Friday, 8 November 2013

Speakout Advanced p 39. Keys and Vocabulary

Ex 4A

KEY

1 f ) 



2 a) 



3 g) 



4 e) 
feasible: /ˈfiːzəb/ that is possible and likely to be achieved. E.g. a feasible plan/ suggestion/ idea. It's just not feasible to manage the business on a part-time basis.


5 b)



6 c) 



7 d)

Ex 4B

KEY

Just to give you a bit of background information,… 

The aim of the project is to … 

What we plan to do is…

This solution will help us to …

So, basically, what we’re proposing is to …

Does anyone have any questions?

Vocabulary
demerit: a fault in something or a disadvantage of something. E.g. the merits and demerits of the scheme. The merits and demerits of these proposals. And they pointed to the fact that Martin had been suspended from school three times, among other demerits, as evidence that he needed watching.

p 133
Ex 1
1 background information 



2 with 



3 of
start-up: (N) a company that is just beginning to operate, especially an Internet company. E.g. problems facing start-ups and small firms in rural areas.



4 aim 



5 what 



6 up with 
come up with something: [no passive] to find or produce an answer, a sum of money, etc. E.g. She came up with a new idea for increasing sales. How soon can you come up with the money?




7 feasible 
feasible: /ˈfiːzəb/ that is possible and likely to be achieved. E.g. a feasible plan/ suggestion/ idea. It's just not feasible to manage the business on a part-time basis.



8 solution 



9 instance
 



10 long-term 



11 what 
tailor: to make or adapt something for a particular purpose, a particular person, etc. E.g. Special programmes of study are tailored to the needs of specific groups. Much of the software is supplied ready tailored for the user.


12 sum up
start-up: (adj) connected with starting a new business or project. E.g. start-up costs


Ex 5
KEY

1 up 



2 Correct. 



3 goals 



4 Correct. 



5 but
 




6 Correct. 



7 too 



8 Correct. 



9 of 



10 Correct. 



11 is
 



12 the 


Ex 6
1 a) I’d like to propose a compromise. 
d) How about if we combine our ideas? 



2 e) Is there any way we can reduce the costs? 
f ) Is there any leeway regarding the schedule? 
leeway: /ˈliːweɪ/ the amount of freedom that you have to change something or to do something in the way you want to. E.g. How much leeway should parents give their children? The government had greater leeway to introduce reforms.



3 b) Let’s try to come up with a solution.





4 c) Let’s look at it another way. 

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