Term 3 Junior Ovp #1

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Term 3 Junior Ovp #1

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Each country has ___ dishes which are associated with the country and its culture. 
    • A. 

      DECISIVE – to be decisive is to be quick and firm when deciding what to do. 

    • B. 

      DEFINITE – if something is definite, it is sure and real. 

    • C. 

      DISTINCTIVE – if something is distinctive, it means it has a quality that makes it very unusual or easy to identify. 

    • D. 

      DISTINCTION – it means “excellence” or “importance”; it can also mean “a difference between people of things”. 

  • 2. 
    Although the café does not advertise itself, it is well known for its simple and ___ desserts. 
    • A. 

      DELECTABLE – delectable means “delicious and attractive”.

    • B. 

      SAVOURY – savoury is the adjective we use to describe food that is salty or spicy. 

    • C. 

      AMIABLE – amiable means “friendly”. 

    • D. 

      CORDIAL – a cordial is a sweet fruity drink.  As an adjective, it means “friendly”. 

  • 3. 
    In the latest “Eat Right” campaign, the government is encouraging everyone to eat more ___ and nutritious food. 
    • A. 

      HEALTHIER – it is the comparative adjective for “healthy”.  We say that food is “healthier”, not “more healthy”. 

    • B. 

      MEDICINAL – means “containing medicine”, which is used to cure illnesses. 

    • C. 

      WHOLESOME – is another word for “nutritious” or “good for health.  

    • D. 

      WHOLEWHEAT – refers to food made of whole grains of wheat, such as whole wheat bread. 

  • 4. 
     At Sue’s parties, the food is always presented in ___ and creative ways. 
    • A. 

      APPETISING – if something is appetising, it makes you feel like you want to eat it. 

    • B. 

      SEASONED – food that is seasoned is mixed with sauces and spices to add flavour to it. 

    • C. 

      SCRUMPTIOUS – is another word for delicious. 

    • D. 

      DRESSING- what one adds to a salad to add flavour to it.

  • 5. 
    When Candace was in hospital, she found the food very tasteless; everything was mild and ___.  
    • A. 

      STALE – stale food is food which is no longer fresh and good to eat. 

    • B. 

      BLAND – is another word for tasteless.

    • C. 

      MUSHY – mushy food is food which is soft and wet. 

    • D. 

      SOGGY  – Soggy food is food that has too much water or moisture in it. 

  • 6. 
    The ___ dish in this restaurant is its chilli crab, which was made famous by its founder 20 years ago. 
    • A. 

      NOTORIOUS – if something is notorious, it is famous for a bad reason. 

    • B. 

      AWARD – an award is something you get when you have achieved a high standard in a certain area. 

    • C. 

      CULINARY – is a formal word for “cooking”.

    • D. 

      SIGNATURE – it is something that represents you. 

  • 7. 
    ___ food is what you eat when you miss your childhood or feel homesick, and just eating it makes you feel good. 
    • A. 

      CONVENIENCE – when something is convenient, it means it is easily done, without much trouble. 

    • B. 

      CONDITIONAL – if something is conditional, it means there are certain requirements that have to be met first. 

    • C. 

      COMFORT – to comfort is to make one feel calm and at ease, or comfortable. 

    • D. 

      CONSOLATION – “consolation” is the noun form of the verb “console”.  To console is to comfort a person after he is disappointed. 

  • 8. 
    It’s difficult to find ___ Moroccan food in Singapore because most of the traditional spices are not easily available here. 
    • A. 

      LIFELIKE – if something is lifelike, it is true to life. 

    • B. 

      AUTHENTIC – it means “original” or “genuine”.   

    • C. 

      NATIONAL – means “related to the nation or country”.

    • D. 

      DOMESTIC – refers to things found in the home or within a country. 

  • 9. 
    Not many people enjoy the ___ taste of lemons, so it’s not surprising that it’s one of the least popular fruits. 
    • A. 

      STINGING – if something is stinging, it stings, or gives a painful, burning feeling. 

    • B. 

      GRATING – if something is grating, it is rough. 

    • C. 

      ACRID – means “very strong and bad smell or taste”. 

    • D. 

      TART – if something tastes tart, it is sharp and sour. 

  • 10. 
    When Stan got married, his grandmother prepared a ___ feast with many of his favourite dishes to welcome his new bride into the family. 
    • A. 

      SUCCULENT – succulent food is moist, juicy and fleshy. 

    • B. 

      SATISFYING – if something makes you feel pleased and you feel like you have had enough, it is satisfying.   

    • C. 

      SACCHARINE – is another word for sweet. 

    • D. 

      SUMPTUOUS – a sumptuous meal is one which is big and impressive, often with many dishes. 

  • 11. 
    The news photographer won great ___ for showing the truth of war in his portrayal of a soldier’s life in the Iraq War. 
    • A. 

      CELEBRITY – a celebrity is a famous person.

    • B. 

      POPULARITY – comes from the word “popular”, which means to be well-liked for something.

    • C. 

      ACCLAIM – to win acclaim is to get people’s approval and praise for something you have done. 

    • D. 

      RECOMMENDATION – when one person likes you or your work and refers you to another person, it is called making a recommendation. 

  • 12. 
    The artist is ___ for paying careful attention to detail in his paintings. 
    • A. 

      PRESTIGIOUS – something prestigious is well-recognised and highly respected. 

    • B. 

      RENOWNED – a person who is renowned is famous and well-known.

    • C. 

      EXPERIENCED – an experienced person has gained a lot of experience in his field, which means that he has done the work for a long time and is probably very good at it. 

    • D. 

      QUALIFIED – someone who is qualified has received special training and has been certified to do the job. 

  • 13. 
    No one expected the song to win the top prize at the international competition; it was definitely a(an) ___!
    • A. 

      DARK HORSE – “dark horse” is an idiomatic phrase used to describe a person whose talents and abilities are not known to people and who wins unexpectedly. 

    • B. 

      PALE HORSE – “pale” means it lacks colour and therefore looks unhealthy. 

    • C. 

      UNKNOWN HORSE – an unknown is someone whose qualities are not previously known to others. 

    • D. 

      INVISIBLE HORSE – something that is invisible cannot be seen, like air and energy forces. 

  • 14. 
    She has been ___ several times for a best actress award, but unfortunately, she has never won. 
    • A. 

      DEDICATED – to dedicate something to someone means to say that the thing is done for the person and in his/her honour. 

    • B. 

      APPOINTED – to appoint is to give or assign someone to do a job. 

    • C. 

      NOMINATED – to nominate comes from the word, “name”.  When we name or nominate people, we recommend them for something.

    • D. 

      AWARDED – to be awarded something is like winning a prize for a competition. 

  • 15. 
    Even the people who work ___ receive awards for their hard work and great skill. 
    • A. 

      BEHIND THE STAGE – the area behind the stage in a theatre where actors and crew get ready to perform. 

    • B. 

      BEHIND THE WINGS – the two sides of the stage which is usually shielded by curtains. 

    • C. 

      BEHIND THE SET – the set refers to the furniture and scenery used on stage. 

    • D. 

      BEHIND THE SCENES – an idiom which means “to be out of sight and not seen by the public”. 

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