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ENGLISH EXPRESSIONS FOR ADVANCED AND PROFICIENCY LEARNERS OF ESL.

ENGLISH EXPRESSIONS FOR ADVANCED AND PROFICIENCY LEARNERS OF ESL.

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  • 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
  • tin opener [countable].
    • tin opener [countable]
    • British English a tool for opening tins of food [= can opener]
  • Ink pad. (Countable)
    • ink pad [countable]
    • a small box containing ink on a thick piece of cloth, used for putting ink onto a stamp that is then pressed onto paper
  • Radio 01.
    • 1
    • a) [countable] a piece of electronic equipment which you use to listen to programmes that are broadcast, such as music and news
    • turn/switch the radio on/off
    • I sat down and turned on the radio.
    • b) [uncountable] programmes that are broadcast on the radio:
    • I don't really listen to the radio very much.
    • on the radio
    • Did you hear the interview with the Prime Minister on the radio this morning?
    • radio programme/show
    • He's got his own radio show now.
    • local/national radio
    • She works for a local radio station.
  • Radio 02.
    • ra‧di‧o
    • 2
    • a) [countable] a piece of electronic equipment, for example on a plane or ship, which can send and receive spoken messages
    • over the radio
    • We received a call for help over the ship's radio.
    • b) [uncountable] when messages are sent or received in this way
    • by radio
    • We should be able to reach them by radio.
    • We've lost radio contact with the plane.
  • Black‧board.
    • black‧board [countable]
    • a board with a dark smooth surface, used in schools for writing on with chalk
    • [↪ whiteboard]
  • A weight off your shoulders 01.
    • Meaning: You can say a weight is off your shoulders if you no longer have to worry about something or deal with something difficult.
    • For example:
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Origin: Probably related to the fact that if someone is carrying a heavy object across their shoulders, and they put it down, it's "a weight off their shoulders".
  • A weight off your shoulders 02.
    • Quick Quiz:
    • He has a lot to do this week, so Trevor said it'd be a real weight off his shoulders if I could
    • A.-Find him more to do
    • B.-do the reports for him
    • C.-take his backpack off
    • PICTURE SOURCE: famousquotesabout.com
  • DUD 01.
    • Meaning: something that doesn't work properly
    • For example:
    • The air-conditioner in our room's a dud . All it does is blow hot air at us.
    •   The bullet was a dud . He pulled the trigger, but the gun didn't fire.
  • DUD 02.
    • Quick Quiz:
    • If you buy something and it turns out to be a dud, you'll probably feel
    • A.-cheated
    • B.-guilty
    • C.-pleased
    • PICTURE SOURCE: famousquotesabout.com
  • HOLD OFF. 01.
    • Meaning: to delay doing something until a later time
    • For example:
    • hold off sth We've decided to hold off our expansion plans because of the downturn in the economy. 
    • hold off doing sth We should hold off publishing the book until the end of the year.
  • HOLD OFF. 02.
    • Quick Quiz:
    • The bad weather meant we had to to hold off the company picnic
    • A.-inside a hall instead of outside
    • B.-and go home after an hour or so
    • C.-until a later date
    • Source: blogs.hcpro.com
  • Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me 01.
    • Possible interpretation: A physical attack may injure me but a verbal attack cannot injure me.
    • 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: "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me."
  • Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me 02 .
    • If I think that "sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me", then I don't care what you
    • A.-call me
    • B.-throw at me
    • C.-think of me
    • Picture source:tellinitlikeitis.net
  • 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.