Daily advanced cae and proficiency idioms, phrasal verbs, slang and sayings with pictures. BASIC VOCABULARY.  09-29-2011. ...
CUE [countable] British English   <ul><li>5  a long straight wooden stick used for hitting the ball in games such as billi...
CUE.    <ul><li>cue  [countable] </li></ul><ul><li>1  an action or event that is a signal for something else to happen cue...
CUE <ul><li>3 </li></ul><ul><li>  (right/as if) on cue </li></ul><ul><li>happening or done at exactly the right moment: </...
ac‧u‧punc‧ture     . <ul><li>ac‧u‧punc‧ture  [uncountable] </li></ul><ul><li>a treatment for pain and disease that involve...
daf‧fo‧dil  [countable]      <ul><li>daf‧fo‧dil  [countable] </li></ul><ul><li>a tall yellow spring flower with a tube-sha...
winch  [countable]    <ul><li>winch  [countable] </li></ul><ul><li>a machine with a rope or chain for lifting heavy object...
a jam session 1 <ul><li>coconutgrovegazette.com  </li></ul>
a jam session 1 <ul><li>Meaning:  If musicians play in a jam session, they play whatever they feel like playing in an info...
A JAM SESSION 2 <ul><li>Quick Quiz: </li></ul><ul><li>We're going to have a jam session later on, so don't forget to bring...
loaded (2) splatterisbetter.blogspot.com
loaded (2) <ul><li>Meaning:  drunk, drugged, under the influence of a mind-altering substance </li></ul><ul><li>For exampl...
loaded (2) <ul><li>Quick Quiz: </li></ul><ul><li>Where would you expect to see people getting loaded? </li></ul><ul><li>in...
Look upon death as a going home.
Look upon death as a going home. <ul><li>Possible interpretation:  We may consider dying to be a kind of returning to hous...
Look upon death as a going home <ul><li>Quick Quiz: </li></ul><ul><li>The saying &quot;Look upon death as a going home&quo...
mark up
mark up <ul><li>Meaning:  If you mark something up, you sell it for a price that is higher than the price you paid for it....
mark up <ul><li>Quick Quiz: </li></ul><ul><li>If you buy something for ten dollars and you mark up its sale price by fifty...
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. 09-29-2011. BLOG WITH RESOURCES FOR LEARNING ENGLISH. http://www.madremiraqueluna.blogspot.com
  2. 2. CUE [countable] British English   <ul><li>5 a long straight wooden stick used for hitting the ball in games such as billiards and pool </li></ul>
  3. 3. CUE.  <ul><li>cue  [countable] </li></ul><ul><li>1 an action or event that is a signal for something else to happen cue for Our success was the cue for other companies to press ahead with new investment. </li></ul><ul><li>somebody's cue to do something </li></ul><ul><li>I think that's my cue to explain why I'm here. </li></ul><ul><li>2 a word, phrase, or action in a play that is a signal for the next person to speak or act: </li></ul><ul><li>She stood nervously in the wings waiting for her cue. </li></ul><ul><li>miss your cue  (=not speak or act when you are supposed to) </li></ul>
  4. 4. CUE <ul><li>3 </li></ul><ul><li>  (right/as if) on cue </li></ul><ul><li>happening or done at exactly the right moment: </li></ul><ul><li>And then, on cue, the weather changed. </li></ul><ul><li>As if on cue, Sam arrived. </li></ul><ul><li>4 </li></ul><ul><li>  take your cue from somebody </li></ul><ul><li>to use someone else's actions or behaviour to show you what you should do or how you should behave: </li></ul><ul><li>With interest rates, the smaller banks will take their cue from the Federal Bank. </li></ul>
  5. 5. ac‧u‧punc‧ture   . <ul><li>ac‧u‧punc‧ture  [uncountable] </li></ul><ul><li>a treatment for pain and disease that involves pushing special needles into parts of the body: the four main acupuncture points </li></ul><ul><li>— acupuncturist noun  [countable] </li></ul>
  6. 6. daf‧fo‧dil  [countable]    <ul><li>daf‧fo‧dil  [countable] </li></ul><ul><li>a tall yellow spring flower with a tube-shaped part in the middle </li></ul>
  7. 7. winch  [countable]    <ul><li>winch  [countable] </li></ul><ul><li>a machine with a rope or chain for lifting heavy objects </li></ul>
  8. 8. a jam session 1 <ul><li>coconutgrovegazette.com </li></ul>
  9. 9. a jam session 1 <ul><li>Meaning:  If musicians play in a jam session, they play whatever they feel like playing in an informal setting. </li></ul><ul><li>For example: </li></ul><ul><li>I have wonderful memories of joining in late-night jam sessions in New York jazz clubs with some really great musicians. Why don't you come over on Sunday and have a jam session with me and the band? </li></ul>
  10. 10. A JAM SESSION 2 <ul><li>Quick Quiz: </li></ul><ul><li>We're going to have a jam session later on, so don't forget to bring </li></ul><ul><li>your bread and butter </li></ul><ul><li>your saxophone </li></ul><ul><li>your tennis racket </li></ul>
  11. 11. loaded (2) splatterisbetter.blogspot.com
  12. 12. loaded (2) <ul><li>Meaning:  drunk, drugged, under the influence of a mind-altering substance </li></ul><ul><li>For example: </li></ul><ul><li>By the time he left the wedding, Henri was loaded. He'd had quite a few drinks by then. </li></ul><ul><li>Jack was afraid his parents would know he was loaded because his eyes were red and his pupils were big. </li></ul><ul><li>Variety:  This slang is typically used in American English but may be used in other varieties of English too. </li></ul>
  13. 13. loaded (2) <ul><li>Quick Quiz: </li></ul><ul><li>Where would you expect to see people getting loaded? </li></ul><ul><li>in an ice-cream parlor </li></ul><ul><li>in a massage parlor </li></ul><ul><li>in a bar </li></ul>
  14. 14. Look upon death as a going home.
  15. 15. Look upon death as a going home. <ul><li>Possible interpretation:  We may consider dying to be a kind of returning to house and family. </li></ul><ul><li>Note:  home (noun) = the place where a person lives permanently (especially as part of a family) Origin:  Chinese proverb. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Look upon death as a going home <ul><li>Quick Quiz: </li></ul><ul><li>The saying &quot;Look upon death as a going home&quot; carries a message that is </li></ul><ul><li>pessimistic </li></ul><ul><li>optimistic </li></ul><ul><li>imperialistic </li></ul>
  17. 17. mark up
  18. 18. mark up <ul><li>Meaning:  If you mark something up, you sell it for a price that is higher than the price you paid for it. </li></ul><ul><li>For example: </li></ul><ul><li>mark up sth  How much do retailers in Europe usually mark up their prices? </li></ul><ul><li>be marked up  Prices in department stores are usually marked up about forty per cent. </li></ul>
  19. 19. mark up <ul><li>Quick Quiz: </li></ul><ul><li>If you buy something for ten dollars and you mark up its sale price by fifty per cent, you'll sell it for </li></ul><ul><li>five dollars </li></ul><ul><li>ten dollars and fifty cents </li></ul><ul><li>fifteen dollars </li></ul>
  20. 20. 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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