Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Speakout Advanced p 85. Keys and Vocabulary

Ex 10A
leaflet: /ˈliːflət/ a printed sheet of paper or a few printed pages that are given free to advertise or give information about something. E.g. a leaflet on local places of interest. Pick up a free leaflet from your local post office.

brochure: /ˈbrəʊʃə(r)/ a small magazine or book containing pictures and information about something or advertising something. E.g. a travel brochure. Send for a free colour brochure today!

Information sheet: is a presentation of data in a format which emphasizes key points concisely. The layout is simple and often standardized, e.g. using a table, bullet points and/ or headings, and is usually on a single printed page. E.g. Pick up one of our free information sheets at reception.

Ex 10B
bold: (of printed words or letters) in a thick, dark type. E.g. Highlight the important words in bold type. Bold lettering.

eye-catching (of a thing) immediately noticeable because it is particularly interesting, bright or attractive. E.g. an eye-catching advertisement. Beautiful clothes in eye-catching colours.

stand out (from/against something): to be easily seen; to be noticeable. E.g. The lettering stood out well against the dark background. She's the sort of person who stands out in a crowd.

break up: to separate into smaller pieces. E.g. The ship broke up on the rocks.
lay something outto plan how something should look and arrange it in this way. E.g. The gardens were laid out with lawns and flower beds. A well-laid-out magazine.

bullet point: an item in a list in a document, that is printed with a square, diamond or circle in front of it in order to show that it is important. The square, etc. is also called a bullet point.

chart: a page or sheet of information in the form of diagrams, lists of figures, etc. Sp. gráfica. E.g. a weather chart. A sales chart (= showing the level of a company's sales).

Ex 11
1 Anyone who wants to stay somewhere where they can relax in a luxurious environment.

2 Yes

rejuvenate: /rɪˈdʒuːvəneɪt/ to make somebody/something look or feel younger or more lively. E.g. His new job seemed to rejuvenate him. Special creams to rejuvenate the skin.

recharge:  /ˌriːˈtʃɑːdʒ/ to get back your strength and energy by resting for a time. E.g. We needed the break in order to recharge.
boast (not used in the progressive tenses) boast something to have something that is impressive and that you can be proud of. E.g. The hotel also boasts two swimming pools and a golf course. Rhodes boasts 300 days of sunshine a year.  

en-suite:  /ˌɒ̃ ˈswiːt/ (of a bathroom) joined onto a bedroom and for use only by people in that bedroom. E.g. Each bedroom in the hotel has a bathroom en suite/ an en suite bathroom. An en suite bedroom (= a bedroom with an en suite bathroom). En suite facilities.

stock something (with something) to fill something with food, books, etc. E.g. The pond was well stocked with fish. A well-stocked library.

spring: a place where water comes naturally to the surface from under the ground. Sp. manantial. E.g. a mountain spring. Spring water.

Facility/fəˈsɪləti/ buildings, services, equipment, etc. that are provided for a particular purpose. E.g. sports/ leisure facilities. Conference facilities. Shopping/ banking/ cooking facilities. The hotel has special facilities for welcoming disabled people. All rooms have private facilities (= a private bathroom).

sauna:  /ˈsɔːnə/ /ˈsaʊnə/ 

jacuzzi:  /dʒəˈkuːzi/

Nordic walking is a physical activity and a sport. The activity is performed with specially designed walking poles similar to ski poles.

Hiking: /ˈhaɪkɪŋ/ the activity of going for long walks in the country for pleasure. E.g. to go hiking. Hiking boots.

massage:  /ˈmæsɑːʒ/

facial: /ˈfeɪʃl/ a beauty treatment in which a person's face is cleaned using creams, steam, etc. in order to improve the quality of the skin.
Aromatherapy /əˌrəʊməˈθerəpi/ the use of natural oils that smell sweet for controlling pain or for rubbing into the body during massage.

harvest (something): /ˈhɑːvɪst/ to cut and gather a crop; to catch a number of animals or fish to eat.

vegan: /ˈviːɡən/ a person who does not eat any animal products such as meat, milk or eggs. Some vegans do not use animal products such as silk or leather.

fare: food that is offered as a meal. E.g. The restaurant provides good traditional fare.

ratea fixed amount of money that is charged or paid for something. E.g. advertising/ insurance/ postal, etc. rates. We offer special reduced rates for students. A fixed-rate mortgage (= one in which the amount of money paid back each month is fixed for a particular period). The basic rate of tax (= the lowest amount that is paid by everyone). Exchange/ interest rates. Rates of exchange/ interest.

vary: /ˈveəri/

Ex 12A
c, d, e 

Ex 12B
Heading: Sparngall Spa Retreat
Slogan: Relax, Rejuvenate, Recharge
The heading is the name of the place and the slogan uses verbs that are not informational but are designed to attract the reader (e.g. as here, through alliteration).

Ex 12C
4 is false
break up: to separate into smaller pieces. E.g. The ship broke up on the rocks.

Ex 12D
Suggested answer: Directions 

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