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1
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Blurred

A

borroso, nublado

2
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And early steam trains were to blame  for some quite horrific accidents

They were to blame

They were blamed

They blame me 

A

Y los primeros trenes de vapor tuvieron la culpa de algunos accidentes bastante terribles

Ellos tenían la culpa

Ellos fueron  culpados

Me culpan

3
Q

Athlete

/ˈæθliːt/

A

Atleta

4
Q

Blow out (informal)

A

Exagerar, hacer una montaña de un grano de arena

Apagar (soplando)

5
Q

Breeze

A breeze

A

Brisa

  • A gentle breeze blew across the lake.

Pan comido, fácil

  • Opening a bank account is a breeze.
6
Q

Clumsy

A

Torpe, patoso, desastroso

  • Jake is so clumsy--he's always running into things and dropping things.
7
Q

Commute

A

Travel to work, viajar al trabajo, viajar diariamente al trabajo

 

8
Q

craftsmanship

A

Artesanía

Look at the level of craftsmanship in this wood carving! It's so intricate.

9
Q

Devoted

A

Fiel, devoto, comprometido, leal

  • The team's devoted efforts ensured the project was a success.
10
Q

Emptiness

A

Vacio, frialdad

  • Feelings of emptiness arose when he moved away from home.
11
Q

feasible

/ˈfiːzəbəl/

A

viable, factible (possible, doable)

  • Ryan wrote a report for his boss to show that the project was feasible.
12
Q

feat

A

logro, hazaña, proeza

  • The new building was a feat of engineering.
13
Q

Flock.

A

Rebaño, bandada

  • The shepherd tended his flock.

Feligreses, parroquia

14
Q

Flurry

Flurry of activity

A

Ráfaga, oleada

A flurry of snow blew across the field.

Ajetreo, frenesí ...

There was a flurry of activity in the office when the boss arrived.

15
Q

Handed Down

A

Segunda mano, Heredado

  • Most of the children were wearing handed-down clothesquitar.
16
Q

in contrast

A

a diferencia de  ...

  • In contrast to ourselves, they had to work much longer hours, both in their jobs and in routine household tasks.
17
Q

juncture

A

punto, momento

  • The negotiations reached a juncture when the deadline approached and no decisions were made.

 

18
Q

laughable

 /ˈlɑːfəbəl/

A

risible, irrisorio, ridículo

19
Q

Loose (vt)

A

Flojo, suelto/ar

  • I must have lost weight, because my trousers are loose.
20
Q

Lose (vt, vi)

A

(vt)Perder, hacer perder

(vi) fracasar, salir perdiendo

  • He lost his keys
  • They knew that they were going to lose the game.
  • I can't do this job. I'm going to lose again.
21
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Manage (vt)

manage to do sth

A

gestionar, manegar, dirigir

  • She managed the network operations.

conseguir, lograr

  • The traffic was terrible today! I'm amazed I managed to get to work on time.

 

 

22
Q

mind-blowing (slang)

A

alucinante, extraordinario, increíble

23
Q

Needle (n)

Needle (sb)

A

Aguja

  • The doctor injected the vaccine with a needle.

Pinchar a (provocar)

  • Jeff's boss needled him constantly about his work.
24
Q

offer

 /ˈɒfə/

A

ofrecer, brindar, oferta, ...

  • He offered her some potato chips.
25
Q

On the contrary

A

Por el contrario

  • On the contrary, I think we have far greater opportunities to take advantage of the enormous variety of goods things. 
26
Q

Outlying

A

Periférico

  • I traveled an hour to my aunt's house in the outlying suburbs of Chicago.
27
Q

Plough (a field)

A

arar, labrar

Campo, terreno

  • She saw a field full of corn.
28
Q

Prohibit

 /prəˈhɪbɪt/

A

prohibir, excluir, proscribir

  • The police prohibited me from entering the building.
29
Q

Psyche

A

Psique, alma, espíritu

30
Q

Round up (vt)

A

Reunir, juntar, 

The sheep have scattered, so we must round them up again.

31
Q

Run out 

Run out of

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Quedarse sin/acabarse la 

  • Can you go and buy milk? We've completely run out.

Agotarse

  • We do need to go shopping as we have run out of teabags.
32
Q

Shatter

A

romperse en añicos, romprse

33
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skilled

A

Habilidoso, dotado

  • Walter is a skilled worker; he shouldn't have any problem doing this.
34
Q

spare-time

A

Tiempo libre

  • I practise the piano in my spare time.
35
Q

Subtle

/ˈsʌtəl/

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Sutil, imperceptible, agudo, ingenioso

  • Wendy started making subtle signs that they should leave.
36
Q

swift

A

Rápido, ligero, veloz ...

  • The travellers moved at a swift pace and soon reached their destination.
37
Q

They were no longer totally at the mercy of natural events

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Y no estaban totalmente a merced de eventos naturales.

38
Q

thus

A

de este modo, así

  • Complete the task thus.

Por consiguiente

  • Thus, everyone decided to move on.
39
Q

To harness

A

Aprovechar, emplear

Arnés

  • They could take action to harness these phenomena
40
Q

To mate

mate

mating

A

aparear, emparejar, cruzar

  • The two squirrels mated in the tree.

colega, amigo,compañero,

  • Tom's best mate, Dan, came to visit.

pareja(animal)

  • The penguin recognized its mate nearly a year after last seeing it.

Cruzando, emparejando (cuando se habla de por ejemplo unir dos motores)

 

41
Q

To ponder

A

reflexionar, ponderar, pensar

  • You might want to ponder that for a moment.n
42
Q

To some extent

A

hasta cierto punto

  • This may be true to some extent
43
Q

To steer

A

Conducir, dirigir, manejar (vehículos)

  • Beth's parents steered her towards a career in finance.
  • As a result, you can start to lose your steering
44
Q

Treaty

A

tratado, acuerdo, pacto

  • The treaty sets limits for greenhouse gas emissions.
45
Q

Undergo

(went/gone)

A

Experimentar, padecer

46
Q

utterly

A

completamente, totalmente

  • We were utterly unprepared for the number of applications we received.
47
Q

who manage to grab the headlines

A

Quien logra/consigue atrapar los titulares

48
Q

Bod

/bɒd/

A

Cuerpo, persona, gente, tipo

49
Q

They were miles off

A

Estaban a millas de distancia 

50
Q

Pitch

A

Campo, cancha

  • Soccer is played on a grass pitch.

Tono

  • The pitch of a siren is usually sharp.
51
Q

ethos

(izoas)

A

Valores, ética, comportamiento

The ethos of many western cultures values individualism.

52
Q

western

A

Occiental

53
Q

trustworthiness

 /ˈtrʌstˌwɜːðɪnɪs/

A

confianza, horadez

(confidence, trust, faith, honesty, integrity)

  • I've never once questioned James' trustworthiness
54
Q

Extra lifeguards are to be posted at the beach

Student are to hand in project reports

be to +  infinitive

A

Socorristas adicionales serán colocados en la playa.

Los estudiantes deben entregar los informes del proyecto. 

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A
56
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