Daily English Quiz 223

Test # 223 [09-Feb-2018]


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S1: American private lives may seem shallow.
S6: This would not happen in China, he said.

P: Students would walk away with books they had not paid for.
Q: A Chinese journalist commented on a curious institution: the library.
R: Their public morality, however, impressed visitors.
S: But in general they returned them.

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Organic Beauty Top 10 ingredients to avoid

Some ingredients are more undesirable than other try to avoid the following:
  • Petroleum-based substances - these are drying for the skin and polluting for the atmosphere.
  • Formaldehyde - this irritates the skin and is cancer-inducing.
  • Parfum/fragrance - this is a catch-all term for around 100 synthetic ingredients thought to trigger one third of cosmetic allergies; they donít have to appear on the label.
  • SLS (sodium lauryl sulfate) - this is a harsh detergent that can cause skin and eye irritation and exacerbate dry skin.
  • Phthalates - these hormonedisrupting substances were detected by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the body of every person tested.
  • Parabens - these estrogenmimicking preservatives are found in almost all mass-market cosmetics; they are known to accumulate in the body.
  • DEA-, MEA, TEA prefixes - these can irritate scalp and eyes; they may also react with impurities and preservatives to create carcinogenic substances.
  • PEG - these can irritate the scalp.

  • Basic English Usage
    [any/no + comparative
    any/no different
    any/no good/use]
  • Any and no can modify ( = change the meaning of) comparatives.
      You don't look any older than your daughter.
      ( = You don't look at all older . . .)
      I can't go any further
      I'm afraid the weather's no better than yesterday.
  • We also use any and no with different.
      This school isn't any different from the last one.
      'Is John any better?' No different Still very ill.'
  • Note the expressions any good/use and no good/use.
      Was the film any good?
      This watch is no use It keeps stopping.
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