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10 03-2011 daily advanced cae and proficiency idioms, phrasal


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10 03-2011 daily advanced cae and proficiency idioms, phrasal

  1. 1. Daily advanced cae and proficiency idioms, phrasal verbs, slang and sayings with pictures. BASIC VOCABULARY. 10-04-2011. BLOG WITH RESOURCES FOR LEARNING ENGLISH.
  2. 2. Comic strip by Ed. Stein.
  3. 3. hairdryer   <ul><li>hair‧dry‧er , hairdrier  [countable] </li></ul><ul><li>a machine that blows out hot air for drying hair [↪ blow-dryer] </li></ul>
  4. 4. tomatoes  
  5. 5. tomatoes <ul><li>to‧ma‧to  plural  tomatoes  [countable] </li></ul><ul><li>a round soft red fruit eaten raw or cooked as a vegetable </li></ul>
  6. 6. Life buoy
  7. 7. Life buoy <ul><li>life buoy  [countable] </li></ul><ul><li>a large ring made out of material that floats, which you throw to someone who has fallen in the water, to prevent them from drowning </li></ul>
  8. 8. lizard [countable]   
  9. 9. lizard <ul><li>liz‧ard  [countable] </li></ul><ul><li>a type of reptile that has four legs and a long tail </li></ul>
  10. 10. inflate
  11. 11. inflate <ul><li>in‧flate </li></ul><ul><li>1  [intransitive and transitive] to fill something with air or gas so it becomes larger, or to become filled with air or gas: It took us half an hour to inflate the dinghy. </li></ul><ul><li>Her life jacket failed to inflate. </li></ul><ul><li>2  [transitive] to make something seem more important or impressive than it really is: </li></ul><ul><li>The success further inflated his self-confidence. </li></ul><ul><li>be grossly/vastly/hugely inflated </li></ul><ul><li>The numbers of people involved have been grossly inflated by the media. </li></ul><ul><li>3  [intransitive and transitive] technical to increase in price or make something increase in price: </li></ul><ul><li>Hotels often inflate prices at particular times of the year. </li></ul><ul><li>Costs were inflating. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Pushchair.
  13. 13. A <ul><li>push‧chair  [countable] </li></ul><ul><li>British English a small seat on wheels, in which a young child sits and is pushed along [=  stroller American English ] Picture </li></ul>
  14. 14. Strap
  15. 15. strap strap  [countable] a narrow band of strong material that is used to fasten, hang, or hold onto something:    a bra strap    The strap of my bag is broken. ➔ chinstrap ,  shoulder strap
  16. 16. grease someone's palm   <ul><li>Meaning:  If you grease someone's palm, you pay them a bribe. </li></ul><ul><li>For example: </li></ul><ul><li>The only way to get a government contract around here is to grease someone's palm. </li></ul><ul><li>If you want to get out of jail, grease the warden's palm and the guards will let you escape. </li></ul>
  17. 17. grease someone's palm <ul><li>Quick Quiz: </li></ul><ul><li>It was obvious that many people had greased the chief of police's palm because he had </li></ul><ul><li>become very poor </li></ul><ul><li>become very rich </li></ul><ul><li>become very greasy </li></ul>
  18. 18. grease someone's palm  
  19. 19. Do up <ul><li>Meaning:  If you do up a zip, a button, or a shoelace, you secure it in some way. </li></ul><ul><li>For example: </li></ul><ul><li>do up sth  Don't forget to do up your fly after you go to the toilet. </li></ul><ul><li>do sth up  Do you think I should do these shirt buttons up, or leave them undone? </li></ul><ul><li>Nouns often used as objects with do up (2) :  fly, zip, zipper, buttons, shoelaces, bag, dress, tent </li></ul>
  20. 20. Do up <ul><li>Quick Quiz: </li></ul><ul><li>Before you go out, make sure you do up </li></ul><ul><li>your windows </li></ul><ul><li>your computer </li></ul><ul><li>your fly </li></ul>
  21. 21. Do up your fly
  22. 22. If you wish good advice, consult an old man
  23. 23. If you wish good advice, consult an old man <ul><li>Possible interpretation: Old people have a lot of experience. If you want to have good advice or recommendations, ask an old person, not a young one. </li></ul><ul><li>Note: wish (verb) = want, desire | advice (noun) = recommendation as to what to do | consult (verb) = ask; go to for advice or information </li></ul>
  24. 24. If you wish good advice, consult an old man <ul><li>Quick Quiz: </li></ul><ul><li>According to the saying &quot;If you wish good advice, consult an old man&quot;, </li></ul><ul><li>old people need good advice </li></ul><ul><li>wisdom comes with age </li></ul><ul><li>old women don't give good advice </li></ul>
  25. 25. lardass <ul><li>lardass    </li></ul><ul><li>Meaning:  an overweight person, esp. one with large buttocks </li></ul><ul><li>For example: </li></ul><ul><li>Madge has become such a lardass since she stopped exercising and started eating too much. </li></ul><ul><li>Bill and Jill get on really well. They're both lardasses who love watching TV all day and eating snacks non-stop. </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>
  26. 26. lardass <ul><li>Quick Quiz: </li></ul><ul><li>People started calling Benny a lardass when he began to </li></ul><ul><li>work in a lard factory </li></ul><ul><li>put on a lot of weight </li></ul><ul><li>take dance lessons </li></ul>
  27. 27. lardass
  28. 28. Sources. <ul><li>http:// </li></ul><ul><li> </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>