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VOCABULARY BOOKLET ADVANCED 1

IDIOMS TO DESCRIBE PEOPLE
a) to be a whizz kid b) to be round the bend c) to be a layabout d) to be a ringleader e) to be a pain in the neck f) to be a skinflint g) to be as good as gold h) to be a real know-it-all i) to be down to earth j) to be as hard as nails k) to have a poker face j) to be quick-tempered

Unit 1: A family affair

IDIOMS TO DESCRIBE PEOPLE
a) to be a whizz kid b) to be round the bend c) to be a layabout d) to be a ringleader e) to be a pain in the neck f) to be a skinflint g) to be as good as gold h) to be a real know-it-all i) to be down to earth j) to be as hard as nails k) to have a poker face j) to be quick-tempered

1. Behaving in a way that others approve 2. Someone who is lazy and avoids responsibility 3. Someone who seems to know everything and annoys other people 4. A really annoying person who most people can’t stand 5. A realistic and practical person 6. Someone who gets angry easily 7. A Young person who is extremely intelligent and successful 8. A face which shows no emotions 9. Someone who leads others to do wrong things 10. To be distant and unfriendly, showing no sympathy, kindness or fear 11. Someone who hates spending money 12. A crazy/mad person

Unit 1: A family affair

IDIOMS TO DESCRIBE PEOPLE
a) to be a whizz kid b) to be round the bend c) to be a layabout d) to be a ringleader e) to be a pain in the neck f) to be a skinflint g) to be as good as gold h) to be a real know-it-all i) to be down to earth j) to be as hard as nails k) to have a poker face j) to be quick-tempered

Complete the following sentences with the correct idiom: 1. Don’t expect any sympathy from Laura. She’s ________________________________. 2. We never know what Sarah is thinking. She always has _______________________. 3. Bill Gates was a computer ________________. He founded Microsoft at the age of 20. 4. Carl doesn’t want to give money for the celebration. He’s such a _____________. 5. He went to prison because he was the _____________ of revolutionary activities. 6. My brother is unwilling to work. He’ such a __________________________________.

Unit 1: A family affair

 Who in your family is quick-tempered?  Do you know someone who is a pain in the neck?  Talk about a friend who is as good as gold?  Are you usually very down to earth? Why?

Unit 1: A family affair

PHRASAL VERBS WITH MAKE AND DO
1. Peter made off when he heard his wife’s voice. He didn’t want to talk to her. 2. We should start doing away with the ridiculous rules.

3. Dad has bought a beach house, but he has to do it up as it has
deteriorated. 4. What do you make of Tina’s new boyfriend? I don’t like him. 5. My sister made up to my mum until she agreed to let her go to the party. 6. I had to do without a holiday last year because I got sick. 7. The delicious food at the restaurant made up for the tasteless wine we got. 8. The mugger threatened to do me in if I didn’t give him my wallet.

Unit 1: A family affair

 What do you make of our education system?  Which rule do you think your workplace/school should do away with?  Have you ever had to make up to someone?  What would you do if a mugger threatened to do you in?

Unit 1: A family affair

GIVING SUGGESTIONS

1. Would you c 2. C 4. It’d be g

______ trying something different? we go for something different? you? if we could…

3. How does this idea s

5. I can’t make up my m_____________. 6. I’m t_____________ between these ideas. 7. It’s not funny e_____________. 8. It doesn’t g_______________ me.

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GIVING SUGGESTIONS
A friend is coming to Lima at the weekend and you need to organise a tour for him. Discuss the ideas below and decide which two activities are the best ones.

Visiting museums Going to discos Going to historical sites

LIMA
Going to shopping centres Eating out Visiting markets

Unit 1: A family affair

IDIOMS TO DESCRIBE FEELINGS OR MOOD
1. It must be tough, but Laura seems to be keeping her chin up. 2. Paul has been on cloud nine since he got married to the woman of his dreams. 3. Tania looks a bit under the weather. Is she OK? 4. I jumped out of my skin when I heard that awful noise. 5. After the discussion, we all had a long face. 6. We need to keep a cool head in order to think clearly. 7. I’ve been on the edge of my seat all day! Tell me, what is your big news? 8. She was up in arms when she found out her sister had taken her money. 9. I’m in two minds about your job offer. Can you wait until tomorrow? 10. She’s been in a black mood since she got home. She must have had a bad day at work.

