Recommendation 1 from ‘The Telegraph’

Article Name:“The Godfather” And Style

By: Richard Brody

Coppola’s success occurred because his sensibility happened to coincide with several moods of his contemporary moment.

Summary:

We have all heard about the Godfather movies; their impact is hard to miss. Popular across generations and travelling across decades, the movies have always been subjects on intense debate and discussion, and we find the same in this article. This article finds itself here because it exposes you to another kind of reading, and I label it as an educated review: it uses complex language to talk about art, and is just the kind of reading we need.

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Learn Words from the article:

Diptych: A painting or carving (especially an altarpiece) on two panels (usually hinged like a book)
Plausible: Apparently reasonable and valid, and truthful
Naturalism: (philosophy) the doctrine that the world can be understood in scientific terms without recourse to spiritual or supernatural explanations/ An artistic movement in 19th century France; artists and writers strove for detailed realistic and factual description
Self-effacing: Reluctant to draw attention to yourself

Recommendation 2 from ‘The Guardian’

Article Name:Be a user, not a consumer

By: Owen Hatherley

Capitalism is altering our language – and Raymond Williams saw it coming more than 50 years ago

Summary:

This is the absolute perfect article to read if you are preparing for RCs: it is complex, good vocabulary level and most important of all, it talks about an unknown subject. CAT RCs surprise you with their topic selection and this article does, with its topic being the vocabulary of capitalism, does a great job in surprising you.

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Learn Words from the article:

Egalitarian: Favoring social equality
Austerity: The trait of great self-denial (especially refraining from worldly pleasures)
Boor: A crude uncouth ill-bred person lacking culture or refinement
Churl: A crude uncouth ill-bred person lacking culture or refinement

Recommendation 3 from ‘The Telegraph’

Article Name:The innocence that makes young girls so vulnerable

By: Cristina Odone

Over the past few days we’ve heard a succession of high-profile or high-status men defending the sex they had with minors.

Summary:

Well the article is about a subject which is not to pleasant to read about: how crimes against underage-girls are being defended and how the blame is being shifted on to these girls. The article brings out a scary aspect of society we all know about, but at times are not willing to accept that it exists.

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Learn Words from the article:

Approbation: Official approval
Banished: Expel from a community or group
Predators: Someone who attacks in search of booty
Allure: The power to entice or attract through personal charm
Baby-boomers: A member of the baby boom generation in the 1950’s

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