Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Ready for CAE p 140. Listening: Vocabulary

Draw:  /drɔː/ a person, a thing or an event that attracts a lot of people. Attraction. E.g. she is currently one of the biggest draws on the Irish music scene.

Go by something: to be guided by something; to form an opinion from something. Guiarse por. Atenerse a.  E.g. that's a good rule to go by. If past experience is anything to go by, they'll be late.

The mainstream [singular] the ideas and opinions that are thought to be normal because they are shared by most people; the people whose ideas and opinions are most accepted. Corriente dominante. E.g. his radical views place him outside the mainstream of American politics. He was never part of the literary mainstream as a writer.

Mainstream adjective [usually before noun]: e.g. mainstream education.

Put sth together: to make or prepare something by fitting or collecting parts together. Montar. E.g. to put together a model plane/an essay/a meal. I think we can put together a very strong case for the defence.

Sacred: /ˈseɪkrɪd/
1 connected with God or a god; considered to be holy. E.g. a sacred image/shrine(santuario)/temple.
2 very important and treated with great respect. E.g. human life must always be sacred.

On view: being shown in a public place so that people can look at it. E.g. the new discoveries will be on view in London in the spring. Se expondrán.
Chisel: /ˈtʃɪzl/ a tool with a sharp flat edge at the end, used for shaping wood, stone or metal. Cincel, formón.

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