# Recent questions tagged verbal-ability

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Around the world, capital cities are disgorging bureaucrats. In the post-colonial fervour of the $20$th century, coastal capitals picked by trade-focused empires were spurned for regionally neutral new ones $\dots$ But decamping wholesale is costly and ... remote areas increased avenues of corruption away from the capital city a rise in pollution levels and congestion in the new locations
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Around the world, capital cities are disgorging bureaucrats. In the post-colonial fervour of the $20$th century, coastal capitals picked by trade-focused empires were spurned for regionally neutral new ones $\dots$ But decamping wholesale is costly and unpopular; ... several countries worldwide is supported by politicians and the ruling elites is not a new idea and has been tried in the past
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Around the world, capital cities are disgorging bureaucrats. In the post-colonial fervour of the $20$th century, coastal capitals picked by trade-focused empires were spurned for regionally neutral new ones $\dots$ But decamping wholesale is costly and ... encouraging private enterprises to relocate to smaller towns or not incentivising them in order to keep government costs in those towns low
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Around the world, capital cities are disgorging bureaucrats. In the post-colonial fervour of the $20$th century, coastal capitals picked by trade-focused empires were spurned for regionally neutral new ones $\dots$ But decamping wholesale is costly ... : based on political expediency to promote their trading interests where they had the densest populations to showcase their power and prestige
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Around the world, capital cities are disgorging bureaucrats. In the post-colonial fervour of the $20$th century, coastal capitals picked by trade-focused empires were spurned for regionally neutral new ones $\dots$ But decamping wholesale is costly and ... be enjoyed by regulatory bodies located away from political centres It could weaken the nexus between bureaucrats and media in the capital
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For two years, I tracked down dozens of $\dots$ Chinese in Upper Egypt [who were] selling lingerie. In a deeply conservative region, where Egyptian families rarely allow women to work or own businesses, the Chinese flourished because of their ... barriers Globalisation has mitigated cultural hierarchies and barriers Orientalism is a discourse of the past, from colonial times, rarely visible today
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For two years, I tracked down dozens of $\dots$ Chinese in Upper Egypt [who were] selling lingerie. In a deeply conservative region, where Egyptian families rarely allow women to work or own businesses, the Chinese flourished because of their status as outsiders. ... with The twists and turns in the evolution of language over time The ups and downs involved in the course of learning a language
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For two years, I tracked down dozens of $\dots$ Chinese in Upper Egypt [who were] selling lingerie. In a deeply conservative region, where Egyptian families rarely allow women to work or own businesses, the Chinese flourished because of their status as outsiders. ... The author would encourage the ethnographer, but ask him/her to be mindful of his/her racial and gender identity in the process
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For two years, I tracked down dozens of ... Chinese in Upper Egypt [who were] selling lingerie. In a deeply conservative region, where Egyptian families rarely allow women to work or own businesses, the Chinese flourished because of their ... can be erased Empathy can overcome identity politics Language is insufficient to bridge cultural barriers Orientalism cannot be practiced by Egyptians
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War, natural disasters and climate change are destroying some of the world's most precious cultural sites. Google is trying to help preserve these archaeological wonders by allowing users access to $3$D images of these treasures through its site. But ... not own the copyright on scanned images of archaeological sites Google takes down advertisements on its website hosting CyArk's scanned images
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War, natural disasters and climate change are destroying some of the world's most precious cultural sites. Google is trying to help preserve these archaeological wonders by allowing users access to $3$D images of these treasures through its site. But ... can damage delicate frescos and statues at the sites CyArk and Google have been scanning images without copyright permission from host countries
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War, natural disasters and climate change are destroying some of the world's most precious cultural sites. Google is trying to help preserve these archaeological wonders by allowing users access to $3$D images of these treasures through its site. But the ... such as Google and CyArk critical about the links between a non-profit and a commercial tech platform for distributing archaeological images
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War, natural disasters and climate change are destroying some of the world's most precious cultural sites. Google is trying to help preserve these archaeological wonders by allowing users access to $3$D images of these treasures through its site. But the ... large corporation to project itself as a protector of culture It enables people who cannot physically visit these sites to experience them
