Vocabulary Reference

Word and phrases from the unit

Amith's first day

up-and-coming
making good progress soon after starting something, and likely to become successful

log on
start using a computer, usually by typing a special name and password

username
a name you use to identify yourself on a computer, network or online service

6 Minute Vocabulary

rendezvous
meet at a time and place you have agreed before; meet up

abandon
(here) stop doing something before you've finished it; give up on something completely

invent
(here) create a story, idea or name which isn't true; make up something

Amith's phone messages

Human Resources
the department of a company or organisation that deals with hiring staff and administration

canteen
a restaurant provided by an organisation like a college or company for the people who work or study there

voicemail
an electronic system for storing telephone messages

French cafe 'rewards' polite customers

(here) share information using create a stir

get people's attention; make people talk about something

tweet
post a message on Twitter

go viral
be shared and viewed by a large number of people online

cause a buzz
get people talking and interested in something

scribble
write something short quickly

Politeness around the world

cold
(here) without feeling, unemotional

body language
movements and positions your body makes that communicates your attitudes and feelings

eye contact
when you and another person look into each other's eyes

News Report

glamour
attractiveness and excitement

adulation
strong support and admiration from lots of people

lifestyle
way of life

struggling
not very successful

more modest
not so impressive

sponsorship deals
contracts with companies who pay for someone to use and advertise their products

tournaments
competitions

opportunities
possible jobs

governing body
organisation that controls a sport

sacrificed
gave up

to devote all their time to
to use all their time to concentrate on one thing

transferable
can be taken from one role or job and used in another

drive
strong determination to do something

focus
ability to concentrate on a goal

attributes
skills and personal qualities

Drama

curious
wanting to know everything about everything

daisies (singular: daisy)
small garden flowers that are white with yellow centres

marmalade
a kind of jam made from oranges

telescope
a metal tube with glass at the end that you use to see things that are very far away. Some telescopes are made from several tubes of different sizes that can fit inside each other

creep
to move very carefully and secretly so that nobody sees you