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15:10 

Giving advice expressions by levels

Elementary

  1. (I think/I really think) you need to/must/should ...
  2. How about ...?
  3. It is usually a good idea to ...
  4. My suggestion/advice is (to) ...
  5. Why don't you ...?
  6. You could (try) ...
  7. You probably/definitely/really should ...

Pre-intermediate

  1. Have you tried ...?
  2. I (would) (strongly) suggest/advise that ...
  3. If I was/were you, I'd ...
  4. In my experience, ... works really well.
  5. It's generally best/a good idea to...
  6. One idea is to ...
  7. One thing you could/should/have to do is ...
  8. The best/most important thing (to do) is to ...

Intermediate

  1. ... might work.
  2. ... would probably work.
  3. ... (always) works for me.
  4. If I was/were in your place, I'd ...
  5. If that happened to me/In that case/If I had that problem, I'd ...
  6. My (main/personal) recommendation is/would be ...
  7. You'd better ...
  8. In this (kind of) situation, I (would) always recommend/advise ...

Upper Intermediate

  1. (If I was/were) in that (that kind of) situation, I'd ...
  2. Have you thought about ...?
  3. If it was/were me, I'd ...
  4. Make sure you (don't) ...
  5. The sooner you ... the better.
  6. Whatever you do, ...
  7. Your only option is to ...
  8. You have no choice but to ...

Advanced

  1. ... is worth a try.
  2. A (self-help) book I read recommends ...
  3. A piece of advice from ... that I'd like to pass on is to ...
  4. A wise man once said ...
  5. As the proverb says, ...
  6. I can't recommend ... strongly enough.
  7. You should ..., no doubt about it.
  8. It might be an old wives' tale, but ...

@темы: Discussion points, English, Giving Advice, Other ways to say..., Vocabulary

15:08 

Giving opinion expressions by levels

Elementary

  1. I (really) think that …
  2. I believe (that) …
  3. I’m sure that …
  4. In my opinion / My opinion is …

Pre-intermediate

  1. I agree with …
  2. I feel that …
  3. I guess/imagine …
  4. I have no doubt that / I’m certain that …
  5. I strongly believe that …
  6. I’ve never really thought about this before, but …
  7. My personal opinion is that / Personally, my opinion is that …
  8. To be honest / In my honest opinion, …

Intermediate

  1. As far as I know, …
  2. I agree with the opinion of …
  3. I could be wrong, but …
  4. I’d definitely say that …
  5. I’d guess/imagine that …
  6. I’d say that …
  7. I’m absolutely certain that …
  8. I’m fairly confident that …
  9. I’m no expert (on this), but …
  10. I’m positive that …
  11. I’m pretty sure that …
  12. It seems to me that …
  13. It’s a complicated/difficult issue, but …
  14. My (point of) view (on this) is …
  15. Obviously, …
  16. Some people may disagree with me, but …
  17. This is just my opinion, but …
  18. Without a doubt, …
  19. You probably won’t agree, but …

Upper-intermediate

  1. After much thought, …
  2. After weighing up both sides of the argument, …
  3. Although I can see both points of view / Although I can understand the opposite point of view, …
  4. As I see it, ...
  5. Correct me if I’m wrong, but …
  6. For me/ From my point of view, …
  7. Frankly, …
  8. I am not very familiar with this topic, but …
  9. I do believe/ feel/think …
  10. I have come to the conclusion that …
  11. I might change my mind later, but …
  12. I reckon/suppose …
  13. I tend to think that …
  14. I’m not sure I’m the right person to ask, but / I have very limited experience of this, but …
  15. I’m pretty confident that …
  16. I’ve always thought that …
  17. If you ask me, …
  18. I'm (absolutely) convinced that …
  19. In my humble opinion / IMHO, …
  20. It could be said that …
  21. It seems clear to me that …
  22. It would seem to me that …
  23. My initial reaction is …
  24. Not everyone will/would agree with me, but …
  25. Personally speaking / Speaking for myself, …
  26. The way I see it (is) …
  27. To be (perfectly) frank, …
  28. To the best of my knowledge, …
  29. What I think is …
  30. You could say …

