4. Vocabulary

a)  Read the following sentences and translate the words in italics into Danish.

 

  • Does the audience deplore his method?
  • Does the audience have an ambivalent attitude towards the knife thrower?
  • Would the people have attended the performance without the dubious enticements?
  • Do the people acquiesce in what is going on?
  • Is their dilemma whether to interfere or not?
  • Does he transgress the bounds of decency?
  • Do they acknowledge that he is wrong?
  • Does the knife thrower tempt the audience?
  • Has he managed to make a reputation out of a disreputable thing?
  • Is knife throwing considered an unsavoury art?
  • Have any of the participants been coerced in any way?

 

b) Match word and explanation. Write the matching word above the definition.

de´plore

word:

 

unpleasant or offensive; not considered morally acceptable

am´bivalent

word:

 

to go beyond the limit of what is morally or legally acceptable

en´ticement

word:

 

to accept something without arguing, even if you do not agree with it

acqui´esce [ækwi ´es]

 

word:

 

having a bad reputation

dilemma

word:

 

to strongly disapprove of something

trans´gress

word:

 

accept that something is true

ac´knowledge

word:

 

a situation involving choice between two equally unsatisfactory alternatives

tempt

word:

 

make people want to do, have or accept something even if they know it is wrong

dis´reputable

word:

 

to make somebody do something by force or threats

un´savoury

word:

 

having or showing both good and bad feelings about something/somebody

co´erce

word:

 

temptation

 

Learning check

In pairs: student A reads out the definitions to student B, and student B, without looking at the task, has to come up with the matching words. Student B then reads out the words to student A, and student A, without looking at the task, has to come up with the definition of the words.

 

 c) Find the antonym by adding a prefix.

famous

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

natural

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

approve

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

comfortable

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

satisfied

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

patient

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

moral

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ethical

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

savoury

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

rational