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speaking in an honest way even if this upsets people – blunt behaving too confidently and speaking too loudly – brash cruel and heartless – callous bad-tempered and arguing with people for insignificant things – cantankerous using very few words in a way that seems rude – curt not faithful or loyal to their friends – fickle asking too many questions and trying to find out too many details about something or someone – inquisitive h. not caring or worrying about the possible bad or dangerous results of your actions – reckless i. cruel and cold, having no mercy or feelings for others – ruthless j. easily shocked or upset by seeing unpleasant things (blood, needles) – squeamish k. angry and silent – sullen l. behaving in an unfair or dishonest way to get what they want – unscrupulous m. losing temper very quickly and very easily – volatile n. very shy and quiet, and concerned only about your own thoughts – withdrawn 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. The hotel bar was full of brash, noisy journalists. After her husband died Priscilla became very withdrawn and seldom left her home. These men are ruthless terrorists and will kill anyone who tries to stop them. I'd have asked more questions, but I didn't want to seem inquisitive. The company showed callous disregard for the safety of their employees. Maria can be very blunt and sometimes shocks people who don't know her well. Morgan admitted that some of his actions may have been unscrupulous, but he denied doing anything illegal. 8. This horror film is not for people who are squeamish. 9. Her story was sent back with a curt rejection note. 10.Teenagers are fickle and switch brands frequently. 11.The driver of the car was arrested for reckless driving. 12.Dick just sat there with a sullen expression on his face, refusing to speak. 13.You’d better not mention about that to James; he’s too volatile and who knows what his reaction might be. 14.I don’t like being around Paula; she’s too cantankerous. 2) a. b. c. d. e. f. g. (unit 2) very enthusiastic (for people) – avid very obvious, done without shame or embarrassment – blatant very exciting and interesting (films, books) – gripping very frightening or shocking and making you feel very upset – harrowing not strict or careful enough about standards of behaviour, work, safety – lax not strict in the way you punish someone or in the standard you expect – lenient happening very suddenly and quickly – meteoric
h. i. j. k.
high, sharp, and unpleasant (of sounds) – piercing very loyal – staunch large and affecting everyone (for changes, reforms) – sweeping impossible to prove wrong or argue against – watertight
1. The company's refusal to hire him was a blatant act of discrimination. 2. The film tells the story of Lee's meteoric rise from North Dakota radio singer to jazz legend. 3. He was totally absorbed in a gripping detective story. 4. As a keen writer and avid newspaper reader, Jenny had always wanted to be a journalist. 5. Maggie let out a piercing scream as she saw the truck speeding toward her. 6. The film contained harrowing scenes of starving children. 7. I think the school has been too lax about bad behaviour in the past. 8. Lucky for him, his alibi is watertight. 9. Some police officers have criticized judges for being too lenient with car thieves and burglars. 10.The US has been a staunch ally of ours for many years now. 11.They want to make sweeping changes to education policies. 3) (unit 2) Boring 1. boring and depressing – dreary 2. boring, without life, excitement or colour – dull 3. ordinary, giving little satisfaction – mundane 4. boring and frustrating – tedious Bad 1. extremely bad – atrocious 2. very bad – dreadful 3. very bad (informal) – lousy Perfect 1. perfect, with no faults – flawless 2. perfect, faultless – impeccable 3. smth that has not been spoilt or harmed – unblemished Tiring 1. tiring and involving a lot of effort – arduous 2. tiring and lasting for a long time – gruelling 3. needing a lot of physical effort – strenuous Untidy 1. untidy, dirty and wet (for people) – bedraggled 2. untidy, about clothes, hair, appearance – dishevelled 3. untidy (for people, places), old and worn out (for clothes) – scruffy
Clever 1. clever at understanding people and situations – astute 2. clever and good at using deception to achieve success – crafty 3. clever and showing good judgement of other people and situations – shrewd 4. clever, experienced at deceiving people and not easily deceived – wily Ordinary 1. ordinary, normal – conventional 2. conventional, neither strange, nor extreme – mainstream 3. ordinary, not extreme – middle of the road 4. ordinary, nothing special – run-of-the-mill 4) (unit 2) Match the nouns with the adjectives: 1. a breathtaking a. view 2. a blatant b. fighting 3. a prolific c. documentaries on animal experiments 4. a gripping d. judge 5. a misleading e. lie 6. a piercing f. novelist 7. sporadic g. reader 8. a sweeping h. security 9. a staunch i. republican 10.a watertight j. information 11.harrowing k. generalisation 12.a lenient l. rise 13.a meteoric m. alibi 14.an avid n. film 15.lax o. scream 1a 2e 3f 4n 5j 6o 7b 8k 9i 10 m 11 c 12 d 13 l 14 g 15 h
5) (unit 3) a. b. c. d. e. f. 1. 2. 3. 4. showing or saying that you are sorry that something has happened – apologetic debatable, may be questioned – arguable well-informed – knowledgeable clear enough to read – legible fully grown, ready to eat – ripe very careful to be completely honest and fair – scrupulous Her handwriting was so tiny it was barely legible. Whether or not Webb is the best person for the job is arguable. The manager was extremely apologetic for our inconveniences. Don't pick the apples until they're really ripe.
completely t. get up/leave early in the morning c. keen to get started. to arrive in small numbers and at regular intervals b. to have both good and bad times r. damage caused by daily wear s. He was up bright and early.pride and joy 13. People were pushing and shoving at the barriers to get a better view. bright and early 3.pushing and shoving 15. one’s own flesh and blood 10.We packed just about everything.up-and-coming 17.an out-and-out lie 11.What do you mean I cheated? I won fair and square. to complain too much about smth h. His first year as President was. odds and ends 9. 5.prim and proper 14. I get bored while waiting for the guests arrived in dribs and drabs.well and truly 20. the details of a complicated problem g. sb who shows a lot of promise q.He constantly made rude comments. pushing o. The investigation was carried out with scrupulous fairness. 9. generally d. ins and outs 7.Good jobs are few and far between these days. easily offended n. Gradually the band became more knowledgeable about the business dealings in the music industry. 6.That is an out-and-out lie! You’ve made it all up! 13. a relative j.spick and span 16. but probably left some odds and ends behind. regarded as a success. 4 . I’d like someone to explain me all the ins and outs of this matter. by and large.to win fair and square a. 12. and I was expected to grin and bear it. 3. small unimportant objects i. to accept an unpleasant situation without complaining f. to win fairly 1. 14. 2.Christina was an only child.to be part and parcel of 12. 16. 8. to grin and bear it 6. very clean p. not to be very common e. sb/sth that a person is very proud of m. to arrive/turn up/leave in dribs and drabs 2. 7. and you know it. 4.I was only ten minutes late. 6. her parents' pride and joy. to make a song and dance about 8. Occasional unemployment is part and parcel of being an actor. to be few and far between 5. Why are you making such a song and dancing about it? 15. We have our ups and downs like all couples. a basic part of sth l. very conservative.5. by and large 4. He went out and got well and truly drunk.wear and tear 19. a complete lie k. 11. 10.to have ups and downs 18. Many up-and-coming young players have trials for the national football team. 6) (unit 4) 1.
