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word bank #106

Be very careful when you cross the road or you might get knocked down by a car.
knock down: "to collide with a pedestrian in a car with possibly serious results"

1. The customs official asked her to confirm her nationality so she told him she was Italian.

2. A nationalist is somebody who has a great love of their country.

3. She went to the celebration wearing her national dress.

Could you draw the curtains please? The sun's shining in my eyes.
"to draw the curtains"
by scummy | 2008-09-23 14:12 | FCE

word bank #105

Thanks for stepping in when you did. I was very close to losing my temper.
step in: "to help out in a difficult situation"

1. Did you vote in the last election?

2. He became Managing Director despite being unelected. He was simply appointed by the President.

3. The electoral system is often criticized for being unfair.

You will save yourself a lot of time if you catch a taxi home tonight.
"to save time"
by scummy | 2008-08-26 22:21 | FCE

word bank #104

Have you heard the sad news? Sam's wife has passed away. She suffered a heart attack.
pass away: "to die"

1. They made an announcement to all the guests, telling them that they planned to get married the following year.

2. He'd been working abroad for 10 years when he came home totally unannounced. His arrival was a complete shock to everyone.

3. The announer on the TV was introducing the next programme when she started coughing.

If you take the next turning on your right, you'll see the bank on the right opposite the library.
"to take a turning"
by scummy | 2008-08-26 22:17 | FCE

word bank #103

It takes a lot of begging and pleading but I usually manage to get round my Dad OK.
get round: "to persuade someone to allow you to do something"

1. He works as an economist in a large multi-national company.

2. It's uneconomical to buy food every day from that shop. Why don't you get all your shopping from that cheap supermarket in town?

3. My new car is far more economical than the last one. It only uses about half the amount of petrol.

One of the questions you'll be asked in the interview is whether you have ever committed any crimes.
"to commit a crime"
by scummy | 2008-08-26 22:15 | FCE

word bank #102

Could you turn over to Channel 4? I want to watch the news.
turn over: "to select another channel on TV"

1. Excuse me Madam. Have you any form of identification, like a passport for example?

2. UFO stands for unidentified flying object.

3. The police are keeping the identity of the man secret for his own protection.

There's a scene in the film where a building bursts into flames and the hero rushes in to save a young girl.
"to burst into flames"
by scummy | 2008-08-26 22:12 | FCE

word bank #101

My last boss always kept on at me about arriving late. I used to get really irritated.
keep on at: "to continue to tell someone to do something until it becomes annoying"

1. How many qualifications did you get at school?

2. The athlete was disqualified for taking drugs.

3. He worked as a doctor even though he had never been to medical school and was completely unqualified.

She gave birth to a beautiful little girl.
"to give birth"
by scummy | 2008-08-26 22:10 | FCE

word bank #100

Just a minute caller. I'll put you through to our sales department.
put through: "to connect someone on the phone to the person they wish to speak to"

1. You'll have to speak up. This connection is really bad.

2. They had their gas disconnected for not paying their bill.

3. The police say the two crimes are completely unconnected. They share no similarities at all.

They've bought a brand new dishwasher with the money they won in the competition.
"brand new"
by scummy | 2008-07-25 22:25 | FCE

word bank #99

I've never really felt that I fit in with the people I work with. We have completely different interests.
fit in with: "to feel that you belong to a group of people because you are similar to them"

1. I don't know why you're so scared of mice. They're completely harmless.

2. Fortunately, everyone escaped from the train crash unharmed.

3. All harmful substances should be kept out of reach of children.

There are only two chocolates left so take your pick which one you want.
"to take your pick"
by scummy | 2008-07-25 22:24 | FCE

word bank #98

I know she's always arguing with you, but at least she stands up for what she believes in.
stand up for: "to defend a person or point of view"

1. Experts are beginning to question the effectiveness of the Government's anti-drugs campaign.

2. The treatment he received for the injury was totally ineffective and he had to spend several weeks off work.

3. The couple had an enormous argument which effectively brought their relationship to an end.

Apparently the police will be making a statement about the arrest later today.
"to make a statement"
by scummy | 2008-07-21 23:53 | FCE

word bank #97

He got in trouble for sending up his teacher. I must admit though, he made everyone laugh.
send up: "to imitate someone in a way that makes them look silly"

1. Sam sends his apologies. He can't come to the meeting as he has another engagement.

2. Tom was very apologetic about losing my watch. I had to forgive him in the end.

3. The boy spoke very apologetically and then left the room.

I'm really under pressure at work at the moment. We've had a big order come in and we're all having to work extra hard.
"to be under pressure"
by scummy | 2008-07-21 23:42 | FCE


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