VCR Lesson 3 Presentation

Daniel Chang

FILL IN THE BLANK WITH THE MOST APPROPRIATE WORD FROM LESSON 3

Japan was first founded as a country when people from China crossed the ocean to the Japanese ______________.
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THE WORD

archipelago (n.)


  1. a group of many islands or the sea containing them
  2. a group of separate entities contained within a defined area


When this word is used, it generally means the first definition.

ITS ROOTS

arkhein (G.) "to begin" "to be first"

or

arkhos (G.) "ruler" "first in rank"


"Dynamo" is actually short for "dynamoelectric," which also includes the root electrum (L.) "amber." This root word was chosen because electricity was first generated by rubbing amber.

SYNONYMS

  • enclave
  • isle
  • peninsula

ANTONYMS

  • lake
  • pond
  • lagoon

CHOOSE THE LETTER OF THE SENTENCE IN WHICH THE WORD IN BOLD-FACED TYPE IS USED INCORRECTLY.

a) During World War II, the United States used a technique called island hopping on the Indonesian archipelago to easily win islands.

b) Jaime had to travel in a boat in order to meander the Hawaiian archipelago.

c) America is built from an archipelago of individual states that share power with the federal government.

d) Josh searched through the archipelago for records about his ancestors so that he can learn more about himself.

D IS WRONG BECAUSE THE CORRECT WORD SHOULD BE ARCHIVE