52 terms

ELI Listening 2 Vocab Review, CV 2-5, U4 1-2


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block (v.)
to prevent anything moving through a space by being or placing something across it or in it
block (n.)
the distance along a city street from where one street crosses it to the next
commit (v.)
to say that someone will definitely do something or must do something
commitment (n.)
a promise to do something or to behave in a particular way
couple (n.)
two things or people of the same kind or in a romantic relationship
final (adj.)
last in a series of actions, events, parts of a story, etc.
purchase (v.)
to buy something
purchase (n.)
something you buy, or the act of buying it
admit (v.)
to agree unwillingly that something is true or that someone else is right
constant (adj.)
happening regularly or all the time
disturb (v.)
to interrupt someone so that they cannot continue what they are doing
minor (adj.)
small and not very important or serious, especially when compared with other things (≠ major)
situation (n.)
a combination of all the things that are happening and all the conditions that exist at a particular time in a particular place
attach (v.)
to connect one object or thing to another
community (n.)
the people who live or work in the same area, town, company etc.
secure (adj.)
safe from damage or attack; not going to change
shelter (n.)
a place to live
surround (v.)
to be all around someone or something on every side
definite (adj.)
clearly known, seen or stated
definitely (adv.)
without any doubt
inspect (v.)
to look at something carefully
inspection (n.)
an official visit to a place to check that nothing is wrong
item (n.)
a single thing, especially one thing in a list or group
possess (v.)
to have a thing or an ability
release (v.)
to let someone or something go free or to make something available
purchase (v.)
Fill-in: If it is hot outside, people will __________ more lemonade.
commit (v.)
Fill-in: ELI students must __________ to doing their homework.
inspect (v.)
Fill-in: You should carefully __________ fruits and vegetables before you buy them.
surround (v.)
Fill-in: Rivers and hills __________ the city of Pittsburgh.
definitely (adv.)
Fill-in: Bring an umbrella, because it will __________ rain today.
minor (adj.)
Fill-in: Do not worry if you make a __________ mistake.
developer (n.)
a person or an organization that works on a new idea, product, etc. to make it successful
instant (adj.)
happening or done immediately
object (n.)
the purpose of a plan, action, or activity
clue (n.)
an object or piece of information that helps someone solve a crime or mystery
original (adj.)
existing or happening first, before other people or things
version (n.)
a copy or type of something that has been changed so that it is slightly different
update (v.)
to make something more current or modern
realize (v.)
to know and understand something, or suddenly begin to understand it
calculate (v.)
to find out how much something will cost, how long something will take, etc., by using numbers
demand (n.)
the need or desire that people have for particular goods and services
estimate (v.)
to try to judge the value, size, speed, cost, etc. of something without calculating it exactly
figure out (phr. v.)
to think about a problem or situation until you find the answer or understand what has happened
loss (n.)
if a business makes a _____, it spends more money than it earns
profit (n.)
the money that you gain by selling things or doing business, after your costs have been paid
sold out (phr.)
a product is _____ if a shop or store has sold all of it and has no more left
supplies (n.)
things you need for daily life or for a particular purpose, especially for a group of people over a period of time
update (v.)
Fill-in: I can't use my phone right now because I need to __________ it.
profit (n.)
Fill-in: If your business sells a lot of lemonade, it might make a __________.
sold out (phr.)
Fill-in: I'm sorry, but our coffee is __________. Would you like tea instead?
object (n.)
Fill-in: The __________ of this game is to score the most points.
loss (n.)
Fill-in: My lemonade business had a __________ today because I spent too much money on lemons.