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Chapter 1 Reading

curriculum noun - the courses that are taught by a school, college, etc.
discipline noun - control gained by requiring that rules or orders be obeyed
drawback noun - something that causes problems, a disadvantage
effort noun - a serious attempt to do something
exhaustion noun - being very tired
rankings noun - a list of people or things that are ordered according to their quality, ability, size, etc.
secondary school noun - high school
status noun - the position or rank of someone or something when compared to others
values noun - strongly held beliefs about what is valuable, important, or acceptable
achieve verb - to get or reach (something) by working hard
compare verb - to look at (two or more things) closely in order to see what is similar or different about them
determines verb - creates / makes / decides upon
reflects verb - shows (something)
separate verb - placed or kept apart
track verb - to watch or follow the progress of (someone or something)
competitive adj - a situation in which people or groups are trying to win a contest or be more successful than other
entire adj - complete or full
global adj - relating to the whole world
identical adj - the same
isolated adj - separate from others
universal adj - done or experienced by everyone
in contrast to different from
one-size-fits-all something that is good for everyone
on the one hand used to introduce the first statement that describes two different or opposite ideas, people, etc.
on the other hand used to introduce the second statement that describes two different or opposite ideas, people, etc.
the best and brightest people who are the best at their jobs
Created by: h_donnelly
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