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Monday, June 16, 2014

Mysteries Vocabulary




by accident
in a way that is not planned or intended
on purpose
with intention
good luck
a stroke of luck
bad luck
unnecessary and unforeseen trouble resulting from an unfortunate event
lucky
having or bringing good fortune
reunite
v. To unite or join again, as after separation.
separate
go one's own away
work out
happen in a certain way, leading to, producing, or resulting in a certain outcome, often well
coincidence
the chance occurrence, at the same time, of two or more seemingly connected events; V. coincide: happen at the same time
mystery
something that baffles understanding and cannot be explained
miss a chance
lose an opportunity
solve
find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning of
make sense
be reasonable or logical or comprehensible
investigate
to look into closely; to study in great detail
figure out
solve, understand
theory
idea that explains something and is supported by data
prove
provide evidence for
doubt
uncertainty about the truth or factuality of existence of something
mysterious
very hard to explain or understand
unlucky
having or bringing misfortune

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Storytelling Vocabulary



be based on
(N) a story that was inspired by events that actually occurred
be hooked on
(V) to be addicted to something
brave
(ADJ) willing to do things that are dangerous, and does not show fear in difficult or dangerous situations
character
(N) who a book, movie, or play is about
clever
(ADJ) someone who is intelligent and able to understand things easily or plan things well
eventually
(ADV) in the end, especially after a lot of delays, problems, or arguments
follow
(V) to keep up with the news of a particular person or group
happy ending
(N) a positive conclusion to something
incredible
(ADJ) something that is very unusual or surprising, and you cannot believe it is really true, although it may be
make up
(V) to invent a situation and describe it to others for entertainment
overcome
(V) when you successfully deal with a problem and control it
predictable
(ADJ) it is obvious in advance that it will happen
realistic
(ADJ) recognize and accept something's true nature and try to deal with it in a practical way
soap opera
(N) a television drama series about the lives and problems of a group of people
struggle
(V) try hard
survive
(V) manage to live or continue in spite of difficulties
tell a story
(V) to entertain or inform others by describing true or fictitious events
the same old story
(PHRASE) a phrase describing something that happens very often
true story
(N) events that actually occurred
TV series
(N) a set of programs of a particular kind which have the same title
uneducated
(ADJ) does not have a high standard of learning

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Celebrations Vocabulary



Vocabulary




be held(V) to take place
contest(N) a competition or game that people try to win
first prize(N) a reward for winning a contest
race(N) a competition to see who is the fastest
root for(V) to cheer for someone or something
win(V) do better than everyone else
celebrate(V) when you do something enjoyable because of a special occasion
celebrationa joyful occasion for special festivities to mark some happy event
full(ADJ) have plenty of something, so you don?t want any more
gather(V) come together in a group
get together(V) meet as a small group
have a good time(V) to enjoy yourself
host(N) the person who has invited the guests and provides the food, drink, or entertainment at a party
host a party(V) invite guests and provide the food, drink, or entertainment
housewarminga party of people assembled to celebrate moving into a new home
invite(V) ask someone to come to a party or event
participate(N) take part in
perform(V) to play music, dance, or act in front of an audience
performeran entertainer who performs a dramatic or musical work for an audience
plan a party(V) decide in detail what you are going to do for a party before it happens
rowdypeople who are noisy, rough, and out of control
throw a partyorganize a party
nightcluba spot that is open at night that provides entertainment such as dancing, food and drink
wild(ADJ) wild behavior is uncontrolled, excited, or energetic


neitheradj.
Not one or the other; not either: Neither shoe feels comfortable.
pron.
Not either one; not the one or the other: Neither of the twins is here. Neither will do. Neither of them is incorrect.
Neither we nor they want it. She neither called nor wrote. I got neither the gift nor the card.
2. Also not: If he won't go, neither will she.
adv.
Similarly not; also not: Just as you would not, so neither would they.
eitherThe one or the other: Which movie do you want to see? Either will be fine.
conj.
Used before the first of two or more coordinates or clauses linked by or: Either we go now or we remain here forever.
adj.
1. Any one of two; one or the other: Wear either coat.
2. One and the other; each: rings on either hand.
adv.
Likewise; also. Used as an intensive following negative statements: If you don't order a dessert, I won't either.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Statistics and Style Trends Vocabulary


Statistics
almost(ADV) very nearly but not completely


average(N) the result that you get when you add two or more numbers together and divide the total by the number of numbers you added together


drop(V) quickly becomes less


half(N) one of two equal parts that together make up the whole


one half(N) one of two equal parts that together make up the whole


over(PREP) more than


percent(N) a fraction of an amount expressed as a particular number of hundredths


quarter(N) one of four equal parts of something


rise(N) an increase


thousands(QUAN) if you refer to thousands of things or people, you are emphasizing that there are very many of them


trend(N) a change or development toward something different


twice(ADV) when something happens two times


Style Trends
baggy(ADJ) when a piece of clothing hangs loosely on your body
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casual(ADJ) casual clothes are ones that you normally wear at home or on vacation, and not on formal occasions


conservative(ADJ) traditional, or liking the old ways


dramatic makeup(N) lipstick, eye shadow, and powder which some women put on their faces


