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samedi 21 mars 2020

UNIT X: READING










Vocabulary:



persaude /pəˈsweɪd/: to make someone do or believe something by giving them a good reason to do it or by talking to that person and making them believe it. (synonym: convince ≠ dissuade /dɪˈsweɪd/; deter  /dɪˈtɜːr/)


 
Examples: 



 
If she doesn't want to go, nothing you can say will persuade her.



Using a bunch of bananas, the zoo-keeper persuaded the monkey back into its cage.

 
wonder /ˈwʌn.dər/: to ask yourself questions or express a wish to know about something.


 
Examples:


 
Shouldn't you phone home? Your parents will be wondering where you are.


 
A: "Have you decided where you're going next summer?"

            B: "I've been
wondering about (= considering) going to Florida."



go off: to leave a place and go somewhere else.



Examples: 

She's gone off on holiday with Tony.




You're too young to go off on your own.



take it easy: rest, relax, or be calm.



Examples: 




You’d better take it easy until you feel better.




Take it easy – don’t get mad.




afford  /əˈfɔːd/: can afford: to be able to buy or do something because you have enough money or time.



Examples: 



I don't know how he can afford a new car on his salary.

 
We can't afford another trip abroad this year.




accommodation /əˌkɒm.əˈdeɪ.ʃən/: a place to live, work, stay, etc. in.



Examples: 



There's a shortage of cheap accommodation (= places to live).

 
The price includes travel and accommodation but meals are extra.




put sb up: to provide someone with a place to stay temporarily.


Examples: 



Sally is putting me up for the weekend.


 
Najat's relatives can put us up.




hitchhike /ˈhɪtʃ.haɪk/: to travel by getting free rides in someone else's vehicle.


Examples: 



 I would never hitchhike on my own.


 
Two months ago they hitchhiked to Paris.




think sth over: to consider an idea or plan carefully before making a decision.


Examples: 



 I'll think it over and give you an answer next week.


 
I need some time to think over his proposal.



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