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

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

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

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