Unit 2: Leisure and pleasure

IDIOMS TO DESCRIBE FEELINGS OR MOOD

1. I’m because the teacher says I have to do this piece of writing again. 2. You don’t have to call a doctor. I just feel a bit . 3. Her scream made me . I didn’t see that coming. 4. I don’t know what to do. I’m about this situation. 5. All these unexpected events are keeping us . We don’t know what’s going to happen. 6. You need to . We all have problems! 7. I know we are under a lot of pressure, but we should if we want our project to succeed.

Unit 2: Leisure and pleasure

 When was the last time you felt on cloud nine?  Have you ever been in two minds about a situation? What happened?  Tell us about a situation in which you were in a black mood.  Can you keep a cool head in difficult situations?

Unit 2: Leisure and pleasure

PHRASES FOR HOBBIES AND FREE TIME
homebody / animal / avid / gooder / outdoorsman / couch / buff / butterfly
1. My dad is an sports fan. He always goes to football and basketball games. 2. Peter is a history . He spends all his time watching historical films. 3. Jane is such a potato. She loves sitting in front of the TV for hours. 4. I used to be a party , but now I go out once in a while. 5. Tim loves living in the woods because he’s an . 6. My sister is a social . She always has someone over for dinner. 7. Lois has become a since she had the baby. She doesn’t often go out. 8. Frida’s always been a do. She doesn’t understand people don’t need her help.

Unit 2: Leisure and pleasure

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Are you a social butterfly or a homebody? Do you know anyone who is a party animal? Are you a couch potato or an outdoorsman? Are you a Literature/ History/ Maths buff?

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LIKES AND DISLIKES

1. I’m very ___________ on playing computer games. I can spend all day playing! 2. I can’t get ____________ watching TV. I think it’s boring! 3. I’m a big fan ____________ historical novels, but I can’t _________ romantic stories. 4. I can’t get interested ___________ playing musical instruments. 5. I’m not ______________ going to concerts. They are always full of people.

Unit 2: Leisure and pleasure

Discuss together whether you like or dislike the activities

collecting things playing board games

Free time activities

playing/doing sports

surfing the internet
I’m very keen on… I can’t get into… I’m a big fan of… I can’t stand… I can’t get interested in… I’m not into…

going for a walk

Unit 2: Leisure and pleasure

VOCABULARY BOOKLET ADVANCED 2

IDIOMS ABOUT TRAVELLING/ WITH TRAVEL WORDS
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Daniel’s got itchy feet again… He was stopped by the police because Alice wanted me to lend her some money, but… The test was so easy… What’s that noise? It’s so annoying… It’s getting dark. I think we should I should have bought that book last week… I never understand what she says because… a) I’m afraid we’re in the same boat. b) it’s driving me up the wall. c) she talks a mile a minute. d) he’s going to Europe next month. e) but I missed the boat and it’s sold out. f) we all managed to sail through it. g) he jumped the lights again. h) hit the road now.

Unit 3: Happy holidays!

IDIOMS ABOUT TRAVELLING/ WITH TRAVEL WORDS
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Daniel’s got itchy feet again… He was stopped by the police because Alice wanted me to lend her some money, but… The test was so easy… What’s that noise? It’s so annoying… It’s getting dark. I think we should I should have bought that book last week… I never understand what she says because… a) I’m afraid we’re in the same boat. b) it’s driving me up the wall. c) she talks a mile a minute. d) he’s going to Europe next month. e) but I missed the boat and it’s sold out. f) we all managed to sail through it. g) he jumped the lights again. h) hit the road now.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

I can’t stand my neighbours. They’re ___________________________. My brother is always ______________________. He doesn’t care about traffic rules. We’d better ________________________ or we’ll be really late. Why do you have these holiday brochures? Are you _______________________ again? Don’t worry, we’ll find out what the problem is and we’ll ___________________ it. I was so anxious my heart beat _____________________________.

Unit 3: Happy holidays!

 Do you know someone who talks a mile a minute?  Do you think you will sail through your English exams this month?  Do you usually get itchy feet?  When you go to a party, do you stay until the end or hit the road early? Why?  Tell your partner about things that drive you up the wall at home, at work, at university.

Unit 3: Happy holidays!

