Hi grade 9 girls,

This is the text where the new vocabualry of guide 2 is used. Based on the context of these words you must look up their meaning in http://www.merriam-webster.com/ or http://www.thefreedictionary.com/


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By Mary Pols


Thursday, June 23, 2011

In the first Cars film, the biggest rube
in Radiator Springs hitched himself to famous race car Lightning McQueen
and never let go. The rusty tow truck Mater (voiced by professional rube
Larry the Cable Guy) was desperate to be friends in a sexmistalkery way. I
always assumed that, on his return to civilization, McQueen (Owen Wilson) would
gently detach from needy, dopey Mater. Just because the former braggart
learned humility on Route 66 didn’t mean he had to be a martyr.

Somehow, that’s what Pixar’s high-gloss,
thinly premised Cars 2 wants. This globetrotting spy adventure
treats the race‑car–rube match as a love
affair to be nurtured and cherished. After taking Mater to the
World Grand Prix in Tokyo, McQueen loses his first heat to a flashy
Italian (John Turturro) because of one of Mater’s innocent flights of idiocy.
There’s a scolding (“Maybe you should just act a little different,”
McQueen says), and a chastened Mater rolls away.

But no one pauses long to pout.
Mistaken for an undercover agent by British spy cars Finn McMissile (Michael
Caine) and Holley Shiftwell (Emily Mortimer), Mater is whisked off on a
mission. An alternative-fuel conspiracy is afoot, and an amusing crew of
mobsters (Yugos, Gremlins, Pacers) is out to promote Big Oil.

A Pixar movie is always lively,
and this might be the studio’s liveliest (and loudest) yet — but its leanest
in terms of warmth and heart. The movie coasts on endless puns
and visual gags. Its delight in an alternate reality in which cars go to
discos and aim blowtorches at one another is as golly gee whiz as Mater

Fitting, since this is Mater’s movie.
It’s a Materthon. I would call it Materific if he didn’t leave me longing for
WALL•E’s robot to crush him into a silent cube. Such is the sincerity of the
Pixar vision and the marvel of its visual execution that I feel guilty about
this urge. Such is my child’s devotion to the franchise that I can hear him
saying, “Mommy, that’s mean. Mater’s nice.” Well, yes, he is nice.
But friendships must include give and take, and the premise of Cars 2 — that it
is a cardinal sin to ask a friend to alter his behavior — is a lemon.


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  1. Paula Mendieta

     /  September 11, 2011

    Golly gee whiz
    (adj) Expression of surprise or annoyance

  2. catalina estefan

     /  September 13, 2011

    CHASTEN (V): to correct by punishment or suffering.
    POUT (V): to project or produce displeasure or disappointment.

  3. Laura Pinilla

     /  September 14, 2011

    globetrotting: (adj) characterized by traveling often and widely, especially for sightseeing.

    nurture: (v) To help grow or develop; cultivate.

  4. Alejandra Gutierrez

     /  September 14, 2011

    gag: (n) A comic effect or remark.

  5. Juliana Sanchez

     /  September 14, 2011

    mobster:(n) a member of an organized criminal group
    lively:(adj) Full of life and energy; vigorous

  6. valentina manby

     /  September 15, 2011

    scolding (n) A harsh or sharp reprimand.

    idiocy (n) Extreme folly or stupidity.

  7. María Luisa Guevara

     /  September 18, 2011

    Rube: (Noun)- Slang
    An unsophisticated country person.

    Hitch: (Verb) To connect or attach

  8. Daniela Yanet

     /  September 18, 2011

    pun: (noun)

    the humorous use of a word or phrase so as to emphasize or suggest its different meanings or applications, or the use of words that are alike or nearly alike in sound but different in meaning; a play on words.

    °She made a couple of dreadful puns.

  9. Laura Gutiérrez

     /  September 19, 2011

    Detach= verb To separate or unfasten; disconnect.
    Tow-truck= noun. US and Canadian name for breakdown van
    Breakdown van= noun. Motor vehicle equipped for towing away wrecked or disabled cars.

  10. Manuela Torres Solano

     /  September 19, 2011

    1.Premised:(v) To state or assume as a proposition in an argument.

    High-gloss: (adj.) very bright.

  11. Maria Paula Valencia

     /  September 21, 2011

    Dopey (adj.): sluggish, stupefied.
    Braggart (adj.): a loud arrogant boaster.

  12. Ana Maria Moreno

     /  October 3, 2011

    whisk off (verb)
    wipe, pass over – rub with a circular motion.

    afoot (adj)
    in circulation or operation

  13. laura arias

     /  October 3, 2011

    cherish:(adj) precious ,treasured,wantes, characterized by a feeling or showing fond affection.
    heat:(n) intensity of feeling of anger or excitement

  14. juliana ramirez

     /  October 4, 2011

    Humility: (noun) the feeling or attitude that you have no special importance that makes you better than others; lack of pride.
    Martyr: (noun) a person who suffers greatly or is killed, esp. because of political or religious beliefs

  15. Ana Maria Moreno

     /  October 17, 2011

    whisk off (verb): remove from a certain place, environment, or mental or emotional state; transport into a new location or state.
    afoot (adjective): currently in progress

  16. Margarita Gómez

     /  October 27, 2011

    Flashy: (adj) Cheap and ostentatious; gaudy.
    Flight: (n) A swift passage or movement.

  17. lean (adj.) not rich, abundant, or satisfying


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