Unlock Upper-Intermediate R&W - Unit 10: Ageing
Terms in this set (22)
(v.) to gradually become less or worse
(n.) a group of people, for example customers, who are similar in age, social class, etc.
(adj.) used to refer to changes in the number of births, marriages, deaths, etc. in a particular area during a period of time
(n.) a financial effect that something, especially something new, has on a situation or person.
(n.) a more polite word for 'old', used to describe people
(v.) to give a lot of attention to one particular person, subject or thing
(n.) the set of services provided by a country or an organization for treating people who are ill
(v.) to feel that you are similar to someone in some way and that you can understand them or their situation because of this
using only a few words
showing an obvious difference between two or more things
if something is possible in theory, it should be possible, but often it does not happen in that way.
(n.) a sum of money paid regularly by the government or a private company to a person who has stopped working because they are old or ill
(v.) to keep someone or something safe from something dangerous or bad
(n.) a group of different things of the same general type
(v.) to need a particular thing or the help and support of someone or something in order to continue, to work correctly, or succeed
(n.) when there is not enough of something
(n.) leisure activities that people do with others
(v.) to describe briefly the important facts or characteristics of something or someone
(n.) the number of people who are unemployed, or the state of being unemployed
(n.) all the people who work in a company, organization or country
(n.) people who are elderly
(n.) when you leave your job and stop working, usually because you are old