A Superlative Book. MAIN IDEAS OF FOIRST PARAGRAPH. ● The Guinness Book of World records is a compilation of the superlative things in every imaginable category. ● It contain facts and human achievements. ● The Guinness Books is one of the most popular book in the world.
A Superlative Book
●The Guinness Book of World records is a compilation of the superlative things in every imaginable category.
●It contain facts and human achievements.
●The Guinness Books is one of the most popular book in the world.
●It has been sold in 100 different countries and translated into thirty-seven languages.
—guninness (n) : a type of very dark brown beer, with a white head on it; the representive of the Book.
— compilation (n) : a collection of items, especially pieces of music or writing, taken from different places and put together. 【com】fully【tion】making nouns.
—category (n) : a group of people or things with particular features in common. 【gor】to gather
—lizard (n) : a small reptile with a rough skin, four short legs and a long tail.
—bubblegum (compound noun) bubble + gum.
—fascinate (v) : to attract on interest sb very much.
—popularity (n) : the state of being liked, enjoy or supported by a large number of people. 【popular】root 【ity】making noun.
●The Guinness Book of World Records was produced for the purpose of settling disputes in bars.
●In order to resolve the disputes on the questions about the superlatives Sir Hugh thought to create a book that could answer questions about the superlatives.
—dispute(n): an argument or a disagreement between two people, groups or countries; discussion about a subject where is disagreement. 【dis】not; opposite of
—brewery (n): a factory where beer is made, a company that make beer.
—stout (n): strong dark beer made with malt or barley.
—plover (n) : a bird with long legs and short tail that lives on wet ground.
—engaged (adj): busy doing sth. 【en】put into.
—grouse (n): a bird with a fat body and fethers on its legs, which people shoot for sport and food.
—resolve (v): to find an acceptable solution to a problem or difficulty. 【re】back; again.
—ponder (v): to think about sth carefully for a period of time.
—superlative (adj): the form of an adjective or adverb that expresses the highest degreed of sth.
—denote (v): to mennsth. 【de】from; down; away.
—publicize (v): to make sth known to the public; to advertise sth. 【ize】verb; cause.
●Sir Hugh contacted Norm and Ross McWhirter to make the first edition of The Guinness Book of Superlatives.
●David A. Boehm gained the copy right later and renamed the book as The Guinness Book of World Records.
—agency (n): a business or organization that provides a particular service especially on behalf of other business or organization.
—compile (v): to produce a book, list, report, ect. 【com】fully.
—sterling (adj): of exellence quality.
—storehouse (compound noun): a building where things are stored. 【store】+【house】
—obtain (v): to get sth. 【ob】toward 【tain】hold
●Many of the facts in the Book are concerned with science and the natural world and are, therefore, unlikely to change.
● However, the area of human achievement will continue to be made and broken.
—distinctive (adj): having a quality or characteristic that makes sthdifferenr and easily noticed.
—komodo dragon (n): a very large lizard form Indonesia.
●Some people spend much of their time deliberately trying to set world records and get their names into the book.
●The combination of strangeness and achievement is perhaps one of the most appealing and enduring aspects of the Book.
—deliberately (adv): done in a way that was planed, not by chance.
—parachute (n): a device that is attached to people or objects to make them fall slowly and safely when they are drapped from an aricraft.
—obscure (adj): not well known.
—chin (n): the part of the face below the mouth and above the neck.
—appealing (adj): attractive or interesting.
—enduring (adj): lasting for a long time. 【en】putinto【dura】lasting
—aspect (n): a particular part of feature of a situation, an idea, a problem,etc.