Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Speakout Advanced p 85. Holding Back the Years. Extra Word Formation Cloze

No need to suffer 0_________ (PAIN), expensive cosmetic surgery. Here are five tips to combat the ageing process and make you look and feel better.
1. DRINK THE RIGHT LIQUIDS
Drinking two litres of water a day helps fight 1_____________ (TIRED), headaches, stiff joints and dry skin and eyes - especially if you work at a computer. Juices made with 2____________ (COMBINE) of fruit and vegetables such as carrot and apple will also give you a lift  and your energy levels will increase 3___________ (NOTICE).
2. DETOX DIETS
Regularly cleaning up your diet to clear out 4_____________ (WANT) toxins is the best way to wash away the blues. A detox diet 5__________ (PURE) and re-energizes your body, 6____________ (SHARP) your mind and works wonders for your skin.
3. FIGHT WRINKLES
If you’re worried about wrinkles, use a 7__________ (MOISTURE) cream every day,especially during
the summer months. They won’t 'disappear before your very eyes', but you should notice a marked improvement.
4. SCALP TREATMENT
Regular massaging of your head releases tension, helps circulation and hair 8__________ (GROW). Try
it when washing your hair.
5. LEARN TO LAUGH
Laughter beats stress, boosts 9_________ (immune) and improves your ability to learn and 10________ (MEMORY) facts, say scientists.



KEY

Hold back: hold sb/sth back 1. to prevent sb/sth from moving forward or crossing sth. E.g. The police were unable to hold back the crowd. 2. to prevent the progress or development of sb/sth. Sp. Frenar. E.g. Do you think that mixed ability classes hold back the better students?

0  painful



1. tiredness 
Stiff: (MUSCLES) when a person is stiff, their muscles hurt when they move them. E.g. I’m really stiff after that bike ride yesterday. I’ve got a stiff neck. Sp. Entumecido, agarrotado

Joint: a place where two bones are joined together in the body in a way that enables them to bend and move. E.g. inflammation of the knee joint. My joints are really stiff this morning. Sp. articulación.



2. combinations
Lift: (HAPPIER FEELING) a feeling of being happier or more confident than before. Sp. Impulso. SYN boost. E.g. Passing the exam gave him a real lift.



3. noticeably
detox noun [U] (informal) [ˌdiːˈtɒks] [ˈdiːtɒks] the process of removing harmful substances from your body by only eating and drinking particular things.



4. unwanted
The blues: feelings of sadness. E.g. the Monday morning blues. Sp. La depre.



5. purifies



6. sharpens
Sharpen: if a sense or feeling sharpens or sth sharpens it, it becomes stronger and/ or clearer. E.g. The sea air sharpened our appetites.

work wonders: to achieve very good results. E.g. Her new diet and exercise programme has worked wonders for her.



7. moisturizing/ moisturising
before / in front of sb’s (very) eyes: in sb’s presence; in front of sb. E.g. He had seen his life’s work destroyed before his very eyes.

marked (adjective) Easy to see. SYN noticeable, distinct. Sp. Acusado, marcado. E.g. A marked difference / improvement. A marked increase in profits. She is quiet and studious, in marked contrast to her sister.

Scalp: the skin that covers the part of the head where the hair grows. E.g. A dry scalp can lead to dandruff. Sp. cuero cabelludo.



8. growth



9. immunity
boost something to make something increase, or become better or more successful. E.g. to boost exports/ profits. The movie helped boost her screen career. To boost somebody's confidence/ morale. Getting that job did a lot to boost his ego (= make him feel more confident).



10. memorize/ memorise 

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