to lose your temper i. to be angry and not want to n. 10. 7) (unit 5) 1. 16.She throws a tantrum when she can't have the toy she wants. to be angry because sth is unfair j. You know how it is: one minute you're talking. to be fed up with sth/sb q. 2. very angry l.to be livid 13. to blow your top 3. 4.She’s far too prim and proper to have written anything as scandalous as that.That noise is driving me up the wall. 5 .17. frayed nerves exploded into heated arguments.Pine Valley residents are up in arms about plans to build a prison in the area. a heated argument 8. 3. 15. make angry k.The president. a. to be a little angry d.infuriate 11. My father blew his top when I told him I was quitting medical school. an argument in which people are angry b.a quick temper 16. rejuvenated by victory. 17.an outburst 15.The most galling thing is that the guy who got promoted is less qualified than me. We’ve been inundated with complaint phone calls and letters from irate customers. to hit the roof 9. 9. a bad argument in which people are angry h. to be crotchety 5.to be in no mood to 14.irate 12. to start kicking.to be touchy 19. to lose your temper c. bad-tempered e. 20.By the second year of the business. crying and throwing r. 14. 12.Having a large family obviously increases the wear and tear on your furniture. Where does it come from? 13.How can he treat his own flesh and blood that way? 18. 19. to lose your temper easily p. a sudden explosion of anger o. is in no mood for compromise. 5. 6.to be sick and tired of sth/sb 17. 11. I’m always a bit crotchety when I wake up early in the morning. If you have red hair some employers might associate that with a quick temper before they even meet you. to be indignant 10. sth that is annoying because it seems unfair g.He hit the roof when he heard his son wanted to quit school. to be cross 4. Corbin apologized for his outburst at the meeting.Mum’s coming home tonight. a blazing row 2. 8. Mum will be cross when she finds out about the broken vase. the next there's a blazing row. to drive sb up the wall 6. to be very angry m. we should get the house spick and span.I'm sick and tired of your excuses. to be ready to protest Kramer's stubborn refusal to answer any questions infuriated the officers. bad tempered and easily made angry s. galling 7.to throw a tantrum 18. I know I shouldn't have spoken to Suzanne like that.to be up in arms about sth 1. but I was absolutely livid. 7. to annoy sb f.
to persistently follow sb k.There’s no sign of Robert. much as. 13. It looks like they've sent us on a wild goose chase. it won’t change anything d. right? 4. to duck 8. (unit 5) the black sheep of the family to be as blind as a bat you can… till the cows come home.He kept rabbiting on about agriculture and I started to worry that he would never stop.She never listens to my advice. largely. easily made angry n. sth bad keeps causing you trouble f. a search for sth that one is unlikely to find p.Try not to look at his scars . 15. sb who people know very little about e. it’s like water off a duck’s back. it is like water off a duck’s back for sb 9. 3. sb considered a failure by relatives b. 2. 7. but it won’t 4. notwithstanding. You can sit here and wait for him till the cows come home. 8) 1. but I’m sure he won’t come. Somehow Ben wormed his way out of mowing the lawn. I forgot to duck and hit my head on the branch.to worm your way out of sth a. 19.the lion’s share 12.18. I’ve been dodged by ill health ever sine I left university.How come I haven’t seen you so far? I’ve been part of this organization for donkey’s years. given. I didn't know she'd written a novel. Didn't you see me coming? You must be as blind as a bat! 9.a wild goose chase 16. 10. fishy 10. to have poor eyesight c. 16. The firm has captured the lion's share of the UK market. on top of 6 . in all. 11. suspicious j. in accordance. the weirdo in the group. in the light of. to avoid doing sth 1.ratty 14. you can do sth for a long time.to hound sb 11. 12. in the event of. the biggest part l.After the court case Lee was hounded relentlessly by the press. 2. to really enjoy yourself o. Frank said there was nothing to worry about. 5. I feel guilty about getting ratty with the children.She's a dark horse. for donkey’s years 7.he can be really touchy about it. but it all sounded very fishy to me. to talk for a long time in a boring way m. I was always considered the black sheep of the family. to avoid sth which is going to hit you h. granted. to be dogged by sth 6. 3. for a very long time g.to rabbit on 13.The weather was wonderful and we all had a whale of a time on the trip. 6.Eric was indignant at being told he would have to wait two weeks for an appointment. 9) (unit 6) • (by) far and away. a dark horse 5. 8.to have a whale of a time 15. sth does not affect you i. in opposition. 14.
10) (unit 7) 1. 8. full of nail-biting moments. 3. 11. We received £1550 in cash and promises of another £650. 10. Granted. d. 3. very frightening so attractive that you can’t help noticing it sth you have experienced personally very frightening a collision between 2 vehicles funny and not very serious food that lookks very good exciting and dramatic not accepting anything new/different a book that has been read so much that the corners of the pages are in poor condition He used to wear yellow ties and trendily-cut suits in eye-catching colours. Coolness is by far and away the most important feature of a car these days. 4. 6.Much as I like Bob. 5. narrow-minded 10. It had been a tiring day. Workers found themselves in opposition to local interests. Notwithstanding differences. On top of everything else. making £2200 in all. the music is not perfect. to fall madly in love – to fall head over heels in love 7 . The waitress came round with a tray of mouth-watering cream cakes. 4. 11) (unit 8) 1. nail-biting 9.Bob was too narrow-minded and prejudiced. light-hearted 7. i. at the bottom of – at the foot of 2. to be very expensive – to cost an arm and a leg 3. 2. The film takes a light-hearted look at life in prison. 12. 9. largely because of all the tedious waiting. I wouldn't want to live with him. head-on 6. h. e. g. It was a tight game. both vehicles went out of control and met in a head-on collision. a. travelling all over the world and always coming home with hair-raising stories. c. mouth-watering 8.Given the number of people we invited. there are clear similarities in all of the world's religions. We analyzed that data in the light of history and published the results for all to see. 7. to cry a lot – to cry your eyes out 4. especially Hemingway’s novels look pretty well–tumbed. I now have to go to work next Saturday! 8. hair-raising 5. first-hand (experience) 4. 9. Each group acted in accordance with its own set of objectives. 10. 2. bloodcurdling (scream) 2. j. 5. I'm surprised so few came. 7.He left a letter for me to read in the event of his death. b. it was just impossible to work with him.1. but the flaws are outweighed by the sheer joy of the piece. Jenny had lots of adventures. She’s always reading or browsing through some book. 6.well-thumbed 1. On a treacherous curve. eye-catching 3. f. Clara knew from first-hand experience that living in a foreign country would be difficult. They heard a bloodcurdling scream coming from upstairs.
there’s every likelihood of sth happening 1. to pass up a chance h.I would really like to – I’d give my right arm to 15. I felt that my running was improving as the season progressed and that I was in with a chance. to pay the bill at a restaurant– to foot the bill 6. the chances of sth happening are very remote i. to grab an opportunity/chance (with both hands) c. there’s every indication to suggest that sth will happen f.you have to admire and respect sb (for sth they have done) – you have to hand it to sb 12) (9) a.have/give sb a head start – to have/give sb an advantage over a competitor/other people 12. I don't think you should pass up the opportunity to go to university.to become strict and tell sb that they can’t do sth – to put your foot down 22. 7. their chances of winning are now very remote. the odds are against sth happening g.to be able to give good answers to unexpected questions – to think on your feet 25.5. as so few people get through the first time. I called on the off-chance that Patty might be home.to know a particular place very well – to know somewhere like the back of your hand 17.information given immediately without full knowledge of the facts – off the top of one’s head 20. It may be the last time he offers you the job. to be happy when sb leaves or when sth is finished– to be glad to see the back of sb/sth 10. The odds are against her passing the exam.I can’t answer until I have checked first – I don’t know off-hand 14.to rapidly make or lose large sums of money – to make/lose money hand over fist 19. 6. 2. 5.legally – in the eyes of the law 16. to blow your chnaces d.to be obssesed by sth – to have sth on the brain 11. I was afraid I’d blown my chance.to interfere in situations which do not concern you – to stick your nose into other people’s business/affairs 24. 4. to annoy sb – to get up sb’s nose 9.to really want sth – to set your heart on sth 23. but she agreed to go out again on Saturday night. to be in with a chance of winning b. to suddenly feel that you are not brave enough to do sth important – to get cold feet 7. to tell sb sth that has been worrying you – to take sth off your chest 8. 8 .to show by the expression of your face how you really feel – it’s written all over your face 27.sth is in very bad condition – sth is on its last legs 21.I couldn’t stop laughing – I couldn’t keep a straight face 13. 3. on the off-chance e.in order to – with an eye to 26. After their performance in the first half of the match.to learn not to depend on others – to learn to stand on one’s own feet 18. so grab the chance while you can.