Advanced

  1. After giving this matter some (serious) thought, …
  2. As far as I'm concerned, …
  3. As the old saying goes, …
  4. Having given this question due consideration, …
  5. I am of the opinion that …
  6. I can’t help thinking that …
  7. I know this is a minority view, but / I’m in the minority in thinking that …
  8. I tend towards the opinion that …
  9. I think it’s fair/reasonable to say …
  10. I’ll tell you what I think, …
  11. I’m entirely/quite convinced that …
  12. I’ve come the conclusion that …
  13. If I must come up with an opinion / If you (really) want my opinion, …
  14. In my limited experience, …
  15. It could/might well be that …
  16. Know what I think? …
  17. My opinion was best expressed by … when s/he said/wrote …
  18. My view/position on this (issue) (is clear and) is that …
  19. Off the top of my head, …
  20. Plainly, …
  21. Quite frankly, …
  22. There is a part of me that says …
  23. This may well be controversial, but …
  24. To my mind / To my way of thinking, ...
  25. To summarise my (rather complex) views on the matter, …
  26. What I always say is …
  27. With some reservations, …
  28. Without a shred/shadow of doubt, …
  29. You’d have to be crazy not to agree that / Any idiot can see that …

@темы: Giving Opinion, Vocabulary, English, Discussion points, Other ways to say...

14:59 

How climate change is altering the underwater soundscape | Kate Stafford | TEDxCERN


@темы: videos, TED, English, Environment

17:42 

Essay topics - Health

• Some people say that the best way to improve public health is by increasing the number of sports facilities. Others, however, say that this would have little effect on public health and that other measures are required. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
• In some countries levels of health and fitness are decreasing and average weights are increasing. What do you think are the causes of these problems and what are some possible solutions?
• Research indicates that the characteristic we are born with have much more influence on our personality and development than any other experiences we may have in our life. Which do you consider to be the major influence?
• Schools should do more to teach students about their health and wellbeing. Do you agree or disagree?
• More and more schools allow fast food restaurant to sell their products to their students. Is it a positive or a negative development?
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@темы: English, Health, Writing

17:35 

Essay topics - Education

• University students must pay all tuition fees, because it benefits mostly them individually, rather than the society as a whole. Do you agree or disagree?
• Some say that music, art and drama are as important as other school subjects, especially at the primary level. Do you agree or disagree?
• Some people believe that studying history is very important and we must study the past to understand the present. Others say that it is useless and should not be studied at all. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
• Some teachers tend to reward students who achieve high academic results. Others, however, support and reward students that show the most improvement. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
• Giving lectures in halls to large numbers of people is an outdated method of teaching. With the technology available today there is no justification for it, and everything should be done online. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
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@темы: Writing, English, Education

16:23 

Graham Hill - Why I'm a weekday vegetarian


@темы: videos, TED, Food&Cooking, English

15:57 

Jamie Oliver - on TED - talking about food)


@темы: English, Food&Cooking, TED, videos

10:44 

Food Idioms

Apple of his eye - A favorite
As busy as popcorn on a skillet - Very active
As easy as apple pie - Something simple
As flat as a pancake - Very flat
As hungry as a bear - Very hungry
As nutty as a fruitcake - Crazy
As slow as molasses in January - Very slow
As sour as vinegar - Disagreeable
As sweet as honey - Very sweet
As thick as pea soup - Very thick
As warm as toast - Very warm
Bad apple - Bad person
Bad egg - Bad person
Bear fruit - Get results
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@темы: Idioms&Expressions, Food&Cooking, Vocabulary

10:40 

Describing taste and flavour

Acerbic is anything sour, bitter or sharp - cutting, caustic, acid, mordant, barbed, prickly, biting, pointed. The opposite flavour would be mild, sweet, or honeyed.

Acidor Acidic food can be sharp, tart, sour, bitter. Just the opposite of sweet, sugary, honey.

Acrid taste can be considered pungent, bitter, choking, sharp, unpleasant, harsh- sharp, cutting, caustic, bitter, vitriolic, mordant, trenchant -sour, tart, sharp, biting, acerbic.

Aftertaste is the trace, hint, smack, relish, savor food leaves behind.

Ambrosia is the food of the gods, and epicurean delight, food fit for a king, delicacy, heavenly spread, gastronomical delight, some apply this term to the pièce de résistance in a meal.

Ambrosial is, therefore, fit for the gods, delectable, mouthwatering, heavenly, savoury, delicious, tasty, toothsome, divine. It is not distasteful or disgusting at all.

