Unit 16: Me, my selfie and I
The definite article
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- 1 Pop-ups
- 2 Hidden talents
- 3 Can't buy me love
- 4 Travellers' tales
- 5 The colleague from hell
- 6 Jurassic mystery: unpacking the past
- 7 Career changes
- 8 Art
- 9 Project management
- 10 The dog ate my homework!
- 11 The diary of a double agent
- 12 Fashion forward
- 13 Flat pack skyscrapers
- 14 Extreme sports
- 15 Food fads
- 16 Me, my selfie and I
- 17 Endangered animals
- 18 A nip and a tuck: cosmetic surgery
- 19 I'm really sorry...
- 20 Telling stories
- 21 Fakes and phrasals
- 22 Looking to the future
- 23 Becoming familiar with things
- 24 From rags to riches
- 25 Against the odds
- 26 Our future on Mars?
- 27 Where is it illegal to get a fish drunk?
- 28 Dodgy dating
- 29 Annoying advice
- 30 I'll have been studying English for thirty weeks
the feeling of being happy
the state of being ill; a disease
thinking about others and being generous and helpful
state of being ill or feeling sick
state of being tired
being willing to give money or help that is more than necessary
something that is your job to do; being in charge of someone or something
something might happen
Using suffix -ish
He's tallish with darkish hair.
Let's meet at sixish.
He's so childish sometimes.
I'm very ticklish.
a thing or activity that is very popular for a short time
the big picture
the situation as a whole
the likes of
people who have some similarities with each other
took the internet by storm
quickly became very popular on the internet
can't get enough of something
want more and more of something
personal and private
thought was funny
out of the picture
not involved in a particular situation any more
get the picture
understand the situation
made more intense
small aircraft without a pilot
Link verbs are verbs that can be followed by adjectives - to give more information about the subject of the verb. Verbs like look, sound and seem are all examples, and they're often used in conversation like this:
I'm buying a new shed.
Wow, that sounds great!
1) These verbs can be used with a subject, or more informally, without a subject:
It smells lovely, Finn.
Smells lovely, Finn.
2) We can use them both to respond to what people say, and to agree to do things, like this:
Want to see some jazz on Friday?
3) They can also function as normal verbs:
She looked angry (followed by adjective) = she had an angry expression
She looked angrily at him (followed by adverb) = she looked in an angry way
Link verbs related to senses:
Link verbs related to perception:
information written down about something that has happened
writing down exactly what someone else says
with great feeling or enthusiasm
without any hope; very badly
a name used to call someone you love or care about
something that is very difficult or requires a lot of effort
a group of things tied together
a long, narrow piece of material used to tie or decorate something
showing that you are very proud of yourself
(phrasal verb) ended
makes someone enthusiastic about something