"Who Were The Beatles?" by Geoff Edgers November/December 2016 AR Biography Activity

"Aunt Mimi had always opposed John's dream of playing music." (P. 41)

Based upon the context clues, the word "opposed" means to act against.

"Now she insisted that John stay in art school." (P. 41)

Based upon the context clues, the word "insisted" means to stand firm on a matter of desire, demand, or intention.

"This spirit caught on." (P. 50)

Based upon the context clues, the word "spirit" means a part of humans that isn't made of matter.

"Soon the reporters were scribbling down every word the Beatles spoke." (P. 54)

Based upon the context clues, the word "scribbling" means to write carelessly.

"The first dramatic change came on "Yesterday" a song Paul said he heard in his head during a dream. (P.65)

Based upon the context clues, the word "dramatic" means sudden and striking

"On it, George used a sitar, which is an eight-hundred-year old Indian instrument." (P.66)

Based upon the context clues, the word "sitar" means an Indian instrument.

"They hired a symphony to play along on a single recording." (P.68)

Based upon the context clues, the word "symphony" means an instrumental composition in three or more movements.

"They were angry at big companies for polluting the planet." (P.69)

Based upon the context clues, the word "polluting" means to make foul or unclean and dirty.

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