Lesson 12

New Vocabulary :

  1. predecessor : pendahulu
  2. fundamental : mendasar
  3. premise : alasan/pendapat
  4. dogma : kepercayaan
  5. merit : pantas
  6. monk : biarawan
  7. treatises : risalah/acuan
  8. imperfection : ketidaksempurnaan
  9. asserted : menyatakan
  10. elusive : terabaikan/sukar dipahami
  11. artisans : ahli
  12. accustomed : membiasakan
  13. cryptic : samar
  14. attracted : menarik
  15. struggle  : berjuang
  16. distinct : berbeda
  17. labored : bekerja
  18. earnestly : dengan sungguh-sungguh
  19. devoted : mengabdikan
  20. literary : berkaitan

The Ideas Of Each Paragraph :

  1. Alchemy was alchemy was the predecessor of the modern science of chemistry
  2. Early describes authentic works on European alchemy
  3. about the early alchemists used the sun and moon terns to keep secret work, which in the difference between the base metals and gold.
  4. explain about them to get a broad knowledge of chemicals because, alchemist laboratory failed to produce gold from other materials.

Answer The Question :

  1. D. Alchemy was the predecessor of modern chemistry
  2. B. Genuine
  3. A. Perfection
  4. B. An element that was never found
  5. B. Secret
  6. A. To keep the work secret
  7. C. Artisans
  8. B. The Literary alchemists recorded it in writing
  9. B. Some very important scientific discoveries were made by alchemists

Summary Of The Passage :

Alchemy is the knowledge of transmuting energy, consciousness and matter and teaches us that Energy, Consciousness and Matter can be transmitted through the knowledge of how these interrelate and transmute one another.

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