Saturday, 14 December 2013

Speakout Advanced p 75. 6 Minute English: Have you got too much stuff?. Extra Listening

Do you see yourself surrounded by many items you do not really need? Could you lead a simpler life? Alice and Rob discuss our world of possessions whilst teaching some related vocabulary.
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spring-cleaning 
cleaning a place very well, especially places you don't clean often

out of hand  
not under control

clutter
 
an untidy collection of objects

get rid of
 
remove something you don't want

materialism  
a belief that physical possessions are the most important thing in life

minimalist  
deliberately simple

evaluate
 
judge the importance of something

overlook  
not to see something

labelled
 
goods or products with a famous brand name

sentimental value

the importance of something because of personal or emotional feelings we attach to it

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