley at www.mrcoley.com. Thank you Mr. Coley!

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  • 1. Michelle Kwan:Heart of a Champion Key Vocabulary Houghton Mifflin ReadingTheme 2 – Give It All You’ve Got Adapted by Patrick Holt, 2012 from © Brent Coley 2008 |
  • 2. Use the context clues from thesample sentencesto help you define the following vocabulary.
  • 3. amateur
  • 4. amateur Sample Sentence:Bob competed in golf tournaments as an amateur beforeturning professional.
  • 5. amateur Definition: n. Someone whoengages in a sport orother activity without being paid
  • 6. artistic
  • 7. artistic Sample Sentence:The ballerina gave a very artistic performance.
  • 8. artistic Definition:adj. Showing skill and good taste
  • 9. audience
  • 10. audience Sample Sentence:The audience stoodup and cheered after the player scored a touchdown.
  • 11. audience Definition: n. The peoplegathered to see andhear a performance
  • 12. compete
  • 13. compete Sample Sentence: Susan is trainingvery hard so she cancompete in the track meet next month.
  • 14. compete Definition:v. To take part in a contest
  • 15. choreographers
  • 16. choreographer s Sample Sentence:The choreographers designed the most recent dance moves.
  • 17. choreographers Definition: n. people who design or plan dance (or figure skating)
  • 18. distributed
  • 19. distributedSample Sentence: The teacher distributed the math tests amongst the students.
  • 20. distributed Definition:v. spread out
  • 21. elements
  • 22. elements Sample Sentence: There are manydifferent elements of a figure skating program.
  • 23. elements Definition: n. The parts ofwhich something is made up
  • 24. gnarled
  • 25. gnarledSample Sentence: The ancient oak tree had a roughand gnarled trunk.
  • 26. gnarled Definition:adj. knobby, twisted
  • 27. judge
  • 28. judgeSample Sentence:The judge gave the figure skater a perfect score.
  • 29. judge Definition: n. A person whodecides who wins a contest
  • 30. presentation
  • 31. presentation Sample Sentence:Jeff received an “A” for his oral presentation on Abraham Lincoln.
  • 32. presentation Definition:n. Performance
  • 33. pressure
  • 34. pressure Sample Sentence: Allison felt a lot of pressure when sherealized she needed to make her final
  • 35. pressure Definition:n. Urgent or forceful demand
  • 36. required
  • 37. required Sample Sentence: We have all of the required equipmentfor our camping trip.
  • 38. required Definition:adj. Necessary or essential (not an option)
  • 39. technical
  • 40. technical Sample Sentence: The judges scoredher on the technical parts of her dance routine.
  • 41. technical Definition:n. Having to do with technique