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Daily advanced cae and proficiency idioms, phrasal verbs, slang and sayings with pictures 15 05-2011. success 02.

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Advanced and proficiency expressions in English for learners and teachers. Useful vocabulary.
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  • 1. DAILY UPDATED ADVANCED (CAE) AND PROFICIENCY IDIOMS, PHRASAL VERBS, SLANG AND SAYINGS WITH PICTURES. USEFUL VOCABULARY. ON LINE RESOURCES. 2011-11-05/15-05-2011. http://www.madremiraqueluna.blogspot.com
  • 2. Up in arms.
    • http:// www.inkity.com / shirtdesigner / prints / clipArt1 /CJX50397.JPG
  • 3. up in arms (1)
    • Meaning:  If you are up in arms, you are angry about something that you think is unfair or wrong.
    • For example:
    • The taxi drivers are up in arms about the new tax on LPG.
    • Many people expected smokers to be up in arms over the smoking ban , but most of them seem to have accepted it.
  • 4. up in arms (2)
    • Quick Quiz:
    • Many patients are up in arms over the
    • A) low cost of the drugs they need
    • B) high cost of the drugs they need
    • C) high quality of the drugs they need   
  • 5. Nerd   (slang)
    • http:// nerdiest - kids.com / wp - content / uploads /2009/07/ nerd.jpg
  • 6. Nerd (1).  (slang)
    • Meaning:  a studious person with few social skills
    • For example:
    • The nerds at our school spent lunchtime in the library or in the computer lab. 
    • Bill might have been a nerd in high school, but he's certainly done well in his career.
  • 7. Nerd (2) (slang) Quick Quiz:
    • If you'd like to see a large number of nerds, you should
    • A) Go on a wildlife safari
    • B) to an information technology fair
    • C) to a beauty pageant  
  • 8. look forward to
    • http:// eternallycool.net / wp - content / uploads /2009/07/i- look - forward.jpg
  • 9. look forward to (1)
    • Meaning:  If you're looking forward to something that's going to happen, you feel excited or happy about it.
    • For example:
    • look forward to sth   I always look forward to our holidays in Bali. It's a beautiful place and every time we go there we have a great time.
    • be looking forward to doing sth  Everyone's looking forward to meeting their old school friends again at the class reunion.
    • Nouns often used as objects with look forward to :  holiday, weekend, party, trip, concert, celebration, future
  • 10. look forward to (2) Quick Quiz:
    • My son Lucas is looking forward to
    • A) going to the dentist
    • B) his birthday party
    • C) being punished by his teacher
  • 11. What's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.
    • Picture source http:// www.museumoflondonprints.com / lowres /29/ main /4/68620. jpg
  • 12. What's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander. (1).
    • Possible interpretation: In any question, what is appropriate in one case is also appropriate in the other case.
    • Note: sauce (noun) = a thick liquid served with food to add flavour | goose (noun) = a waterbird like a large duck | gander (noun) = a male goose
  • 13. What's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander. (2).
    • Quick Quiz:
    • "What's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander" is a saying about
    • A) Cookery
    • B) Birds
    • C) Fairness  
  • 14. chain [uncountable and countable]
    • joined rings
    •   a series of metal rings which are joined together in a line and used for fastening things, supporting weights, decoration etc 
    • Definition and picture from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English  Advanced Learner's Dictionary.
  • 15. orchid  [countable]
    • a plant that has flowers which are brightly coloured and unusually shaped
    • Definition and picture from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English  Advanced Learner's Dictionary.
  • 16. planet  [countable]
    • a very large round object in space that moves around the sun or another star
    • Definition and picture from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English  Advanced Learner's Dictionary.
  • 17. gun  [countable]
    • a metal weapon which shoots bullets or shells
    • Definition and picture from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English  Advanced Learner's Dictionary.
  • 18. LECTERN-ATRIL DE MESA
    • http:// profile.ak.fbcdn.net / hprofile - ak -snc4/41799_23672877108_4521_ n.jpg
  • 19. PANTRY-DESPENSA.
    • http://2. bp.blogspot.com /_ mTE_zQYpE -4/THCXA4_ 0WyI /AAAAAAAAJ-c/ fK80YvnRMGA /s1600/ pantry _01. jpg
  • 20. caught red-handed
    • Meaning:  If someone is caught red-handed, they are caught in the act of doing something wrong such as cheating or stealing.
    • ENGLISHCLUB.COM
    • Picture source:  http :// facepwn.com / posters / caught -red- handed - dog.jpg
  • 21. high SLANG.
    • Meaning:   intoxicated, under the influence of a mind-altering drug.
    • SOURCE: ENGLISHCLUB.COM
    • PICTURE SOURCE:  http://ilikeyoupodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/beerglass.jpg
  • 22. take out (1) PHRASAL VERB
    • Meaning:   If you take somebody out, you invite them to go out with you, usually for a meal or entertainment.C
    • SOURCE: ENGLISHCLUB.COM   Picture
    • PICTURESOURCE:  http://2. bp.blogspot.com / _ T5UVNZnAL0A /S- CuFMqb1pI / AAAAAAAAAkI / 8-- mffYcDzM /s1600/ port_city_java.jpg
  • 23. Speech is silver, silence is golden.
    • Possible interpretation:  
    • Speaking is good but saying nothing is better. Discretion can be worth more than even eloquent words.
    • SOURCE: ENGLISHCLUB.COM
    • PICTURE SOURCE: 
    • http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_hkLBP3A4DA8/TSMEIH6EwfI
    • /AAAAAAAAAF4/bZ0D3GNPNv0/s1600/
    • silence-baby-cute-273x300.jpg
  • 24. Learning Resources.
    • Blog with English learning resouces:
    • http://www.madremiraqueluna.blogspot.com
  • 25. Sources.
    • Definition and vocabulary pictures from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English  Advanced Learner's Dictionary.
    • http://englishclub.com (phrasal verbs, sayings, slang, idioms).
    • Pictures sources: from the internet.

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