PHRASAL VERBS FOR TRAVEL
IN OFF AWAY UP OUT

1. After I checked ___________ to the hotel I left my bags in my room and had a rest. 2. My parents are very active. They’ve just set __________ on a crosscountry trip. 3. Anna doesn’t want me to see her _____________ at the airport. 4. The day I left for Europe, my girlfriend dropped me ____________. 5. Today we checked __________ of the hotel, took a taxi and headed off to the airport. 6. The plane is expected to get __________ at 7:15. 7. Wendy is under too much pressure. She needs to get __________ for a few days. 8. The baby got scared when the plane sped _________.

Unit 3: Happy holidays!

• Are you planning to get away in the near future? • Who used to drop you off at school when you were younger? • Would you like to set out on a round-the-world cruise? Why? • Do you like seeing your friends or relatives off when they travel? Why?

Unit 3: Happy holidays!

GIVING SUGGESTIONS
1. there/ You’ve/ a point/ got ____________________________________________________________________ 2. still/ enough/ convinced/ I’m/ Fair/ but/ not ____________________________________________________________________ 3. you/ I know/ don’t/ what/ but/ mean/ I/ agree ____________________________________________________________________ 4. extent/ sure/ I agree/ not/ some/ I’m/ to/ so/ but ____________________________________________________________________

Unit 3: Happy holidays!

GIVING SUGGESTIONS
1. there/ You’ve/ a point/ got ____________________________________________________________________ 2. still/ enough/ convinced/ I’m/ Fair/ but/ not ____________________________________________________________________ 3. you/ I know/ don’t/ what/ but/ mean/ I/ agree ____________________________________________________________________ 4. extent/ sure/ I agree/ not/ some/ I’m/ to/ so/ but ____________________________________________________________________

Discuss if you agree or disagree with the following statements:
Parents are allowed to smack their children Military service should be compulsory Experiments shouldn’t be performed on animals

Unit 3: Happy holidays!

IDIOMS WITH FOOD WORDS
APPLE CUCUMBER MILK CAKES BEANS SALT BACON PIE
1. There’s nothing you can do about it. It’s no use crying over spilt _________________. 2. Helen hates the job, but she took it because she needs to bring home the _____________. 3. I don’t mind eating humble _________ if I make mistake. 4. Jessica’s father never gets angry at her. She’s the _____________ of his eye. 5. Everybody thought Sarah was going to be nervous, but she was as cool as ____________. 6. After the enormous success Game of Thrones has had on TV, the books will surely sell like hot ______________. 7. Nobody knows who spilled the ________________ about Oscar and Pierina’s relationship. 8. You should take everything Tania says with a pinch of _____________. She’s always making things up.

Unit 4: Food, glorious food

IDIOMS WITH FOOD WORDS
Rewrite the sentences using one of the idioms in exercise A. 1. Lucy adores her child. She’s proud of everything he does. ___________________________________________________________________ 2. Come on! Tell me, what happened yesterday? ___________________________________________________________________ 3. I was extremely nervous, but Tom wasn’t. ___________________________________________________________________ 4. Rita tends to exaggerate things. I wouldn’t take her comments so seriously. ___________________________________________________________________ 5. You need to calm down. It’s already happened and we cannot change the past. ___________________________________________________________________ 6. She started to work as a waitress in order to sustain her family. ___________________________________________________________________

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 Are you usually as cool as cucumber in difficult situations?  If you see something that is selling like hot cakes, do you immediately buy it?  Are you the kind of person who cries over spilled milk?  In what situations do you take things with a pinch of salt?

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PHRASES WITH FOOD, MEAL AND DISH
Complete the following phrases with “food”, “meal” or “dish”: 1. The conference has provided me with some interesting ___________ for thought. 2. Her boss told her to write a short report, but she made a real __________ of it and wrote 10 pages with very specific and unnecessary details. 3. The pop star agreed to ___________ the dirt on her ex-husband after negotiating with the magazine. 4. Doctors shouldn’t __________ out drugs without asking specific questions to their patients. 5. To lead a healthy life, one needs to eat 3 square __________ a day. 6. I’ll relax and wait. Revenge is a __________ best served cold.

Unit 4: Food, glorious food

 Current affairs programmes usually give people some food for thought.  Journalists always dish the dirt on celebrities.  It’s true that revenge is a dish best served cold.