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The four sentences (labelled $1, 2, 3, 4$) given below, when properly sequenced would yield a coherent paragraph. Decide on the proper sequence of the order of the sentences and key in the sequence of the four numbers as your answer. To the uninitiated listener, ... or perform it, your tune may change, so to speak However, atonality is one of the most important movements in $20$th century music
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War, natural disasters and climate change are destroying some of the world's most precious cultural sites. Google is trying to help preserve these archaeological wonders by allowing users access to $3$D images of these treasures through its site. ... artefacts by a Western museum tourists uploading photos of monuments onto social media digital platforms capturing users' data for market research
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Five sentences related to a topic are given below in a jumbled order. Four of them form a coherent and unified paragraph. Identify the odd sentence that does not go with the four. Key in the number of the option that you choose. Socrates told us that ... achieve self-realization The idea is that this small change in perspective can clear your emotional fog, allowing you to see past your biases
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The four sentences (labelled $1, 2, 3, 4$) given below, when properly sequenced would yield a coherent paragraph. Decide on the proper sequence of the order of the sentences and key in the sequence of the four numbers as your answer. Living things- ... an object means to consider it equivalent to other things in that category, and different-along some salient dimension-from things that are not
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The passage given below is followed by four alternate summaries. Choose the option that best captures the essence of the passage. Language is an autapomorphy found only in our lineage, and not shared with other branches of our group such as primates. We ... of linguistic evolution Language is a distinctively human feature as there is no evidence of the existence of language in any other species
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Five sentences related to a topic are given below. Four of them can be put together to form a meaningful and coherent short paragraph. Identify the odd one out. Choose its number as your answer and key it in. A particularly interesting example of inference occurs in ... cartoonist devised a series of panels to tell the story and has chosen to show you only one - and typically not even the funniest
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The four sentences (labelled $1, 2, 3, 4$) given below, when properly sequenced would yield a coherent paragraph. Decide on the proper sequence of the order of the sentences and key in the sequence of the four numbers as your answer. Such a ... example of an ancient belief system called teleology, the notion that what we call nature has a predetermined destiny associated with its component parts
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Five sentences related to a topic are given below. Four of them can be put together to form a meaningful and coherent short paragraph. Identify the odd one out. Choose its number as your answer and key it in. Ocean plastic is problematic for a number ... plastic has a number of negative consequences such as the retention of plastic particles in the gut for longer periods than normal food particles
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The passage given below is followed by four alternate summaries. Choose the option that best captures the essence of the passage. Social movement organizations often struggle to mobilize supporters from allied movements in their efforts to achieve critical mass. ... involved in anti-war movements. Organizations with hybrid identities are able to mobilize individuals with different points of view.
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The passage given below is followed by four alternate summaries. Choose the option that best captures the essence of the passage. Privacy-challenged office workers may find it hard to believe, but open-plan offices and cubicles were invented by architects and ... therefore cubicles came into being Wall-free office spaces did not quite work out as companies don't believe in democratic ideology
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The four sentences (labelled $1, 2, 3, 4$) given below, when properly sequenced would yield a coherent paragraph. Decide on the proper sequence of the order of the sentences and key in the sequence of the four numbers as your answer. ... generally theorised Clock-time has been consistently represented in feminist literature as a masculine artefact representative of a time is money' perspective
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The magic of squatter cities is that they are improved steadily and gradually by their residents. To a planner's eye, these cities look chaotic. I trained as a biologist and to my eye, they look organic. Squatter cities are also unexpectedly green. They ... the cost of utilities has been increasing for city dwellers Sorting through rubbish contributes to the rapid spread of diseases in the slums
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The magic of squatter cities is that they are improved steadily and gradually by their residents. To a planner's eye, these cities look chaotic. I trained as a biologist and to my eye, they look organic. Squatter cities are also unexpectedly green. They have ... cities to be very crowded and polluted regard cities as places of disease and crime do not consider cities to be eco-friendly places
