- Do you know how chess is played?
- Have you heard about famous chess players from your country?
- compete /kuhm-PEET/
- title /TAHYT-l/
- spot /spot/
- defeat /dih-FEET/
- notice /NOH-tis/
[verb] – to take part in a race or competition
She trained for months to compete in the marathon and was excited to test her skills against other runners.
[noun] – a word that is used before someone’s name, stating their social rank, qualifications, position in an organization, gender, etc.
The professor was addressed with the title ‘Doctor’ due to his extensive research and contributions to the field of medicine.
[noun] – a specific place, position, or opportunity that someone has acquired or earned
After years of dedication and exceptional performance, she finally earned a spot on the elite team.
[verb] – to win against someone in a fight, war, or competition
The underdog team managed to defeat the reigning champions in a stunning victory that surprised everyone.
[verb] – becoming aware of something or someone, often through observation, attention, or recognition
The observant detective was quick to notice the subtle changes in the crime scene, which eventually led to a breakthrough in the case.
True or False:
- Pragg is a professional basketball player from India, known for his exceptional skills on the court.
- Praggnanandhaa’s interest in chess began when he was just 2 years old in Chennai, a renowned “chess capital” in India.
- Pragg was invited to compete against Carlsen after winning a marathon race against him.
- Pragg gained attention after defeating Magnus Carlsen in an online chess game, becoming the youngest player to do so since Carlsen’s victory in 2013.
- Pragg’s journey is largely unknown outside of India and has not attracted global attention.
Fill in the blanks:
- She earned the prestigious __________ of ‘CEO’ after years of hard work and leadership in the company.
- Despite their best efforts, the army was unable to __________ the enemy’s fortified defenses.
- The athletes from different countries gathered to __________ in the Olympic Games, showcasing their talents on the global stage.
- She couldn’t help but __________ the warm smiles and friendly greetings of the locals as she explored the quaint village.
- Her outstanding academic achievements earned her a __________ in the top-ranked university’s scholarship program.