Friday, 29 January 2010

Ready for CAE p 71. Open Cloze. Vocabulary

Indulgence: the state of allowing sb to have or do whatever they want. E.g. There is no limit to the indulgence he shows to his grandchildren. Capricho.

Hold together: To keep sb/sth united. E.g. It’s the mother who usually holds the family together.

Backbone: Spine. The most important part of a system, an organization, etc. that gives it support and strength: E.g. Agriculture forms the backbone of the rural economy.

Cohort: /ˈkəʊ hɔːt/a group of people who share a common feature. Séquito. E.g. Data was collected from a cohort of 154 students.

A beanpole family. A family whose living members come from many generations, but with few members in each generation.
E.g. Family relationships are expected to be dramatically altered by the ageing society. With people having fewer children and living longer, the whole notion of family will change. Widely extended families of cousins of similar age will be replaced by 'beanpole' families of many generations.
Beanpole: a long stick put upright for bean plants to climb on. (Informal) a tall, lean person.

Juggle: to try to deal with two or more important jobs or activities at the same time so that you can fit all of them into your life: E.g. Working mothers are used to juggling their jobs, their children’s needs and their housework.
Juggle: to throw a set of three or more objects such as balls into the air and catch and throw them again quickly, one at a time.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: only a member of this blog may post a comment.