Unit 5: Christmas every day
'Have to' and 'must'
Select a unit
- 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
Words from Unit 5
a large bird like a chicken, kept for its meat
a thick meat sauce served with meat and vegetables
a vegetable with a green stem and a green or purple head
balls of stuffing: food that is cut into small pieces and put inside meat or vegetables
every single day
a stronger way of saying 'every day'
fat; heavier than you should be
containing a lot of fat
Must and mustn't
officially finishes, usually after a particular date
can’t complain; not bad (said after someone asks how you are)
The family reunion
when family members and relatives get together to celebrate a special date or occasion
Accident & Emergency (A&E) is a department in hospitals for patients without appointments, who need urgent help
to feel dizzy
to feel like your head is spinning and that you might fall
someone who doesn't eat meat or animal products; also an adjective describing this kind of diet
chicken and other birds which people eat
date on which something happened and is remembered every year
think about something which isn't real
the state of being vegan
making as small as possible
the amount you affect the environment
the idea that animals have rights
speaking about your beliefs forcefully in the hope others will agree with you
actions speak louder than words
a phrase that means what you do is more important than what you say, and has more influence over people
6 Minute Vocabulary: Binomials
Sick and tired is a phrase which means annoyed and bored. Phrases like this with two nouns joined by and are very common and useful in English. They're called binomials.
Here are a few more:
aches and pains
general body pains that aren’t serious
A warm bath is great for aches and pains.
cheap and cheerful
simple, basic and often inexpensive
The cafe was cheap and cheerful but the food was great.
short and sweet
quick and simple
Our Monday meetings are always short and sweet.
black and blue
sore and bruised
Look at these bruises – I’m black and blue.
quick and dirty
short, simple and basic
It was a one-minute quick and dirty presentation.
To help you remember the binomials, why not play a simple card game where you match up the beginnings and ending. This will really help you to remember them.