VOCABULARY IN CONTEXT Analysing words and meanings in their contexts. Vocabulary Book 19: Page 3 “Our Family History” by Linda McKinney Page 6 From the Bakers to the McKinneys Page 10 The generation gap Page 29 Everyday heroes
GETTING READY FOR THE EXERCISES:(5) Once in A while, I dream of visiting the countries myrelatives came from.
KNOWLEDGE I want to collect and share knowledge about our family history with my children.
SOMEDAY I want to travel to Australia someday, but I have no idea when I’ll be able to go.
EAGER I was eager to find our more about my family history.
INQUIRE (ABOUT) I first inquired about family histories at the local library.
FILE - INCOMPLETE I read some old documents from their historical files, but the information I found was incomplete.
GENERAL - SPECIFIC These paper files could only give me general information, however, I wanted to know many more details. I needed specific information.
CONSEQUENTLY Consequently, I decided to look online for more information.
ALL AT ONCE - LINK All at once, I could see hundreds of family history website links on the screen.
CLICK (ON) - COMPLETE I clicked on several links before I found a website that seemed complete.
ALONG WITH Along with the ability to look up relatives by name, I could look at immigration documents, military records, stories, and pictures fo families.
GREAT-GRANDFATHER I typed in my great-grandfather’s name in the first line of the questionnaire and clicked on SEARCH.
ALONGSIDE OF – IN ADDITION Alongside of each name were the dates of birth and death. In addition, some names included where the person was born.
SPOUSE My great-grandfather’s name was Peter Baker, and his spouse’s name was Catherine.
GRAND CHILDREN – GRANDDAUGHTER –GRANDSON - GRANDCHILD They only had one child, Adriana, but she gave them five grandchildren – three granddaughters and two grandsons. The youngest grandchild, Anna, is my mother.
RELATIONSHIP I hope to find as many of my relatives as possible and establis long-lasting relationships with them.
TOLERANCE – TOLERATE - TOLERANT We had to have tolerance for the many difficulties we experienced as we became used to the new culture. We had to tolerate all kinds of weather. I’m certainly not tolerant of getting upo early.
CULTURE We had to have tolerance for the many difficulties we experienced as we became used to the new culture.
NEGLECT After we returned form school, we worked at small jobs in the nieghborhood, but we never neglected our homework.
WHILE While we were poor, we were proud to be together.
CERTAIN Moving to a new country and successfully building a new life demanded a certain amount of toughness, luck, and patience.
DIVORCE Even though my parents argued once in a while and went through some rough times, divorce was out of the question. I don’t think it’s a big problem for couplets to divorce if they can’t get along with each other.
ATTRACT A life with some fun and relaxation is what attracts me instead.
GET ALONG IN And I definitely can’t get along in life without a TV and a computer.
GET ALONG WITH I don’t think it’s a big problem for couplets to divorce if they can’t get along with each other.
END UP I mean, they may end up hating each other.
PUT UP WITH - -IN-LAW Besides, no one has to put up with the mother-in- law anymore.
RESPOND Firefighters respond to automobile accidents, medical emergencies, and hazardous material spills.
SEARCH - RESCUE They help search for and rescue people from natural and man-made disasters.
INSPECT - PREVENT In addition, firefighters teach public fire safety education and inspect buildings to prevent fires.
TRIM Along with keeping their bodies fit, trim, and stron by exercising and lifting weights, firefighters are careful to eat healty diets.
FATAL To keep their abilities up-to-date and to prevent making fatal errors, they spend a lot of time training.
METHOD Some learn special methods for putting out fires on airplanes and ships.
AT LEAST It takes at least ten years of experience, a bachelor’s degree, and hundreds of trining hours for a firefighter to become a chief.
INSIST (ON) It’s the responsibility of the fire chief to insist on safe methods and discipline, and to make sure that firefighters who are under his command keep their equipment in excellent condition, ready for immediate use.
HELMET This equipment includes fire vehicles, special tools, fireproof coats and boots, and helmets for head protection.
DEPARTMENT – ASSIST - ASSISTANCE While city fire departments are risponsible for their local districts, all fire departments in the United States have agreements to assist other districts. Specially trained firefighting teams are often asked for their assitance by other cities, other states, and even other countries.
ACCORDING TO These drills allow officals to be sure that everyone knos how to do their jobs according to the emergency management chain of command and policies.