Sunday, May 8, 2011

Practice Makes Perfect

Read the following sentence and choose the word that best completes it.

Each occupation has its own ____ ; bankers, lawyers and computer professionals, for example, all use among themselves language which outsiders have difficulty following.
A. merits
B. disadvantages
C. rewards
D. jargon
E. problems

If you answered D, you are correct - and you know how the members of Team Super Awesome Awesomeness and Team MAGRON* felt on a recent afternoon in the Teen Room.  Teen Room librarian Beth McIntyre had organized an SAT Vocabulary Quiz Bowl to help anyone who was interested practice for the June 7th administration of the SAT.   The participants divided into two teams and chose their own names.  Then the action began.

Team MAGRON* members Maggie Vo and Aaron Hume are also both members of the Teen Advisory Board at the main branch of the library.  Maggie has been coming to the library since she was nime.  She hasn't spent too much time studying for the SAT, but hopes that having taken Latin in school will help her.  She doesn't know yet where she will be attending college, but her dream school is Yale.  Aaron says that he has been coming to the library all of his life.  He has already taken the SAT and will be attending Columbia.  He decided to join the team because he "just likes words."

There are always great things happening at the library! For more information on how you can get involved with the Friends of the Cambridge Public Library click here.

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