09-05-2011 Vocabulary and sayings. LONGMAN DICTIONARY for Contemporary English. Source: Englishclub.com
Drink like a fish. 1. <ul><li>Meaning: If someone drinks like a fish, they drink a lot of alcohol. </li></ul><ul><li>For e...
Drink like a fish.2 <ul><li>Quick Quiz: </li></ul><ul><li>Even though uncle Barry drinks like a fish, he </li></ul><ul><li...
Od (slang). 1 <ul><li>Meaning: to take an overdose of a drug </li></ul><ul><li>For example: </li></ul><ul><li>If someone O...
Od (slang). 2 <ul><li>Origin: short for &quot;overdose&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Note: pronounced &quot;oh-dee&quot; Quick Q...
Phrasal verb. Drive away. 1. <ul><li>Meaning: to cause someone or something to leave a place </li></ul><ul><li>For example...
Phrasal verb. Drive away. 2. <ul><li>Quick Quiz: </li></ul><ul><li>Tourists are being driven away from the island by </li>...
Ignorance of the law is no excuse. 1. <ul><li>Possible interpretation: It is no defence to say that we didn't know that so...
<ul><li>Ignorance of the law is no excuse. 1. </li></ul><ul><li>Quick Quiz: </li></ul><ul><li>If &quot;ignorance of the la...
<ul><li>VOCABULARY FROM LONGMAN DICTIONARY FOR CONTEMPORARY ENGLISH. ADVANCED LEARNERS. </li></ul>
Oil 1 <ul><li>fuel </li></ul><ul><li>  [uncountable] a smooth thick liquid that is used to make machines run easily or is ...
Oil 2 <ul><li>2 </li></ul><ul><li>natural substance under the ground </li></ul><ul><li>  [uncountable] the thick, dark liq...
Oil 3. <ul><li>3 </li></ul><ul><li>liquid from plants </li></ul><ul><li>  [uncountable and countable] a smooth, thick liqu...
Oil 4. <ul><li>4 </li></ul><ul><li>paint </li></ul><ul><li>  oils </li></ul><ul><li>  [plural] paints that contain oil [= ...
Fork-lift truck. <ul><li>fork-lift truck  also  fork-lift  [countable] </li></ul><ul><li>a vehicle with special equipment ...
Sweet. 1. <ul><li>sweet </li></ul><ul><li>1 [countable] British English a small piece of sweet food made of sugar or choco...
Sweet. 2. <ul><li>2  [uncountable and countable] British English sweet food served after the meat and vegetables part of a...
Sweet. 3. <ul><li>3 </li></ul><ul><li>  (my) sweet </li></ul><ul><li>old-fashioned used when speaking to someone you love:...
Cucumber. <ul><li>cucumber  [uncountable and countable] </li></ul><ul><li>a long thin round vegetable with a dark green sk...
The end. <ul><li>Source: VOCABULARY FROM LONGMAN DICTIONARY FOR CONTEMPORARY ENGLISH. ADVANCED LEARNERS. </li></ul><ul><li...
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  1. 1. 09-05-2011 Vocabulary and sayings. LONGMAN DICTIONARY for Contemporary English. Source: Englishclub.com
  2. 2. Drink like a fish. 1. <ul><li>Meaning: If someone drinks like a fish, they drink a lot of alcohol. </li></ul><ul><li>For example: </li></ul><ul><li>Since he got back from the war Billy's been drinking like a fish, and we think he needs some help. </li></ul><ul><li>Some people might say I drink like a fish, but I don't think I drink too much.  </li></ul>
  3. 3. Drink like a fish.2 <ul><li>Quick Quiz: </li></ul><ul><li>Even though uncle Barry drinks like a fish, he </li></ul><ul><li>A) never drinks alcohol </li></ul><ul><li>B) never looks drunk </li></ul><ul><li>C) never drinks much </li></ul><ul><li>Clue: b. </li></ul><ul><li>   </li></ul>
  4. 4. Od (slang). 1 <ul><li>Meaning: to take an overdose of a drug </li></ul><ul><li>For example: </li></ul><ul><li>If someone OD's, call an ambulance immediately. After calling, give the person mouth-to-mouth resuscitation if they've stopped breathing. It's very easy to OD and die from taking a narcotic drug like heroin. This is because narcotics are such powerful drugs that taking a dose which is just a little bit stronger than usual can kill a person.  </li></ul>
  5. 5. Od (slang). 2 <ul><li>Origin: short for &quot;overdose&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Note: pronounced &quot;oh-dee&quot; Quick Quiz: </li></ul><ul><li>If someone takes drugs and then OD's, you must </li></ul><ul><li>A) splash cold shower on their face </li></ul><ul><li>B) call an ambulance immediately </li></ul><ul><li>C) try to get them to sit in a chair </li></ul><ul><li>Clue: b. </li></ul><ul><li>   </li></ul>
  6. 6. Phrasal verb. Drive away. 1. <ul><li>Meaning: to cause someone or something to leave a place </li></ul><ul><li>For example: </li></ul><ul><li>drive sb/sth away The government's strict new laws on currency trading will drive foreign investors away.  </li></ul><ul><li>drive away sb/sth The farmers are using automatic air guns to drive away the birds. </li></ul><ul><li>   </li></ul>
