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    Dear teachers,

    I have 4 questions to ask. Could you please explain which are the correct answers?

    No.1

    He was by no means _______ to feminine charms.
    a. insensible b. insensitive

    No.2

    The natural method of learning a foreign language almost necessarily implies residence in the country where the language is spoken. But residence abroad has also its own linguistic drawbacks. It sounds well to talk of "picking up " a language" by ear in the ocuntry ____1___, but most good lingusits wil confess that they learnt nearly everything from books,____2_____ at the beginning of their study.
    1. a. connected b. involved c. mentioned d. concerned
    2. a. specially b. ordinarily c. normally d. commonly

    No. 3

    In the _______ of talk we are likely to mishear and forget.
    a. speed b. urgency c. quickness d. hurry

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang

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    1 Insensitive
    2 concerned... unclear
    3 b
    Where did you get these from? They seem a bit weird to me.

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    Dear todl,


    Thank you so much for your explanation. This is from an exercise book. If you think it is weird possibly it is due to the fact that I made a serious mistake.
    One of the sentence in the passage is a multiple choice and I thought I chose the correct one so I typed it in the sentence.

    The natural method of learning a foreign language almost necessarily implies residence in the country where the language is spoken. But residence abroad has also its own linguistic drawbacks. It sounds well to talk of "picking up " a language" by ear in the ocuntry ____1___, but most good lingusits wil confess that they learnt nearly everything from books,____2_____ at the beginning of their study.

    The choice is:
    a. scarcely b. nearly c. surely d. likely
    I thought it should be 'b' so I typed the word there instead giving the choice. If it is mistake and the reason for puzzling I am sorry for that. And could you please tell me which is the correct answer?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.
    Jiang[/quote]

    Best wishes,
    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    1 Insensitive
    2 concerned... unclear
    3 b
    Where did you get these from? They seem a bit weird to me.
    Last edited by jiang; 03-Aug-2007 at 09:40.

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