Saturday, 21 December 2013

Speakout Advanced p 82. Adjectives and Adverbs. Extra Word Formation.

0. I don't understand how he got the job. He's far too _____________ (COMPETENCE) to be put in charge of a school.
1. Her work has been acclaimed for its sensitivity of style and _________ (IMAGINE) use of imagery.
2. Her performance at work was considered __________ (SATISFY) and her contract was not renewed.
3. It is becoming _________ (INCREASE) difficult for artists to obtain public funding for their work.
4. The assistants in Gamidges are unhelpful and _________ (COURTESY). I shall shop elsewhere in future.
5. My grandfather was extremely __________ (KNOWLEDGE) about astronomy; the planets were his great passion.
6. We strayed from the path at some point and got __________ (HOPE) lost.
7. Although several companies made ____________ (SUBSTANCE) losses, the market as a whole was buoyant.
8. The bookcase was placed ____________ (STRATEGY) near the door to hide a huge crack in the wall.


KEY

0. incompetent 



1. imaginative
Imagery: /ˈɪmɪdʒəri/
1. language that produces pictures in the minds of people reading or listening. E.g. poetic imagery (Sp. imágenes poéticas)
2. pictures, photographs, etc. E.g. satellite imagery (= for example, photographs of the earth taken from space).





2. unsatisfactory



3 increasingly



4 discourteous



5. Knowledgeable (about something): /ˈnɒlɪdʒəbl/  knowing a lot. Well-informed. Sp. Instruido, informado. E.g. She is very knowledgeable about plants.





6. hopelessly
stray to move away from the place where you should be, without intending to. E.g. He strayed into the path of an oncoming car. Her eyes kept straying over to the clock on the wall. He can't have strayed far. I strayed a few blocks in the wrong direction and became hopelessly lost.





7. substantial
Buoyant: /ˈbɔɪənt/ tending to increase or stay at a high level, usually showing financial success. Boyante. E.g. a buoyant economy/market. Buoyant sales/prices. A buoyant demand for homes.
 


8. Strategically: /strəˈtiːdʒɪkəli/ E.g. a strategically placed microphone. A strategically important target.

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