5. garish. Mrs Harding herself was thin and frail but her son was a sturdy sixteen-year. Consumers these days are spoilt for choice. He’s always wearing flared jeans and large T-shirts. 13) (10) a. not to be nearly as … as g. 3. 4. to be in a league of one’s own f. sturdy 1. to be on a different wavelength 9 . and healthy looking/ determined and not easily persuaded to change your opinions fetching = attractive.8. There is every likelihood that the number of college places will go up this year. to single sb/sth out f. Many of the rugs are too garish for my taste. Your sister looks very fetching in that dress. it becomes wider at one end sturdy = someone who is sturdy is strong. calling on him when his hand wasn’t even raised. There is every indication that this figure will more than double by the end of the year. 14) (10) • fetching.old. 4. to be every bit as e. grubby. to be by far (and away) d. 2. to be at odds with c. flared = if a piece of clothing flares out. to be in two minds about c. flared. to be nothing like as … as h. Her coat was grubby and one of the sleeves was torn. The school is staffed with hand-picked educators and psychiatric specialists. I am in two minds about changing the engine or repairing it. to be in a quandary b. His teacher was always singling him out. 6. not to be a patch on b. 9. to sit on the fence 1. to be nowhere near as … as i. especially because the clothes you are wearing suit you grubby = fairly dirty garish = very brightly coloured in a way that is unpleasant to look at 15) (12) a. short. 5. hand-picked e. The weakness of the book is that it sits on the fence on important issues. to be spoilt for choice d. 2. I was in a quandary – I didn’t know whether to tell the police or not. 3.
When it comes to modern dance. 9. to be streets ahead k. Dress the salad with lemon. There is a world of difference between home-made bread and the tasteless substance that many people buy today. 6. 16) (13) 1. James is streets ahead of the rest of the class at reading. 3. You pluck a turkey 8. 10. Sprinkle the fish with lemon juice and herbs.Today's economic problems pale in comparison with those of the 1930s. rustle up. You grate cheese 2. totally at odds with the look of dislike in her eyes.You defrost a frozen chicken 13. 3. Shop-bought pasta sauces aren’t a patch on home-made. 4. there is a world of difference 1. She gave him a sweet smile. and a little black pepper. 12.My dad doesn’t understand me – he’s on a completely different wavelength. The Chemicals are in a league of their own.j. grind. to pale in comparison l. 8. 10 .You ice a cake 17) (13) • baste. Baste the potatoes occasionally. 5. sprinkle 1.You shell prawns 12. You sprinkle sugar 10. Unfortunately the resemblance ends there as his songs are nowhere near as good as the master's. grill. 2. season. dress. Soak the beans overnight before cooking. 4. I'll rustle up a couple of steaks on the barbecue. You stuff a turkey 4. peanuts.You roast a turkey/meat 14. Barbara was every bit as good as she sounded. butter up. 5. sizzle. 2. 11. You knead dough 7. knead. You grind coffee beans 5. Watching sport was by far the most popular activity on Saturday afternoons. Twenty years ago travel was nothing like as easy as it is now. pluck. You whip cream 9. 7. olive oil. rinse. You beat eggs 6.You thicken a sauce 11. You baste a turkey/meat 3. soak.He's not nearly as good-looking as his brother.
The hotel workers get paid peanuts. 13. you keep it covered with a liquid for a period of time. either in a machine or between two hard surfaces knead = to press a mixture of flour and water many times with your hands pluck = to pull the feathers off a chicken or other bird before cooking it rinse = to wash clothes. Could you grind up some coffee for me? 7. She kneaded the dough and shaped it into loaves. 12. vegetables etc quickly with water. or if you let it soak.I stood in the hall and listened as the interviewers grilled the next candidate. She’ll go bananas when she finds out that you’ve lost her watch. to become very angry b. 3. sth is not my cup of tea 4.Bacon was sizzling in the frying pan.6. especially in order to make it softer or easier to clean baste = to pour liquid or melted fat over food that is cooking sprinkle = to scatter small drops of liquid or small pieces of something grind = to break something such as corn or coffee beans into small pieces or powder. It’s hard to believe that they’re brothers – they are as different as chalk and cheese! 11 . We decided she needed some time to simmer down. a. 8.Add the strawberry jelly and season to taste with salt and sugar. vinegar. to be very pleasant to sb because you want sth from them c. 9. and without soap season = to add salt. 5.he's always exaggerating. not to believe that sth is completely true Jazz just isn't my cup of tea . Grandma was plucking the chicken she was going to cook. go bananas 2. It's best to take what he says with a pinch of salt . 10. 11. especially running water. salt etc onto a salad soak = if you soak something. pepper etc to food you are cooking sizzle = to make a sound like water falling on hot metal grill sb = to ask someone a lot of questions about something butte sb up = to say nice things to someone so that they will do what you want peanuts = a very small amount of money 18) (13) 1.It’s no use trying to butter me up – I’m not going to change my mind. dishes. 4. to take sth with a pinch of salt 5. as different as chalk and cheese 3. very different d. rustle up = to make a meal quickly dress = to put oil. to simmer down (of feelings) 1. 2. 14. Rinse the vegetables under a cold tap.I prefer classical music. I don’t particularly like sth e.
(about the police) to use information they’ve been given to try to prevent a crime b. criminal record. 3. to get away with sth 5. to tell a court what punishment a convicted person will receive f. Police found a cache of weapons in a warehouse. The police have said they're going to press charges. to held sb/sth up 6. to tell the police where and when a crime will be commited 20) (15) • cache. especially weapons. to rule out (the possibility of) sth 9. a brush with the law 2. to go to a court of law and be judged h. spate 1. tax-paying. The police have been trying to trace the whereabouts of the suspect. to tip sb off a. 4. 12 . He's in trouble this time. to look for sb (police language) 1.19) (14) 1. to do sth wrong and not be punished e. to act on a tip-off 2. An alarming spate of bombings has caused widespread panic. to be on the loose 8. to say that sth isn’t possible i. or the place where they have been hidden 21) (15) 1. quash. to cordon (an area/building) off 4. a law-abiding citizen 4. especially bad things cache = a number of things that have been hidden. a person who does not break the law d. Judge Stevens noted that Osborn had no criminal record and no history of violence. to hand down a sentence 3. to rob a person/place using an arm f. to announce in a court of law what a sentence a criminal will receive c. not a single piece of evidence e. to escape from prison c. 2. to stand trial 8. to make an official accusation against sb g. These men are all decent. to steal and escape with sth g. to make off with sth 7. to have escaped from prison and not been captured by the police h. to press charges against sb 7. The High Court later quashed his conviction for murder. quash = to officially say that a legal judgment or decision is no longer acceptable or correct criminal record = an official record kept by the police of any crimes a person has committed spate = a large number of similar things that happen in a short period of time. to pass sentence 6. 3. to trace the whereabouts of sb a. to break out of jail 3. to place a barrier around an area d. not a shred of evidence 5. law-abiding people. dealings with the police for a minor crime b. 2.
or if it chips.Put the biscuits back in the tin or they'll go stale. 11. rickety. 5. It was difficult to see through the grimy windows of the cafe. She stood shivering in her threadbare dress. stale. dented. to go to any lengths to do sth b.it's absolutely filthy. 13. 8.The jacket was a little frayed at the cuffs. They sat around the card table on rickety old chairs. rip. they become annoyed grubby = fairly dirty/ grubby behaviour or activity is morally unpleasant 23) (17) a. a small piece of it breaks off accidentally rickety = a rickety structure or piece of furniture is in very bad condition. The judge will pass sentence tomorrow after looking at all the reports. 4. 9. Her fingers were stained yellow from years of smoking. The men are due to stand trial on a drugs charge. It was one of the longest prison sentences ever handed down in an American court of law. Mom fell on the ice and bruised the side of her leg. or if it dents. or if something frays it. filthy. 10. This pizza's so old it's gone mouldy! 5.You ought to wash that sweatshirt . you hit or press it so that its surface is bent inwards stain = to accidentally make a mark on something. especially one that cannot be removed. frayed. His first brush with the law came when he was 16. mouldy.4. Don't use that plate . to be hell-bent on doing sth 13 . grimy = covered with dirt threadbare = clothes. trying to reverse in. 7. 6. He accidentally dented the garage door. threadbare 1. carpets etc that are threadbare are very thin and in bad condition because they have been used a lot rip = to tear something or be torn quickly and violently chip = if you chip something. 2. grimy. I ripped my skirt on a broken chair. or to be marked in this way filthy = very dirty stale = bread or cake that is stale is no longer fresh or good to eat fray = if cloth or other material frays. 8. 22) (16) • bruised. and likely to break easily dent = if you dent something. There is not a shred of evidence to support the theory. the threads become loose because the material is old/ if someone's temper or nerves fray. grubby. 6.it's chipped.Her coat was grubby and one of the sleeves was torn. or if something frays them. 3. stained. chipped. 12. 7.
