L2 Reading Weeks 1-2
something that happens differently than expected, by chance:
I had a car _____ on my way to school.
before something happens or is expected to happen:
Thank you, in _____, for your help. We will have to work hard to finish this project.
public or political events and activities:
The reporter spoke on TV about the recent _____ in Dubai.
still living and not dead:
It was a bad accident. They're lucky to be _____.
I was driving _____ the highway when my mobile rang.
the facts, ideas, or things from which something can be developed:
Their claim had no _____ in fact. (= it was not true).
to gather things together:
I need to _____ things for our trip and put them in my suitcase.
a very narrow space between two things or two parts of something:
He could see them through a _____ in the door.
connected to crime:
Breaking the school rules is wrong but not _____.
to state officially and publicly that a situation exists or that something is true:
The Emir is about to _____ that Qatar will host the event.
to find something new:
Every year scientists _____ new things.
a flat container with low sides, for serving food from or a plate of cooked food:
Please put the fish on a _____ and then put it on the table.
expected to happen or arrive at a certain time:
She's pregnant and the baby's _____ in April.
additional and not needed because there is already enough:
Cut any _____ fat from the meat before you eat it.
to be happy about something:
I'm so _____ that you passed the TOEFL. I know you were worried about it.
more of something, in addition to the usual amount or number:
Drivers are advised to take _____ care during the storm.
weighing too much because you have too much flesh on your body:
Are you saying I'm too _____ and should lose weight?
having to do with women or girls:
Over half of the staff is _____.
from a country that is not your own:
Can you speak any _____ languages?
towards a place or position that is in front of you:
He leaned _____, his elbows resting on the table.
when a liquid becomes a solid because it goes below 0 degrees Celsius:
The air-conditioning is so cold I think I will _____ if I stay in here!
happy about something
We're so _____ you came.
warmth or the quality of being hot:
Ice needs _____ to melt.
something that makes you feel very proud:
Earlier this year, I had the _____ of meeting the president.
an object used for producing music:
A piano or violin is a musical _____.
to make, design, or think of a new type of thing:
I wish a company could _____ a mobile phone that charges itself.
a useful machine, tool, instrument etc. that has been invented:
The dishwasher is a wonderful _____.
a person who decides how a person should be punished:
The _____ put him in jail for 30 years because he killed a man.
very important or necessary:
Garlic and ginger are _____ ingredients in Chinese cooking.
related to men or boys:
Most of the science teachers are _____.
something you didn't mean to do, or something you did incorrectly:
I made a _____ when I wrote down the directions to his house and I got lost.
the process of moving or the way that someone or something moves:
They showed the goal again in slow _____.
something you need to have or need to do; essential:
The booklet provides all the _____ information about the college.
average, common, or usual, not different or special:
It's just an _____ camera that doesn't do anything special.
part of the body of an animal or plant that has a special purpose:
The heart is an _____ necessary for life.
a piece of soft material used to protect something
Cover the wound with a cotton _____.
a large quantity; enough or more than enough:
There's no need to hurry. You've got _____ of time.
to steal money or property from a person, bank, etc; steal:
He didn't _____ the bank.
the part an actor plays in a movie or play:
Harrison Ford is very famous in his _____ as Indiana Jones.
to turn over and over along a surface:
Be careful that the eggs don't _____ off the table.
money that you receive from the organization you work for, usually every month; pay:
The average _____ is $39,000 a year.
a small part or amount that is examined to find out about the whole:
I'd like to see a _____ of your work.
relating to society and the way people live:
Facebook is a _____ networking website.
to make something bad:
Don't _____ the child by giving her everything she wants.
an organized way or doing or thinking about something:
I really like your _____ for studying. It really helps me understand the material better.