- Have you heard of Alzheimer’s disease before?
- Is Alzheimer’s disease common in your country?
- promise /PROM-is /
- test /test/
- despite /dih-SPAHYT/
- progress /PROG-res/
- battle /BAT-l/
[noun] – the idea that someone or something is likely to develop successfully and that people expect this to happen
The young athlete shows great promise in her skills and has the potential to become a successful competitor.
[test] – to put something through a process in order to discover if it is safe, works correctly, etc., or if something is present in it
The laboratory will test the water samples to determine if they contain any contaminants.
[preposition] – without taking any notice of or being influenced by; not prevented by
Despite the rain, they continued their outdoor picnic and enjoyed themselves.
[noun] – movement to an improved or more developed state, or to a forward position
The team made significant progress in developing a new software application, bringing them closer to their goal.
[noun] – A battle can also be a serious effort to change a situation
The organization launched a battle against poverty.
True or False:
- The drug donanemab has been proven to completely cure Alzheimer’s disease in clinical trials.
- Donanemab targets protein buildup in the kidneys rather than the brain, showing no effect on Alzheimer’s symptoms.
- Donanemab has been found to worsen symptoms and reduce quality of life in individuals with Alzheimer’s.
- Brain swelling is a known risk associated with donanemab, as observed in the study.
- The results of the donanemab study signify a step forward in battling Alzheimer’s disease.
Fill in the blanks:
- Before launching the new product, the company will ____ it extensively to ensure its safety and functionality.
- The city’s infrastructure has undergone remarkable ________ over the past decade.
- The activists fought a hard ______ for equal rights, advocating for justice and societal change.
- She pursued her dreams _______ the obstacles and criticism that came her way.
- The aspiring chef’s culinary skills show _______ toward a successful career in the culinary industry.