to pull in 13. to leave the road in order to stop somewhere m. but Tom seemed hell-bent on going on with the idea. e. d. draw up 5. lots of traffic h. The sergeant knew the men hated the sight of him for the way he treated them. 24) (18) 1.to mount the pavement 11. the children think the world of her. I used to think he was really funny. to stop in a vehicle p.I’m not overly keen on horror movies. a corner around which you cannot see strong low fence built along the side of a road to damage the metal of a car to stop in a vehicle carheadlights shining very brightly and straight ahead f. c. j. the traffic lights turned green or red j. Some firms will go to any lengths. She’s a remarkable teacher. 9. 11. to break quickly i. but I’ve got a soft spot for my proficiency group. to slam on the brakes 9. to be besotted with sb to go off sth/sb to hate the sight of to have a soft spot for sb to have no time for sb not to be overly keen on sth to take an instant dislike to sb to take a shine to sb to think the world of sb 1. to stop at the side of a road o. to change into reverse gear 14 . d. Let’s go and see a comedy instead. heavy traffic 8. He has no time for people who talk too much.to pull out 14. a blind corner 2. crash barrier 3. 2. to tell you the truth. including spying. b. 4. They took an instant dislike to each other. to obtain information about their competitors.She was too besotted with Jack to see how he really was.to pull over 15. e.to pull away 12. to start driving l. 10. h. dent a car 4.to pull up 16. on full beam 6. k. 8.c. g. I like all my classes. 3.to put a car into reverse a. I didn’t particularly want to go to Africa. i. 7. to join the traffic. the lights changed 10. 6. 5. sharp bend in the road g. to go up on the pavement while driving k. a hairpin bend 7. f. having stopped previously n. but now I’ve gone off him. It’s clear that the coach has taken a real shine to the new player.
He was fine. and crashed into a signpost. windscreen. write-off 1. 4. 6. He mounted the pavement and crashed into a fence. I slammed on the brakes. And suddenly there was action . 3.When the road turns sharply left in a hairpin bend. 5. forty minutes late. 8. or if you stall it. 5. 2. Some idiot dented my car door last night. and high-speed frustrations has created a string of accident black spots. stall = if an engine or vehicle stalls. tow. 10. 4. 15. They blame his death on a faulty motorway crash barrier.Finally the bus pulled in. it stops because there is not enough power or speed to keep it going swerve = to make a sudden sideways movement while moving forwards. We were stuck in heavy traffic for more than an hour. skidding to a stop. 7.A policeman was standing by the side of the road. 13. He waved as he pulled away.A combination of blind corners.the van roared into reverse. rushing away from them. take the footpath ahead into the woodland. The police had towed his car away because it was blocking the road. stall. 3. 6. signalling to me to pull over. 16.1. 12. She glanced at the windscreen of the other car but she could see nothing through the darkened glass. its headlights on full beam. 9. He pulled up in front of the gates.He put the car into reverse and backed into the drive.Don't pull out! There's something coming. using a rope or chain skid = if a vehicle or a wheel on a vehicle skids. The driver swerved to avoid a child. usually in order to avoid hitting something write-off = a vehicle that has been so badly damaged that it can never be used again tow = to pull a vehicle or ship along behind another vehicle. swerve. 14. 25) (18) • skid.He’s always losing his patience when waiting for the lights to change. An inexperienced pilot may easily stall a plane. 2. but the car was a write-off. Nineteen people were injured today when a bus skidded off the road into a ditch. A taxi drew up at the gate. 11. it suddenly slides sideways and you cannot control it 15 .
f. dig in 4. 4. to eat very quickly I’m very hungry start eating they eat all the food in the house to be very hungry to quickly have sth to eat to be a little hungry to eat your food very slowly/without enthusiasm i. 4. 5. fruit juices are excellent because they quench your thirst.to work up an apetite 11. 9. 6. She’s a borderline candidate. 27) • borderline candidate. 3.After exercising. to be famished/starving 6. she might fail the exam. to satisfy your thirst 1. You can work up your appetite by exercising. 3.I wolfed down my breakfast. 2. What's in the fridge? 5. I'm feeling a bit peckish. We stopped at McDonalds to grab a bite to eat. What do we have for dinner? I’m so hungry I could eat a horse.to quench your thirst a. television programmes. d.My nephews came to stay with me for a week and they ate me out of house and home. e. edutainment = films. 11. I bolted down my breakfast and was out the door by 8:00. The younger teachers generally had a more lenient attitude towards their students. It was hot and I was gasping for a drink. to eat sb out of house and home 5. 13. to be extremely thirsty l. A good film or computer game can be seen as edutainment. Dinner’s ready everyone! Dig in! 2. Billy was caught playing truant and has been given extra homework for a month. 12. to eat sth very quickly because you’re hungry j. or computer software that educate and entertain at the same time lenient = not strict in the way you punish someone or in the standard you expect 16 . play truant 1. 7. I was famished. to grab a bite to eat 7. to be/feel peckish 8. g.26) (19) 1. Paige could only pick at her meal. 10. but still felt hungry. I could eat a horse 3. h. forcing down a mouthful or two. 8. to be very thirsty m. mock exam. b. to wolf sth down 10. edutainment.He raised the water bottle to his parched lips. Students who do well in the mock exams are more confident about passing the real tests.to be gasping for a drink 12.to be parched 13. to pick at your food 9. having had no food for thirty hours. to do sth which makes you hungry k. lenient. c. to bolt sth down 2.
8.packed 11. some of the reptiles developed razor-sharp teeth. 4. 5. dirt cheap 5. 30) (22) 1. We found her sitting bolt upright in bed with all the lights on. he’s stone deaf. distraught 5. 7. Dinner was stone-cold by the time I got home. crystal clear 4.I do not agree with these proposals. pitch-black/dark 6. That husband of her is bone idle. He moved slowly and cautiously across the pitch-dark room until his knees touched the edge of the bed. livid 10. no wonder the house is in such a mess. I would have wakened you earlier but you were sound asleep. drenched/soaked 4. 9. Over millions of years. I want to make one thing crystal clear . 6. dreadful 3. The boat was stuck fast in the mud. casa de bilete = the box office 4. filthy 7. famished 6. bone idle 3.28) (21) 1.riveting 29) 1. razor-sharp 7. 10. 2. Such cheap goods obviously rely on dirt cheap labor. distributia = the cast 5.parched 12. un film de succes = a blockbuster 3. genericul = the credits 17 . sound/fast asleep 8. delicious 2. stone cold 9. stone deaf 10.He won’t hear you. hilarious 9. to sit/stand bolt upright 2. in culise = backstage 2. 3. flabbergasted 8.stuck fast very tasty very bad very wet very upset very hungry very dirty very surprised very funny very angry very crowded very thirsty very interesting to sit/stand with a straight back very lazy very transparent/clean/clear very cheap completely dark very sharp completely asleep completely cold totally deaf stuck very firmly 1.
dreary 4.coloana sonora = the soundtrack 12. well produced full of life and energy boring. contemptible 3. without mistakes unnecessary exciting without life or energy bad (informal) average in quality very good stupid.sparkling 17. subiectul = the plot 9. electrifying 5.6.rasturnare de situatie = twist 31) (22) 1.outstanding 13.titrarea = subtitles 14. a rosi = blush 3. a te stramba de durere = wince 7. un esec total (film) = a flop 8. a face cu ochiul = wink 8.unconvincing acting 32) (23) 1. frustrating without life. a fi dublat (despre un film) = to be dubbed 7. flawless 6.praiseworthy 14.cascadorie = a stunt 13. gratuitous 7. a scrasni din dinti = grit your teeth 6. cleverly made.stick 16.mediocre 11. energy or passion acting you do not believe in 18 . a casca = yawn very bad sth you have no respect for boring. a ranji = grin 5.tedious 18. a clipi = blink 2.mindless 12. a te incrunta = frown 4. recenzie = a review 10.scenariul = the script 11. intriga.reclama pt un film = trailer 15. without life very exciting perfect. gripping 8.wooden 19. lousy 10.shallow 15. senseless deserving to be admired and respected superficial attractive. appalling 2. lacklustre 9.