in style(ADJ) popular or trendy


look(N) have a particular appearance or expression


piercing(N) jewelry that penetrates the flesh


pointy shoes(N) footwear that has parts that stick out sharply
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retro(ADJ) based on the styles of the past


ripped jeans(N) denim pants that have holes in them and are designed to look very worn intentionally
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skinny jeans(N) denim pants that are very narrow in the leg


sloppy(ADJ) something that has been done in a careless and lazy way


sporty(ADJ) someone who is sporty likes playing sports

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Student Life Vocabulary



Vocabulary Games
Concentration Game

admit (V) allow to enter it or join something
apply to (V) write a letter or fill out a form in order to ask formally for a job or membership of an organization
get accepted to (V) allow a person to join an organization or group
graduate (V) complete their studies successfully and leave their school or university
after graduation (PHRASE) the period of time that occurs after one graduates from school or university
recommendation (N) something that tells how highly another thinks of him or her
competition (N) a situation in which two or more people or groups are trying to get something which not everyone can have
decide (V) choose to do something, usually after you have thought carefully about other possibilities
in a few days (PHRASE) a phrase indicating that something will occur two or three days from the present
in the near future (PHRASE) a phrase indicating that something will occur very soon from the present time
in two hours (PHRASE) a phrase indicating that something will occur in two hours from the present time
next week (PHRASE) a phrase indicating that something will occur sometime during the week that follows the present one
one of these days (PHRASE) a phrase indicating that something will occur eventually, most likely sooner than later
someday (ADV) at some future time
soon (ADV) will happen after a short time
sooner or later (ADV) at some uncertain future time
the day after tomorrow (ADV) If something is going to happen the day after tomorrow, it will happen in two days
this summer (ADV) the summer that is approaching

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Chores and Errands Vocabulary



 

 Vocabulary




Exercices for Making Appointments


DO THE CHORES(V) completing unpleasant but necessary tasks

do the dishes(V) cleaning your plates, bowls, glasses, and silverware

do the laundry(V) cleaning your clothes

make dinner(V) to prepare the last meal of the day, which is usually served in the evening

sweep(V) if you sweep an area of floor or ground, you push dirt or garbage off it using a brush with a long handle

vacuum(V) to use a suction device to clean your floor or rug

RUN AN ERRAND(V) to take a short trip that you make in order to do a job

go grocery shopping(V) to purchase foods that you buy at a grocery or at a supermarket

take the dog for a walk(V) to bring your dog outside and walk it around for exercise

drop off(V) take something to a place and leave it there

pick up(v) gather or collect

mail(V) when you send something to someone by mail

make a reservation(N) when you arrange for something such as a table in a restaurant or a room in a hotel to be kept for you

make an appointment(v) arrange to see someone at a particular time

on time(V) to arrive at a destination at a predetermined time

running late(V) to arrive at a destination later than a predetermined time

TIME


a long time(V) a period of time that feels distant from the present day which is relative to each individual

spend time(V) if you spend time or energy doing something, you use your time or effort doing it

pass (the) time (doing something)(V) spend it in that way

take a break(V) rest or change from what you are doing for a short period

TRAVEL


catch a cab(V) when you get in a taxi in order to travel somewhere

commute(V) when you travel a long distance to work every day

ride a bike(V) when you ride a bicycle or a motorcycle, you sit on it, control it, and travel along on it

stuck in traffic(PHRASE) to be caught in a area stopped with lots of cars while you are driving

subway(N) an underground railroad

take (someone) to (a place)(V) to transport someone or something to a place for a specific reason

travel by bike(V) to go from one place to another while riding a bike

travel by bus(V) to go from one place to another while riding in a bus

travel by car(V) to go from one place to another while riding in a car

travel by plane(V) to go from one place to another while riding in a plane

travel by subway(V) to go from one place to another while riding in a subway car

travel by taxi(V) to go from one place to another while riding in a taxi

travel by train (V) to go from one place to another while riding in a train

travel on foot (V) to go from one place to another while walking

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Food and Eating Well Vocabulary



bad habit
(N) something that you do regularly that has a negative effect on you or others
balanced diet
(N) the food you eat everyday that is considered healthy and includes a variety of nutrients from different sources
benefit
(N) the help or advantage you get from something
cut back
(V) reduce something
delicious
(ADV) have a very pleasant taste
eat out
(V) when you go to a restaurant to consume food instead of cooking it yourself
eliminate
(V) to remove something completely
fried
(ADJ) when food has been cooked in a pan that contains hot fat or oil
increase
(V) become greater
juicy
(ADJ) food that has a lot of juice in it and is very enjoyable to eat
lifestyle
(N) the living conditions, behavior, and habits that are typical of a person or group
plenty
(ADJ) a large amount of something, often more than is needed
protect
(V) to prevent someone or something from being harmed or damaged
salty
(ADJ) something that contains salt or tastes of salt
separate
(ADJ) when the two things are apart and are not connected
spicy
(ADJ) food that's strongly flavored with spices
sweet
(ADJ) food or drink that contains a lot of sugar
tastes like
(V) the quality something has when you put it in your mouth, for example: is sweet or salty
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