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    • Daily advanced cae and proficiency idioms, phrasal verbs, slang and sayings with pictures. BASIC VOCABULARY. 07-14-2011. BLOG WITH RESOURCES FOR LEARNING ENGLISH. http://www.madremiraqueluna.blogspot.com
    • Holly
      • hol‧ly  plural  hollies  [uncountable and countable]
      • a small tree with sharp dark green leaves and red berries (berry), or the leaves and berries of this tree used as a decoration at Christmas
    • Chateau
      • chat‧eau  plural  chateaux  [countable]
      • a castle or large country house in France
    • aq‧ue‧duct  [countable]
      • a structure like a bridge, that carries water across a river or valley
    • Crown 01
      • 1hat for king/queen
      •   [countable] a)  a circle made of gold and decorated with jewels, worn by kings and queens on their heads
      • b)  a circle, sometimes made of things such as leaves or flowers, worn by someone who has won a special honour
      • 2 country's ruler
      •   the crown
      • a)  the position of being king or queen: The treaty of Troyes made Henry V heir to the crown of France.
      • b)  the government of a country such as Britain that is officially led by a king or queen:
      • He has retired from the service of the Crown.
    • Crown 02
      • 3 tooth
      •   [countable] an artificial top for a damaged tooth
      • 4 head
      •   [usually singular] the top part of a hat or someone's head crown of auburn hair piled high on the crown of her head
      • a hat with a high crown
      • 5 hill
      •   [usually singular] the top of a hill or something shaped like a hill
      • crown of
      • They drove to the crown of Zion hill and on into town.
      • The masonry at the crown of the arch is paler than on either curve.
    • Crown 03
      • 6 sports
      •   [usually singular] the position you have if you have won an important sports competition:
      • Can she retain her Wimbledon crown?
      • He went on to win the world crown in 2001.
      • 7
      • money
      •   [countable]
      • a)  the standard unit of money in some European countries:
      • Swedish crowns
      • b)  an old British coin. Four crowns made a pound.
      • 8
      • picture
      •   [countable] a mark, sign, badge etc in the shape of a crown, used especially to show rank or quality
    • Every trick in the book. 01
      • Meaning:  If someone uses every trick in the book to achieve something, they use any method available, even if it involves some deception.
      • For example:
      • I begged her and promised her and tried every trick in the book to get her to agree, but she wouldn't change her mind.
      • Jose tried every trick in the book to get a copy of the exam paper, and eventually he got one by bribing a teacher. 
    • Every trick in the book. 02
      • Quick Quiz:
      • Jeffrey tried every trick in the book to get Helen to go out with him because
      • she liked seeing magic tricks
      • he was too shy to ask her
      • he liked her a lot
      • Picture source:
      • cgi.ebay.com
    • UP TIME 01
      • Meaning:  time a computer system is operating
      • For example:
      • Before choosing a host for your website, check the average up time for their servers.
      •   They claim to have an up time of 99.99 per cent, but I doubt that somehow.
    • UP TIME 02
      • Quick Quiz:
      • If a computer network isn't working for a couple of hours, the network's average up time will have
      • increased
      • decreased
      • stayed the same
      • PICTURE SOURCE: instructables.com
    • Crime doesn't pay 01
      • Possible interpretation:  If you engage in illegal activities, you will not make money in the long run.
      • Note:  crime (noun): activity that is against the law | pay (verb): be profitable or advantageous Origin:  First used in the USA at least as early as 1927, this saying became the slogan of the USA's FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) and the American comic-strip detective Dick Tracy created by cartoonist Chester Gould in 1931. Variety:  This is typically used in American English but may be used in other varieties of English too.
    • Crime doesn't pay 02
      • Quick Quiz:
      • The saying "Crime doesn't pay" suggests that you can make money by
      • stealing
      • working
      • informing
      • PICTURE SOURCE:
      • blog.davidsonmorris.com
    • GO FOR 01
      • Meaning:  to try to get something or achieve something
      • For example:
      • go for sth  Are you planning to go for that job in the UN? 
      • go for sth  The referee thought I kicked the guy on purpose, but I didn't. I was going for the ball. 
    • GO FOR 02
      • SOURCE: saidaonline.com
      • Quick Quiz:
      • When they compete at the Olympic Games, the athletes are going for
      • a nice holiday
      • the free meals
      • the gold medals
    • Sources.
      • http:// madremiraqueluna.blogspot.com
      • www.englishclub.com
      • Longman Dictionary of contemporary English for advanced learners.
      • Pictures from the web sites written at the bottom of them.