Friday, July 5, 2013

3 more - so far that makes 100 free practice scrambled paragraphs

Scrambled paragraph answers are below the exercises:

Chinese script was used by the intelligentsia of the country, but being of foreign origin, it could not fully express the words and meaning of Korean thoughts and spoken language.  

_____ (Q) King Sejong felt great sympathy for the people.

_____ (R) What he envisioned was a set of letters that was uniquely Korean and easily learnable, rendering it accessible and usable for the common people.

_____ (S) Therefore, common people with legitimate complaints had no way of submitting their grievances to the appropriate authorities, other than through oral communication.

_____ (T) Furthermore, they had no way to record for posterity the agricultural wisdom and knowledge they had gained through years of experience.

_____ (U) As a revolutionary ruler strongly dedicated to national identity and cultural independence, he immediately searched for solutions.

Before there was money, as we know it, there was barter.

_____ (Q) Gradually, therefore, people began exchanging items that had no intrinsic value, but which had only agreed-upon or symbolic value.

_____ (R) Early in pre-history, some people made a fundamental shift in what they chose to use for proto-money.  

_____ (S) Forms of proto-money included cacao beans for Aztecs, butter for Norwegians and early U.S. colonists used animal hides (settlers traded deer hides -- the origin of our modern word for money: "bucks").  

_____ (T) Some items, such as arrowheads, salt and animal hides, were useful in and of themselves and therefore not perfect as money.  

_____ (U) People, however, developed forms of proto-money -- the use of commodities that everyone agreed to accept in trade.

Maria agreed to work as a private tutor, setting aside money to pay Bronya's tuition at medical school and as soon as Bronya could, she would help subsidize Maria's education.

_____ (Q) For the next three years she worked as a well-paid governess.  

_____ (R) After two years of teaching various subjects to children from wealthy families, Maria realized she was not saving money efficiently enough.
_____ (S) Her charges were the children of an agriculturist who ran a beet-sugar factory in a village 150 kilometers north of Warsaw.  

_____ (T) He encouraged his older daughter to assist Maria, even though he knew the czarist authorities equated such activity with treason.

_____ (U) Maria felt a kinship with her employer when he permitted her in her spare time to teach the illiterate children of his peasant laborers.  

Answers are below:



Hangul - 3,5,1,2,4   --->  3_Q, 5_R, 1_S, 2_T, 4_U
Money - 5,3,2,4,1
Maria - 2,1,3,5,4

Yes, I'm the guy who created the scandal in Asia awhile ago. I felt that the Korean performers I was teaching were not being treated up to acceptable standards, and I reported this to a Korean newspaper to help ensure that, in the future, performers would be treated better.