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word bank #18

I'm thinking of buying a dilapidated house and doing it up myself.
do up: "to renovate an old building"


1. There were very few westerners in the country and he stood out when walking down the streets.

2. A great deal of westernisation has taken place as a consequence of the process of globalisation.

3. He travelled westward in search of a better life.


1. Whisk the milk into the flour until it has a smooth consistency without any lumps whatsoever.

2. Many students find the transition from school to university less than smooth, especially if they are away from their families for the first time.

3. I don't trust that car salesman. He's far too smooth for my liking!
[PR]
by scummy | 2007-12-31 01:41 | CPE

word bank #17

The old lady was taken ill while she was shopping. She just keeled over and fainted in a supermarket aisle.
keel over: "to fall to the ground, usually by fainting


1. The logistics of putting on the show were challenging to say the least.

2. Logically, I know my boyfriend can't be keeping secrets from me but I just can't help feeling suspicious.

3. There must be a logical explanation for his absence. We just haven't worked out what it is.


1. The police have just announced that they are following up a new lead from a member of the public, which may solve the crime.

2. Have you seen that film in which Hugh Grant plays the lead?

3. Brazil have taken the lead with just 3 minutes to go before the end of the match.
[PR]
by scummy | 2007-12-29 03:04 | CPE

freerice

fling = toss
fiercely = ferociously
dribble = trickle
booze = liquor
lone = solitary
quadruped = four-footed
injurious = harmful
oracle = seer
morsel = small bite
rural = countrified
imprecious = vague
virtually = nearly
orchestrate = organize
sieve = strainer
delirious = irrational
scrub = scour
stingy = ungenerous
formulate = divise
fleet = swift
ample = abundant
fiasco = failure
biker = squabble
discourteous = rude
hearsay = rumor
flamboyant = showy
fraudulence = deceitfulness
[PR]
by scummy | 2007-12-28 01:41 | FreeRice

word bank #16

The engagement of the celebrity couple was supposed to be kept a secret but the press leaked it out to the general public.
leak out: "to make something that is secret public"


1. There was a lot of press speculation about how the pop star had died.

2. There are rumours that the band are going to split up, although this is only speculative.

3. My cousin works as a speculator in the finance industry.


1. I mixed with all sorts of interesting people at the conference.

2. The news of my uncle's death was very bittersweet - it was sadness and relief mixed together, as he had been ill for such a long time.

3. Most suburbs in a cosmopolitan city like London are racially mixed.
[PR]
by scummy | 2007-12-28 01:26 | CPE

word bank #15

The original sales estimates now look over-optimistic, especially as we did not provide for a slump in the economy.
provide for: "to make arrangements for something"


1. The disgraced sportsperson spent a lot of time in the wilderness.

2. Winning the competition seemed beyond my wildest dreams.

3. News of the terrorist attack spread like wildfire.


1. It was a pity she was a vegetarian. The buffet lunch had some delicious-looking chicken legs!

2. I really need to get up and stretch my legs after sitting down all day.

3. The girl rolled up the legs of her trousers before she went paddling in the sea.
[PR]
by scummy | 2007-12-27 02:37 | CPE

The Good, The Bad & The Queen

Moving uptown
But I know it's the place I should be
The streets are all quiet
And no one saying nothing at all

Then the sun came out of he clouds
And charged up the satellites
We all got our energy back and started talking again

It's the blessed routine
For the good, the bad and the Queen
Just moving out of dreams with no physical wounds at all

Don't kick the crack heads of the green
They are a political party
And the kids are never going to be tired
Cos everything has ever so slightly come
Everything is so slightly come
Everything is so slightly come
[PR]
by scummy | 2007-12-26 16:56

Green Fields

I wrote this song years ago late at night
somewhere on the Goldhawk Road
I was never sure how or why
Before the war and the tidal wave engulfed us all it's true
how the world has changed
And I was learning how to change with you
We saw the green fields
Turn into stone
Such lonely homes
All in a bad man's dream
He ain't asleep
It's just a dream

In the darkest hour
the song had gone
it passed among the people I hardly knew
And I was losing it all the time
But she stayed with me and found me out and above all things I've learnt
It's that honesty that secures the bond in the heart
We saw the green fields
Turn into stone
Such lonely homes
All in a bad man's dream
He ain't asleep
It's just a dream
[PR]
by scummy | 2007-12-26 16:56

There Changes

Calling other sounds
You out there on the seas
Today is dull and mild
On a stroppy little island
Of mixed up people

Did you hear the story?
Of violent behaviour
The episodes get sent around
Everyone

Give us sordid details
Tie them to the main sail
The drum and gun
Of estatedom
Very near

Living in magazines
Not looking for a reason
Why people stand on their own
In the night on the scrubs

Calling other sounds
You out there on the seas
Today is dull and mild
On a stroppy little island
Of mixed up people

Some of us find
To give it all your all
Rises up the land
And nothing going to hold you down

Not going to be a victim
Not going to be a victim
Not going to be a victim

Oh it's alright
Everything jolly
Running up the hill
On a stroppy little island of mixed up people

Some of us find
To give it all your all
Rises up the land
And nothing going to hold you down
[PR]
by scummy | 2007-12-26 16:55

A Soldier's Tale

Wake up feeling good
Go to bed frequently lost in the wood
A soldier's tale of soul winning love
No drunken stuff spewing out of my mouth
All over now out

Birdsong in the night
The sound drags a net through the twilight
Emptiness in computors bothers me
These are the seas in our minds
We make our own confine in time
[PR]
by scummy | 2007-12-26 16:54

Nature Springs

Over lord hills bridge
We must go

Where the hearts burn at night
And the guns are low
pushing out first the child in the rights of the sea
Today's the submarine
Sending calls to the land underneath

Nature spring is lost in a war
the impiricist demands are the local law
he is pulling us down to the emporer's cage

Everyone's a submarine
looking for a dream far away
[PR]
by scummy | 2007-12-26 16:53

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