Flashcards in CAE Exam Preparation Deck (1764)
Her fear of water ........ from the time she was pushed in the swimming pool as a child.
He's always trying to ........ responsibility for mistakes he makes on to other people.
The police had several suspects on their files, all of whom answered........ the description given by the witnesses.
He is a very quiet and ........... man who keeps his views to himself. (ASSUME)
The criminal went into hiding and reappeared 6 months later using an ......... name. (ASSUME)
I was under the ........ that I would be getting a pay rise. (ASSUME)
1. That cash point did not ........ my card so I couldn't get any money out.
2. It was a few months before Maria could ........ her baby brother, she was so jealous.
3. The politician said she did not ........ that unemployment figures had gone up.
My mum always used to insist we had a ........ meal every day and I think we all felt healthier for it.
A 'square meal' is a big meal that consists of all the items of food you need to stay healthy.
My husband has a job on a building site doing heavy manual work and always has a ........ appetite.
If you have a 'healthy appetite' you eat well.
I think you worry too much. Most children have a sweet ......... and the occasional bar of chocolate won't hurt them.
If someone has 'a sweet tooth' they enjoy eating things like sweets and cake.
The most important pieces of information about something, or general information without details:
That was the gist of what he said.
I think I got (= understood) the gist of what she was saying.
Not level, equal, flat, or continuous:
Be careful on that path - the paving stones are uneven.
There is an uneven distribution of wealth across the country from the north to the south.
The contest was very uneven - the other team was much stronger than us.
I won't be a minute. I'm just going to ........ off a letter to my bank.
Dash sth off: to write something quickly, putting little effort into it:
She dashed the letter off in five minutes.
You haven't got any ........ whatsoever of doing your homework, have you? (INTENT)
I'm sorry I forgot to pick you up at the station. Don't take it personally, it was completely ........ . (INTENT)
I'd never do anything to upset you ........ . (INTENT)
Two leading city bankers have ........ forces to take over the struggling company.
Her fear of the dentist stems ........ an upsetting experience she had as a child.
I found that aerobics session absolutely ......... I can't move a muscle. (EXHAUST)
She is suffering from ........ after spending 4 hours playing in the final of the tennis tournament. (EXHAUST)
The witness gave the police a complete and ........ account of the accident. (EXHAUST)
1. He has a strange ........ of humour and nobody finds his jokes in the least bit funny.
2. I just can't make ........ of her handwriting. It's totally illegible.
3. Come on! Use your common ........ You know it's dangerous to cross the road without looking
Jobs - questions
A person’s ‘occupation’ is the thing they do to make money. We also call it a job.
‘You need to find yourself an occupation that you love and have passion for, then you will truly be happy.’
A ‘profession’ is an occupation that requires special education or training.
‘He has a profession, I think he is a carpenter.’
Making a living refers to how you support yourself and your family, the way in which you make money.
‘He has made a living on the banks of the Brisbane river since the 60s.’
Ways we can ask people about their jobs:
What is your occupation?
Do you have a profession?
How do you make a living?