Appealing foodis attractive, tempting, interesting, pleasing, alluring, likable, engaging, charming, fascinating, glamorous. It is never repulsive, disgusting, or repellent.

Appetite is the hunger, craving, desire, taste, ravenousness, sweet tooth, thirst, penchant, or passion we experience. When we have an appetite for something, we don't find it revulsive, repulsive, or distasteful.

Appetizer is the tidbit, snack, starter, hors d'oeuvre, finger food, dip, coldcuts, kickshaw, olives, anchovies - canapés, dim sum, aperitif, rollmops, antipasto, crudités we might have to open a meal.

Appetizing is everything we find appealing, mouth-watering, delectable, savory,delicious, palatable, inviting, tantalizing, toothsome, luscious, tempting, tasty, enticing. Opposed to what we find nauseating, sickening, repulsive, unappetizing, revolting.

Astringent is biting, harsh, sharp, cutting, acerbic, severe, rough, acrid,mordant, caustic. It is not mild, soft, gentle.

Balsamic comes as soothing, balmy, mild, gentle, temperate, tranquil, calm. Never irritant or abrasive.

Biting taste means caustic, piercing, penetrating, stinging, sharp, severe,mordant, stinging. It is not gentle, balmy, or soothing.

Bitter is acrid, tart, sour, harsh, acidic, vinegary, acerbic. The opposite ofsweet, honeyed, mild, gentle, warm.

Brackish means salty, briny, saline.


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@темы: Vocabulary, Food&Cooking, English

10:24 

'How does it taste?'

'How does it taste?'

bitter
sour
sweet
salty
hot
oily
crunchy
stale
sticky

+ упражнение на них

@темы: Vocabulary, Food&Cooking, English

10:21 

Adjectives with food

1. Sweets
Sweets satisfy the desire for sugary delights in the human diet. The experience and joy of eating a sweet is often so deep, that it has to be shared with others. Here are some words that help to create clear descriptions of sweets for readers and listeners.

Syrupy: sweet with a syrup-like texture. Sweets that are in thick, liquid forms, are often described as being syrupy.
Example: Her mom made us some syrupy sweet toffees the last time we went to her house for a sleepover.

Sugary: an intense sweet taste that replicates the taste of sugar.
Example: The abundance of sugary candies at the party answered the call of my sweet tooth.

Chocolaty: a chocolate flavored sweet.
Example: The doughnuts had a rich chocolaty

Minty: having a peppermint flavor.
Example: The minty chewing gum made me feel less drowsy during the long sermon.

Nectarous: Resembling nectar in texture and taste. Nectar is the sweet liquid extracted from certain plants by bees and some birds.
Example: The donuts had a nectarous filling that made eating them a pleasure-filled experience.

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@темы: English, Food&Cooking, Vocabulary

20:47 



@темы: Vocabulary, English, Clothes

18:48 

Global Warming in brief - by National Geo

What Causes Global Warming?

Scientists have spent decades figuring out what is causing global warming. They've looked at the natural cycles and events that are known to influence climate. But the amount and pattern of warming that's been measured can't be explained by these factors alone. The only way to explain the pattern is to include the effect of greenhouse gases (GHGs) emitted by humans.

To bring all this information together, the United Nations formed a group of scientists called the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC. The IPCC meets every few years to review the latest scientific findings and write a report summarizing all that is known about global warming. Each report represents a consensus, or agreement, among hundreds of leading scientists.

One of the first things scientists learned is that there are several greenhouse gases responsible for warming, and humans emit them in a variety of ways. Most come from the combustion of fossil fuels in cars, factories and electricity production. The gas responsible for the most warming is carbon dioxide, also called CO2. Other contributors include methane released from landfills and agriculture (especially from the digestive systems of grazing animals), nitrous oxide from fertilizers, gases used for refrigeration and industrial processes, and the loss of forests that would otherwise store CO2.

Different greenhouse gases have very different heat-trapping abilities. Some of them can even trap more heat than CO2. A molecule of methane produces more than 20 times the warming of a molecule of CO2. Nitrous oxide is 300 times more powerful than CO2. Other gases, such as chlorofluorocarbons (which have been banned in much of the world because they also degrade the ozone layer), have heat-trapping potential thousands of times greater than CO2. But because their concentrations are much lower than CO2, none of these gases adds as much warmth to the atmosphere as CO2 does.

