ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS
to carry out: to do or complete something, especially that you have said you would do or that you have been told to do.
range: a set of similar things.
to aim at: to plan, hope or intend to achieve something.
to be willing: to be happy to do something if it is needed.
trial: a test, usually over a limited period of time, to discover how effective or suitable something or someone is.
to ascertain: to discover; to make certain.
Blood pressure: a measure of the pressure at which the blood flows through the body.
To undergo: to experience something which is unpleasant or which involves a change.
Thorough: detailed and careful.
To attend: to go to an event, place, etc.
Compulsory: If something is compulsory, you must do it because of a rule or law.
To set up: to formally establish a new company, organization, system, way of working, etc.
Records: information about someone or something which is stored by the police or by a doctor.
Side effects: an unpleasant effect of a drug that happens in addition to the main effect.
Mild: not violent, severe or extreme.
Severe: causing very great pain, difficulty, anxiety, damage, etc.; very serious.
To seek – sought – sought: to look for.
EXTRACT FROM A MAGAZINE ARTICLE
Blinding: extremely painful.
To crash: to stop operating.
To get round to: to do something that you have intended to do for a long time.
To pass on: to give someone something that another person has given you.
To relieve: to provide relief for a bad situation or for people in need.
Strain: when you feel nervous and worried about something.
To stretch: to (cause an elastic material to) become longer or wider than usual as a result of pulling at the edges.
Limb: an arm or leg of a person or animal, or a large branch of a tree.
To be taken aback: to be surprised or shocked so much that you do not know how to behave for a short time.
Dough: flour mixed with water and often yeast, fat or sugar so that it is ready for baking.
To knead: flour mixed with water and often yeast, fat or sugar so that it is ready for baking.
Eerie: strange in a frightening and mysterious way.
at ease: relaxed.
To ease off: to gradually stop or become less; to start to work less or do things with less energy.
To put down to: to attribute.
EXTRACT FROM A NOVEL
To tilt: to (cause to) move into a sloping position.
To peer: to look carefully or with difficulty.
Matchstick: the short wooden stick of a match, or the match itself.
Undergrowth: a mass of bushes, small trees and plants growing under the trees of a wood or forest.
Stiff: not easily bent or moved; firm or hard; If you are stiff or part of your body is stiff, your muscles hurt when they are moved.
To scrape: to remove an unwanted covering or a top layer from something, especially using a sharp edge or something rough.
Cankerous: not in or exhibiting good health in body or mind. Having an ulcer or canker.
Coating: To coat: to cover something with a layer of a particular substance.
To behold: to see or look at.
Wrinkled: with a lot of wrinkles; wrinkle: If skin or material wrinkles, or if something wrinkles it, it gets small lines or folds in it.
Toddler: a young child, especially one who is learning or has recently learned to walk.
Gnarled: rough and twisted, especially because of old age or a lack of protection from bad weather.
Stoop: when someone stands or walks with their head and shoulders bent slightly forwards and down.
Overmeasure: Excessive measure; the excess beyond true or proper measure; surplus.
Aural: related to hearing.
Bowl: a round container that is open at the top and is deep enough to hold fruit, sugar, etc., or the rounded inside part of something.
To cram into: to force a lot of things into a small space, or to do many things in a short period of time.
To chuckle: to laugh quietly.
To purse one’s lips: to bring your lips tightly together so that they form a rounded shape, usually as an expression of disapproval.
To fold: to bend something, especially paper or cloth, so that one part of it lies on the other part, or to be able to be bent in this way.