Unit 3: Like this, like that
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- 1 Nice to meet you!
- 2 What to wear
- 3 Like this, like that
- 4 The daily grind
- 5 Christmas every day
- 6 Great achievers
- 7 The Titanic
- 8 Travel
- 9 The big wedding
- 10 Sunny's job hunt
- 11 The bucket list
- 12 Moving and migration
- 13 Welcome to BBC Broadcasting House
- 14 New Year, New Project
- 15 From Handel to Hendrix
- 16 What's the weather like?
- 17 The Digital Revolution
- 18 A detective story
- 19 A place to live
- 20 The Cult of Celebrity
- 21 Welcome to your new job
- 22 Beyond the planets
- 23 Great expectations!
- 24 Eco-tourism
- 25 Moving house
- 26 It must be love
- 27 Job hunting success... and failure
- 28 Speeding into the future
- 29 Lost arts
- 30 Tales of survival
General vocabulary from Unit 3
loving - showing affection
independence - the state of not being controlled or helped by others
independent - not controlled by other things, free
fur - soft hair (used about animals)
furry - having a lot of soft hair (used about animals)
comforting - making you feel less worried or sad
comfort - a nice feeling of being relaxed and not in pain
stubborn - not changing your attitude or opinion, even if there is a good reason to.
tolerant - accepting opinions of others, or able to put up with difficult conditions or treatment
hunt - chase and kill another animal for food
shrew - a small, mouse-like animal with a long nose and tiny eyes
doesn't go much further - doesn't go beyond this distance
plenty - more than enough
supper - evening meal
homely - simple and comfortable like at home
countryside - natural or farm land outside towns and cities
friendly - pleasant and helpful
tends to - is usually
trapped - unable to move or escape from a place / stopped from leaving a place
scratched - cut or damaged the surface of something (for example, skin)
aggressive - behaving in an angry and violent way
domestic - if an animal is domestic, it lives with people
(to have) a screw loose - (to be) a bit crazy
feral - wild
kitten - a baby cat
duty - responsibility
menacing - scary, threatening
depression - (in weather) an area where the air pressure is low, bringing cold and wet weather
gale force - strong and damaging (wind)
waterproof - does not allow water in; is not damaged by water
shelter - to find or stay in place where a person or thing is protected from bad weather
depression - an area of low pressure that causes cold, wind and rain
gale force - describes very strong wind that can cause damage
hammer down - describes very heavy rain
batten down the hatches - prepare for a difficult or dangerous situation
weather the storm - survive a difficult situation
6 Minute Vocabulary: Prefixes
Prefixes and some examples of their use
unhappy - not happy - The football fans were very unhappy when their team lost.
uncooked - not cooked - You can't eat these uncooked apples. They are very sour.
unclean - not clean
intolerable - cannot be tolerated or accepted - This heat is intolerable. It's making me feel ill.
inexpensive - not expensive; cheap - The shop sells inexpensive second-hand computers.
inactive - not active - He's put on weight because he is so inactive. He should join a gym!
disagree - to not agree - I disagree with my sister about everything.
disgrace - something to be ashamed of - Your table manners are a disgrace.
disgusting - so horrible that you feel sick - There's a disgusting smell in the bathroom - open a window, quickly!
- If you look up some of today’s words in a dictionary, you’ll find lots more words starting with the same prefixes. Many of them may be words that you already knew without the prefix, so: when you add a prefix, you get two words for the price of one.
- Learn related words in groups. For example if you learn a noun like fur, you can also learn the related adjective furry.