Flashcards in CAE Exam Preparation Deck (1764)
Turn (sth) over
To change to a different television station:
This programme's boring - can I turn over to BBC2?
In the light of sth
UK (US in light of sth)
In the light of recent incidents, we are asking our customers to take particular care of their personal belongings.
To be out of control and act in a wild or dangerous manner:
The soldiers ran amok after one of their senior officers was killed.
The two dogs ran amok in a school playground.
Great energy, enthusiasm, and enjoyment that is experienced by someone taking part in an activity, especially a performance:
Everyone joined in the singing with great gusto.
Wretched adjective (BAD QUALITY)
Unpleasant or of low quality:
a wretched childhood
The house was in a wretched state.
Wretched adjective (FEELING BAD)
Very ill or very unhappy:
I think I must be coming down with flu - I've been feeling wretched all day.
Wretched adjective (ANNOYING)
Used to express anger when something annoying happens:
My wretched car's broken down again.
Pull through (sth)
To become well again after a serious illness, especially when you might have died:
They said the operation had been successful and they expected his wife to pull through.
Cannot happen again
The author ____ the book to her parents. The message is printed on the inside cover.
In large amounts.
The office buys paper in bulk to keep down costs.
Practical, reasonable, and friendly:
She's a down-to-earth woman with no pretensions.
Friendly or helpful to your neighbours:
It was very neighbourly of you to do her shopping for her.
› Relating to the enjoyment or study of beauty:
The new building has little aesthetic value/appeal.
› An aesthetic object or a work of art is one that shows great beauty:
furniture that is both aesthetic and functional
Bit by bit
I saved up the money bit by bit.
(an example of) uncontrolled and excited behaviour or emotion that is sometimes violent:
In a frenzy of rage she hit him.
the media frenzy over the royal wedding
The audience worked/whipped themselves up into a frenzy as they waited for her to come on stage.
There was a frenzy of activity on the financial markets yesterday.
In a moment of jealous frenzy, she cut the sleeves off all his shirts.
It's hard to ____ the balance between work and life.
To ____ healthy lifestyle
They have ____ to reduce the number of smoking-related illness within ten years.
To _____ a policy
To _____ people's right
Everything government does to ___smoking reduce the income they receive from tax on cigarettes.
Curb (to control or limit something that is not wanted)
The government should act to curb tax evasion.
Expressions related to love
Got it really bad: to be very much in love [estar super apaixonado]
Smitten: having suddenly started to like or love something or someone very much [apaixonado]
Loved up: feeling full of romantic love for someone [perdidamente apaixonado]
Two-time: If you two-time your partner, you secretly have a romantic relationship with someone else.[enganar, trair]
To eat something, especially noisily:
He was munching on an apple.
We watched her munch her way through two packets of peanuts.
Nibble (away) at sth
To slowly reduce something:
Even when inflation is low, it nibbles away at people's savings, reducing their value considerably over several years.
A very unpleasant and painful or difficult experience:
The hostages' ordeal came to an end when soldiers stormed the building.
A female god.
Turn your nose up
To not accept something because you do not think it is good enough for you:
They turned their noses up at the only hotel that was available.
Word family (Hesitate)
Non hesitantly (adv)
Hesitation (n, pause)
Indigenous people have been displaced to ____ way for hotels and golf courses.
To receive criticism or blame for something
She came in for a lot of criticism for not turning up for the meeting last week.