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Presentación 07 10-2011

  1. 1. Improve your English
  2. 2. castle <ul><li>cas‧tle W3 [countable] </li></ul><ul><li>1 also Castle a very large strong building, built in the past as a safe place that could be easily defended against attack: </li></ul><ul><li>Edinburgh Castle </li></ul><ul><li>a ruined castle </li></ul><ul><li>2 one of the pieces used in a game of chess. Each player has two castles, which start the game in the corner squares, and can move only forwards or sideways [= rook] </li></ul><ul><li>3 </li></ul><ul><li>castles in the air </li></ul><ul><li>plans or hopes that you have that are unlikely ever to become real </li></ul>
  3. 4. chainsaw <ul><li>chain‧saw [countable] </li></ul><ul><li>a tool used for cutting wood, consisting of a circular chain with teeth which is driven by a motor </li></ul>
  4. 5. chainsaw
  5. 6. Suspension bridge <ul><li>suspension bridge [countable] a bridge that has no supports under it, but is hung from strong steel ropes fixed to towers </li></ul>
  6. 7. Suspension bridge
  7. 8. tiles <ul><li>Tiles 3 </li></ul><ul><li>1 [countable] a flat square piece of baked clay or other material, used for covering walls, floors etc: </li></ul><ul><li>bathroom tiles </li></ul><ul><li>2 [countable] a thin curved piece of baked clay used for covering roofs </li></ul><ul><li>3 </li></ul><ul><li>on the tiles </li></ul><ul><li>British English informal out drinking, dancing etc for enjoyment until late at night </li></ul>
  8. 9. tiles
  10. 11. ladder <ul><li>lad‧der S3 [countable] </li></ul><ul><li>1 a piece of equipment used for climbing up to or down from high places. A ladder has two bars that are connected by rungs (=short bars that you use as steps): </li></ul><ul><li>She climbed up the ladder . </li></ul><ul><li>He hurt himself falling off a ladder . </li></ul><ul><li>➔ rope ladder , stepladder </li></ul><ul><li>2 a series of levels which someone moves up and down within an organization, profession, or society </li></ul><ul><li>career/corporate ladder </li></ul><ul><li>Stevens slowly worked his way up the corporate ladder. </li></ul><ul><li>Becoming a doctor would be a step up the social ladder . </li></ul><ul><li>the first step on the ladder of success </li></ul><ul><li>3 British English a long thin hole in stockings or tights where some stitches have broken [=  run American English ] </li></ul><ul><li>Yes, I know I've got a ladder in my tights. </li></ul><ul><li>➔ snakes and ladders </li></ul>
  11. 12. ladder
  12. 13. barrel <ul><li>3 the part of a gun that the bullets are fired through </li></ul><ul><li>4 have somebody over a barrel </li></ul><ul><li>to put someone in a situation in which they are forced to accept or do what you want: The manager had us over a barrel - either we work on a Saturday or we lose our jobs. </li></ul><ul><li>5 </li></ul><ul><li>be a barrel of laughs </li></ul><ul><li>[often in negatives] to be very enjoyable: </li></ul><ul><li>Life is not exactly a barrel of laughs at the moment. </li></ul><ul><li>➔ pork barrel </li></ul><ul><li>; ➔ scrape (the bottom of) the barrel </li></ul><ul><li>at scrape1 (5) </li></ul><ul><li>; ➔ lock, stock, and barrel </li></ul><ul><li>at lock2 (3) </li></ul>
  13. 14. barrel
  14. 15. tripod <ul><li>tri‧pod [countable] </li></ul><ul><li>a support with three legs, used for a piece of equipment, camera etc </li></ul>
  15. 16. tripod
  16. 17. wild <ul><li>wild boar [countable] a large wild pig with long hair </li></ul>
  17. 18. Make a killing <ul><li>Meaning: If you make a killing, you make a lot of money from a sale or a deal of some sort. </li></ul><ul><li>For example: </li></ul><ul><li>My aunt made a killing when she bought some shares in a company as soon as they were issued, and sold them a few weeks later for three times what she paid. </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of people made a killing when property values went so high back in the nineties. </li></ul><ul><li>Quick Quiz: </li></ul><ul><li>After Julie made a killing on the stock exchange, she </li></ul><ul><li>A.-did her time in jail </li></ul><ul><li>B.-recovered in a hospital </li></ul><ul><li>C.-celebrated in a nightclub </li></ul>
  18. 20. vino <ul><li>Meaning: wine </li></ul><ul><li>For example: </li></ul><ul><li>Let's get a bottle of vino on the way to the party. </li></ul><ul><li>Jack doesn't feel too good this morning. Last night he got stuck into the vino again. </li></ul><ul><li>Origin: &quot;Vino&quot; is the Italian and Spanish word for &quot;wine&quot;. Quick Quiz: </li></ul><ul><li>If someone asks for a glass of vino, they want a glass of </li></ul><ul><li>A.-vinegar </li></ul><ul><li>B.-wine </li></ul><ul><li>C.-mineral water </li></ul>
  19. 21. vino
  20. 22. God moves in a mysterious way <ul><li>Possible interpretation: The implication is that God's plan is beyond human understanding. God has a reason for everything, however strange it may seem to us. </li></ul><ul><li>Note: mysterious (adj.) = impossible or difficult to understand | This saying is sometimes used to explain or at least justify unpleasant events, whether at a personal or global level. Origin: This saying is actually the first line of the poem and hymn &quot;God Moves In A Mysterious Way&quot; by the English poet William Cowper (1731-1800): God moves in a mysterious way His wonders to perform; He plants His footsteps in the sea, And rides upon the storm... Quick Quiz: </li></ul><ul><li>According to the saying &quot;God moves in a mysterious way&quot;, God's actions should </li></ul><ul><li>A.-mystify us </li></ul><ul><li>B.-surprise us </li></ul><ul><li>C.-not surprise us </li></ul>
  21. 24. Rally round <ul><li>Meaning: If people rally round someone in need, they all do what they can to help the person. </li></ul><ul><li>For example: </li></ul><ul><li>rally round After her accident, Alena's friends rallied round and helped her out by bringing food and cleaning her apartment. </li></ul><ul><li>rally round sb/sth The whole town rallied round the Freemont family when they heard that their boy had cancer. </li></ul><ul><li>Note: also &quot;rally around&quot; Quick Quiz: </li></ul><ul><li>My family and friends rallied round when they heard that I had </li></ul><ul><li>A.-won the lottery </li></ul><ul><li>B.-lost my keys </li></ul><ul><li>c.- lost my job </li></ul>
  22. 26. Sources <ul><li>Images from the Internet. </li></ul><ul><li>Longman dictionary of contemporary English for advanced learners. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>