Person to Person 2 Unit 4: words and phrases in context
|fine|| verb Means to give a penalty, usually financial ($)|
Libraries often fine members who return their books late.
Synonyms: penalty, fixed penalty notice, punishment
|distrurb|| verb Means to interrupt someone or something.|
Cell phones disturb people's peace and quiet.
Synonyms interrupt, bother (inf)
|public transport|| Adjective + noun Means ways of moving people and goods provided by government that anyone can use.|
London is well-known for its public transport system: these include red buses, the Underground, trains and black cabs.
|packaging|| noun Means the materials for wrapping a parcel or package. Young children often find the packaging of a gift as exciting as the toy itself.|
Synonyms: materials, wrappings
|to gain weight|| expression: Means to increase one's body weight.|
Older women find it easier to gain weight than lose it!
Synonyms: put on weight, pile on the pounds, get fat
|earplugs||noun Means a piece of cotton, wax, foam or rubber that is fitted into the ear canal to protect against the entry of water or loud noise|
|suggestion||noun Means a proposal offered that someone can accept or reject. The boss made a suggestion to give all workers an extra day's leave if they spent one extra hour a week at their desks. Synonym: proposal, (good) idea|
|counselor||noun Means a person who listens to peoples' problems and advises them on what action to take. My counselor advised me to talk with my husband on managing our son's bad behavior. Synonym: advisor, therapist|