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07 14-2011 daily advanced cae and proficiency idioms, phrasal

  1. 1. 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
  2. 2. Holly <ul><li>hol‧ly  plural  hollies  [uncountable and countable] </li></ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul>
  3. 3. Chateau <ul><li>chat‧eau  plural  chateaux  [countable] </li></ul><ul><li>a castle or large country house in France </li></ul>
  4. 4. aq‧ue‧duct  [countable] <ul><li>a structure like a bridge, that carries water across a river or valley </li></ul>
  5. 5. Crown 01 <ul><li>1hat for king/queen </li></ul><ul><li>  [countable] a)  a circle made of gold and decorated with jewels, worn by kings and queens on their heads </li></ul><ul><li>b)  a circle, sometimes made of things such as leaves or flowers, worn by someone who has won a special honour </li></ul><ul><li>2 country's ruler </li></ul><ul><li>  the crown </li></ul><ul><li>a)  the position of being king or queen: The treaty of Troyes made Henry V heir to the crown of France. </li></ul><ul><li>b)  the government of a country such as Britain that is officially led by a king or queen: </li></ul><ul><li>He has retired from the service of the Crown. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Crown 02 <ul><li>3 tooth </li></ul><ul><li>  [countable] an artificial top for a damaged tooth </li></ul><ul><li>4 head </li></ul><ul><li>  [usually singular] the top part of a hat or someone's head crown of auburn hair piled high on the crown of her head </li></ul><ul><li>a hat with a high crown </li></ul><ul><li>5 hill </li></ul><ul><li>  [usually singular] the top of a hill or something shaped like a hill </li></ul><ul><li>crown of </li></ul><ul><li>They drove to the crown of Zion hill and on into town. </li></ul><ul><li>The masonry at the crown of the arch is paler than on either curve. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Crown 03 <ul><li>6 sports </li></ul><ul><li>  [usually singular] the position you have if you have won an important sports competition: </li></ul><ul><li>Can she retain her Wimbledon crown? </li></ul><ul><li>He went on to win the world crown in 2001. </li></ul><ul><li>7 </li></ul><ul><li>money </li></ul><ul><li>  [countable] </li></ul><ul><li>a)  the standard unit of money in some European countries: </li></ul><ul><li>Swedish crowns </li></ul><ul><li>b)  an old British coin. Four crowns made a pound. </li></ul><ul><li>8 </li></ul><ul><li>picture </li></ul><ul><li>  [countable] a mark, sign, badge etc in the shape of a crown, used especially to show rank or quality </li></ul>
  8. 8. Every trick in the book. 01 <ul><li>Meaning:  If someone uses every trick in the book to achieve something, they use any method available, even if it involves some deception. </li></ul><ul><li>For example: </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>Jose tried every trick in the book to get a copy of the exam paper, and eventually he got one by bribing a teacher.  </li></ul>
  9. 9. Every trick in the book. 02 <ul><li>Quick Quiz: </li></ul><ul><li>Jeffrey tried every trick in the book to get Helen to go out with him because </li></ul><ul><li>she liked seeing magic tricks </li></ul><ul><li>he was too shy to ask her </li></ul><ul><li>he liked her a lot </li></ul><ul><li>Picture source: </li></ul><ul><li>cgi.ebay.com </li></ul>
  10. 10. UP TIME 01 <ul><li>Meaning:  time a computer system is operating </li></ul><ul><li>For example: </li></ul><ul><li>Before choosing a host for your website, check the average up time for their servers. </li></ul><ul><li>  They claim to have an up time of 99.99 per cent, but I doubt that somehow. </li></ul>
  11. 11. UP TIME 02 <ul><li>Quick Quiz: </li></ul><ul><li>If a computer network isn't working for a couple of hours, the network's average up time will have </li></ul><ul><li>increased </li></ul><ul><li>decreased </li></ul><ul><li>stayed the same </li></ul><ul><li>PICTURE SOURCE: instructables.com </li></ul>
  12. 12. Crime doesn't pay 01 <ul><li>Possible interpretation:  If you engage in illegal activities, you will not make money in the long run. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Crime doesn't pay 02 <ul><li>Quick Quiz: </li></ul><ul><li>The saying &quot;Crime doesn't pay&quot; suggests that you can make money by </li></ul><ul><li>stealing </li></ul><ul><li>working </li></ul><ul><li>informing </li></ul><ul><li>PICTURE SOURCE: </li></ul><ul><li>blog.davidsonmorris.com </li></ul>
  14. 14. GO FOR 01 <ul><li>Meaning:  to try to get something or achieve something </li></ul><ul><li>For example: </li></ul><ul><li>go for sth  Are you planning to go for that job in the UN?  </li></ul><ul><li>go for sth  The referee thought I kicked the guy on purpose, but I didn't. I was going for the ball.  </li></ul>
  15. 15. GO FOR 02 <ul><li>SOURCE: saidaonline.com </li></ul><ul><li>Quick Quiz: </li></ul><ul><li>When they compete at the Olympic Games, the athletes are going for </li></ul><ul><li>a nice holiday </li></ul><ul><li>the free meals </li></ul><ul><li>the gold medals </li></ul>
  16. 16. Sources. <ul><li>http:// madremiraqueluna.blogspot.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.englishclub.com </li></ul><ul><li>Longman Dictionary of contemporary English for advanced learners. </li></ul><ul><li>Pictures from the web sites written at the bottom of them. </li></ul>