Monday, 19 October 2009

Ready for CAE WB p 5. Is This Your Idea of Fun? Vocabulary

L2 Remarkable /rɪˈmɑː(r)kəb(ə)l/
unusual in a way that surprises or impresses you
The play has been a remarkable success.
Her mother made a remarkable recovery.
a remarkable achievement/feat/performance
remarkable that:
It’s remarkable that no one has complained about this system before.
remarkable about:
There’s nothing particularly remarkable about the film.
remarkable for:
The standard of craftsmanship is remarkable for bronze work of this date.

L5 amateur /ˈæmətə(r)/

L9 tour /tʊə(r)/

L 11 peer /pɪə(r)/ someone who belongs to the same social or professional group as another person


Circuit /’sɜ:r)kɪt/ a journey all the way around the edge of something

commute /kə’mju:t/ the journey to and from work every day

crossing /’krɒsɪŋ/ a journey by boat across a river or sea

cruise /kru:z/a journey on a ship for pleasure, especially one that involves visiting a series of places

day trip
a journey that you make for pleasure in which you go to a place and come back on the same day

drive /draɪv/ a journey in a car

excursion /ɪk’skɜ:(r)ʃ(ə)n/ a short journey that you take for pleasure

expedition /,ekspə’dɪʃ(ə)n/ a long journey organized for a particular purpose, especially to a dangerous or distant place

expedition /,ekspə’dɪʃ(ə)n/a short journey somewhere, especially for pleasure

exploration /,eksplə’reɪʃ(ə)n/a journey to a place to learn about it or to search for something valuable such as oil

flight /flaɪt/ a journey through air or space in a vehicle such as a plane

foray /’fɒreɪ/ a short journey

the grand tour /tʊə(r)/ a journey to the most important cities in Europe that young men from rich families made in the past

guided tour /tʊə(r)/ a short journey around a building or place with a person who tells you about what you are seeing or with a pair of headphones on which you can listen to a recorded description of what you are seeing

hajj /hædʒ/ a journey to the holy city of Mecca that Muslims make as a religious duty

hop /hɒp/a short journey

jaunt /dʒɔ:nt/ a short journey that you take for fun

journey /’dʒɜ:(r)ni/ an occasion when you travel from one place to another, especially when there is a long distance between the places

junket /’dʒʌŋkɪt/ a journey or meeting that people say is for business but is really for pleasure

mercy mission a journey that is made to help someone who is in danger or is having serious problems

milk round a regular journey that someone makes in order to deliver milk to people’s homes

milk run a regular journey during which nothing unusual happens, especially by plane

milk run a plane or train journey with stops at many places

mystery tour a short journey, usually in a bus, that people make for pleasure without knowing where they are going

odyssey /’ɒdəsi/ a long journey during which many things happen

outing /’aʊtɪŋ/ a short journey that you take for enjoyment

overnighter /,əʊvə(r)’naɪtə(r)/ a journey lasting one night

passage /’pæsɪdʒ/ a journey or a ticket for a journey by ship to a place

peregrination /,perəɡrɪ’neɪʃ(ə)n/ a long journey

pilgrimage /’pɪlɡrɪmɪdʒ/ a journey that a religious person makes to a holy place

red-eye a journey in a plane that flies late at night

ride /raɪd/ a journey on a horse or other animal, on a bicycle or motorcycle, or in a vehicle

ride /raɪd/ a free journey that you are given in someone’s vehicle. The usual British word is lift

road trip a long journey in a car

round trip a journey to a place and back again

row /rəʊ/ a short journey in a rowing boat

run /rʌn/ a journey that a train, ship etc does regularly

run /rʌn/ a short journey that you do in a car for pleasure

sally /’sæli/a journey, especially one with a definite purpose

schlep /ʃlep/ a long and difficult journey

the school run the journey by car to school each morning and back home each afternoon

sortie /’sɔ:(r)ti/ a short journey away from a place

space flight a journey into space

spin /spɪn/ a short journey for pleasure in a car

swing /swɪŋ/ a quick journey through an area in which you make short visits to several places

test drive a short journey in which you drive a car to decide whether you want to buy it

tour /tʊə(r)/ a journey in which you visit several places for pleasure

tour /tʊə(r)/ a journey in which a person or group visits several different places in order to play or perform

tour /tʊə(r)/ a short journey around a building or place in order to see what is there

tour /tʊə(r)/ a journey in which a politician or leader visits several places as a representative of their country or in order to get support

trip /trɪp/ an occasion when you go somewhere and come back again

voyage /’vɔɪɪdʒ/ a long journey, especially by boat or into space

walkabout /’wɔ:kə,baʊt/ a long journey made through the Australian outback (=areas that are far from cities or towns and are not used for growing crops) by aborigines for religious and cultural reasons

wanderings /’wɒnd(ə)rɪŋz/ journeys in which you go from place to place without staying anywhere very long

whistle-stop tour an occasion when you visit a lot of places in a short period of time

circumnavigation /,sɜ:(r)kəm’nævɪ,ɡeɪt/ to sail or fly completely around something, especially the world or an island

island-hopping to travel from island to island within the same group of islands, especially as part of a holiday

someone’s travels /’træv(ə)l/ a series of journeys that someone makes to different places


L 2 summit /’sʌmɪt/ the top of a mountain
L 13 far-flung far away from where you are or from towns and cities

L 9 crevasse /krə’væs/ a very deep crack in rock or ice

L 5 thoroughly /’θʌrəli/ very much

L 3 acknowledge /ək’nɒlɪdʒ/ to accept or admit that something exists, is true, or is real
L 9 haughty /’hɔ:ti/ proud and unfriendly

L 9 gimmick /’ɡɪmɪk/something that is intended to impress and interest you but is really not at all useful

L 4 albeit /ɔ:l’bi:ɪt/used for introducing a comment that slightly changes or reduces the effect of what you said before it
The United States finally agreed, albeit unwillingly, to support the UN action.

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