유닛 6: Great achievers
- 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 - Unit 6
succeed in doing or getting something, especially after a lot of effort
frames or fences that people jump over in a running race
travelled across water in a boat or ship
the South Pole
the point on the earth’s surface (in Antarctica) that is further south than any other point
(here) be successful in one stage of a competition so that you are allowed to move to the next stage
stopped working because of old age
secretly listen to someone else’s private conversation
from the beginning to the end of a particular length of time or activity
(here) Wow! That’s amazing!
this expression means: Don't be sad!
(here) is important
In English football, the treble refers to a team winning 3 main trophies in one season of football, usually the Premiership, the Champions League and the FA cup.
a type of race where people swim, cycle, and run over very long distances
when a broken bone is put into a hard cover to hold it in position while it gets better we say it’s ‘in plaster’
worried and scared
first appearance or performance
improved; got better
expected (something to happen)
(here) changing and improving
(here) the best possible
(here) period of time
in a good way
very happy and full of energy because something good is happening or is going to happen
person whose job is to report the news for a newspaper, magazine, radio or television programme
a translation or text of what people are saying on TV or a film that is shown at the bottom of the screen
this word is used to stress what really happened in a situation
a word written in square brackets […] after a word that you have copied to show that you know it has been spelled or used wrongly
stopped working because of reaching a certain age
a person who admired for having done something very brave or having achieved something great.
a famous person, especially in entertainment or sport.
a situation that needs great mental or physical effort in order to be done successfully
loved and admired
-ing and –ed adjectives
Both –ing and –ed adjectives help us to talk about our feelings.
The main difference is that –ing adjectives are usually used to talk about the person, place or thing that is making us feel a certain way:
Yawn! This lecture is really boring!
But –ed adjectives are used to talk about how we feel:
I’ve been listening to him for hours – I’m so bored.
Be careful: If you say I am boring – it’s grammatically correct, but it means that you make other people feel bored!
Here are some common pairs of -ed and -ing adjectives:
exciting and excited
We have seen some exciting developments in technology recently.
We are excited about our new range of smartphones.
surprising and surprised
It is surprising how little we know about our oceans.
My whole family was there for my party – I was so surprised!
annoying and annoyed
I hate popup adverts on the internet – they’re annoying!
I’m sorry, I know you’re annoyed – I won’t make that mistake again!
relaxing and relaxed
Some people find listening to classical music very relaxing.
Doing yoga makes me feel more relaxed.
confusing and confused
I couldn’t understand the story in that film – it was too confusing.
If lots of people are talking at the same time, I get confused.
someone who leads a team
ability, especially in difficult things
someone who is very good or nice, even though they don't look that way
someone who teaches sports
in terms of the body
get better after losing something (like health or energy)
price; amount of money you pay for something
not obeying laws, sometimes by using violence
(here) large amount of stolen money and valuable things
doing something, for example, causing damage, to stop something else being successful
people who steal a vehicle (or boat) and drive it fast and dangerously just for pleasure
people who behave badly
brave, exciting and often fighting
not obeying laws
Infinitive - Past simple - Past participle
fall - fell - fallen
feel - felt - felt
get - got - got
go - went - gone or been
have - had - had
hurt - hurt - hurt
keep - kept - kept
put - put - put
run - ran - run
take - took - taken
tell - told - told
win - won - won