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The magic of squatter cities is that they are improved steadily and gradually by their residents. To a planner's eye, these cities look chaotic. I trained as a biologist and to my eye, they look organic. Squatter cities are also ... destruction of the environment have suburban areas as well as office areas offer employment opportunities contribute to the cultural transformation of residents
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British colonial policy$\dots$ went through two policy phases, or at least there were two strategies between which its policies actually oscillated, sometimes to its great advantage. At first, the new colonial apparatus exercised caution, and occupied India by ... because of its own modernity; therefore, it sought to address that marginalisation by bringing its modernity to change Indian society
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British colonial policy$\dots$ went through two policy phases, or at least there were two strategies between which its policies actually oscillated, sometimes to its great advantage. At first, the new colonial apparatus exercised caution, and occupied India by ... modernity was at least partly shaped by the project of European modernity was at least partly an outcome of Enlightenment rationalism
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British colonial policy$\dots$ went through two policy phases, or at least there were two strategies between which its policies actually oscillated, sometimes to its great advantage. At first, the new colonial apparatus exercised caution, and occupied India by a ... on by the colonisers the introduction of capitalism in India was not through the transformation of feudalism, as happened in Europe
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The magic of squatter cities is that they are improved steadily and gradually by their residents. To a planner's eye, these cities look chaotic. I trained as a biologist and to my eye, they look organic. Squatter cities are also unexpectedly green. ... of the following reasons EXCEPT: they recycle material their transportation is energy efficient they sort out garbage their streets are kept clean
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The magic of squatter cities is that they are improved steadily and gradually by their residents. To a planner's eye, these cities look chaotic. I trained as a biologist and to my eye, they look organic. Squatter cities are also unexpectedly ... promote cities as employment hubs for people explain how urban areas help the environment describe the infrastructure efficiencies of living in a city
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British colonial policy$\dots$ went through two policy phases, or at least there were two strategies between which its policies actually oscillated, sometimes to its great advantage. At first, the new colonial apparatus exercised caution, and occupied ... characterised as aggressively exogamous The endogenous logic of colonialism can only bring change if it attacks and transforms external forces
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British colonial policy$\dots$ went through two policy phases, or at least there were two strategies between which its policies actually oscillated, sometimes to its great advantage. At first, the new colonial ... power-colonialism-restructuring-feudalism-capitalism Military power-arrogance-laboratory-modernity-capitalism Colonial policy-Enlightenment-external modernity-subjection-underdevelopment
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As defined by the geographer Yi-Fu Tuan, topophilia is the affective bond between people and place. His $1974$ book set forth a wide-ranging exploration of how the emotive ties with the material environment vary greatly from person to person and in ... presented by the author as a darker form of topophilia New Urbanism succeeded in those designs where architects collaborated with their of clients
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As defined by the geographer Yi-Fu Tuan, topophilia is the affective bond between people and place. His $1974$ book set forth a wide-ranging exploration of how the emotive ties with the material environment vary greatly from person to person and in ... as a metaphor expressing the failure of the homeland to accommodate non-citizens to signify feelings of fear or anxiety towards topophilic people
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As defined by the geographer Yi-Fu Tuan, topophilia is the affective bond between people and place. His $1974$ book set forth a wide ranging exploration of how the emotive ties with the material environment vary greatly from person to person ... are designed to minimise the social exclusion of their clientele sensitive response to race and class problems in upscale residential developments
As defined by the geographer Yi-Fu Tuan, topophilia is the affective bond between people and place. His $1974$ book set forth a wide ranging exploration of how the emotive ties with the material environment vary greatly from person to ... place Architects have to objectively quantify spaces and hence cannot be topophilic Philosopher-architects are uniquely suited to develop topophilic design
As defined by the geographer Yi-Fu Tuan, topophilia is the affective bond between people and place. His $1974$ book set forth a wide-ranging exploration of how the emotive ties with the material environment vary greatly from person to person and in intensity ... know it well Scientists have found that most creatures, including humans, are either born with or cultivate a strong sense of topography