Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Speakout Advanced p 58. Keys and Vocabulary

Ex 9A
Vocabulary
era: /ˈɪərə/

eager: /ˈiːɡə(r)/ very interested and excited by something that is going to happen or about something that you want to do. Keen. E.g. eager crowds outside the stadium. She is eager for (= wants very much to get) her parents' approval. Everyone in the class seemed eager to learn.

unassuming: /ˌʌnəˈsjuːmɪŋ/ not wanting to draw attention to yourself or to your abilities or status. Modest. E.g. he was an unassuming and kindly (kind and caring) man.

dazzling: extremely impressive, beautiful, or skilful. E.g. a dazzling display of football. And of course the desire is to make a dazzling first impression. But their vivacious personality comes across even in photographs and makes their overall impression one of dazzling beauty.

only have eyes for/have eyes only for somebody to be in love with only one particular person. E.g. He's only ever had eyes for his wife.

reputation: the opinion that people have about what somebody/ something is like, based on what has happened in the past. E.g. to earn/ establish/ build a reputation. To have a good/ bad reputation. Reputation (as something) She soon acquired a reputation as a first-class cook. Reputation (for something/for doing something) I'm aware of Mark's reputation for being late. The company enjoys a world-wide reputation for quality of design. To damage/ ruin somebody's reputation. The weather in England is living up to its reputation(= is exactly as expected). She is, by reputation, very difficult to please.

dragon: /ˈdræɡən/ a woman who behaves in an aggressive and frightening way. E.g. his wife is a real dragon.

approve of somebody/something E.g. Do you approve of my idea?
approve of somebody doing something E.g. She doesn't approve of me leaving school this year.  approve of somebody's doing something E.g. She doesn't approve of my leaving school this year. 

persuasion: /pəˈsweɪʒn/ 

reluctantly: /rɪˈlʌktəntli/ hesitating before doing something because you do not want to do it or because you are not sure that it is the right thing to do. E.g. We reluctantly agreed to go with her. Reluctantly, he started the engine and drove off. 

deal: agreement. E.g. to make/ sign/ conclude/ close a deal (with somebody). 

determined (to do something): /dɪˈtɜːmɪnd/ if you are determined to do something, you have made a firm decision to do it and you will not let anyone prevent you. E.g. I'm determined to succeed.

consent: /kənˈsent/ to agree to something or give your permission for something. E.g. When she told them what she intended they readily consented. Consent to something He reluctantly consented to his daughter's marriage. Consent to do something She finally consented to answer our questions.

subsequently: /ˈsʌbsɪkwəntli/ afterwards; later; after something else has happened. E.g. The original interview notes were subsequently lost. Subsequently, new guidelines were issued to all employees. He subsequently became chairman of the party.

wooden: /ˈwʊdn/ made of wood. E.g. a wooden box.

lid: a cover over a container that can be removed or opened by turning it or lifting it. E.g. a dustbin lid. I can't get the lid off this jar. 

peer (+ adverb/preposition): /pɪə(r)/ to look closely or carefully at something, especially when you cannot see it clearly. E.g. We peered into the shadows. He went to the window and peered out. She kept peering over her shoulder. He peered closely at the photograph.


KEY

Love letters

Ex 10A
KEY
1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8 and 9 

Ex 10B
KEY
1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8


Ex 11A
KEY
During that time



Ex 11B
KEY
after a year, subsequently, eventually, From then on, Years later

subsequently: /ˈsʌbsɪkwəntli/ afterwards; later; after something else has happened. E.g. The original interview notes were subsequently lost. Subsequently, new guidelines were issued to all employees. He subsequently became chairman of the party.

Ex 11C
KEY

1 as soon as/the moment 



2 afterwards
haunt somebody if something unpleasant haunts you, it keeps coming to your mind so that you cannot forget it. E.g. The memory of that day still haunts me. For years she was haunted by guilt.



3 meanwhile/in the meantime 



4 instantly/immediately
 




5 subsequently/eventually 
subsequently: /ˈsʌbsɪkwəntli/ afterwards; later; after something else has happened. E.g. The original interview notes were subsequently lost. Subsequently, new guidelines were issued to all employees. He subsequently became chairman of the party.



6 eventually/subsequently






7 ever since 




8 from then on/instantly/immediately

Ex 11D
at first sight: when you see somebody/something for the first time. E.g. It was love at first sight (= we fell in love the first time we saw each other). We fell in love with the house at first sight.
 
tedious: /ˈtiːdiəs/ lasting or taking too long and not interesting. Boring. E.g. The journey soon became tedious. We had to listen to the tedious details of his operation.


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