Thursday, June 30, 2005

Can't find the module you need?

Are you looking for vocabulary from a particular module? Have a look down the right hand side of the screen. You can click any of these links to check the voacabulary for that unit. Sometimes your settings will only show postings for this month. Make sure that you check the Archives > then select the month that you want to check.

Vocabulary (M15) - Is this man Britain’s unluckiest criminal? (Reading) p.128

to invest (in something)
to bet (on something / someone)
a client (of)
to gamble (with ... / on ...)
(be) honest (with / about ...)
series (of ...noun...)
(a) collapsed (building)
(steep) cliffs
suffered
(from ...)
suspicious (actions)

TASK:
Above are some possible collocations that go with the key vocabulary (in bold). Check your dictionary to see what other collocations are possible. Also make sure that you check the word form.

Friday, June 24, 2005

Want something different to study?

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So, if you like using computers try these sites:
www.manythings.org
www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/index.shtml
http://learners.englishclub.com

Choose an area that you think you need to work on. Write me a comment and let me know what you think of them.

Thursday, June 23, 2005

Vocabulary (M14) - Building your dream … (Reading) p.121

Task:
Check your mini-dictionary for collocations that are used with these words. I have done 3 of them for you, see if you can do the other 10 below. The vocabulary words are in black and the collocation is in blue.

bright
compared to
contain
To have an imagination
garage
metal
peace
perhaps
electronic
reality
receive
to attract attention
combination

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Vocabulary (M12) - Designer goods (Listening) p.99

(can’t) afford
waste
quality
designer
ridiculous
either
perfume
to notice
cool

Task: Identify the word forms for the words above.

Monday, June 20, 2005

Vocabulary (M11) - Likes and dislikes (Listening) p.90

ages (n)
embarrassing (adj)
religion (n)
religious (adj)
immediately (adv)
present (n) (= gift)
strange (adj)
suppose (v)
sweet (adj)
honest (adj)
social life (adj+n)
washing up (v)

Vocabulary (M11) - When an interest becomes an obsession (Reading) p.89

collect (v)
honeymoon (n)
factory (n)
interest (n)
property (n)
unusual (adj)
fortunately (adv)
figures (n)
except (v)
desperate (n)

Thursday, June 09, 2005

Vocabulary (M10) - Health problems (Listening) p.81

burn (v)
tap (n)
damage (v/n)
temperature (n)
allow (v)
weight (n)
combine (v)
regular (adv)
resistant (adj)
recommend (v)
gently (adv)
prescription (n)

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Vocabulary (M9) - The changing face of shopping (Reading) p.73

equipment (n)
personal (adj)
contact (n/v)
customers (n)
generations (n)
offer (n/v)
situated (v)
expand (v)
entertainment (n)
to deliver (v)
service (n)
goods (n)

Vocabulary (M8) - Complete a map of New Zealand (Listening) p.68-69 (T8.4 and T8.5)

a climate (n)
population (n)
suppose (v)
official (n)
(un)spoilt (adj)
amazing (adj)
types (n)
pleasant (adj)
scenery (n)
harbour (n)
sailing (v)
range (n)
adventure (n)
volcano (n)

coast (n)
beach (n)
divided (v)
region (n)
popular (adj)
an island (n)