12. 6. My wife and I could never see eye to eye on the business of living. to see eye to eye on sth 7. 5. un pic de sare = a pinch of salt 8. to play it by ear 5. un catel de usturoi = a clove of garlic 6. o paine (o franzela) = a loaf of bread 10. un picior de miel = a leg of lamb 9. not to be able to get one’s tongue round 10. We've booked the flight. 9.I’m all ears 12. The leaders need to find a way of compromising without losing face among their supporters. to lose face 4. The car broke down on the way to the airport and they just caught the plane by the skin of their teeth.un platou de sandwiches = a round of sandwiches 12. I was walking through the market when a beautiful dress caught my eye.33) 1. 3. to do sth by the skin of your teeth 6. 34) Give the English equivalent: 1. my lips are sealed.sth catches your eye 11.we'll play it by ear when we get there. 2.Tell me exactly what happened.my lips are sealed to be attentive to what is happening to tell an outright lie to lose the respect of the others to decide what to do according to how a situation develops to only just manage to do sth to agree about sth to deliberately ignore sth to think sth isn’t good enough for you to find a phrase difficult to pronounce you notice sth because it is attractive or unusual I can’t wait to hear I will not tell anyone 1. 8. Your secret is safe with me.o lingura de gem = a dollop of jam 19 . to turn a blind eye to sth 8. to turn your nose up at sth 9. un cub de zahar = a lump of sugar 7.Teachers were turning a blind eye to smoking in school.I haven't heard any more news. My children turn their noses up at home cooking. to keep/have an ear to the ground 2. I looked at her face and just knew she was lying through her teeth. un strop de lapte = a dash of milk 3. to lie through your teeth 3. 4.un cubulet/ o felie de unt = a pat of butter 11. 11. o radacina de telina = a stick of celery 5. but not the accommodation . un ciorchine de strugure = a bunch of grapes 2. 10. 7. I'm all ears. I couldn't get my tongue round the names of the villages we'd visited. un triunghi de branza = a wedge of cheese 4. but I'll keep my ear to the ground.
Her mother sat beside her and stroked her forehead until she fell asleep again. pat. 9. fumble. 16. 7. tickle.Can you chop up some carrots for me? 11.Season the chicken with pepper. stroke. 37) (27) • cling.Our pasta salad is served on a bed of lettuce. Garnish the salad with tropical fruits and sautéed wild mushrooms.meat that is difficult to cut – tough 11. 5. smothered. chewy. chocolate or yoghurt – plain 10. strong cheese – mature 5. Steak becomes tough and chewy when it is cooked too long. apples – peel 4. chop.fruit that is not ready to eat – unripe 36) (26) • bed. oranges – pips 8. lashings. The cake can be topped with fresh fruit. grapes – seedless 7.35) 1. stodgy. smothered in onions and gravy. If you don’t stop that. 10. The waitress came round with a tray of mouth-watering cream cakes. her cold fingers fumbling with the buttons.The food in Suzie's Cafe tends to be stodgy rather than fresh and light. crusty. garnish. lemonade – sour 9. 12.The chicken was dry and stringy. twiddle 1. piping hot. topped 1.Heat the fish under a grill and serve piping hot. clingy child. There was a crusty ring around the rim of the ketchup bottle. season. 14. 17. 13. 3. 5. I’ll smack you! 4. clingy (x2). 2. 6. grind. mouth-watering. course. She dressed. 20 . 6. 8. stringy. butter – rancid 2. chicken – drumstick 3. patting her hand gently. smack. Grind some black pepper over the salad. She brought lashings of food in a picnic basket. Jimmy is a very shy.Vine tomatoes are in season from April to October. grab.meat that is not fatty – lean 12. 15. 2. meat that is easy to cut – tender 6. in season.My steak arrived. succulent. This part of the country is famous for its fine wines and succulent peaches." he said. When I was little my older brother would tickle me till tears ran down my face. 3. For the main course we had roast turkey with vegetables. "Don't worry. 4.
12. You can't cure a common cold. He kept twiddling the knobs on the radio trying to get a signal. If you don't start pulling your weight around here. 21 .She was in critical condition and was being treated in intensive care. She could faintly hear voices as she began to regain consciousness. Someone has tampered with the lock on my door. 4.An ambulance was called and the boy was rushed to hospital. 3. 15. 3. 5. 3. 5. 7. 6. grasp. I grasped his arm firmly and led him away. They found an injured cat and carefully nursed it back to health. 14. tug. 8.Kathy's been quite ill with flu.It will be a few minutes before the drugs start to take effect. Thomas is making a good recovery. you're fired. 4. A hospital spokesman said the surgeons who performed the operation were extremely distressed. 8.His hands were tied. patients should discuss the various options with their doctor. wrench. 10. snatch. shove. 9. Put your foot into clod water to reduce the swelling. The other girls surrounded her. clutching his stomach. 4. 6. 7. For patients who do not respond to treatment.Why don't you go and grab some sleep? 38) (27) • clutch. but I think she's on the mend now. 10. 2. trying to get her attention. “Ah!” he cried. 8. 2. seize. surgery is a possible option. but you can alleviate the symptoms.Single mothers are always under a lot of stress. although he is still weak.7.Before undergoing surgery. but he managed to wrench himself free. 10. 40) (28) 1.I'll be right back. Rivera claimed he was kicked and manhandled by police. The little girl was tugging her mother's sleeve. Cordell had an excellent grasp of military issues. A young boy pushed her over and snatched her purse as she fell. grab. 13. calling her names and yanking her hair. 9. 11. Passengers clung desperately onto the lifeboats. yank 1. 39) (27) 1. I'm going to run downstairs and grab some books and stuff . She wore a clingy red dress. 16. tow. 2. Arizona is in the grip of one of its most severe dry spells of the past century. Everyone was pushing and shoving to see the prince. Dr Chalmers is trying to find out how many people may have contracted the disease in her area.The police had towed his car away because it was blocking the road. 11. manhandle.Patients were discharged from hospital because the beds were needed by other people. Anyone can start giving blood as long as they are between 18 and 60 years old and in good health. 9. Police seized 53 weapons and made 42 arrests.
Just sign the card. She took off her shoes and chucked them on the floor. 3. It all sounds a bit airyfairy to me. Most patients find that the numbness from the injection wears off after about an hour. Don’t come near me – I’ve got a stinking cold. It really bugs me when I can't remember someone's name. 10. hammer.He is still in hospital. Do we have time to nip down the pub for a quick drink? 6. You won’t be able to go swimming tomorrow if your cold doesn’t clear up. 4. 22 . The vaccine protects against Hepatitis B which is a highly infectious disease. Half of Martha’s class has gone down with flu. 2. The cold symptoms. Robin has a sore throat and a runny nose. 8. 3. 9. I come out in a rash all over my body. 6. 4. scrounge 1. 4. 3. 9. 2. I can't seem to shake off this cold. 8. bung. dodgy. His injuries are severe but he's expected to pull through. 42) 1. Can you put me onto a good dentist? 8. My father is quite old and now he’s increasingly hard of hearing. We were planning to go out last night. flog. the fevers all pointed to flu. 7. 43) (31) • airy-fairy.he's had endless trouble with it. 9. Chicago hammered Boston in an away game on Saturday. If I eat eggs. nip. 5. he's a real dodgy character. Don't let him flog you his car -. She’s talking about selling her house and buying an old castle in Ireland.17. 41) (29) 1. A number of these patients are seriously ill. but Marcia had a splitting headache. (contracted) 5. the stomach upset. 19. 7. 18. 2. I managed to scrounge some money off my dad. daft. The singer complained of a sore throat after Wednesday's show. 6.Years of smoking have taken their toll on his health. 5. bug.Don't buy a car from him. his life hanging by a thread. Don't be daft! Of course you're not too old to go clubbing. I was hit on the head and passed out. chuck. When she came around her mother was sitting by her bed. I get shooting pains up my spine whenever I try to move. bung it in an envelope and send it off. 7.Older people are more susceptible to infections.