In order to understand the effects of all the gases together, scientists tend to talk about all greenhouse gases in terms of the equivalent amount of CO2. Since 1990, yearly emissions have gone up by about 6 billion metric tons of "carbon dioxide equivalent" worldwide, more than a 20 percent increase.

Effects of Global Warming

The planet is warming, from North Pole to South Pole, and everywhere in between. Globally, the mercury is already up more than 1 degree Fahrenheit (0.8 degree Celsius), and even more in sensitive polar regions. And the effects of rising temperatures aren’t waiting for some far-flung future. They’re happening right now. Signs are appearing all over, and some of them are surprising. The heat is not only melting glaciers and sea ice, it’s also shifting precipitation patterns and setting animals on the move.

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@темы: English, Environment

18:27 

Votes and Vowels: A Changing Accent Shows How Language Parallels Politics

Votes and Vowels: A Changing Accent Shows How Language Parallels Politics
By Julie Sedivy

There’s been a good bit of discussion and hand-wringing lately over whether the American public is becoming more and more politically polarized and what this all means for the future of our democracy. You may have wrung your own hands over the issue. But even if you have, chances are you’re not losing sleep over the fact that Americans are very clearly becoming more polarized linguistically.

It may seem surprising, but in this age where geographic mobility and instant communication have increased our exposure to people outside of our neighborhoods or towns, American regional dialects are pulling further apart from each other, rather than moving closer together. And renowned linguist William Labov thinks there’s a connection between political and linguistic segregation.

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@темы: articles, Phonetics, Linguistics, English

18:23 

Vocabulary about the weather in English

Clear or Cloudy
Bright: (adjective) full of light; when the sun is shining strongly
Sunny: (adjective) the sun is shining and there are no clouds
Clear: (adjective) without clouds
Fine: (adjective) not raining, clear sky
Partially cloudy: (adjective) when there is a mixture of both blue sky and clouds
Cloudy: (adjective) with many clouds in the sky
Overcast: (adjective) covered with cloud; dull
Gloomy: (adjective) with dark clouds and dull light; some people consider this weather depressing
Sometimes the cloud lowers to ground level and it becomes harder to see…
Fog (noun)/ foggy (adjective): thick cloud close to land
Mist (noun) / misty (adjective): light fog, often on the sea or caused by drizzle
Haze (noun) / hazy (adjective): light mist, usually caused by heat

Types of Rain
Damp: (adjective) slightly wet (often after the rain has stopped)
Drizzle: (verb/noun) to rain lightly with very fine drops
Shower: (noun) a short period of rain
Rain: (verb/noun) water that falls from the clouds in drops
Downpour: (noun) heavy rain
Pour: (verb) to have heavy rain
It's raining cats and dogs: (Idiom) To rain heavily
Torrential rain: (noun) very heavy rain
Flood: (verb/noun) to become covered in water usually due to excessive rain
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@темы: Weather&Climate, Vocabulary

