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Contents 1. Doreen Pope 2. Education: Doing bad and feeling good 3. Dance cards 4. Language and literature 5. Inflation DOREEN POPE by Mary Loudon (The Independent Magazine, 20 August 1994) 1. Practically no one reading this will have heard of Miss Pope. Her greatness is not obvious and it has never been documented, but she is my hero nevertheless. This year she retires after a lifetime’s teaching, the last 25 years of which has been spent as a junior-school headmistress in Wantage, Oxfordshire. I was brought up in Wantage, and between the ages of eight and 11 I attended her school. 2. Miss Pope is a strong and wholesome woman. Tall, well-built and cosy with it, she was consistently cheerful without being too jolly or…show more content…
Paraphrase the following word-combinations to make the meaning of the first component more evident: |a wholesome woman, sensible shoes, an anti-social dog, an aloof dog, appreciative of talent; a huge, rotund laugh; insatiable sense of | |humour | 4. Say whether the meaning of the first component in the following word-combinations is the same: |a wholesome woman |wholesome food | |wholesome appearance |wholesome advice | 5. Give synonyms for the following: |to be in awe of smb, frieze, a hapless man, to fret, affinity | 6. State which of the following words and word-combinations are bookish and which are low-colloquial. Offer neutral words which can be used instead of both: |accoutrements |obstreperous |to muck | |fuck off |posh bitch

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