Vocabulario de referencia

Words and phrases from the unit

Session 1

Dave's in love

ex-girlfriend
a woman who used to be someone's girlfriend, but is not anymore

in the pink
(informal) feeling healthy and happy

fallen in love
started to love someone deeply

the one
(here) the perfect man or woman for someone

the pub
a local bar serving alcohol

fit
(here; informal) attractive

two-timing
(informal) unfaithful; having another boyfriend/girlfriend secretly

heart broken
made to feel sad by a loved one leaving or betraying you

soulmate
a person you have a special relationship with because you understand each other's feelings

got it really bad
(informal) deeply in love

smitten
suddenly feeling you are in love with somebody

loved up
(informal) overwhelmed with feelings of love

love at first sight
falling in love the first time you see someone

fancied
(informal) was sexually attracted to

she just gets me
(informal) she completely understands me

I asked her out
I asked her to go out with me for a romantic meeting

date
(here) a romantic meeting for an activity

steady on
(informal) calm down; do not rush

Finding the right words

relationship
(here) a romantic or sexual friendship

express
to show or tell people about your feelings or opinions

falling out of love
to stop loving someone

split up
stop having a relationship with someone

dumped
(informal) ended a romantic relationship with someone, possibly quickly and unexpectedly

dare
be brave enough to do something

staring
looking at somebody or something for a long time with wide-open eyes

6 Minute Vocabulary

Vocabulary points to take away:

If a word begins with a /s/ sound, look at the second letter.
If the second letter is a, o or u. the word begins with the letter s.
I saw a suitable suit for sale and so I bought it.

The letter c is pronounced /s/ before e, i or y. So if the second letter is e, i or y, the word might begin with the letter c or s. Check which it is and learn it.
The man was selling celery in the centre of the city, so I gave some to my sick sister.

If the second letter is not a vowel, the word begins with an s.
Get started and study the spellings!

Session 3

Have you robbed a bank for love?

spectacular
amazing to look at; impressive

once-in-a-lifetime
very rare; doesn't happen often

Manhattan
an island neighbourhood in New York

accomplices
people who help someone to commit a crime

hold up
to steal from somewhere using the threat of violence

branch
an individual office of a business organisation, such as a bank

raid
a quick attack, usually by a small group of people

would-be
describes someone trying to become a type of person such as a robber

motivation
reason for doing something

committing a crime
breaking the law; doing something illegal

FBI
Federal Bureau of Investigation - a US national police force

gender reassignment
the process of changing your sex, from male to female or the reverse

homosexual
attracted to people of the same sex

gay
attracted to people of the same sex

siege
when an armed force surrounds something, for example a building, with the intention of taking control of it

bandits
armed thieves

documentary
a film or television programme giving facts about something

compelling
very interesting

eccentric
someone who behaves in a strange way

blast from the past
something that reminds you clearly of an earlier time

Session 4

Love around the world

love at first sight
when people fall in love the first time they see each other

an item
(informal) a couple in a long-term relationship

to dump
(informal) to finish a relationship with someone, maybe without warning

The first time

seeing
(here) having a romantic relationship

regretted
felt sorry about something you did or have not been able to do

fancied
(informal) was attracted to

asked her out
invited 'her' to go out as a way of starting a romantic relationship

sixth form prom
a school dance for 16-18-year-olds

divorcee
someone who is not married anymore

brunette
a woman with dark-brown hair

passionate
(here) with strong feelings of love

drifted apart
gradually became less close

C’est la vie!
(French) that’s life!

Session 5

Alice episode 6: Pig and Pepper

footman
a male servant who delivers letters and messages

croquet
a traditional English game played on grass. Players use long wooden hammers called mallets to hit wooden balls along the grass and through arches made of curved pieces of metal

grinning (verb to grin)
smiling very widely

pots and pans
containers that people cook and serve food in

plates and dishes
the flat (usually ceramic) objects that people serve and eat food from

mad
crazy