Go on. 3. 5. 4. I left three pies in the fridge and someone's scoffed the lot! 6. faded curtains. “We will find your son for you. I’ve chucked out all my old clothes. Ooh. 10. pop. At the end of the day. you mark my words. 8. 7. He's always slagging her off behind her back. 7. After five years with the company she hadn’t been promoted – small wonder then that she decided to quit her job. Pop it in the microwave for a couple of minutes. 9. Mrs. Knowing both of them. scoff. gross. hush-hush. I gather you've had some problems with our sales department. Don't come in here with those mucky boots on. It's a little nippy out here. 5. Copper” said the police officer. 9. 3. 9. but managed to be cheerfully tacky. Of course the carpet's a mess . 8. but don’t expect any sympathy from me if things go wrong. 45) (31) 1. things are worse than we thought. She's his niece. this is what you’ll have to remember. which were chock-a-block with rare and ancient books.This jacket set me back over £1000. Critics knocked his latest film for its portrayal of women. 2. His death was really hush-hush. 2. 7. 11. The agency really ripped us off. It’s all very well to want to want to get rich quickly.I'm such a lousy cook that I usually eat out.Whatever possessed you to leave home like that? 47) (35) 1. from what I can gather. nippy.44) chock-a-block. you kids! Beat it! Now! 6. It really winds me up when he goes on about teachers having an easy life. It was so covered up that you wondered if it wasn't a suicide. 12. posh. 3. 4. 23 . 6. With all due respect.” 2. The room was decorated to look like a cartoon Swiss village. Best of all were the three libraries. 5. mucky. tacky. I knew they would hit it off when they got to know one another better. 4. They're going to regret firing me. I think we might have a job parking in town. 8. I cannot agree with your last statement. Minister. I'm going indoors. I was supposed to make the introductory speech but I chickened out at the last minute. tatty 1.When I'm famous I'm going to stay in a posh hotel and drink champagne all day. 46) (33) 1. cough up! 10.all we've got is a clapped-out old vacuum cleaner. You owe me twenty pounds. knock.At the window of the cottage hang tatty. Come on. “Rest assured. 11.The trip was far too expensive. gross! I hate spinach! 10. lousy. Our car conked out on the way home. By the sound of it.
Glancing into Neil's room. She adjusted her glasses and peered at the man.I feel my vote doesn't count for anything. gaze. witness 1. that the smile froze on his face.Guests were treated to wine and caviar at the reception. view. 11. however. You can apologise without making a big thing out of it. 3. Stop squinting at the screen . glare. I came across Tom's homepage. 12. 9. 28 people died and 100 were wounded.All told. 4. He could just make out a dark shape moving towards him. 6. 2. I lay back on the sand and gazed at the stars above. He was stitting at his desk poring over old maps of the area. only it's not colours I get mixed up.put your glasses on. I loved that house from the moment I set eyes on it. She’s always changing her style. Meredith counted herself lucky to catch a space in the car park behind the supermarket as some other shopper pulled out.I don't know why he stays with her . it's objects. 5. glance. 8.let's call it a day." Denise said glaring at him. 13.It's just as well I took the train today . 2. The girl put me in mind of my own daughter.Browsing the net one afternoon.No woman in her right mind would go out with a man like him. 6. 16. 8.Further details will be announced in due course. peer.Politicians and the media have had a field day with the incident. Mellor cast an eye over the draft for inaccuracies. A small boy pressed his face against the window and gaped in awe. I gave him such a black look. 7. 14.She stared at the page for several minutes. 10. we're all tired . 10. 4. she noticed that his suitcase was packed. 11. I'm all for giving people more freedom. 5. 8.You've got your T-shirt on the wrong way around. She leant forward to peruse the document more closely. 17. "You can go if you want. Jennifer knew what a difficult time I was having. and went out of her way to be friendly. trying to understand. 48) (39) • browse. 7.2. but I'm staying. 3.I heard the traffic was really bad. The lady behind the counter looked daggers at me. Fans waited for hours at the airport to catch a glimpse of their idol. 49) (39) 1. Police are appealing for information from anyone who witnessed the attack. 6. A few journalists were allowed to view the art exhibition the day before it opened. 15. peek. 24 . 4. Shut your eyes and don't peek! 3. 18. 7. 9. 5. I never vote . Look. peruse. stare. It's a bit like being colour-blind.Jane has got a real thing about her hair. gape.she treats him like dirt. When are the library books due back? 9.
52) (41) 1. I just don't see how we're going to make ends meet this month. With the car repairs. She wasn't used to living in the lap of luxury. 8. turnover 1. 3.Educational facilities are best in the more well-to-do residential areas. 10. They live in Bel Air. I'll knock off £10.John. 14. After all. had long since lost his northern accent and took delight in his appearance as the well-heeled businessman. well-designed machine which produces quality prints and doesn't cost the earth to print them. 7. 2. The cost of the plan would be in the region of $40 to $60 billion. 2. 4. pittance. 9. 3. After losing his job. he must be rolling in it. 51) (40) • economic. royalties. We have received an invoice for $250. Simon's royalties for the book will go to charity. and only buying what I really need. They expect their staff to work hard. Shareholders want to see a better return on their investment. In this kind of economic climate.My parents scrimped and saved to pay for my education. Since it’s a bit damaged. he fell behind with his mortgage payments. Many people are living in abject poverty because of the poll tax. employees prefer a lower salary in a job that is secure. Police have warned stores to look out for counterfeit money.He was known to have made a fortune on the stock market. Do you want to go halves on a pizza? 5. this man was a tycoon as well as a doctor. of course. Cliff's family worked in the cotton fields to eke out a living. 10. extravagant. an exclusive suburb of Los Angeles. 7. We lived from hand to mouth. This property has appreciated in value during the last ten years. 25 . but was nonetheless notoriously tightfisted.Every member of the family can now tuck away either £9 or £18 a month in one of these savings plans. 12. 7. exclusive. 2. invoice. 9. Travellers on a tight budget might prefer to camp. 3. The next step was to obtain finance to develop the project. 5. 11. overdrawn.Recently the company has been trying to increase its turnover by diversifying into other fields. 6.Most people have to tighten their belts a little when they retire. I'm trying to be more economical when I go shopping. $400 on a dress! That's a bit extravagant. but the wages they pay are a pittance. economical. 6. isn't it? 4. never knowing where the next meal was coming from. 5.50) (40) 1. finance. This is a flexible. 6. 15. 4. You can pay me in instalments if you can't afford to give me all the money back in one go. 13. The bank wrote us to tell we were 500 $ overdrawn. 8.