00:22 

Vocabulary Lists - Books, Films, Music

  • an action movie: a film with fast moving scenes, often containing violence
  • to be engrossed in: to be completely focused on one thing
  • bedtime reading: something to read in bed before you go to sleep
  • to be a big reader: someone who reads a lot
  • to be based on: to use as a modal
  • a box office hit: a financially successful film
  • to be heavy-going: difficult to read
  • a blockbuster: a film that is a big commercial success
  • to catch the latest movie: to see a film that has just come out
  • the central character: the main person in a film or book
  • a classic: of the highest quality
  • to come highly recommended: to be praised by another person
  • couldn’t put it down: wasn’t able to stop reading a book
  • an e-book: a digital book
  • an e-reader: a device for reading e-books
  • to flick through: to look quickly through a book
  • to get a good/bad review: to receive positive or negative feedback
  • to go on general release: when a film can be seen by the general public
  • hardback: a book with a rigid cover (see ‘paperback’ below)
  • a historical novel: a story set in the past
  • a low budget film: a film made with a small amount of money
  • on the big screen: at the cinema
  • a page turner: a book that you want to keep reading
  • paperback: a book with a flexible cover (see ‘hardback’ above)
  • plot: the main events in a film or book
  • to read something from cover to cover: to read a book from the first page to the last
  • sci-fi: science fiction
  • to see a film: to see a film at the cinema (see ‘watch a film’ below)
  • the setting: where the action takes place
  • showings: performances of a film
  • soundtrack: the music that accompanies a film
  • special effects: the visuals or sounds that are added to a film which are difficult to produce naturally
  • to take out (a book from the library): to borrow a book from the library
  • to tell the story of: to outline the details of someone’s life or an event
  • to watch a film: to watch a film on TV (see ‘to see a film’ above)
  • adoring fans: people who love a particular band or singer
  • background music: music that is played while something else is happening
  • a catchy tune: a song that is easy to remember and makes you want to sing it
  • classical music: music that is regarded as part of a long, formal tradition
  • to download tracks: to obtain music from the Internet
  • to have a great voice: to sing well
  • to go on tour: to go on a planned series of performances around a region or country
  • a huge following: a large number of fans
  • live music: music that is listened to while it is performed (not recorded)
  • live performance: (see live music)
  • a massive hit: a record that sells lots of copies
  • a music festival: music performances at a venue often over several days
  • musical talent: skilled at music
  • to be/sing out of tune: to not be in harmony/to sing the wrong notes
  • a piece of music: an item of music
  • to play by ear: to play without reading the musical notes
  • a pop group: a small group of people who play or sing pop music together
  • to read music: to understand and follow written musical notes
  • a rock band: a group of musicians that play rock music
  • to sing along to: to join in singing
  • a sing-song: to sing informally, often with other people
  • a slow number: a song with a slow tempo
  • to take up a musical instrument: to begin learning a musical instrument
  • taste in music: the music someone likes
  • to be tone deaf: to be unable to distinguish the different notes in music

@темы: Entertainment, Leisure time, Vocabulary

21:24 

Play\Do\Go +Sport

PLAY + Sport
We use to play for the following sports:
Football - This name refers to different sports, depending on which country you are in. In the USA, (American) football is a very strategic game that is played with an oval-shaped ball. It is called gridiron in other parts of the world. In Australia, football refers to Australian Rules Football, which is a very fast paced game that is also played with an oval-shaped ball and the players use both their hands and their feet. In New Zealand, football may refer to the game ofrugby, which involves an oval-shaped ball and fifteen players on each team. In the rest of the world, football usually refers to what we call soccer in Australia, New Zealand and the USA.
Netball - is a fast and skillful game that is played on a court that is divided into sections. It is played with a round ball that is approximately the same size as a soccer ball. The aim is to get as many goals as possible by 'shooting' the ball through the ring. A netball ring is similar to a basketball ring, but it does not have a backboard.
Cricket - is played on a grass oval with a pitch in the centre. It is played with a small, hard ball, a wooden bat and wickets. The aim is to get more 'runs' that the other team. The game is divided into 'innings'. In the first innings, one team bats and the other team bowls, and then they change sides for the next innings. The batting team has two batsmen on the field and as they go 'out', other batsmen from their team take their place. The fielding team team has a bowler, a wicket-keeper and fieldsman who try to prevent the batsmen from making runs and who try to get the batsmen out. Cricket is the national sport of Australia and is the most popular sport during the summer. One of the most famous Australians - Sir Donald Bradman - was a cricketer and regarded as the best cricketer ever. They are the current world champions in both test match cricket (five day match) and one-day cricket. Cricket is very popular in other Commonwealth countries like England, South Africa, India and New Zealand.
Baseball - is played on a 'diamond' with four bases - first, second, third and home. It is played with a rounded bat and a small, hard ball. The fielding team wear a special padded glove with which to catch the ball. The aim is to get as many home runs as possible by running around the diamond without getting 'out'.
Basketball - is a very dynamic game where the players are often very tall and can jump very high! They use a round, bouncy ball and the aim is to get as many points as possible by putting the ball through the ring. You get a different number of points depending on how you get the ball through the ring.

