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  1. Hello Rick!
    I have some questions about textbook answers!

    1. “Music Makes the World Go Round”-exercise 4
    I’m not sure the difference between “high-profile” and “critical acclaim.” Also, I cannot distinguish the difference of these alternatives: “a: prestigious, well known, esteemed” and “o: public praise, popular approval.”

    2. “Hooked on Crime”
    exercise 1-#3: How can we know Rick A is a spokesman for AA?
    exercise 3-#4: What is the meaning of “someone who has washed up on shore?”
    exercise 7-#2: I want to know what the irony is because I did not understand what it is.

    3. I want to know the answers of “The Luncheon.”

    I’m so sorry that I ask you lots of questions all at once!
    Thank you so much for your time and considerations!

    • Music Makes the World Go Round E4

      High-profile and critical acclaim have different meanings:

      high-profile describes something that gets a lot of attention; a well-known thing.
      critical acclaim describes something that gets praise from critics.

      They seem to have almost the same meaning in the story. But high-profile albums are not necessarily critically acclaimed also. For these two words, the context of the story doesn’t help much. It’s possible to also say this: “she has come out with three more critically acclaimed albums over the past few years, that have earned her an increasingly high profile.” Do you understand?

    • Hooked on Crime

      exercise 1-#3: How can we know Rick A is a spokesman for AA?
      In line 46, we find the word “spokesman.” But the story is missing some quotation marks in line 48 that would help you to understand what Rick A is saying. It should look like this:

      “They are spiritual… for themselves.” notes Rick A.

      exercise 3-#4: What is the meaning of “someone who has washed up on shore?”
      It’s related to Harbour Light and Recovery Centre. This name makes us think about harbors, ships, and the sea. So, that’s why Mingo is described using ocean words. Here, he is compared to a sea ship that comes to land for help. This is a hard question. Don’t worry about it.

      exercise 7-#2: I want to know what the irony is because I did not understand what it is.
      The group is trying to stop doing crimes. Stealing is a crime, such as stealing money. The irony in the story is that the group “steals” ideas from another program (the AA program), a program that tries to help people who have an alcohol addiction. So, they are stealing to try to stop stealing. Trying to stop stealing by stealing something is ironic. Get it?

      • Thank you so much, Rick! These answers are very clearly and make me understand the stories more! I understood all of your answers. I don’t know how to express my gratitude. Thank you ^-^

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