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A new career at Cosmo

Glossary

  1. to set about: posar-se a
  2. also-ran: de segona
  3. upscale: exclusiu
  4. appointment: nomenament
  5. to latch on: agafar-se
  6. stalwart: baluard
  7. youthful: jove
  8. heels: sabates de taló alt
  9. footprint: empremta / presència comercial
  10. heft: pes
  11. fearless: sense por
  12. eager: ansiós
  13. to itch: tenir moltes ganes
  14. to hand off: passar el relleu
  15. struggling: en problemes
  16. in droves: en massa
  17. to keep up with: seguir
  18. to make up: representar
  19. break up: trencar (una relació)
  20. to stay away: mantenir-se allunyat
  21. puzzling: desconcertant

Exercise 1

Find the following words in the text.

  1. An authorization given by a company to do business in its name
  2. A person who follows another in a post
  3. A difficult task
  4. A person who pays in advance to receive a publication
  5. An attractive quality

Exercise 2

Complete these sentences with the correct word

  1. Carey immediately set ___ looking for a successor
  2. Helen Gurley Brown remade it by latching ___ to feminism and the sexual revolution
  3. The magazine also has kept ___ with its subscribers
  4. Digital subscriptions often make ___ 1 to 2 percent of total magazine readership


ANSWERS

Exercise 1: 1. franchise / 2. successor / 3. irculation / 4. challenge / 5. subscriber / 6. appeal

Exercise 2: 1. about / 2. on / 3. up / 4. up

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