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Adjectives -ic and -ical

Classic and classical

Classic means ‘belonging to the highest class or degree’. Classical refers to the culture of ancient Greece or Rome. It may also refer to works of art of the so called ‘classical’ period in the 18th century.

I am studying classical languages. I don't really like classical music.

Comic and comical

Comic refers to artistic comedy.
comic opera
Comical means ‘funny’.

She had a comical expression on her face.

Economic or economical

Economic refers to the science of economics.

Economic problems
Economic theory

Economical means ‘not wasting money’.

An economical little car

Politic and political

Politic means wise or prudent. Political means ‘connected with politics’.

fantastic and fantastical

While “fantastic” is tantamount to “excellent,” “wonderful,” or even “agreeable,” “fantastical” instead denotes something from the world of fantasy (as in the imagination)

Historic and historical

Historic: 1. momentous; 2. historically significant.
Historical: 1. of or relating to history; 2. of or relating to the past.

historical literature
historic moment
That’s in addition to historic droughts and fires in Texas, record low temperatures in Seattle, and snow and flooding in the Midwest.
Optimism that stock prices will rise over the next six months remained below its historical average of 39% for the second consecutive week.

Alphabetic and alphabetical

Alphabetical is the preferred form for the sense arranged in order according to the alphabet
Alphabetic, in modern English, tends to mean of or relating to an alphabet

This encyclopedia has meaning beyond its alphabetical entries and thorough cross-references.
But most studies of the condition have focused on letter-based, alphabetic languages such as English.

Comic and comical

comic means of or relating to comedy
comical means funny

His next live show and DVD explores the comic side of daily life in Brazil.
This situation was so comical that it prompted Saturday Night Live to parody it.

@темы: Adjectives, English, Vocabulary


Verbs + preposition - links


Phrasal verbs - links


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Giving advice expressions by levels


  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 ...


  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 ...


  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 ...


  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


Giving opinion expressions by levels


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


  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, …


  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 …


  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 …


  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...


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


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


'How does it taste?'

'How does it taste?'


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@темы: Vocabulary, Food&Cooking, English


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


@темы: Vocabulary, English, Clothes


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


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


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


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


Vocabulary Lists - Shopping, Clothes, Food

  • 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
    • 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


    Vocabulary Lists - Relationships and Character

    • 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
    • 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


    Vocabulary Lists - Holidays

    • all-in package/package holiday: a holiday where you purchase the travel and accommodation together
    • breathtaking view: an extremely beautiful view
    • charter-flight: a cheaper form of flying than a scheduled flight
    • check-in desk: the place at the airport where you register for your flight and deposit your luggage
    • departure lounge: where you wait for your flight to be called
    • far-off destination: somewhere a long way away
    • to get away from it all: to take a holiday to escape a busy or stressful lifestyle
    • guided tour: an organised group shown around a place of interest by an expert
    • holiday brochure: a glossy publication with details of holiday packages
    • holiday destination: where you go for a holiday
    • holiday of a lifetime: a special holiday that you are unlikely to repeat
    • holiday resort: a place where lots of people go for a holiday
    • hordes of tourists: crowds of tourists
    • local crafts: objects produced locally
    • long weekend: an extended weekend holiday including Friday or Monday
    • out of season: outside of the main holiday period
    • picturesque village: very pretty village
    • passport control: the place where your passport is checked
    • places of interest: sites of interest to tourists
    • wildlife safari: a holiday, often in Africa, to observe wild animals
    • self-catering: a holiday where you supply your own food
    • short break: a short holiday
    • to go sightseeing: to look around the tourist sites
    • stunning landscape: extremely beautiful countryside
    • travel agent: a shop that specialises in booking holidays
    • tourist trap: somewhere where too many tourists go
    • youth hostel: a cheap form of accommodation

    @темы: Travelling and Tourism, Vocabulary, Holidays


    Vocabulary games

    10 Games to Play with any Vocabulary Words
    These vocabulary games are the perfect addition to your centers or word work! I have provided free printables and game pieces!


    Each student will need one of the free game boards. If you want to be able to use them over and over, laminate and have students use dry erase markers. Otherwise, they can use any writing utensil. Provide a long list of vocabulary words. Students will need 24 words, so it is a good game to play at the end of the unit to review. Students will write a different word in each box. They decide which words and what order to write them in so that every board is a little different. When you are ready to play, give students a definition. Students determine the word. If they have that word on their board, they can cover it or colour it. The first person to get five in a row is the winner.
    You can download the game board for free by clicking HERE.


    To play this game, you will need cards with vocabulary words and cards with their meanings. You can make them with index cards or you can use the free editable card template provided below. Students shuffle up the cards and place them face down in an array. Students take turns flipping two cards. If they flip over a match- the word and its meaning- they keep the two cards. If they are not a match, they flip the cards back over and it is the next person’s turn. Play continues until all of the cards are gone.

    You can grab these FREE editable word cards by clicking HERE.
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    @темы: English, Vocabulary, Vocabulary Games

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