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Words from Unit 18: Subject-object questions

Session 1

Episode 1 of Inspector Stone: The Case of the Missing Ring

(idiom) leaves no stone unturned
do everything possible to find something or to solve a problem

case
crime that needs to be solved

suspects
people who the police think may have carried out a crime

groom
man who is getting married

bride
woman who is getting married

the mother of the bride / bride’s mother
mother of the woman who is getting married

bridesmaid
female friend or relative a woman who is getting married and who helps her at the wedding

mother-in-law
mother of the woman or man you are married to

the best man
male friend or relative of a man who is getting married and who helps him at the wedding

investigation
(here) process of asking questions, finding out facts and looking at them in order to solve a crime

From 6 Minute Vocabulary

Job genders

For a man - For a woman - For a man or a woman:
actor  - actress - actor

waiter - waitress (sometimes) - waiter

policeman - policewoman - police officer

businessman - businesswoman - (sometimes) businessperson

chairman - chairwoman - chairperson / chair

fireman - (sometimes) firewoman - firefighter

presenter - presenter - presenter

steward - stewardess - flight attendant

Session 2

Episode 2 of Inspector Stone: The Case of the Missing Ring

patience
being able to wait or continue to do something, especially something difficult, without complaining

realise
understand

evidence
facts that show that something is true or (here) someone has carried out a crime

Session 3

Episode 3 of Inspector Stone: The Case of the Missing Ring

thief
person who steals something

lent (to lend)
gave (to give) something to someone for a limited time, expecting them to return it

Session 4

Episode 4 of Inspector Stone: The Case of the Missing Ring

skill
being able to do something well

gambler
someone who tries to win money by predicting results of races or other competitions

intonation
the way your voice goes up and down when you speak, which can affect the meaning of what you are saying

From News Report

fake
to pretend; to make people believe something which isn’t true

hit someone over the head
to hit someone’s head

set something alight
to make something burn

fled
the past form of ‘flee’, meaning to escape from a bad situation by running away

to convict
to officially decide that someone is guilty of a crime

hanged
the past form of ‘hang’, meaning to kill someone by tying a rope around their neck and then dropping them, especially as a punishment for a crime

shortly after
a short time after

inherit
to receive money or property from someone after they have died

incentive
a reason to do something

extract
to take one thing out of another

take place
to happen

Session 5

From Frankenstein: Episode 8

threatened
promise to do something bad to someone

mixing
putting different substances together for them to form a third one

sewing
joining two pieces of something using a needle and thread

dragged
pulled something along the ground

Phần Ngữ pháp

  • Subject-object questions