L2 Reading Weeks 3-4

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44 terms · QU FPED RW Core Vocabulary List Weeks 7-8

afford

verb
to be able to buy or do something because you have enough money or time:
Few people are able to ______ cars like that.

bell

noun
a piece of equipment that makes a ringing sound, used as a signal or to get someone's attention:
I stood at the front door and rang the ______ several times

shower

noun
a device which releases drops of water through a lot of very small holes and which you stand under to wash your whole body:
The ______ is broken - you'll have to have a bath.

efficient

adjective
working or operating quickly and effectively in an organized way:
The city's transport system is one of the most _____ in Europe.

rough

Adjective
If a surface such as paper or skin is rough, it does not feel smooth when you touch it:
My hands get very _____ in the cold.

appoint

verb
to choose someone officially for a job or responsibility:
We will _____ three new teachers this year.

nail

noun
a thin pointed piece of metal with a flat top, which you hit into a surface with a hammer, for example to join things together or to hang something on:
Hammer a _____ into the wall and we'll hang the mirror from it.

lump

noun
a piece of a solid substance, usually with no particular shape:
Melt a ______ of butter in your frying-pan.

original

adjective
existing since the beginning, or being the earliest form of something:
The ______ plan was to fly out to New York.

firm

adjective
not soft but not completely hard:
These pears are still too ______ to eat.

cheer

verb
to give a loud shout of approval or encouragement:
Everyone will ______ when the winners received their medals.

drawer

noun
a box-shaped container without a top which is part of a piece of furniture. It slides in and out to open and close and is used for keeping things in:
I keep my socks in the bottom _______.

prison

noun
a building where criminals are forced to live as a punishment:
He's spent a lot of time in _______.

log

noun
a thick piece of wood from a tree:
a roaring ______fire

motor

noun
a device that changes electricity or fuel into movement and makes a machine work:
Our washing machine needs a new ______.

roof

noun
the covering that forms the top of a building, vehicle, etc:
Put the luggage on the ______ of the car.

reserve

verb
to keep something for a particular purpose or time:
Please ______ these seats for the elderly and women with babies.

lock

noun
to fasten something with a key, or be fastened with a key:
Don't forget to ______ the door when you go out.

ill

adjective
not feeling well, or suffering from a disease:
I felt ______ so I went home.

altogether

adverb
completely or in total:
That'll be £52.50 ________, please.

screen

noun
a flat surface in a cinema, on a television or a computer system on which pictures or words are shown:
Our television has a 9-inch _______.

complaints

noun
when someone says that something is wrong or not satisfactory:
We've had _______ that you've been playing your radio too loud.

wise

adjective
having or showing the ability to make good judgments, based on a deep understanding and experience of life:
I think it would be ______ to wait and see how much money you've got left before you make any decisions.

prize

noun
something that is given to someone who is successful in a competition, race, game of chance etc:
In this month's competition you could win a _____ worth £3000.

mass

noun
a large amount of a substance which does not have a definite or regular shape:
a huge ______ of data

private

adjective
only for one person or group and not for everyone; personal:
She has a small office which is used for ______ discussions.

ray

noun
a narrow beam of light, heat, etc. travelling in a straight line from its place of origin:
A ______ of sunshine shone through a gap in the clouds.

ahead

adverb
in the future
Problems may lie ______.

become

verb
to start to be something:
The weather has ________ warmer.

canal

noun
a long straight passage dug in the ground and filled with water for boats and ships to travel along:
the Suez _______

century

noun
a period of one hundred years
It happened a ______ ago

computation

noun
the result of figuring something out with math
After a little ______, I realized we don't have enough money to buy that car. We'll have to buy a cheaper one.

contact

adjective
something that is touching something else
"I'm so glad I have _______lenses. At first I was afraid of putting them in my eyes, but now I don't mind it. They look nicer than glasses, too.

correct

verb
to fix something
Let me ______ these mistakes in your paper for you. You know the teacher won't like it if you turn it in like this.

medical

adjective
connected with illness and injury and their treatment:
_______ research

replace

verb
to remove someone from their job or something from its place, and put a new person or thing there
You must ______ two of the tires on your car.

signal

noun
a message or information
She gave me a _______ that she was ready to go home.

stone

noun
a hard solid mineral substance that is found in the ground, often used for building:
The floors are made of _________.

access

noun
the way you use to enter a building or reach a place:
We're trying to improve _______ for disabled visitors.

discuss

verb
to talk about something with another person or a group in order to exchange ideas or decide something:
If you would like to _______ the matter further, please call me.

expand

verb
to grow or move into a larger area:
Doha's population will continue to _______ rapidly.

refer

verb
if a statement, number, report etc refers to someone or something, it is about that person or thing
The numbers ______ to our sales in Europe.

sequence

noun
the order that something happens in, as in, Number them in sequence, 1,2,3 etc.:
Number them in _______, 1,2,3, etc.

technique

noun
a special way of doing something:
We used a special ___________ to solve the problem.

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