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07 13-2011

  1. 1. 07-13-2011. Improving English on monday. RESOURCES ENGLISH BLOG. Blog de recursos de ingles. http:// madremiraqueluna.blogspot.com www.englishclub.com
  2. 2. dig‧ger  [countable] <ul><li>a large machine that digs and moves earth </li></ul><ul><li>➔ gold digger </li></ul>
  3. 3. gym‧nast  [countable] <ul><li>someone who is good at gymnastics and competes against other people in gymnastic competitions </li></ul>
  4. 4. pillar box <ul><li>[countable] British English old-fashioned a large red tube-shaped box for posting letters that stands on streets in Britain [= postbox; ↪ letterbox] </li></ul>
  5. 5. pas‧try  plural  pastries <ul><li>1  [uncountable] a mixture of flour, butter, and milk or water, used to make the outer part of baked foods such as pies </li></ul><ul><li>2  [countable] a small sweet cake, made using pastry: a Danish pastry </li></ul>
  6. 6. weak at the knees <ul><li>Meaning:  If you go weak at the knees, you feel an emotion so strongly that it makes you feel unstable on your feet. </li></ul><ul><li>For example: </li></ul><ul><li>When he looked at me and smiled, I felt weak at the knees. He was the most beautiful man I'd ever seen! </li></ul><ul><li>Just thinking about getting up in front of a thousand people makes me weak at the knees. It's terrifying! </li></ul>
  7. 7. weak at the knees <ul><li>Quick Quiz: </li></ul><ul><li>Carlos gasped and went weak at the knees when he realised he had </li></ul><ul><li>A.-put a little bit too much sugar in his tea </li></ul><ul><li>B.- Forgotten to tie one of his shoelaces </li></ul><ul><li>C.-lost his passport, money and credit cards </li></ul><ul><li>Picture source: theinevitablezombieapocalypse.com </li></ul>
  8. 8. Deadbeat /Deadbeat dad/Deadbeat mon. <ul><li>Meaning:  a dull, lazy, unreliable person </li></ul><ul><li>For example: </li></ul><ul><li>Why do you want to hang around with those deadbeats down at the snooker hall? They're just wasting their lives. </li></ul><ul><li>Most people who use drugs end up being deadbeats who just get high and lie around for hours doing nothing. Note:  part of the common collocation &quot;deadbeat dad&quot; meaning a father who refuses to pay child support  </li></ul><ul><li>PICTURE SOURCE: novagiovanni.wordpress.com </li></ul>
  9. 9. deadbeat <ul><li>Quick Quiz: </li></ul><ul><li>Her mum says Jenny's new boyfriend is a deadbeat and he's </li></ul><ul><li>A-too good for Jenny </li></ul><ul><li>B-too much for Jenny </li></ul><ul><li>C.not good enough for Jenny </li></ul><ul><li>Picture source: </li></ul><ul><li>www.lionheartsrealm.com </li></ul>
  10. 10. stamp out <ul><li>Meaning:  to stop something bad or harmful by taking strong action against it </li></ul><ul><li>For example: </li></ul><ul><li>stamp out sth  The government is trying to stamp out police corruption. </li></ul><ul><li>stamp sth out  Universities want to stamp out cheating in exams, but students are very cunning. </li></ul><ul><li>Nouns often used as objects with stamp out :  crime, corruption, fraud, racism, sexism, cheating, bad behaviour, hate crimes </li></ul>
  11. 11. stamp out <ul><li>Quick Quiz: </li></ul><ul><li>The taxation department is trying to stamp out </li></ul><ul><li>A.-tax forms </li></ul><ul><li>B.-tax returns </li></ul><ul><li>C.-tax evasion </li></ul><ul><li>Picture source: gameproducer.net </li></ul>
  12. 12. Patience is a virtue <ul><li>Possible interpretation:  The ability to wait for something without getting angry or upset is a valuable quality in a person. </li></ul><ul><li>Note:  patience (noun) = the ability to wait calmly; the capacity to accept delay without getting angry | virtue (noun) = a quality or trait that most people consider to be morally good or desirable in a person </li></ul>
  13. 13. Patience is a virtue <ul><li>Quick Quiz: </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Patience is a virtue&quot; suggests that getting angry when you have to wait is </li></ul><ul><li>A.-a good personal trait </li></ul><ul><li>B.-a bad personal trait </li></ul><ul><li>C.-a sign of patience </li></ul><ul><li>Picture source: superaffiliatetwins.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>