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New Headway - Upper-Intermediate Unit 2

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adjust to
to become more familiar with a new situation
advocate
to publicly support or suggest an idea, development, or way of doing something
affordable
not expensive
ancient
very old
annual
happening once every year
apply for
to request something, usually officially, especially in writing or by sending in a form
assets
something valuable belonging to a person or organisation that can be used for the payment of debts
assistant
someone who helps someone else to do a job
attitude
a feeling or opinion about something or someone, or a way of behaving that is caused by this
awe
a feeling of great respect sometimes mixed with fear or surprise
backpacking trip
the activity of travelling or going camping while carrying your clothes and other things that you need in a backpack
biography
the life story of a person written by someone else
broaden
расширять
buzzing
to make a continuous, low sound such as the one a bee makes
cash in on
to get money or another advantage from an event or situation, often in an unfair way
chore
a job or piece of work that is often boring or unpleasant but needs to be done regularly
civilization
1) a place that has comfortable living conditions
2) human society with its well developed social organizations, or the culture and way of life of a society or country at a particular period in time
coach (person)
someone whose job is to teach people to improve at a sport, skill, or school subject
considerable
large or of noticeable importance
constantly
all the time or often
consume
to use or eat
convinced
certain of something
cooped up
you are in a small closed space from which you cannot escape, or you feel as if you are
decade
a period of 10 years, especially a period such as 2010 to 2019
demolish
to completely destroy a building, especially in order to use the land for something else
(be) due
expected to happen, arrive, etc. at a particular time
edition
1) a particular form in which a book, magazine, or newspaper is published
2) a single broadcast of a series of radio or television programmes
eerie
strange in a frightening and mysterious way
emperor
a male ruler of an empire
energetic
having or involving a lot of energy
entire
whole or complete, with nothing missing
establish
1)to start a company or organization that will continue for a long time
2) to start having a relationship with, or communicating with another person, company, country, or organization
evict
to force someone to leave somewhere
exhausting
making you feel extremely tired
exotic
unusual and exciting because of coming (or seeming to come) from far away, especially a tropical country
exploit
1) to use something in a way that helps you
2) to use someone or something unfairly for your own advantage
explorer
someone who travels to places where no one has ever been in order to find out what is there
extensively
covering a large area; having a great range:
graduate
to complete school, college, or university successfully
handle
to deal with, have responsibility for, or be in charge of
hang out
to spend a lot of time in a place or with someone
hectic
full of activity, or very busy and fast
hot air balloon
idyllic
A place or experience which is extremely pleasant, beautiful, or peaceful
impact
a powerful effect that something, especially something new, has on a situation or person
jewellery
decorative objects worn on your clothes or body that are usually made from valuable metals, such as gold and silver, and precious stones
monarchy
the system of having a king or queen
motivated
very enthusiastic or determined because you really want to do something
mugged
to be attacked by a person in a public place and have money stolen
(be) opposed to
to disagree with a principle or plan
outstanding
clearly very much better than what is usual
package tour
a holiday at a fixed price in which the travel company arranges your travel, hotels, and sometimes meals for you
paradise
a place or condition of great happiness where everything is exactly as you would like it to be
pickpocket
to steal things out of people's pockets or bags, especially in a crowd
piped
transported in a pipe
privileged
to have an advantage that only one person or group of people has, usually because of their position or because they are rich
profile
1) information about a person's life, work, interests, etc. on a social
networking website
2) the amount of public attention and notice that something receives
publishing
the business of making books, magazines, or newspapers available to the public
qualified
having finished a training course, or having particular skills, etc.
qualification
an official record showing that you have finished a training course or have the necessary skills, etc
rationed
to be restricted to limited amounts of a particular thing
relentless
continuing in a severe or extreme way
relevant
connected with what is happening or being discussed
rely on
to need a particular thing or the help and support of someone or something in order to continue, to work correctly, or to succeed
remote
far away in distance or time, or not closely related
revenue
the money that a government or company receives regularly
ridge
a long, narrow raised part of a surface, especially a high edge along a mountain
safari
scuba diving
shares
equal parts that the ownership of a company is divided into, and that can be bought by members of the public
shimmering
reflecting a gentle light that seems to move slightly
summit
the highest point of a mountain
territory
(an area of) land, or sometimes sea, that is considered as belonging to or connected with a particular country or person
trampoline
trek
to walk a long distance, usually over land such as hills, mountains, or forests
triplets
unique
being the only existing one of its type or, more generally, unusual, or special in some way
valley
an area of low land between hills or mountains, often with a river running through it:
value
the importance or worth of something for someone
variety
many different types of things or people
venture
a new activity, usually in business, that involves risk or uncertainty
vital
necessary for the success or continued existence of something; extremely important
white water rafting
worsen
to become worse or to make something become worse

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