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vendredi 18 septembre 2020

UNIT IV: EXPAND YOUR VOCABULARY

 love.43.gifVocabulary:



boutons042.gifcapitol: (usually the Capitol) (singular) the building in Washington DC where the US Congress meets to work on new laws.
boutons042.gifcapital: a large amount of money that is invested or is used to start a business.
boutons042.gifcollaborate: work jointly on an activity, especially to produce or create something.
boutons042.gifcorroborate: to provide evidence or information that supports a statement, theory, etc. (synonym: confirm)
boutons042.gifaffluent: having a lot of money and a good standard of living. (synonym: prosperous, wealthy).
boutons042.gifeffluent: liquid waste, especially chemicals produced by factories, or sewage.
boutons042.gifindigent: very poor, needy, penniless, impoverished.
boutons042.gifindigenous: originating or occurring naturally in a particular place. (synonym:native, original).
boutons042.gifcompulsive: impossible to control and therefore sometimes harmful.
boutons042.gifcompulsory: obligatory.
boutons042.gifassistance: help, aid, support.
boutons042.gifassistant: helper.
love.43.gifCollocations:
boutons042.gifcivil society
boutons042.gifcivil rights
boutons042.gifnon-governmental organization(s)
boutons042.gifsustainable development
boutons042.gifrenewable energies
boutons042.gifurban areas≠rural areas
boutons042.gifcultural diversity
boutons042.gifcultural heritage
boutons042.gifculture shock
boutons042.gifhealth care
boutons042.gifsocial justice
boutons042.gifpoverty elimination
boutons042.gifproperty rights
boutons042.gifequal pay
boutons042.gifclimate change
boutons042.gifdeeply rooted
boutons042.gifmicro-credits
boutons042.gifendangered species
boutons042.gifbirth rate
boutons042.gifwater pollution
boutons042.gifecological crisis
boutons042.gifforest preservation
boutons042.gifrecycling waste
love.43.gifIdioms:
boutons042.gifI am all ears: I am listening carefully.
boutons042.gifKeep in touch: stay in contact/keep communicating with even though you may live far apart.
boutons042.gifWhat’s up?: used to ask someone what the problem is:”What's up - why does everyone look so serious?What's up with Terry?”
boutons042.gifWhat’s on?: used to mean 'what is happening'. This phrase is often used as the title of the part of a newspaper that tells you about events and entertainment happening in the next week or month.
boutons042.gifWhat's done is done: said when you cannot change something that has already happened.
boutons042.gifWhat are you driving at?: What do you mean?
boutons042.gifBe up to sth/doing sth: be able to do something: “Do you feel up to going back to work today? She just isn't up to staying up so late.”
boutons042.gifWhat can I say?: I do not know what to say.
boutons042.gifWithout hurrying: taking one’s time.
boutons042.gifTake your leave: go away from a gathering.
boutons042.gifTake your life: kill yourself.
boutons042.gifTo water down: 1. to dilute something. “Who watered the orange juice down?” “Jim watered down the orange juice.”
2. to water something thoroughly. “Will you water the lawn down tonight?” “Water down the lawn this evening so it will grow tomorrow.”
3. Fig. to reduce the effectiveness or force of something. (Fig. on {2}.) “Please don't water my declaration down.” “The new laws watered down the power of the president.”

boutons042.gifBe certain to get or achieve sth: be in the bag.
boutons042.gifTo the letter: exactly as instructed; exactly as written.
boutons042.gifOff the record: If someone says something off the record, they do not want it to be publicly reported.
boutons042.gifFifty-fifty: divided equally.

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