Flashcards in CAE Exam Preparation Deck (1764)
disagree with the ___ that nothing can be done about the rising levels of crime. (PRESUME)
Sharon hasn't called to cancel so ___ she's still coming. (PRESUME)
1. There is a weather ___ approaching from the west.
2. She's been in ___ for the whole race and looks like staying there.
3. How are things on the business ___ ?
The management have apparently been ___ on the workers to agree to work weekends by spreading rumours about possible redundancies.
Lean on sb: to try to make someone do what you want by threatening or persuading them.
I think you have an ___ . That man keeps looking at you. (ADMIRE)
I have so much ___ for people working in nursing. They work so hard and for very little money. (ADMIRE)
The way he has managed to continue with his studies despite all his personal problems is really ___ . (ADMIRE)
It wasn't until I asked the bank to check my account that the error ___ to light. Nobody had been aware of it until then.
The spokesman for the Government tried to ___ over the poor opinion poll figures by claiming they were not representative.
Gloss over sth: to avoid considering something, such as an embarrassing mistake, to make it seem not important, and to quickly continue talking about something else
They are planning to erect a ___ statue in the town centre in his honour. (MEMORY)
It certainly wasn't the most ___ film I have ever seen. (MEMORY)
I'm reading the ___ of a famous politician at the moment. (MEMORY)
Memoirs [plural] (US also memoir): a written record of a usually famous person's own life and experiences:
1. The car was in superb ___ for its age and was worth a great deal of money.
2. You can have the money on ___ that I get paid back within the next few days.
3. It was a ___ in the contract that he worked one Saturday morning every month.
This is the third sales call today! I don't want you phoning again. Do you get the ___?
To 'get the picture' means to understand the situation.
The new job is a bit stressful at the moment but I'm sure I'll enjoy it once I learn the ___.
If you 'learn the ropes' you learn how to do a new job or activity.
Business from China initially looked promising but orders have ___ up lately.
To be in very short supply
Several people who found the film ___ walked out before the end. (OFFEND)
As he was a first time ___ the police let him off with a caution. (OFFEND)
He claimed his remarks were completely ___ and was surprised people had got so upset. (OFFEND)
Trains into town are ___ late this evening due to a damaged track.
It was my teacher's talent for art that ___ me on to take up a similar career.
To encourage an activity or development or make it happen faster:
Rising consumer sales have the effect of spurring the economy to faster growth.
Spurred (on) by her early success, she went on to write four more novels in rapid succession.
It was a ___ foul and the player fully deserved to be sent off. (SICK)
Foul: an act that is against the rules of a sport, often causing injury to another player:
He was sent off for a foul on the French captain.
He was quite a ___ child and spent a lot of time off school. (SICK)
I've always suffered from sea ___ but lately it seems to have disappeared. (SICK)
1. I didn't have the ___ to tell the children the party had been postponed.
2. He's learnt all the key dates by ___ and is quite confident about the test.
3. In the ___ of the city there's a brilliant Japanese restaurant.
By heart: to learn something in such a way that you can say it from memory
He went ___ on his promise to lend me the money for the business.
To break a promise
He's a very ........ character and quite an extrovert. (COLOUR)
The medicine was ........ and looked just like water. (COLOUR)
Some food and drink contain additives like preservatives and ......... (COLOUR)