Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Ready for CAE p 157. Conjunctions and Linking Adverbials. Vocabulary

However: in whatever way. E.g. However you look at it, it's going to cost a lot. It's been a disaster, however you look at it:  ha sido un desastre, lo mires por donde lo mires

Hastily: /ˈheɪstɪli/ said, made or done very quickly, especially when this has bad results. a toda prisa, apresuradamente. E.g. Perhaps I spoke too hastily. She hastily changed the subject.

Blackbird: mirlo

Melodious: /məˈləʊd i‿əs/

Range: (music) Registro.

Starling: Estornino

Mimic: to copy the way somebody speaks, moves, behaves, etc. Imitar. E.g. she's always mimicking the teachers. He mimicked her southern accent.

Repertoire: /ˈrepətwɑː/

On account of: because of somebody/something. A causa de. E.g. she retired early on account of ill health.

Sharp: /ʃɑːp/ having a fine edge or point. Afilado. E.g. a sharp knife. Sharp teeth. Opposite: blunt.

Spine: any of the sharp pointed parts like needles on some plants and animals. Pua. E.g. porcupines  /ˈpɔːkjupaɪn/ use their spines to protect themselves.

Saguaro spines:


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