Friday, 12 February 2010

Ready for CAE p 93. Multiple Choice Listening. Vocabulary

Ready for CAE p 93. Multiple Choice Listening. Vocabulary
- Botox: [ˈbəʊ tɒks]
- Botulism: [ˈbɒtjuˌlɪzəm]
- Surgery: 1. medical treatment of injuries or diseases that involves cutting open a person’s body. 2. a place where a doctor, dentist or vet sees patients:
a doctor’s / dentist’s surgery
- Give up time: to spend time on a task that you would normally spend on sth else:
I gave up my weekend to help him paint his apartment.
- Wear off: to gradually disappear or stop:
The effects of the drug will soon wear off
- Bruising: having a bruise. She suffered severe bruising, but no bones were broken.
- an outside chance (= a very small one). They have only an outside chance of winning
- fluey: griposo
- at that: además. Used when you are giving an extra piece of information:
He managed to buy a car after all—and a nice one at that.
- Frown: [fraʊn] a serious, angry or worried expression on a person’s face that causes lines on their forehead:
She looked up with a puzzled frown on her face. A slight frown of disapproval / concentration, etc.
- Faint: that cannot be clearly seen, heard or smelt. Very small.
- Gracefully: elegantemente
- Baulk: [bɔːk] [bɔːlk] baulk at: mostrarse reacio. Be unwilling. Baulk at the price.
- drain sb/sth (of sth) to make sb/sth weaker, poorer, etc. by using up their/its strength, money, etc.:
My mother’s hospital expenses were slowly draining my income. I felt drained of energy. An exhausting and draining experience (agotador)
- twenty-odd: approximately, a little more than twenty.
- not by any stretch of the imagination | by no stretch of the imagination: used to say strongly that sth is not true, even if you try to imagine or believe it:
She could not, by any stretch of the imagination, be called beautiful

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