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

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  • 1. 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
  • 2. Caterpillar. <ul><li>Caterpillar [countable] trademark </li></ul><ul><li>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) </li></ul>
  • 3. Timer. <ul><li>tim‧er [countable] </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>2 </li></ul><ul><li>  part-timer/full-timer </li></ul><ul><li>someone who works part or all of a normal working week </li></ul>
  • 4. Asparagus. <ul><li>as‧par‧a‧gus [uncountable] </li></ul><ul><li>a long thin green vegetable with a point at one end </li></ul>
  • 5. Cheetah. <ul><li>chee‧tah [countable] </li></ul><ul><li>a member of the cat family that has long legs and black spots on its fur, and can run extremely fast </li></ul>
  • 6. A volte-face.01 <ul><li>Meaning: If you make a volte-face, you change your opinion or your decision about something to the exact opposite of what it was. </li></ul><ul><li>For example: </li></ul><ul><li>When Nancy became a born-again Christian, she made a volte-face in her views on abortion and now she thinks it&apos;s wrong. </li></ul><ul><li>For some reason the government has done a volte-face on the dam proposal. They&apos;d rejected it until last week, and then they suddenly said they&apos;d build it after all.  </li></ul><ul><li>Note: This idiom means the same as &amp;quot;about-face&amp;quot;, but &amp;quot;volte-face&amp;quot; is more formal.  Origin: This phrase derives from the Italian &amp;quot;voltafaccia&amp;quot;, as in &amp;quot;volta&amp;quot; (turn) and &amp;quot;faccia&amp;quot; (face). It was adopted by the French, who changed it to &amp;quot;volte-face&amp;quot;, and then it was adopted into formal English. </li></ul>
  • 7. A volte-face.02 <ul><li>Quick Quiz: </li></ul><ul><li>After all the controversy about the violence in the movie, the cinema showing it did a volte-face and decided </li></ul><ul><li>A.-to show it anyway </li></ul><ul><li>B.-not to show it </li></ul><ul><li>C.-to cut screenings to one a day </li></ul><ul><li>Picture source http:// www.idioms4you . com / </li></ul>
  • 8. Poof, poofter. 01. <ul><li>Meaning: an offensive, derogatory word meaning a gay man </li></ul><ul><li>For example: </li></ul><ul><li>Everybody thought Gavin was a poof because he liked classical music and going to the ballet.  </li></ul><ul><li>Boys in my high school used to go &amp;quot;poofter bashing&amp;quot;. They&apos;d find a guy in the park they thought was gay, and they&apos;d beat him up. </li></ul>
  • 9. Poof, poofter. 02 <ul><li>Quick Quiz: </li></ul><ul><li>The words &amp;quot;poof&amp;quot; and &amp;quot;poofter&amp;quot; are offensive words used by hateful bigots in order to insult </li></ul><ul><li>A.-Christians </li></ul><ul><li>B.-Jewish people </li></ul><ul><li>C.-gay men and boys </li></ul><ul><li>Image source: </li></ul><ul><li>community.livejournal.com </li></ul>
  • 10. Keep from.01 <ul><li>Meaning: If something or someone keeps you from doing something, it means you can&apos;t do it. </li></ul><ul><li>For example: </li></ul><ul><li>keep sb from sth Are you busy? I don’t want to keep you from your work. </li></ul><ul><li>keep sb from doing sth Most parents find it very difficult to keep their kids from eating unhealthy snacks. </li></ul>
  • 11. Keep from.02 <ul><li>Some parents Keep their children from studying because they are on holidays. </li></ul><ul><li>Quick Quiz: </li></ul><ul><li>My wife and I try to keep our children from </li></ul><ul><li>A.-doing their homework </li></ul><ul><li>B.-playing computer games too much </li></ul><ul><li>C.-learning English </li></ul><ul><li>PICTURE SOURCE: </li></ul><ul><li>nurdianakamalul.blogspot.com </li></ul>
  • 12. If it ain&apos;t broke, don&apos;t fix it. 01. <ul><li>Possible interpretation: If something is not faulty or damaged, don&apos;t try to repair it. </li></ul><ul><li>Note: ain&apos;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: &amp;quot;Let well alone.&amp;quot; Origin: American businessman Bert Lance (born 1931) writing in Nation&apos;s Business (1977). Variety: This is typically used in American English but may be used in other varieties of English too. </li></ul>
  • 13. If it ain&apos;t broke, don&apos;t fix it. 02. <ul><li>SOURCE: </li></ul><ul><li>Quick Quiz: </li></ul><ul><li>The saying &amp;quot;If it ain&apos;t broke, don&apos;t fix it&amp;quot; implies that if your watch is running on time you should </li></ul><ul><li>A.-take it in for maintenance </li></ul><ul><li>B.-sell it </li></ul><ul><li>C.-do nothing </li></ul><ul><li>Picture source: xtri.com </li></ul>
  • 14. 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>

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