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Daily advanced cae and proficiency idioms, phrasal verbs, slang and sayings with pictures. BASIC VOCABULARY.  07-17-2011. ...
tin opener [countable]. <ul><li>  tin opener [countable] </li></ul><ul><li>British English a tool for opening tins of food...
Ink pad.   (Countable) <ul><li>ink pad [countable] </li></ul><ul><li>a small box containing ink on a thick piece of cloth,...
Radio 01. <ul><li>1  </li></ul><ul><li>a) [countable] a piece of electronic equipment which you use to listen to programme...
Radio 02. <ul><li>ra‧di‧o </li></ul><ul><li>2 </li></ul><ul><li>a) [countable] a piece of electronic equipment, for exampl...
Black‧board. <ul><li>black‧board [countable] </li></ul><ul><li>a board with a dark smooth surface, used in schools for wri...
A weight off your shoulders 01. <ul><li>Meaning: You can say a weight is off your shoulders if you no longer have to worry...
A weight off your shoulders 02. <ul><li>Quick Quiz: </li></ul><ul><li>He has a lot to do this week, so Trevor said it'd be...
DUD  01. <ul><li>Meaning: something that doesn't work properly </li></ul><ul><li>For example: </li></ul><ul><li>The air-co...
DUD 02. <ul><li>Quick Quiz: </li></ul><ul><li>If you buy something and it turns out to be a dud, you'll probably feel </li...
HOLD OFF. 01. <ul><li>Meaning: to delay doing something until a later time </li></ul><ul><li>For example: </li></ul><ul><l...
HOLD OFF.   02. <ul><li>Quick Quiz: </li></ul><ul><li>The bad weather meant we had to to hold off the company picnic </li>...
Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me 01. <ul><li>Possible interpretation: A physical attack ...
Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me 02 . <ul><li>If I think that &quot;sticks and stones ma...
Sources. <ul><li>http:// madremiraqueluna.blogspot.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.englishclub.com </li></ul><ul><li>Longman Dic...
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  1. 1. Daily advanced cae and proficiency idioms, phrasal verbs, slang and sayings with pictures. BASIC VOCABULARY. 07-17-2011. BLOG WITH RESOURCES FOR LEARNING ENGLISH. http://www.madremiraqueluna.blogspot.com
  2. 2. tin opener [countable]. <ul><li> tin opener [countable] </li></ul><ul><li>British English a tool for opening tins of food [= can opener] </li></ul>
  3. 3. Ink pad. (Countable) <ul><li>ink pad [countable] </li></ul><ul><li>a small box containing ink on a thick piece of cloth, used for putting ink onto a stamp that is then pressed onto paper </li></ul>
  4. 4. Radio 01. <ul><li>1 </li></ul><ul><li>a) [countable] a piece of electronic equipment which you use to listen to programmes that are broadcast, such as music and news </li></ul><ul><li>turn/switch the radio on/off </li></ul><ul><li>I sat down and turned on the radio. </li></ul><ul><li>b) [uncountable] programmes that are broadcast on the radio: </li></ul><ul><li>I don't really listen to the radio very much. </li></ul><ul><li>on the radio </li></ul><ul><li>Did you hear the interview with the Prime Minister on the radio this morning? </li></ul><ul><li>radio programme/show </li></ul><ul><li>He's got his own radio show now. </li></ul><ul><li>local/national radio </li></ul><ul><li>She works for a local radio station. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Radio 02. <ul><li>ra‧di‧o </li></ul><ul><li>2 </li></ul><ul><li>a) [countable] a piece of electronic equipment, for example on a plane or ship, which can send and receive spoken messages </li></ul><ul><li>over the radio </li></ul><ul><li>We received a call for help over the ship's radio. </li></ul><ul><li>b) [uncountable] when messages are sent or received in this way </li></ul><ul><li>by radio </li></ul><ul><li>We should be able to reach them by radio. </li></ul><ul><li>We've lost radio contact with the plane. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Black‧board. <ul><li>black‧board [countable] </li></ul><ul><li>a board with a dark smooth surface, used in schools for writing on with chalk </li></ul><ul><li>[↪ whiteboard] </li></ul>
  7. 7. A weight off your shoulders 01. <ul><li>Meaning: You can say a weight is off your shoulders if you no longer have to worry about something or deal with something difficult. </li></ul><ul><li>For example: </li></ul><ul><li>Thanks so much for agreeing to take care of Snoopy while I'm away. It's a weight off my shoulders knowing that a real dog lover will be looking after her. </li></ul><ul><li>I think it was a real weight off Cathy's shoulders when you offered to take care of the arrangements. She's got so much else to deal with at the moment. </li></ul><ul><li>Origin: Probably related to the fact that if someone is carrying a heavy object across their shoulders, and they put it down, it's &quot;a weight off their shoulders&quot;. </li></ul>
  8. 8. A weight off your shoulders 02. <ul><li>Quick Quiz: </li></ul><ul><li>He has a lot to do this week, so Trevor said it'd be a real weight off his shoulders if I could </li></ul><ul><li>A.-Find him more to do </li></ul><ul><li>B.-do the reports for him </li></ul><ul><li>C.-take his backpack off </li></ul><ul><li>PICTURE SOURCE: famousquotesabout.com </li></ul>
  9. 9. DUD 01. <ul><li>Meaning: something that doesn't work properly </li></ul><ul><li>For example: </li></ul><ul><li>The air-conditioner in our room's a dud . All it does is blow hot air at us. </li></ul><ul><li>  The bullet was a dud . He pulled the trigger, but the gun didn't fire. </li></ul>
  10. 10. DUD 02. <ul><li>Quick Quiz: </li></ul><ul><li>If you buy something and it turns out to be a dud, you'll probably feel </li></ul><ul><li>A.-cheated </li></ul><ul><li>B.-guilty </li></ul><ul><li>C.-pleased </li></ul><ul><li>PICTURE SOURCE: famousquotesabout.com </li></ul>
  11. 11. HOLD OFF. 01. <ul><li>Meaning: to delay doing something until a later time </li></ul><ul><li>For example: </li></ul><ul><li>hold off sth We've decided to hold off our expansion plans because of the downturn in the economy.  </li></ul><ul><li>hold off doing sth We should hold off publishing the book until the end of the year. </li></ul>
  12. 12. HOLD OFF. 02. <ul><li>Quick Quiz: </li></ul><ul><li>The bad weather meant we had to to hold off the company picnic </li></ul><ul><li>A.-inside a hall instead of outside </li></ul><ul><li>B.-and go home after an hour or so </li></ul><ul><li>C.-until a later date </li></ul><ul><li>Source: blogs.hcpro.com </li></ul>
  13. 13. Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me 01. <ul><li>Possible interpretation: A physical attack may injure me but a verbal attack cannot injure me. </li></ul><ul><li>Note: stick (noun): long, thin piece of wood | stone (noun): a small piece of rock | bones (noun): the hard, whitish material that makes our skeletons | hurt (verb): injure; cause pain | This children's taunt is also found as: &quot;Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me.&quot; </li></ul>
  14. 14. Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me 02 . <ul><li>If I think that &quot;sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me&quot;, then I don't care what you </li></ul><ul><li>A.-call me </li></ul><ul><li>B.-throw at me </li></ul><ul><li>C.-think of me </li></ul><ul><li>Picture source:tellinitlikeitis.net </li></ul>
  15. 15. 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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