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07 15-2011 daily advanced cae and proficiency idioms, phrasal

07 15-2011 daily advanced cae and proficiency idioms, phrasal



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    • Daily advanced cae and proficiency idioms, phrasal verbs, slang and sayings with pictures. BASIC VOCABULARY. 07-15-2011. BLOG WITH RESOURCES FOR LEARNING ENGLISH. http://www.madremiraqueluna.blogspot.com
    • Caterpillar.
      • Caterpillar [countable] trademark
      • also Caterpillar track a metal belt made of short connected pieces that is fastened over the wheels of a heavy vehicle to help it to move over soft ground: a Caterpillar tractor (=a vehicle fitted with this belt)
    • Timer.
      • tim‧er [countable]
      • 1 an instrument that you use to measure time, when you are doing something such as cooking: Set the timer on the cooker for three minutes.
      • 2
      •   part-timer/full-timer
      • someone who works part or all of a normal working week
    • Asparagus.
      • as‧par‧a‧gus [uncountable]
      • a long thin green vegetable with a point at one end
    • Cheetah.
      • chee‧tah [countable]
      • a member of the cat family that has long legs and black spots on its fur, and can run extremely fast
    • A volte-face.01
      • Meaning: If you make a volte-face, you change your opinion or your decision about something to the exact opposite of what it was.
      • For example:
      • When Nancy became a born-again Christian, she made a volte-face in her views on abortion and now she thinks it's wrong.
      • For some reason the government has done a volte-face on the dam proposal. They'd rejected it until last week, and then they suddenly said they'd build it after all. 
      • Note: This idiom means the same as "about-face", but "volte-face" is more formal.  Origin: This phrase derives from the Italian "voltafaccia", as in "volta" (turn) and "faccia" (face). It was adopted by the French, who changed it to "volte-face", and then it was adopted into formal English.
    • A volte-face.02
      • Quick Quiz:
      • After all the controversy about the violence in the movie, the cinema showing it did a volte-face and decided
      • A.-to show it anyway
      • B.-not to show it
      • C.-to cut screenings to one a day
      • Picture source http:// www.idioms4you . com /
    • Poof, poofter. 01.
      • Meaning: an offensive, derogatory word meaning a gay man
      • For example:
      • Everybody thought Gavin was a poof because he liked classical music and going to the ballet. 
      • Boys in my high school used to go "poofter bashing". They'd find a guy in the park they thought was gay, and they'd beat him up.
    • Poof, poofter. 02
      • Quick Quiz:
      • The words "poof" and "poofter" are offensive words used by hateful bigots in order to insult
      • A.-Christians
      • B.-Jewish people
      • C.-gay men and boys
      • Image source:
      • community.livejournal.com
    • Keep from.01
      • Meaning: If something or someone keeps you from doing something, it means you can't do it.
      • For example:
      • keep sb from sth Are you busy? I don’t want to keep you from your work.
      • keep sb from doing sth Most parents find it very difficult to keep their kids from eating unhealthy snacks.
    • Keep from.02
      • Some parents Keep their children from studying because they are on holidays.
      • Quick Quiz:
      • My wife and I try to keep our children from
      • A.-doing their homework
      • B.-playing computer games too much
      • C.-learning English
      • nurdianakamalul.blogspot.com
    • If it ain't broke, don't fix it. 01.
      • Possible interpretation: If something is not faulty or damaged, don't try to repair it.
      • Note: ain't (verb): [contraction of] am not, are not, is not | broke (adj.): broken; damaged; faulty | fix (verb): repair; mend | The British English equivalent of this saying is: "Let well alone." Origin: American businessman Bert Lance (born 1931) writing in Nation's Business (1977). Variety: This is typically used in American English but may be used in other varieties of English too.
    • If it ain't broke, don't fix it. 02.
      • SOURCE:
      • Quick Quiz:
      • The saying "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" implies that if your watch is running on time you should
      • A.-take it in for maintenance
      • B.-sell it
      • C.-do nothing
      • Picture source: xtri.com
    • 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.