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vendredi 1 février 2019

UNIT V: READING

 


Vocabulary:


stroll: /strəʊl/ to walk in a slow relaxed way, especially for pleasure .

 Examples:


 We could stroll along the beach after dinner.

An elderly couple strolled hand in hand in the park.

combination: /ˌkɒm.bɪˈneɪ.ʃən/  the mixture you get when two or more things are combined.
         
 Examples:

The school uses a combination of modern and traditional methods for teaching reading.

The bride's mother was wearing a horrible combination of green and yellow.

recollection: /ˌrek.əˈlek.ʃən/ a memory of something

 Examples:

I have many pleasant recollections of the time we spent together.

I have fond recollections of the times our families vacationed together in Vermont.

hook: /hʊk/ to become attracted or fastened by or as if by a hook.


 Examples:


I was just eight when my parents took me to see a classic movie about war. From tehn on, I was hooked.


Once people have tried this product, they will be hooked for life.


bug: /bʌɡ/ a strong enthusiasm for something.


 Examples:


When I was about 17, I was bitten by the acting bug and began to try out for parts.

My family caught the movie bug as well.


genre: /ˈʒɑ̃ː.rə/ /ˈʒɒn.rə/ a strong enthusiasm for something.


 Examples:


What genre does the book fall into - comedy or tragedy?

I like most genres of films.


genre: /ˈʒɑ̃ː.rə/ /ˈʒɒn.rə/ a strong enthusiasm for something.


 Examples:


What genre does the book fall into - comedy or tragedy?

I like most genres of films.


indelible: /ɪnˈdel.ə.bəl/  impossible to forget or remove.


 Examples:


I have an indelible memory of that meeting with Anastasia. 

The blood had left an indelible mark on her shirt.


relieve: /rɪˈliːv/ to make an unpleasant feeling, such as pain or worry, less strong.


 Examples:


She was given a shot of morphine to relieve the pain.

She relieved her boredom at home by learning how to type.


sink into sth: /sɪŋk/ to slowly move your body into a sitting or lying position, in a relaxed or tired way.


 Examples:


I was so tired when I got home that all I wanted to do was sink into bed/an armchair/a hot bath. 

I sit back and sink into fantasy.
 

pester: /ˈpes.tər/ to annoy someone by doing or asking for something repeatedly.


 Examples:


The kids keep pestering me to buy them a new video game.

I pestered my mother day and night to buy me a football.


delighted:  /dɪˈlaɪ.tɪd/ very please/happy.


 Examples:


Pat was delighted with her new house.
 

The whole school is delighted about Joel's success in the championships. 


depict:  /dɪˈpɪkt/ to represent or show something in a picture or story.


 Examples:


Her paintings depict the lives of ordinary people in the last century.

In the book, he depicts his father as a tyrant. 
 

build up:   /bɪld/ to cause something to increase or become greater


 Examples:


She does exercises daily to build up her strength.

We tried to build his confidence up.

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