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7 391055670-la VOCABULARY BUILDER 1 428.81 sea’ ('/ Contents Introduction 4 Acknowledgements 7 Section 1: The human body 11 Age 8 1.6 Body size and body parts 20 1.2 Beauty 10 1.7. Armsandhands 22 1.3 Parts of the face 12 1.8 Ways oftouching andholding 24 14 Hair 14 1.9 Legsandfeet 26 1.5 Seeingandsight 16 1.10 Ways of moving 28 Review 18 Review 30 Section 2: The inner self 2.1. Happiness and sadness 32 2.6 Intelligence 44 2.2 Stressandanger 34 2.7 Waysthe mind works 46 23 Fear 36 2.8 Unusual states of mind 48 2.4 Loveandloving 38 2.9 Good guys andbad guys 50 2.5 Marriage 40 2.10 National characteristics 52 Review 42 Review 54 Section 3: The world about us 3.1. Townandcountry 56 3.6 Travellingbyair 68 3.2. Theworldofplants 58 3.7. Drivingacar 70 3.3. Theanimalkingdom 60 3.8 Noises 72 3.4 Weather 62 3.9 Materials 74 3.5 Energysources 64 3.10 Sizeandshape 76 Review 66 Review 78 British English and American English differences 80 Index 81 Key 85 1 The human body 1.1 Age Except for the word teenager which describes someone whose age ends in the syllable ‘teen’ (such as fourteen, fifteen or sixteen), words which describe age are not exact. When, for example, does a baby stop being called a baby and be- come a young child? When does a boy become a young man and a little girl become a young woman? At what age does middle age begin? When do you call someone elderly and not simply old? At what age does someone become ‘an adult? In some countries, like Britain, France and the United States, it is when the government says a person is, old enough to vote, Is that really the difference between a child and an adult? Exercise 1