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paired stories, second series

9: online enterprise
a: Jonathan Lebed
vocabulary quiz
key to this exercise
story: "Jonathan L"

INSTRUCTIONS: Put the correct number in the empty box beside each word.
agency

chat

criteria

deal

distributor

exchange

explode

extravagant

financial

manipulation

original

popular

post

prediction

provide

railroad

secretary

share

skill

transform

1 where trains run
2 office assistant; person whose job is to take notes, keep records, etcetera
3 what someone says about what he or she thinks will happen in the future
4 part of something that belongs to someone
5 make it possible for people to have something (by giving or selling it)
6 learned ability to do something difficult
7 ways of choosing or "rating" something; tests, standards
8 liked by everyone (or at least by most)
9 about money
10 change; make something into something else
11 what was there at the beginning; the first
12 put a message where people can see it
13 spending or speaking in an extreme, careless way — often to impress others
14 grow very quickly; break into small pieces suddenly and violently
15 business that does something for people (finds jobs or houses for example)
16 "wholesale” business that sells products to many small “retail” businesses
17 dishonestly, for your own good, getting people to do things that benefit you
18 giving (or selling) something and getting something in return
19 a business agreement
20 conversation