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vendredi 20 septembre 2019

UNIT VI: READING










Vocabulary:


handmade: (adj.) /ˌhændˈmeɪd/ made using the hands rather than a machine.

 Examples:


Handmade products are becoming increasingly popular.

Handmade chocolates/paper/shoes.

constraint: (noun) /kənˈstreɪnt/  something that controls what you do by keeping you within particular limits. (syn: limitation; restriction)
         
 Examples:

Financial constraints on the company are preventing them from employing new staff.

In Egypt, the biggest constraint on new agricultural production is water.

resolution: (noun) /ˌrez.əˈluː.ʃən/ an official decision that is made after a group or organization has voted.

 Examples:

The United Nations passed (= voted to support) a resolution to increase aid to developing nations.

The resolution was carried by 210 votes to 160.


broad:  (adj.) /brɔːd/ including many types of things; general.


 Examples:


The magazine covers a broad range of subjects.


He explained it in very broad terms.


focus: (verb) /ˈfəʊ.kəs/ to direct attention toward something or someone; to concentrate.


 Examples:


Tonight’s program focuses on homelessness.


The company's chief executive is moving to a new corporate headquarters in Dubai to focus on business in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and Asia.


fuzzy: (adj.) /ˈfʌz.ɪ/ not clear.


 Examples:


The basic facts of the story are starting to emerge though the details are still fuzzy.

Is the picture always fuzzy on your TV? 


devote: (verb) /dɪˈvəʊt/to give all of something, especially your time, effort, or love, or yourself, to something you believe in or to a person.


 Examples:


He left the Senate to devote more time to his family.

She has devoted all her energies/life to the care of homeless people.


range: (verb) /reɪndʒ/  to have an upper and a lower limit in amount, number, etc./ to limit. (يتراوح)


 Examples:


Dress sizes range from petite to extra large.


Prices range between $50 and $250.


mailbox: (noun) /ˈmeɪl.bɒks/ in the US, a box outside a person's house where letters are put.
  











flier/ (US)flyer: (noun) /ˈflɑɪ·ə(r)/ a piece of paper containing an advertisement or information, usually given out to people walking by.


 Examples:


They handed out fliers asking you to vote for Jane Schumacker.. 

I sometimes find some fliers in the letterbox.
 

deliver:(verb) /dɪˈlɪv.ər/ to take goods, letters, parcels, etc. to people's houses or places of work.


 Examples:


Mail is delivered to our office twice a day.


The furniture store is delivering our new bed on Thursday.


pick:  (verb) /pɪk/ to take some things and leave others. (syn: choose/select)


 Examples:


She’s been picked for the Olympic team.
 

We finally picked February 14 as the date for our wedding.


newsworthy: (adj.) /ˈnjuːzˌwɜː.ði/  interesting enough to be described in a news report.


 Examples:


Nothing newsworthy ever happens around here. It's so boring.

Al Jazeera channel always provides viewers with newsworthy news.