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  • 1. MODULE 2 VOCABULARY
  • 2.
    • He was not serious at all, he was just pulling my ____.
  • 3.
    • He was not serious at all, he was just pulling my LEG .
    • Let me ____ my opinion on this issue.
  • 4.
    • Let me EXPRESS my opinion on this issue.
    • Unfortunately, he doesn’t work here anymore, he is ___ ____ grass.
  • 5.
    • Unfortunately, he doesn’t work here anymore, he is OUT TO grass.
    • He was _____ stiff when the plane lost its altitude and swooped down.
  • 6.
    • He was SCARED stiff when the plane lost its altitude and swooped down.
    • She was in the ____ of life when she began to lose her sight.
  • 7.
    • She was in the PRIME of life when she began to lose her sight.
    • Hannah has a ___ sense of humour – she often tells her jokes in a monotonous manner without a change in emotion or facial expression.
  • 8.
    • Hannah has a DRY sense of humour – she often tells her jokes in a monotonous manner without a change in emotion or facial expression.
    • Some politicians are so arrogant that they won't eat ____ ____ even when it's clear they've made a mistake. They just say they were "misinformed".
  • 9.
    • Some politicians are so arrogant that they won't eat HUMBLE PIE even when it's clear they've made a mistake. They just say they were "misinformed". = "eat crow“
    • We are on ___ ____ - the bridge is going to collapse.
  • 10.
    • We are on THIN ICE - the bridge is going to collapse.
    • After being hurt only once really badly Jean doesn’t think she‘ll ever get ____ to someone ...
  • 11.
    • After being hurt only once really badly Jean doesn’t think she‘ll ever get ATTACHED to someone ...
    • He goes ___ ___ classical music, he is really keen on Mozart.
  • 12.
    • He goes IN FOR classical music, he is really keen on Mozart.
    • He really surprised me by ____ ____ Hugh Grant’s voice.
  • 13.
    • He really surprised me by PUTTING ON Hugh Grant’s voice.
    • They have ____ ____ baseball, now they are into floorball.
  • 14.
    • They have GONE OFF baseball, now they are into floorball.
    • There's something about that guy's face that just ____ me ____, it makes me suddenly laugh a lot.
  • 15.
    • There's something about that guy's face that just CRACKS me UP , it makes me suddenly laugh a lot.
    • Her endless complaints about hard life turned me ___ from chatting with her.
  • 16.
    • Her endless complaints about hard life TURNED me OFF from chatting with her.
    • They slept so ____ that they didn’t hear robbers taking their comsumer durables.
  • 17.
    • They slept so HEAVILY that didn’t hear robbers taking their comsumer durables.
    • Cheating is an ____ thing, it is not a piece of cake to stop being angry with someone who has done it.
  • 18.
    • Cheating is an UNFORGIVABLE thing, it is not a piece of cake to stop being angry with someone who has done it.
    • PRESENTING _____ PROOF THAT EVERY LIFE HAS WORTH, PRESIDENT BUSH ANNOUNCES "66 USES FOR PERSISTENT ...
  • 19.
    • PRESENTING INCONTROVERTIBLE PROOF THAT EVERY LIFE HAS WORTH, PRESIDENT BUSH ANNOUNCES "66 USES FOR PERSISTENT ...
    • Things can't be all that bad. She began to ____ ____ when I showed her the results of the tests.
  • 20.
    • Things can't be all that bad. She began to BUCK UP when I showed her the results of the tests.
    • He is ____ to illness. He is likely to fall ill.
  • 21.
    • He is PRONE to illness. He is likely to fall ill.
    • Going to the pub ____ his mind ___ being walked out on.
  • 22.
    • Going to the pub TOOK his mind OFF being walked out on.
    • Yelling and swearing won't help; it's time we talked ____ - let’s speak rationally and coherently .
  • 23.
    • Yelling and swearing won't help; it's time we talked SENSE - let’s speak rationally and coherently.
    • After starting season 2 in South Florida, they'll ____ _____to home sweet home.
  • 24.
    • After starting season 2 in South Florida, they'll HEAD BACK to home sweet home.
    • I sent her a present to try to make ____ ____ my appalling behaviour.
  • 25.
    • I sent her a present to try to make UP FOR my appalling behaviour.
    • The good news about God – telling the truth and ____ lies.
  • 26.
    • The good news about God – telling the truth and EXPOSING lies.
