Unit 4: The daily grind
Adverbs of frequency
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
General vocabulary from Unit 4
an informal name for the London Underground train system
travelling from home to work and back again
a folding bike
a bicycle that folds up so it can be carried easily
an electronic ticket that you can use on any train or bus within London
audio or video clips of people talking about everyday topics
6 Minute Vocabulary: Chunks of language
to do something on an empty stomach
to do something without eating first
You shouldn’t go swimming on an empty stomach.
a full English breakfast
a cooked breakfast, usually with bacon, sausage, eggs, mushrooms, beans, tomatoes, toast and tea
I usually have cornflakes in the morning, but on Saturdays I have a full English breakfast.
to take a long time
to happen slowly
It takes a long time to learn to play the piano.
the rush hour
the period of time in the morning and evening when the traffic is very busy with people going to and from work
Don’t travel by train during the rush hour. You’ll have to stand up all the way.
a lot of fun
That party was a lot of fun.
all over the world
everywhere around the earth
I travelled all over the world when I was in the military.
(I’ll be) back in a bit
(I’ll) return soon
I’m just going to the shops. Back in a bit!
people who spend a very long time travelling to work
making you feel worried or nervous
next: the 'following day' is the 'next day'
a choice about how you live
money people receive, usually for working
The Race Episode 4
(a sailing term) turn and sail in the opposite direction
control the direction of movement of a vehicle such as a boat, car or bicycle
find a route across an area of land or water, often using a map
short for 'satellite navigation': a piece of technology that uses satellites to find the best way to get to a place
going in the right direction