  7. 7. Phrasal verb. Drive away. 2. <ul><li>Quick Quiz: </li></ul><ul><li>Tourists are being driven away from the island by </li></ul><ul><li>A) lower hotel rates </li></ul><ul><li>B) improved public transport </li></ul><ul><li>C) increasing crime rates </li></ul><ul><li>Clue: c. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Ignorance of the law is no excuse. 1. <ul><li>Possible interpretation: It is no defence to say that we didn't know that something we did was illegal. </li></ul><ul><li>Note: ignorance (noun) = lack of knowledge | the law (noun) = the system of rules recognized and enforced in a particular country | excuse (noun) = a reason or explanation given to defend a (wrong) action    </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Ignorance of the law is no excuse. 1. </li></ul><ul><li>Quick Quiz: </li></ul><ul><li>If &quot;ignorance of the law is no excuse&quot;, a judge is most likely to find someone not-guilty if he can prove that </li></ul><ul><li>he didn't know that what he did was wrong </li></ul><ul><li>he didn't do what he was accused of </li></ul><ul><li>he thought the law did not apply to him </li></ul><ul><li>Clue: b </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>VOCABULARY FROM LONGMAN DICTIONARY FOR CONTEMPORARY ENGLISH. ADVANCED LEARNERS. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Oil 1 <ul><li>fuel </li></ul><ul><li>  [uncountable] a smooth thick liquid that is used to make machines run easily or is burned to produce heat: </li></ul><ul><li>Check the oil level in your car every week. </li></ul><ul><li>The heating system runs on oil. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Oil 2 <ul><li>2 </li></ul><ul><li>natural substance under the ground </li></ul><ul><li>  [uncountable] the thick, dark liquid from under the ground from which petrol is produced [↪ crude]: </li></ul><ul><li>a rise in the price of oil </li></ul><ul><li>oil industry/company/production etc </li></ul><ul><li>the importance of protecting our oil supplies </li></ul><ul><li>an oil refinery (=factory where oil is made purer) </li></ul>
  13. 13. Oil 3. <ul><li>3 </li></ul><ul><li>liquid from plants </li></ul><ul><li>  [uncountable and countable] a smooth, thick liquid made from plants or some animals, used especially in cooking or for making beauty products: </li></ul><ul><li>cooking oil </li></ul><ul><li>olive/vegetable/sunflower etc oil </li></ul><ul><li>coconut oil shampoo </li></ul><ul><li>Fish oils are supposed to help relieve arthritis. </li></ul><ul><li>➔ castor oil , cod-liver oil , linseed oil </li></ul>
  14. 14. Oil 4. <ul><li>4 </li></ul><ul><li>paint </li></ul><ul><li>  oils </li></ul><ul><li>  [plural] paints that contain oil [= oil paints] </li></ul><ul><li>in oils </li></ul><ul><li>I usually paint in oils (=using oils). </li></ul><ul><li>➔ burn the midnight oil </li></ul><ul><li> at burn1 (20) </li></ul><ul><li>  ; ➔ pour oil on troubled waters </li></ul><ul><li> at pour (8) </li></ul><ul><li>Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English  Advanced Learner's Dictionary. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Fork-lift truck. <ul><li>fork-lift truck also fork-lift  [countable] </li></ul><ul><li>a vehicle with special equipment on the front for lifting and moving heavy things </li></ul><ul><li>Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English  Advanced Learner's Dictionary. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Sweet. 1. <ul><li>sweet </li></ul><ul><li>1 [countable] British English a small piece of sweet food made of sugar or chocolate [= candy American English] </li></ul><ul><li>Eating sweets is bad for your teeth. </li></ul><ul><li>a sweet shop </li></ul><ul><li>a packet of boiled sweets (=hard sweets that taste of fruit) </li></ul>
  17. 17. Sweet. 2. <ul><li>2  [uncountable and countable] British English sweet food served after the meat and vegetables part of a meal [= dessert]: </li></ul><ul><li>Would you like a sweet, or some cheese and biscuits? </li></ul><ul><li>Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English  Advanced Learner's Dictionary. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Sweet. 3. <ul><li>3 </li></ul><ul><li>  (my) sweet </li></ul><ul><li>old-fashioned used when speaking to someone you love: </li></ul><ul><li>Don't cry, my sweet. </li></ul><ul><li>Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English  Advanced Learner's Dictionary. </li></ul><ul><li>cu‧cum‧ber  [uncountable and countable] </li></ul><ul><li>a long thin round vegetable with a dark green skin and a light green inside, usually eaten raw </li></ul>
  19. 19. Cucumber. <ul><li>cucumber  [uncountable and countable] </li></ul><ul><li>a long thin round vegetable with a dark green skin and a light green inside, usually eaten raw </li></ul><ul><li>Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English  Advanced Learner's Dictionary. </li></ul>
  20. 20. The end. <ul><li>Source: VOCABULARY FROM LONGMAN DICTIONARY FOR CONTEMPORARY ENGLISH. ADVANCED LEARNERS. </li></ul><ul><li>Source: saying, phrasal verb, idiom, slang from www.english.com </li></ul>

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