Unit 4: Food, glorious food

GIVING OPINIONS

1. It seems to ______ that Peruvian people have very bad healthy habits. 2. I’m ______ favour of banning fast food commercials. 3. It’s a ________- known fact that women have better eating habits than men. 4. The _______ I see it, parents are responsible for their children’s bad eating habits. 5. As _____ as I’m concerned, young people are changing their eating habits.

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Your college has started a campaign to improve its students’ eating habits. Discuss the ideas below and decide which two would be the most effective.

Posters with information about healthy food

Banning fast food in the cafeteria

IMPROVING STUDENTS’ EATING HABITS

Reducing prices of salads in cafeterias

Giving lectures about healthy food

- It seems to me that… - I’m in favour of… - It’s a well-known fact that…

- The way I see it,… - As far as I’m concerned…

Unit 4: Food, glorious food

IDIOMS ABOUT EDUCATION
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Everybody would like to pass the FCE exam with flying scores/ colours. It’s not necessary to learn all the words by heart/ brain. Try using them in context. The test was as easy/ simple as ABC. Everybody got good marks. Paul didn’t make the score/ grade, so he had to do the assignment again. As nobody understood the lesson, the teacher went back to root/ basics. Laura is a copycat/ copydog. Her assignment looks exactly like mine. John is definitely the teacher’s mascot/ pet. He’s not very smart and always gets good marks. Sylvia had to hit the pencils/ books in order to pass her final exams.

Unit 5: Studying abroad

IDIOMS ABOUT EDUCATION
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Everybody would like to pass the FCE exam with flying scores/ colours. It’s not necessary to learn all the words by heart/ brain. Try using them in context. The test was as easy/ simple as ABC. Everybody got good marks. Paul didn’t make the score/ grade, so he had to do the assignment again. As nobody understood the lesson, the teacher went back to root/ basics. Laura is a copycat/ copydog. Her assignment looks exactly like mine. John is definitely the teacher’s mascot/ pet. He’s not very smart and always gets good marks. Sylvia had to hit the pencils/ books in order to pass her final exams.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

to memorise something? someone who copies another student’s work? to obtain outstanding marks? the favourite student? to study really hard? extremely easy? to return to the beginning? to fulfil expectations?

Unit 5: Studying abroad

IDIOMS ABOUT EDUCATION

Complete the sentences with a suitable idiom: 1. No! I won’t let you look at my homework. Don’t be such a _______________________________. 2. I’m afraid your work hasn’t ______________________________. Bring it back tomorrow. 3. I’m so proud! My daughter ________________________ her Final Test _______________________. 4. OK. Let’s ________________________________. Firstly, you need to analyse the problem… 5. Everybody knows you need to ___________________________ in order to pass your English exams.

Unit 5: Studying abroad

 Do you usually hit the books when you have an exam?  Have you ever been the teacher’s pet?  Did you use to be a copycat at school?  What kind of things do you have to learn by heart at school?

Unit 5: Studying abroad

PHRASAL VERBS RELATED TO EDUCATION

1. Sally was kicked out of school due to her bad behaviour. 2. In spite of being off school for two months, Paul found it easy to catch up with his work. 3. Kate studied under the best music teacher this country has. 4. My sister dropped out of university because she wanted to work instead. 5. You really need to study if you don’t want to fall behind. 6. We’d better start reading up on this case before the meeting starts.

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 Would you drop out of school/ university in order to work and earn your own money?  Why might someone be kicked out of an institution/ place/ organisation/ a party?  Do you find it easy to catch up if you don’t come to your English lessons?  When did you last read up on something?

Unit 5: Studying abroad

POLITE ENQUIRIES

1. to pay/ if you/ in cash/ I was/ it’s necessary/ wondering/ see/ could/ if ________________________________________________________________________
2. tell me/ appreciate/ whether/ if you/ I’d/ is included/ could/ the tip/ it ________________________________________________________________________ 3. asking/ the tickets/ Do you/ cost/ how much/ mind me ________________________________________________________________________? 4. a refund/ there be/ giving me/ any chance/ of/ Would ________________________________________________________________________?

Unit 5: Studying abroad

Student A You work in the reception desk at a five-star hotel in Oxford. Student B is a customer who will ask you questions about the room, cost, view, booking, etc.

Student B You arrive in a hotel and want the receptionist to give you some information about the rooms, cost, view, booking, etc. Think about the questions you will ask. Use polite enquiries.

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I was wondering if… I’d appreciate it if you… Do you mind me asking…? Would there be any change of…?

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