12. 10. 9. We do have procedures in place to weed out individuals who are corrupt. 4. He made out a cheque for $100. 4.She had already put down a deposit on a ship ticket for the two of us. but it was not the root cause of its failure. running up bills of £30. Could you lend me £10 to tide me over till next week? 8. gasp.You're barking up the wrong tree if you think Sam can help you. 16. 10. 12. 2. Raindrops were pattering on the car roof. groan. 5.The books retail for $ 22. 13. 3.Universities have suffered a dramatic reduction in student numbers. tick 1. The timer on the cooker started to bleep. 6. Many of my patients’ anxieties stem from childhood experiences. rustle. on a salary of 22. chew.The stone thudded to the ground.000$ a year. Cheques should be made payable to the National Trust. 1. 53) (42) 1. hiss.I joined the company in 1985. snore. Strong winds howled across the region. The cost of the project was enormous. 11. sizzle. 55) (43) • chatter. screech. mumble. moan. It was so hot that the water just sizzled and evaporated. 7. gargle.000. but I'll see what I can do. 26 . howl.The plane's tires screeched as it touched down on the runway. thud. 2. The decisions were taken by the party leadership without consulting the grass roots.I'm a bit strapped for cash myself at the moment. 11. He mumbled a few words and lost consciousness.After my surgery.8. 54) (42) • bleep. sigh.Leaves rustled in the summer breeze. clatter. 5. yawn. It may seem logical. 6. 10. 2. 9. 9. patter.He spent 3 months there. The floorboards creaked as she walked across the room. we were up to our ears in debt with doctor bills. It sounded as though gas was hissing out of a pipe. 95 each and are available at major Bay Area bookstores and discount outlets. 7. 8. Coca Cola's prize-winning advertising campaign has put all others in the shade. There had been signs that their marriage was on the rocks for years. 15. gulp down. I find it impossible to sleep if there's a clock ticking in the room. 14. I meant to be open with him but when it came to it I beat about the bush. as yet unpaid. 3. shriek. puff. hum. but his argument doesn't hold water. She hummed softly to herself as she worked. sip. The tray slipped and clattered to the floor. The children began shrieking with hysterical laughter. creak.
slur. 12. yawned and stretched. 13. 9. despite concern about protestors. scruples. Jimmy only eats sandwiches with the crusts cut off. smokescreen 1. 4. stalemate 1. 5. it's better not to sleep on your back. might. flat brim and a white hatband. 5.I am by nature a messy person. The case hit a snag in October when the judge handling it had to be replaced. clout.While we walked there. 8. scoop. I can't see how we can possible get out of this mess. rim. turned out to be a very clever forgery. 8.3. He had no scruples about selling faulty goods to people. the kid just followed. 10. 14. 11. Your accusation of bribe-taking is a slur which I shall never forgive.CNN quickly recognised the opportunity for a scoop. catch. hunch. The danger of disease is greater in the aftermathof an earthquake.She chattered away happily until she noticed I wasn't listening. I suppose. there are some good career opportunities in Europe. 14. He swung the axe again with all his might. Gargling with salt water may help your sore throat. skirmish. craze. flair.She was sitting at the table sipping her coffee. If you snore. 7."How did you know the answer?" "I just had a hunch about it." 15.Unless someone comes up with a brainwave soon. 16.It looks like the long-running dispute could end in stalemate. 2. Fred stood up. snag. If you have a flair for languages. clash.You could see her puffing as she carried the heavy washing basket. I'm fed up with hearing you moaning the whole time! 6. hoax. 56) (45) • in the aftermath of.The banks do not carry quite as much clout as they used to. talking gibberish. 4. gibberish.'' she sighed.His mother was coughing and gasping for breath. squalor. 12. brim. "That's life. 57) (44) • brawl. The first lecture I ever gave was a complete fiasco. The painting. This meat's so tough I can hardly chew it! 9. 7. brainwave. The catch is that you can't enter the competition unless you've spent $100 in the store. 3. crust. The parade went off without a hitch. She gulped down her breakfast and ran for the bus. hitch. 5. To everybody's great relief. 2. believed to be by Renoir. 4. 27 . fiasco. unimpressed with orderliness and free of guilt over squalor.Everyone groaned as Scott began to tell another one of his stupid jokes. forgery. the bomb scare turned out to be a hoax.A new fitness craze from Australia is rapidly catching on. scuffle. 3. 13. The administration's emphasis on the drop in inflation is just a smokescreen to divert attention from rising unemployment. 6. 10. Sandison bought a very fine pale grey hat with a wide. 11. 17.
the cookbook was intended to celebrate the rich variety of Chinese food. He went off to work in a pleasant frame of mind. 6. and his shirt cuffs are buttoned. According to the foreword. and producing and circulating the minutes of those meetings. oversight. index. 11. 12. Due to an administrative oversight. with a gangway between the seats and full dual control provided. 4. Don't bother your mother – she has got a lot on her plate at the moment. foreword. 3. 8. Her job involves chairing meetings. aroma. 9. He came running into the house.S. 6. His political future hinges on the outcome of this election. 7. He is a pianist of extraordinary capability. 10. 5.6. 9.it must be a misprint. Couples contemplating divorce often have second thoughts when they realize how it will affect their children. 5. In the last two months. 4. have hammered out a final form for their trade agreement. 5. 9. 2. 60) 1. 7.He is wearing shoes. reek. People flocked in their thousands to greet their new princess. It can't really cost £20 . 4. The aroma of coffee brought Christine into the small cafe. Well. cuffs. you deserve to get caught.The two pilots sat side-by-side in an enclosed cockpit. 3. Look under B in the index to see if biology is covered in the book. He got his face cut in a brawl outside a nightclub. Canada and U. We need to iron out a few problems before we move on with the project.He couldn’t bear the stench of cleaning fluid. 10. 7. blunder. Government soldiers ran into a group of rebels. The police are now back at square one in their investigation. 28 . 8. 58) (44) • appendix. The Never in a million years did I think we'd lose. with a musical technique that is second to none. 8. misprint. and a skirmish followed. The name rings a bell. scent. 2. 2. cockpit. there have been numerous border clashes. stench 1. I need objective advice from someone with no axe to grind. 59) (47) 1. several members of staff did not receive pay checks this month. A full list of titles is given in the appendix. in my book. if you steal. reeking of sweat.Scuffles broke out between rival supporters during the match. The sweet scent of incense filled the air. John's glasses had small lenses and steel rims. 3. A last-minute blunder cost them the match. but I can't place it at the moment.
(a hint of) 17. The news gave a glimmer of hope that Michael might be released from prison earlier.stacks of time 21. a flash of brilliance 9. He never pays a blind bit of notice to what his staff tell him. a bunch of keys 5. she dissolved into a flood of tears.a leg of a journey 12.She escaped from her smoke-filled home just in the nick of time.a piece of furniture 16. 4. outgoing.a stretch of (the) motorway 23. (a very small amount) 7. a coat of paint 6. sensitive. petty.a wealth of information 60) (49) 1. a blade of grass 3.a load of rubbish 13. tactful.She enjoys public speaking but being on TV is a different kettle of fish.He pulled strings to get the two of them into a university. easy-going.Our furniture is guaranteed to add a touch of class to your bedroom. Last week Katie Wood was living in the lap of luxury up in Wick. and sued them for breach of contract. 5. 3.Do you have any means of identification? 15.a storm of protest 22. 11. 61) (48) 1. Maddox was given a clean bill of health by his doctor. so it can be difficult trying to communicate with them.Sceptics will tell you that there’s no such thing as reincarnation and that living a previous life is a figment of the subject’s imagination. 2. conceited.In the heat of the moment Nick threatened to resign. gullible.a grain of sand 11.Many cross the border seeking work and a better standard of living. ruthless. 12. 11. 16.a means/mode of transport 14. vindictive 29 . a flight of stairs 10. If he mentioned moving out of her parents' house. 61) • (50) blunt.a spell of good/bad weather 20. crafty.The finger of suspicion was pointed at Broderick. 10. a board of directors 4. sensible.Whenever a miscarriage of justice is discovered people lose respect for the law.It was so quiet you could hear a pin drop in the auditorium during Norvell's speech. He only knows a smattering of English. My Dad used to get up at the crack of dawn every Sunday to go fishing. Athens is often regarded as the cradle of democracy. spiteful.a pack of lies 15. vain.a speck of dust 19.a spate of robberies 18.a stroke of luck 24. a fit of jealousy 8. 9.10. (when feelings were very strong) 14. 6. (the place where it started) 8.a plank of wood 17.The typhoon left behind it a trail of devastation. an article of clothing 2. the dead of night 7. 12. 18. 13. He said they fired him without cause.