    • ____ is a type of comedy involving exaggerated physical violence and activities which exceed the boundaries of common sense.
  • 27.
    • SLAPSTICK is a type of comedy involving exaggerated physical violence and activities which exceed the boundaries of common sense.
    • Disaster ____ Venice on November 4th, 1966 when the city was hit with a massive flood.
  • 28.
    • Disaster STRUCK Venice on November 4th, 1966 when the city was hit with a massive flood.
    • ___ my mind, you should see your doctor since you look ___, breathe heavily.
  • 29.
    • TO my mind, you should see your doctor since you look PALE , breathe heavily.
  • 30. SAY OR TALK
    • CHAT
    • WHISPER
    • SHOUT
    • YELL*
    • SCREAM*
    • SHRIEK*
    • MUTTER
    • MENTION
  • 31.
    • speak or say something very quietly , using your breath rather than your voice
    • speak in a low voice , especially because you are annoyed about something, or you do not want people to hear you
    • say something very loudly
  • 32.
    • talk in a friendly informal way, especially about things that are not important
    • make a loud high noise with your voice because you are hurt, frightened, excited etc [= shriek]
    • shout or say something very loudly , especially because you are frightened, angry , or excited
  • 33.
    • talk or write about something or someone, usually quickly and without saying very much or giving details
    • make a very high loud sound , especially because you are afraid, angry, excited, or in pain [= scream]
  • 34. LOOK OR SEE
    • OBSERVE
    • SPOT
    • NOTICE*
    • WITNESS
    • GLANCE
    • GLIMPSE
  • 35.
    • you realize that they exist, especially because you can see, hear, or feel them
    • notice someone or something, especially when they are difficult to see or recognize
  • 36.
    • (formal) see and notice something
    • see something happen , especially a crime or accident
    • see someone or something for a moment without getting a complete view of them [= catch sight of]
    • quickly look at someone or something
  • 37. glance, glimpse
    • glance means 'to look quickly and deliberately '
    • I glanced at my watch.
    • glimpse means 'to see something or someone by chance for a very short time '
    • I glimpsed someone behind the curtain.
  • 38. HOLD
    • HOLD
    • HANDLE
    • HUG
    • CUDDLE*
    • GRASP
    • GRAB*
    • CLUTCH
    • CLING TO
  • 39.
    • put your arms around someone and hold them tightly to show love or friendship [= embrace]
    • hold someone or something very close to you with your arms around them, especially to show that you love them [↪ hug]
  • 40.
    • hold someone or something tightly , especially because you do not feel safe
    • hold something tightly because you do not want to lose it [= grip, grasp]
    • take and hold something firmly [= grip]
  • 41.
    • take hold of someone or something with a sudden or violent movement [= snatch]
    • touch something or pick it up and hold it in your hands
    • have something in your hand, hands, or arms
  • 42. LAUGHTER
    • CACKLE
    • CHUCKLE
    • GIGGLE
    • SNIGGER
  • 43.
    • laugh unkindly and quietly in a way that is not nice at something which is not supposed to be funny [= snicker American English]
    • laugh quietly , especially because you are thinking about something funny
  • 44.
    • laugh repeatedly in a silly way because you are amused, embarrassed, or nervous
    • laugh in a loud unpleasant way, making short high sounds
  • 45.
    • BURST OUT LAUGHING
    • FALL ABOUT LAUGHING
    • LAUGH ONE’S HEAD OFF
  • 46.
    • laugh so much you could have fallen over
    • laugh very hard; be unable to stop laughing
    • suddenly start laughing
  • 47.
    • DRY SENSE OF HUMOUR
    • KEEP A STRAIGHT FACE
    • MAKE/PULL A FACE MAKE/PULL A FACE
  • 48.
    • look serious and not laugh , although you are
    • in a funny situation or are saying something funny or stupid
    • twist and press the face out of shape to indicate a certain mental or emotional state
    • a very good sense of humour where it is not immediately obvious at first and is usually used by someone who appears to be serious at the same time
  • 49.
    • KID
    • PULL SOMEONE’S LEG
    • PLAY A PRACTICAL JOKE
  • 50.
    • say something that is not true , especially as a joke; say funny things about someone in a friendly way [= tease]
    • jokes that aren't really all that funny because they're actually useful
    • tease people, but not maliciously
  • 51.
    • THANKS
    • A MILLION!