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word bank #07

If you really want to travel round the world then go ahead and do it.
go ahead: "to do something you want to do"


1. Apparently the band are in the recording studio working on their new album.

2. The recent crime statistics do not take into consideration the numbers of unrecorded crimes, incidents that the police never hear about.

3. Can you bring your cassette recorder to the party?


He made a fortune dealing in stocks and shares.
"to make a fortune"
[PR]
by scummy | 2008-03-07 02:21 | FCE

word bank #06

I think I'll lie in for another half an hour before I get up for work.
lie in: "to stay in bed longer than usual."


1. They had a magician at their daughter's birthday party who kept getting his trick wrong.

2. The first time we went to Paris was a magical experience for both of us.

3. Who do you think cleans your bedroom? It doesn't magically tidy itself!


I tried to get a table in the Chinese restaurant but they were fully booked.
"to be booked"
[PR]
by scummy | 2008-03-05 17:51 | FCE

word bank #05

I've been going out too often lately and have fallen behind with my work.
fall behind (with one's work): "to not progress with work as fast as others"


1. In addition to pollution, cars are also the cause of a large number of deaths.

2. If there are any additional expense please let us know.

3. This food is supposed to be healthy yet it's full of additives.


After several hours of questioning the police finally placed the man undcer arrest.
"to be under arrest"
[PR]
by scummy | 2008-03-04 11:51 | FCE

word bank #04

I won't be able to come into work tomorrow as I'm moving into my new house.
move into: "to begin living in a different house"


1. According to the weather forecast, there's going to be thunder and lightning this evening.

2. I haven't got any matches but you can use my lighter if you want it.

3. The lighting in our office is very bright and uncomfortable.


I suppose I go to the gym about three times a week on average.
[PR]
by scummy | 2008-03-02 23:01 | FCE

word bank #03

He was angry with his girlfriend for showing him up in front of his friends.
show up: "to embarrass someone"


1. He's getting married to a property developer from New York.

2. There has been a very interesting development in the missing person case.

3. The land around the house we're thinking of buying is completely undeveloped; no houses, no roads, nothing.


Listen, do as you're told and turn the TV off. It's time for dinner.
"to do as you are told"
[PR]
by scummy | 2008-02-29 21:16 | FCE

word bank #02

I can't see the building from here. That tree is blocking out the view.
block out: "to stop something from being seen through being in the way"


1. It was an eventful holiday with something new every day.

2. We had to wait ages but eventually a bus arrived.

3. It was an uneventful match and the crowd started to leave long before the end.
[PR]
by scummy | 2008-02-28 17:39 | FCE

word bank #01

The bomb went off at 5.30, just as people were leaving work.
go off: "to explode"


1. I'm really unhappy about the service I received at that garage. I might phone up and complain.

2. The children had a wonderful time at the party. I've never seen such scenes of happiness before.

3. The last time I saw Tom he was playing happily in the garden. He seemed to be enjoying himself.


Don't make excuses for him. He should have been here hours ago.
"to make excuses"
[PR]
by scummy | 2008-02-27 12:00 | FCE

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