Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Ready for CAE p 55. Vocabulary. Listening. David Markham: Time Management. Time

Asset /ˈæset/: a person or thing that is valuable (bien).
To map sth out: to plan carefully
To be snowed under: to have more work than you feel you are able to deal with.
To be pressed for time: in a hurry; under time pressure.
To take on: to decide to do sth; to agree to be responsible for sth/sb (asumir/aceptar algo): e.g. I can’t take on any extra work. We’re not taking on any new clients at present.
Crease: an untidy line that is made in cloth or paper when it is pressed or crushed: e.g. She smoothed the creases out of her skirt.
Pursue /pəˈsjuː/: try to achieve sth
Pursuit /pəˈsjuːt/ of sth: the act of looking for or trying to find sth.
Slump: to sit or fall down heavily (dejarse caer, tirarse): e.g. The old man slumped down in his chair. He slumped in front of the television.

To set aside: to save or keep money or time for a particular purpose: e.g. She tries to set aside some money every month.

Harvest: the time of year when the crops are gathered in on a farm, etc.; the act of cutting and gathering crops: e.g. Harvest time. Farmers are extremely busy during the harvest.

Prime time (BrE also peak time, peak viewing time): the time when the greatest number of people are watching television or listening to the radio: e.g. prime-time television.

Record-breaker:a person or thing that achieves a better result or higher level than has ever been achieved before.
Record-breaking: adjective [only before noun]: a record-breaking jump

Injury time: (BrE) time added at the end of a game of football, hockey, etc. because the game has been interrupted by injured players needing treatment.

Qualifying time: he failed to achieve the qualifying time (Sport) → no consiguió el tiempo mínimo requerido para la clasificación

Sow/səʊ/: to plant or spread seeds
Sew/səʊ/: to use a needle and thread to make stitches in cloth.

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