### Activity 4

0 hours 40 minutes

The objective of this activity is:

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Your dictionary is very useful for finding out which grammatical category a word belongs to. For example, the entry for precioso reads as follows:

beautiful ¡Es precioso! It's beautiful!

The entry tells you that precioso is an adjetivo, in English an adjective, and that it therefore describes a noun. If you want to know more about what the different grammatical categories are, read the information at the beginning
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## Activity 3

Without using your calculator, find the following:

• (a) 102

• (b) 1002

• (c) 0.12

• (d) 0.01
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The procedure of Question 15 for determining the instantaneous velocity of the car can be carried out for a whole set of different times and the resulting values of v﻿﻿x can be plotted against t to form a graph. This has been done in Figure 28, which shows how the velocity varies with time. At time t = 0 s, the car has zero velocity because it starts from rest. At later times, the velocity is positive because the car moves in the direction of incre
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Duchess of Malfi: Deconstructing the play
Does the Duchess of Malfi have any resonance with modern-day audiences? Are it’s themes of politics and revenge still relevant today? Since it was originally published in the seventeenth century the play has been interpreted in a variety of ways, each different director examining the story and realising a unique translation of the work. In 2010 the Greenwich Theatre performed The Duchess of Malfi and in this collection we follow the cast and crew as they analyse the language used by John Webs
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Figure 9

Screen readers are software applications that not onl
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Beginner Lesson 38: Listen to me with your eyes
Learn Spanish with Spanishpod101.com! How well read are you in Spanish literature? Well, if you’re not, then pay attention to this lesson. Join Alan and Lisy as they discuss perhaps one of the most celebrated poets of the Americas, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. Just who is she? Well, click that button and find [...]
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You can only succeed with a projection of yourself which other people are prepared to accept. And you then have to play out the scene the way others in the situation expect it to be played.

Reg and Glenda did not start their opening scene from nothing. They were working within widely shared understanding of home help work, which views it as version of ‘housework’. Cleaning and shopping are seen as traditional ‘women’s work’ – low in status, poorly paid and weakly defined in
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### Activity 20

Look closely at Images 54 and 55. Can you identify the two features which distinguished a girl from a young woman in the Victorian and Edwardian period?

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Electoral Politics in the Age of Reform
Historians have emphasised the unsavoury nature of electoral politics in the decades before 1832. Four charges were levelled at the electoral system by these critics * that very few voters were free to vote as they wished * the electorate was thoroughly venal and regarded the vote as a piece of personal property upon which they expected to make a profit every 7 years * elections were an exclusive proceeding concerning only political and social elites * political issues were unim
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Darwin's Theory of Evolution
This seven minute video shows the science behind Darwin's theory.
Over time groups of organisms will underg genetic changes over time due to the process of natural selection. Darwin's theory says that organisms which are most fit for their environmet survive while unfit organisms die, changing the genetics of a species until that species is well adapted for its environment.

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Click to view 'The Good Death?'.

## Activity 8

Read ‘The good death?’ by Mary B
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Michael King Memorial Lecture 2012: Grahame Sydney – Regionalism Forever: Reflections on My Backya
Grahame Sydney is a celebrated New Zealand artist whose works focus on the landscapes of Central Otago and the Maniototo in the South Island. Sydney was the University of Otago Frances Hodgkins Fellow in 1978 and is well-known for his love of the New Zealand environment, and his efforts to protect it from over-development. Here he discusses his views on regional diversity, and the future of our countryside. 4 October 2012.
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## Example 3.2 HIV testing in sub-Saharan Africa

In developed countries, the standard method for testing whether a person is infected with the virus HIV, that causes AIDS, is to carry out a blood test. Provided such a test is carried out long enough after the initial infection occu
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Acoustic neuroma: advances in treatment and detection
By: mdanderson Download from iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/acoustic-neuroma-advances/id43184821... Acoustic neuroma is a benign (not cancerous) tumor that forms in the head cavity. Acoustic neuroma generally affects hearing, balance and facial nerves. Although acoustic neuroma is not cancer, tumors can be dangerous if they grow large and press against the brainstem or brain. Paul Gidley, M.D., and Franco DeMonte, M.D., both professors in Head and Neck Surgery at MD Anderson Canc
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Facial expression was considered the most crucial element to success in painted portraiture. It was the vehicle through which intangible qualities of mind and soul were conveyed. In painting the idea was to achieve the ideal expression, a synthesis of character and the spiritual essence of being. Although cameras could portray any number of expressions with relative ease – an advantage of the machine over manual practice – early portrait photographers continued to believe in the ideal exp
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Culinary diplomacy at the White House
"I really do believe if you have a wonderful meal, things and conversations are so much better," White House chef tells Reuters TV. . Deborah Lutterbeck reports. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, national, and internation
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Apart from the internal redistribution of income resulting from greater exposure to the world economy, the effects of one of the UR agreements in particular have achieved a certain notoriety because the agreement clearly imposes huge costs on farmers and consumers in developing countries, to the benefit of corporations in developed countries. This is the agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS), which strengthens international rules governing patents, tradema
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The asset identification task is carried out at unit level within an organisation, in light of organisation-wide policies set out in Stages 1 to 3. It uses Stage 1's description of the scope of the ISMS to determine the information assets that are to be protected.

• Stage 4.1: identify the assets at risk The information assets at risk are identified, along with their owners, their locations, their values and their information security requiremen
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Fracture surface in a liquid crystalline polymer
Above their melting point, liquid crystalline polymers exhibit a mesophase within which, although able to flow and are not arranged in a crystal, they exhibit long range orientational order. This molecular alignment can be exploited to make high strength and stiffness fibres such as Kevlar, or even mouldable thermotropics such as Vectra. Molecular alignment can also be controlled by an external applied field; a property exploited in liquid crystal displays. This specimen has not had a magneti
Author(s): DoITPoMS, University of Cambridge,Prof A H Windle,