DO + Sport
We use to do for the following sports:
Gymnastics - requires enormous strength and flexibility. Gymnasts may perform exercises or routines of exercises on a slightly padded floor or on many other pieces of equipment, such as the vault, beam, high bar, uneven bars, parallel bars, rings and pommel horse.
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@темы: Vocabulary, Sports

21:09 

Vocabulary Lists - Sports

  • an athletics meeting: an event where various athletics sports are held
  • an athletics track: a running track
  • an away game: a football match played in the opposing teams stadium
  • a brisk walk: a fast walk
  • to do judo: (not go or play)
  • a football fan: someone who likes football
  • a fitness programme: a schedule of activities to keep fit
  • a football match: a game of football
  • a football pitch: the surface on which you play football (as opposed to a stadium, which is the building)
  • a football season: a period in the year when football is played
  • to get into shape: to become fit
  • to go jogging: to run around the streets
  • a home game: a football match played in the teams own stadium
  • to keep fit: to stay in good physically condition
  • to be out of condition: to not be physically fit
  • a personal best: to achieve the best personal result so far in a sport
  • a personal trainer: a sports coach that helps you on a one-to-one basis
  • to play tennis/football: (not do or go)
  • to run the marathon: to run a distance of 42.195 Kilometres
  • a season ticket: a ticket that gives you entry to most of a team’s home games during the sporting year.
  • to set a record: to achieve the best result in a sport
  • a sports centre: a public building where people can do various sports
  • sports facilities: the equipment and services needed to do a sport
  • a squash/tennis/badminton court: the surface where you play these sports
  • strenuous exercise: exercise that needs a lot of physical effort
  • a strong swimmer: a good swimmer
  • a swimming pool: the place where you swim
  • to take up exercise: to start doing exercise
  • to train hard: to train with a lot of effort

@темы: Sports, Vocabulary

20:57 

Vocabulary Lists - Shopping, Clothes, Food

Shopping
  • advertising campaign: a series of advertisements to persuade people to buy something
  • big brand names: large well-known companies or product names
  • to be careful with money: to not over-spend
  • carrier bag: bags (usually plastic) supplied by shops
  • customer service: the degree to which customers are treated well
  • to get into debt: to owe money
  • to give someone the hard sell: to put pressure on someone to buy something
  • high street names: well-known shops
  • independent stores: small shops independent of large companies
  • local shops: community shops
  • loyalty card: a card issued by a shop to allow customers to save money on the basis of what they spend
  • must-have product: a product that is very popular that a lot of people want to have
  • to be on a tight budget: to have a limited amount of money to spend
  • to be on commission: to pay someone in relation to the amount they sell
  • a pay in cash: to pay for something using coins or paper money
  • to pay the full price: to pay the full amount for something
  • to pick up a bargain: to buy something much cheaper than the normal price
  • to run up a credit card bill: to owe money on a credit card
  • to shop around: to try different shops to find the best deal
  • shop assistant: the person who serves customers
  • to shop until you drop: to do a lot of shopping
  • to slash prices: to reduce prices a great deal
  • to snap up a bargain: to buy something quickly that is being sold cheaply
  • summer sales: a period in the year when things are sold cheaply
  • to try something on: to see if an item of clothing fits or is suitable
  • to be value for money: to be worth the cost
  • window shopping: to visit a store to look at items without the intention of buying anything
  • Clothes and Fashion
    • to be on trend: to be very fashionable
    • casual clothes: not formal
    • classic style: a simple, traditional style that is always fashionable
    • designer label: a well-known company that makes (often expensive) clothing
    • dressed to kill: wearing clothes that attract admirers
    • to dress for the occasion: to wear clothes suitable for a particular event
    • fashionable: in fashion
    • fashion house: a company that sells (usually expensive) new styles in clothes
    • fashion icon: a person who is famous for their sense of fashion
    • fashion show: an event where modals show off the latest in fashion designs
    • to get dressed up: to put on nice clothes, often to go out somewhere special
    • to go out of fashion: to not be in fashion any more
    • hand-me-downs: clothes that are passed down from older brothers or sisters to their younger siblings
    • to have an eye for (fashion): to be a good judge of
    • to have a sense of style: the ability to wear clothes that look stylish
    • the height of fashion: very fashionable
    • to keep up with the latest fashion: to wear the latest fashions
    • to look good in: to wear something that suits you
    • to mix and match: to wear different styles or items of clothing that aren’t part of a set outfit
    • must-have: something that is highly fashionable and therefore in demand
    • off the peg: clothing that is ready made
    • old fashioned: not in fashion any more
    • on the catwalk: the stage that modals walk along to show off the latest fashions
    • a slave to fashion: someone who always feel the need to wear the latest fashions
    • smart clothes: the kind of clothes worn for a formal event
    • to suit someone: to look good on someone
    • to take pride in one’s appearance: to pay attention to how one looks
    • timeless: something that doesn’t go out of fashion
    • vintage clothes: clothes from an earlier period
    • well-dressed: to be dressed attractively
    Food
    • to be full up: to eat to the point that you can no longer eat any more
    • to be starving hungry: an exaggerated way of saying you are very hungry
    • to bolt something down: to eat something very quickly
    • to be dying of hunger: an exaggerated way of saying you are hungry
    • to eat a balanced diet: to eat the correct types and amounts of food
    • to eat like a horse: to eat a lot
    • to follow a recipe: to cook a meal using instructions
    • to foot the bill: to pay the bill
    • a fussy eater: somebody who has their own very high standards about what to eat
    • to grab a bite to eat: to eat something quickly (when you’re in a rush)
    • to have a sweet tooth: to enjoy sugary food
    • home-cooked food: food cooked at home from individual ingredients
    • the main meal: the most important meal of the day, usually eaten in the evening
    • to make your mouth water: to make you feel very hungry for something
    • to play with your food: to push food around the plate to avoid eating it
    • processed food: commercially prepared food bought for convenience
    • a quick snack: to eat a small amount of food between meals
    • a ready meal: see ‘processed food’
    • a slap up meal: a large meal
    • to spoil your appetite: to eat something that will stop you feeling hungry when it’s meal-time.
    • a take away: a cooked meal prepared in a restaurant and eaten at home
    • to tuck into: to eat something with pleasure
    • to wine and dine: to entertain someone by treating them to food and drink
    • to work up an appetite: to do physical work that leads to you becoming hungry

