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07 19-2011 daily advanced cae and proficiency idioms, phrasal

  1. 1. Daily advanced cae and proficiency idioms, phrasal verbs, slang and sayings with pictures. BASIC VOCABULARY. 07-19-2011. BLOG WITH RESOURCES FOR LEARNING ENGLISH. http://www.madremiraqueluna.blogspot.com
  2. 2. roost‧er [countable] <ul><li>a male chicken = cock British Englishs </li></ul>
  3. 3. Flour  [uncountable] <ul><li>a powder that is made by crushing wheat or other grain and is used for making bread, cakes etcwhite/wholemeal/rice/wheat etc flour </li></ul><ul><li>➔ plain flour ,  self - raising flour </li></ul>
  4. 4.   Surf‧board [countable] 01. <ul><li>1 a shelter </li></ul><ul><li>a long piece of plastic, wood etc that you stand on when you go surfing </li></ul>
  5. 5. Sink [countable].   <ul><li>a large open container that you fill with water and use for washing yourself, washing dishes etc [↪ basin]: Dirty plates were piled high in the sink. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Hip 01. <ul><li>Meaning: trendy, stylish, fashionable among young people </li></ul><ul><li>For example: </li></ul><ul><li>It's hip for young guys to look cute and a bit &quot;fem&quot; these days, so many are taking good care of their skin and spending a lot on clothes and haircuts.  </li></ul><ul><li>When we were young smoking was hip, but these days it's not so hip to smell of cigarettes and damage your lungs. </li></ul><ul><li>Origin: Many etymologists believe that the terms hip, hep and hepcat (e.g., jazz musicians' now cliched &quot;hip cat&quot;) derive from the west African Wolof language word hepicat, which means &quot;one who has his eyes open&quot;. (from Wikipedia) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Hip.02. <ul><li>Quick Quiz: </li></ul><ul><li>There's a hip new club in the centre of Tokyo where all the </li></ul><ul><li>A.-old people with hip problems go </li></ul><ul><li>B.-cool and trendy young people go </li></ul><ul><li>C.-middle-aged businessmen go </li></ul><ul><li>PICTURE SOURCE: </li></ul><ul><li>thefreedictionary.com </li></ul>
  8. 8. The wish is father to the thought. 01. <ul><li>Possible interpretation: Our opinions or beliefs are often influenced by our desires and hopes. The phrase &quot;father to&quot; is used in the sense of parentage: the thought is born from the wish. </li></ul><ul><li>Note: wish (noun): desire, hope | thought (noun): an idea or opinion in the mind Origin: This proverb is based on Shakespeare's King Henry IV Part 2 (1597):Prince Henry (Harry): I never thought to hear you speak again. King Henry IV: Thy wish was father, Harry, to that thought: I stay too long by thee, I weary thee. </li></ul>
  9. 9. The wish is father to the thought. 02. <ul><li>Quick Quiz: </li></ul><ul><li>The saying &quot;The wish is father to the thought&quot; suggests that the way we think may depend on </li></ul><ul><li>A.-things that are further away </li></ul><ul><li>B.-what we want to happen </li></ul><ul><li>C.-.how our parents think </li></ul><ul><li>PICTURE SOURCE: http://peacemotivate.com </li></ul>
  10. 10. Get sth in. 01. <ul><li>  Meaning: to submit or send something like a document, a form or a report </li></ul><ul><li>For example: </li></ul><ul><li>get sth in Make sure you get your application in on time, or you won't get the job. </li></ul><ul><li>get sth in My son hasn't even started his homework assignment yet, and he has to get it in by Friday. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Get sth in. 02. <ul><li>Quick Quiz: </li></ul><ul><li>If you don't get your tax return in on time, you </li></ul><ul><li>A.-should stop worrying about it </li></ul><ul><li>B.-could go to jail </li></ul><ul><li>C.-won't have to pay tax Picture Source: newhomessection.com </li></ul>
  12. 12. Feather your own nest. 01. <ul><li>Possible interpretation: If you feather your own nest, you use your position or your job illegally for personal gain. </li></ul><ul><li>For example: </li></ul><ul><li>Kelly says it's accepted in many developing countries that a government official will use their position to feather their own nest, and this is why government salaries are kept so low. </li></ul><ul><li>In some countries a person who feathers their own nest isn't seen as being dishonest or corrupt; they're seen as being clever. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Feather your own nest. 02 . <ul><li>Quick Quiz: Government officials in the Republic of Amoralia feather their own nests by </li></ul><ul><li>A.-catching birds </li></ul><ul><li>B.-taking bribes </li></ul><ul><li>C.-working hard </li></ul><ul><li>Picture source: splendid-things.blogspot.com </li></ul>
  14. 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>