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SPM English 1119 past year papers
14 September 2020
Word of the week: sedentary (adj.)
(a) (of people) spending a lot of time sitting down and not exercising or moving
(b) (of work, lifestyles, etc.) in which you spend much time sitting down, involving little exercise or physical activity
(c) (of people or animals) staying and living in the same place
1) My grandparents' doctor advises them to do more exercise as they are becoming increasingly sedentary. [Meaning (a)]
2) Sedentary lifestyles tend to cause health problems. (a)
3) Edwin is thinking of getting a new job as he is bored with sedentary work. (b)
4) Giraffes, tigers, rhinos and cheetahs are examples of sedentary animals. (c)
5) The population of this town is made up of mainly sedentary citizens. (c)
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