    @темы: Vocabulary, Shopping, Food&Cooking, Fashion, Clothes

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    Vocabulary Lists - Relationships and Character

    Relationships
    • to break up: to end a romantic relationship
    • to drift apart: to become less close to someone
    • to enjoy someone’s company: to like spending time with someone
    • to fall for: to fall in love
    • to fall head over heels in love: to start to love someone a lot
    • to fall out with: to have a disagreement and stop being friends
    • to get on like a house on fire: to like someone’s company very much indeed
    • to get on well with: to understand someone and enjoy similar interests
    • to get to know: to begin to know someone
    • to go back years: to have known someone for a long time
    • to have a lot in common: to share similar interests
    • to have ups and downs: to have good and bad times
    • a healthy relationship: a good, positive relationship
    • to hit it off: to quickly become good friends with
    • to be in a relationship: to be romantically involved with someone
    • to be just good friends: to not be romantically involved
    • to keep in touch with: to keep in contact with
    • to lose touch with: to not see or hear from someone any longer
    • love at first sight: to fall in love immediately you meet someone
    • to pop the question: to ask someone to marry you
    • to see eye to eye: to agree on a subject
    • to settle down: to give up the single life and start a family
    • to strike up a relationship: to begin a friendship
    • to tie the knot: to get married
    • to be well matched: to be similar to
    • to work at a relationship: to try to maintain a positive relationship with someone
    Character
    • to be the life and soul of the party: a fun person, someone who is the centre of activity
    • to bend over backwards: to try very hard to help someone
    • broad-minded: prepared to accept other views or behaviours
    • easy-going: relaxed and not easily worried about anything
    • extrovert: an energetic person who likes the company of others
    • fair-minded: to treat people equally
    • fun-loving: to enjoy having fun
    • to hide one’s light under a bushel: to hide one’s talents and skills
    • good company: enjoyable to socialise with
    • good sense of humour: the ability to understand what is funny
    • introvert: someone who is shy
    • laid-back: see ‘easy-going’
    • to lose one’s temper: to suddenly become angry
    • narrow minded: opposite of ‘broad-minded’ (see above)
    • painfully shy: very shy
    • to put others first: to think of others before yourself
    • quick-tempered: to become angry quickly
    • reserved: shy
    • self-assured: confident
    • self-centred: thinks only of oneself
    • self-confident: believes in one’s own ability or knowledge
    • self-effacing: to not try to get the attention of others (especially in terms of hiding one’s skills or abilities)
    • to take after: to be like (often another member of the family)
    • thick-skinned: not easily affected by criticism
    • trustworthy: can be trusted
    • two-faced: not honest or sincere. Will say one thing to someone to their face and another when they are not present.

    @темы: Personality&Character, Relationship, Vocabulary

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