draughty. She's a vain girl who is always thinking about her figure. Laura's a pretty sensible girl. The firm's headquarters is a plush $2. picturesque.he got into the match free by crawling under the fence. drab. but was too tactful to say so. Sometimes he can be so petty about money. seedy. but we are the experts here. I don't think she'd talk to strangers. 3.You shouldn't be so spiteful to your sister. gloomy. Laurie gazed out over a dreary landscape of factories and parking lots. You were always so relaxed and easy-going. 2. dreary. sleepy. 4. 4. stuffy. 13.Plastic replicas of the Greek pottery are sold to gullible tourists.5 million office building on Woodside Road. 14. 10. plush. It doesn't help anyone. musty. Is there a window open? The room is so gloomy. 5. dingy.'' 8. godforsaken.he can be pretty ruthless if anyone gets in his way. You should do something to brighten it up. It was one of the things I liked about you. 3. Mandy thought her mother's outfit was a little too fancy. 2. You should be careful of Ian . 5.She's become more outgoing since she went to college. The motel room was dark and musty.Jerry was crafty -.'' "Don't be so vindictive. 9. 62) (50) sb who gets the thrill out of taking unnecessary risks sb standing near sth when it happens sb who is good at everything a young girl who enjoys playing the same games as boys sb who takes advantage of any situation a young professional person who earns a lot of money sb who goes to a party where he hasn’t been invited sb who likes mentioning the names of famous people they know sb who is no longer famous weak and pathetic person sb who lives in an empty building without permission 63) • 1. It's so draughty in here. poky. but he's actually pretty sensitive. 7. 6. sb who always knows the right answer sb who ruins the fun of others an all-rounder a bystander a daredevil a gatecrasher a has-been a name-dropper an opportunist a smart alec a spoilsport a squatter a tomboy a wimp a yuppy (52) bustling. 30 .1. 12. 11. unspoiled He ate lunch in a dark and dingy little cafe next to the station. My brother pretends he's tough. "I'll pay her back for this. 6. I don't want to sound conceited.Maria can be very blunt and sometimes shocks people who don't know her well. remote.
The polls were predicting that Labour would win a landslide victory.The organization is using the event to drum up business (get more work and sales). 15. An opinion poll showed that 70% of adults were against legalizing drugs. The old market is a busy. the only lively spot in the sleepy little town. 9. 3. She used to be very meticulous about her work but she's becoming very blasé. When I came to Manchester from Brazil everything seemed so drab and colourless.they can make you drowsy. The Labour Party won the seat. Ellen had to admit the gamble had paid off. stunned. lethargic. Barely one in three will bother to cast a vote on February 26th. 3. We've spent weeks investigating this case and it's got us completely baffled. The scourge of unemployment was added to that of rampant inflation. 10. 11. enthralled. 6.The whole family was crammed into two poky little rooms. so we had to take advantage of the situation. What right had I to tarnish the reputation of an acknowledged war hero? 10. 11. I was completely flummoxed by the whole thing. 6. Taylor was adamant that she was not going to quit. 14. 9. 2. 8. livid.The news of his brother's death left him too stunned to speak.It's getting stuffy in here -.With its largely unspoiled natural beauty. 8. (succeeded) 5.She headed for the High Street.There was a gap in the market which wouldn't last for ever. uptight 1. although the latest rebellion has been contained. Vietnam is rapid becoming a destination for more and more foreign visitors. 5. Even now. 64) (53) 1. 11. The people of Houston will go to the polls next week to elect a new mayor. devastated. 7. bustling place.Apart from teething troubles no major problems were expected. I was so livid I just ripped up the letter. 4.shall I open the window? 12. but he always seems a little uptight. flummoxed. 4. 13. 31 . 2. blasé. drowsy. flustered. 7.We visited the picturesque fishing village of Lochinver. military leaders say another coup attempt is possible. How can you stand living in this godforsaken town? 10.His only modest joy in life comes from playing trombone with a third-rate jazz band in a seedy neighborhood pub. He tries to be kind. If you do get flustered after a mistake then you're likely to make another one. The children were enthralled by the story she was telling. 16. but it was a close-run election.7.The helicopter crashed in a remote desert area. 12. 8. You shouldn't drive after taking these pills . baffled.All this hot weather is making me feel lethargic. full of local colour. 9. 65) (54) • adamant.
politely but firmly. including spying. I think I'll go to bed late tonight and sleep in tomorrow. short for Alexandra. The young people spoke at length about their experiences. or do you toss and turn for hours before dropping off? 11. The police searched the length and breadth of the country. 2. Elsie muttered something I couldn't catch and walked off. I was just beginning to doze off when the telephone rang. Her name is Alex. Interviewers dislike candidates who just sit there and waffle instead of answering the questions. confide in. nag. 3. Some firms will go to any lengths. She was just starting to drift off. 9. 4. let slip.Do you fall asleep as soon as your head hits the pillow. we were devastated to find that the house had been burgled. natter. 4. It's one o'clock . He always clams up when I ask him about his job – do you think he’s doing anything illegal? 7. 4. mutter. brief. 67) (55) 1. butt in. I didn't get a wink of sleep last night. clam up. when she heard a scream downstairs.12. only the occasional nudge from my husband kept me from nodding off. He intimated. I went straight to bed and went out like a light. He's always whinging about being underpaid. As the speaker droned on. Is it okay if I sleep over at Sam's house tomorrow night? 10. Look. 8. 69) (57) • bicker. and everything of value taken. 66) (54) 1. 8. I don't want to keep nagging you. The children were yelling at each other across the street. waffle. He'd flaked out on my bed. 5. 3. Sorry I was short with you on the phone this morning. intimate. but would you please take your stuff out of the living room? 32 . yell 1. reel off. I crashed out on the sofa this afternoon. that we were not welcome. to obtain information about their competitors. 6. 5. 9. Jack reeled off a list of names. 2. 5. You'll be picked up from here tomorrow night and briefed on what you have to do. 3. 2. 6. 7.When we got back. 68) (56) • brag. tease 1.I’m very tired. whinge.time to hit the sack. I wish she'd stop bragging about how rich her parents are. scold.
clinch.Jacques launched into a long-winded explanation that left us just as confused as before. 4. The proposal would end a long-running dispute between the Internal Revenue and the petroleum producers. One of Dundee's players was sent off for punching another player. He wanted desperately to confide in someone about his feelings of failure. day in.I have a long-standing arrangement with the bank. day out. The Danish runner was the hot favourite for the 100m sprint. 6.All our hard work will be worth it in the long run. 12. The Gators soundly thrashed San Jose State. Don't scold him for doing badly at school. He’s a desperate man. 7. send off. 4. We’ll be there in next to no time. 3. 2. 2. Joe keeps butting in and he won't let me finish my story. There’s no telling what he’ll do next. 7. 7. 6. he's doing his best. 70) (57) • all square. thrash. 4. 11. nil. Keith and Tom were nattering about cars and not doing a stroke of work. 8. 10. There's no call for that kind of language! 2. Sometimes he would not leave his room for days on end. 3. Get a move on or we'll be late! 5. 3. Whenever we go shopping together we always start bickering. 8. 6. Gordon was also presented with a cheque as runner-up of the closely fought contest. Our team won by two goals to nil. 7. It’s the same old routine. 72) (60) 1. 33 . We haven't seen Tom and Jean for yonks. 5. All the arrangements should be completed prior to your departure. On Saturday I went to bed and slept fourteen hours solid. Even in normal traffic. 20 minutes to get to the airport is cutting it fine. Germany scored twice in the last ten minutes to clinch the championship. hot favourite. 6.2. You should have told me beforehand that you might be late. Sam's sisters used to tease him because he was overweight. 5. 5. I’ve just about had enough of my job. There was a protracted silence before Lydia spoke again. 3. Mom. There was a major upset when the young skater took the gold medal. 71) (59. upset 1.60) 1. The teams were all square at the end of the first half. runner-up. 4. I was dressed in five minutes flat. The class has been cancelled three weeks on the trot now. The marriage was a disaster from the word go. Liz let slip that she'd seen him quite recently. 8. although I didn't realize this until it was all over. 9.
The rebels may be playing for time while they try to get more weapons. 12. an argument ensued. I hope everyone can attend. 34 . The new athletic center boasts an Olympic-size swimming pool.I've scheduled a meeting for tomorrow. 3.When police told them to leave. 10. I'm suffering from jet lag but I'll feel better after a good night's sleep. 73) (61) 1. 2. 4.We waited for the best part of an hour.8. Discerning investors will find the guide useful. I'll be with you in a tick. 11. 9. The passenger haggled over the fare before she got into the taxi.
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