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Friday, 20 September 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. 

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