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What's the BIG picture point of view of this sentence?

All NFL players deserve large salaries no matter what their level of performance is.


Author believes salary should be based on job title rather than individual performance.

2

Infer/explain the inference of the sentence from card 1.

Hint: why would it be ok for NFL players who perform poorly to get a high salary?

Inference:

NFL would only choose high performing players and would fire those who didn't perform!

3

Tone?

"Strong and confident tackling is the key to a successful defense, and no team member can ignore this most important part of football."

A) ambivalent

B) earnest

B) earnest

Hint: ambivalent means refusing to take a position on a topic

 

4

Tone?

"If the goal of war against Iraq is to eliminate the threat of weapons of mass destruction, why aren't we at war with other countries that have them?"

A) curious

B) challenging

 


B) challenging

Hint: "If" and "why"? suggest challenge

A) curious is too mild

5

Tone?

"Public education is the backbone of this country, yet communities are suffering budget cuts that make it almost impossible to maintain their schools."

A) wistful

B) indignant

 

 

B) indignant

Hint: wistful is sad, indignant seeks action for injustice

 

6

Tone?

"So great was Aristotle's prestige that centuries later his authority in philosophical argument was rigidly accepted and, unfortunately, even in questions of natural science."

A) qualified admiration

B) complete admiration

A) Qualified Admiration

Hint: "rigidly" and "unfortunately" limit admiration from complete

7

Tone vocab:

sardonic?

apathetic?

sardonic: sarcastic

apathetic: indifferent

8

Tone vocab:

equivocal?

ironic?

equivocal: uncertain

ironic: highlighting incongruity/unexpected events/facts

9

Tone vocab:

didactic?

nonchalant?

didactic: instructional

nonchalant: casual

10

Tone vocab:

unabashed?

nostalgic?

unabashed: unapologetic

nostalgic: yearning for past

11

Tone vocab:

whimsical?

wistful?


whimsical: funny/fanciful

wistful: longing

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