Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Speakout Advanced p 58. Four Weddings and a Funeral. Extra Listening



 
1. She bought the hat _____________ for the wedding.
2. For the picture everyone gets in ____________.
3. They both agree that the wedding ceremony was _____________.
4. The dress is _____________ and orange to symbolise the relationship of __________ and ____________ tradition.
5. The woman in the hat only goes out with very _____________ people. She is out of his ______________.
6. He has trodden on a ______________.
7. In a line-up at a wedding people usually say: "You must be very ___________."
8. John's girlfriend is no longer his girlfriend because she is ______________.
9. Gerald _________________ to be a priest.
10. David is something of a ___________.
11. If Scarlett drinks too much, she gets really ___________.
12. The old man also had a ______________ whose name was Charles.
13. This is the ______________ time Charles has been a best man.
14. The couple in his first time are not talking to ________________.
15. Charles mentioned that Piers _________________ with his wife's sister.
16. There are no ______________ in Angus's cupboard.
17. Charles is, as ever, in bewildered ____________ of anyone who makes the commitment of marriage.

Now, why don't you prepare your own speech?

KEY:

1. especially



2. position



3. splendid



4. purple, 



heathen, 

Heathen: /ˈhiːðn/Sp. pagano, no creyente
1 used by people who have a strong religious belief as a way of referring to a person who has no religion or who believes in a religion that is not one of the world’s main religions
2 used to refer to a person who shows lack of education




Christian



5. glamorous, 



league

League: a level of quality, ability, etc.:
As a painter, he is in a league of his own (= much better than others).  They’re in a different league from us. When it comes to cooking, I’m not in her league (= she is much better than me).  A house like that is out of our league (= too expensive for us).




6. cowpat

tread  verb (trod trodden or trod)
 1[v] tread (on / in / over sth/sb) (especially BrE) to put your foot down while you are stepping or walking:
Ouch! You trod on my toe!
Careful you don’t tread in that puddle

cowpat noun a round flat piece of solid waste from a cow




7. proud



8. his wife



9. is training



10. dish
dish: (informal) a sexually attractive person. E.g. What a dish!



11. flirty
Flirty: (flirtatious) behaving in a way that shows a sexual attraction to sb that is not serious:
a flirtatious young woman; a flirtatious smile


12. brother



13. second



14. each other



15. had slept



16. skeletons
a skeleton in the cupboard (BrE) (also a skeleton in the closet NAmE, BrE)(informal) something shocking, embarrassing, etc. that has happened to you or your family in the past that you want to keep secret.



17. awe 
To be in awe of somebody: to admire somebody/ something and be slightly frightened of them/it. Sp. sentir gran admiración y respeto por alguien. E.g. While Diana was in awe of her grandfather, she adored her grandmother.

Awe: /ɔː/ feelings of respect and slight fear; feelings of being very impressed by something/ somebody. Sp. veneración. E.g. awe and respect. Awe and wonder. He speaks of her with awe. ‘It's magnificent,’ she whispered in awe.



Vocabulary
symbiosis noun [U, C] (pl. symbioses 1 (biology) the relationship between two different living creatures that live close together and depend on each other in particular ways, each getting particular benefits from the other
2 a relationship between people, companies, etc. that is to the advantage of both

Heathen: /ˈhiːðn/ Sp. pagano, no creyente
1 used by people who have a strong religious belief as a way of referring to a person who has no religion or who believes in a religion that is not one of the world’s main religions
2 used to refer to a person who shows lack of education

slut  noun (disapproving, offensive)
1 a woman who has many sexual partners (zorra)
2 a woman who is very untidy or lazy

League: a level of quality, ability, etc.:
As a painter, he is in a league of his own (= much better than others).  They’re in a different league from us. When it comes to cooking, I’m not in her league (= she is much better than me).  A house like that is out of our league (= too expensive for us).

tread  verb (trod trodden or trod)
 1[v] tread (on / in / over sth/sb) (especially BrE) to put your foot down while you are stepping or walking: E.g. Ouch! You trod on my toe! Careful you don’t tread in that puddle.

 cowpat noun a round flat piece of solid waste from a cow 

 mo (BrE, informal) a very short period of time SYN  moment. E.g. See you in a mo!  

 Blow my chances:  to waste an opportunity. E.g. She blew her chances by arriving late for the interview.  You had your chance and you blew it.
 
dung  noun[U] solid waste from animals, especially from large ones
 SYN  manure: cow dung

still don’t get too gloomy de todas formas no te deprimas

still: despite what has just been said:
We searched everywhere but we still couldn’t find it.  The weather was cold and wet. Still, we had a great time.

Gloomy: sad and without hope

Rumour has it (= people say) that he was murdered

bonk (BrE, informal) 1[sing.] an act of having sex with sb.

the patter of tiny feet(informal or humorous) a way of referring to children when sb wants, or is going to have, a baby:
We can’t wait to hear the patter of tiny feet.

Patter: repiqueteo

jolly: adverb(BrE, informal) very:
That’s a jolly good idea

nerve-racking (also 'nerve-wracking) adjective making you feel very nervous and worried


messy: sucio, desordenado


call for sth: to need sth:
The situation calls for prompt action. ‘I’ve been promoted.’ ‘This calls for a celebration!’


shred: a small thin piece that has been torn or cut from sth


dish: (informal) a sexually attractive person:
What a dish!


Flirty: (flirtatious) behaving in a way that shows a sexual attraction to sb that is not serious:
a flirtatious young woman; a flirtatious smile


Come through: to successfully do or complete sth


Incidental: secundario. happening in connection with sth else, but not as important as it, or not intended:
The discovery was incidental to their main research


a skeleton in the cupboard (BrE) (also a skeleton in the closet NAmE, BrE)(informal) something shocking, embarrassing, etc. that has happened to you or your family in the past that you want to keep secret.


Bewilder: confused and not certain what to do. Sp. dejar perplejo. E.g. Many of the refugees looked bewildered and frightened.


To be in awe of somebody: to admire somebody/ something and be slightly frightened of them/it. Sp. sentir gran admiración y respeto por alguien. E.g. While Diana was in awe of her grandfather, she adored her grandmother.

Awe: /ɔː/ feelings of respect and slight fear; feelings of being very impressed by something/ somebody. Sp. veneración. E.g. awe and respect. Awe and wonder. He speaks of her with awe. ‘It's magnificent,’ she whispered in awe.

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