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Unit 3, Things that matter, Insight upper-intermediate
Terms in this set (130)
Based on general ideas and not on any particular real person, thing or situation
To gradually get more and more of sth over a period of time
Of, Pertaining to, or containing aluminium
To collect sth, especially in large quantities
Old and Often Valuable
The things that you own which can be moved, for example not land or buildings
To throw away
Very exciting or Impressive (usually in a pleasant way)
Willing to listen to other people's opinion and accept behavior that is different from your own
To be a gold brown colour
Chest of drawers
A piece of furniture with drawers for keeping clothes in
To make something empty and clean by removing things or throwing things away
Having too many things, so that it is untidy
A small fat piece of metal used as money
Full of bright colours or having a lot of different colours
Belonging to the same time
Causing a lot of angry public discussion and disagreement
BrE A large piece of equipment for cooking food, containing an oven and gas or electric rings on top
Reddish-Brown in colour
Pulverized, rendered into small, disconnected fragments
BrE Pieces of cloth that are hung into to cover a window
Old-Fashioned; belonging to a time in the past
Implies deterioration from sound condition
Easily damaged or broken
To no longer take part in orbe part of sth
BrE A large container with a lid, used for putting rubbish/garbage in , usually kept outside the house
Including a lot of things happening quickly
BrE A set of rooms for living in, usually on one floor of a building
BrE piece of land next to or around your house where you can grow flowers, fruits, vegetables, etc.
Of or pertaining to Germany, its inhabitants, or their language
Get rid of
To make yourself free of sb,sth that is annoying you or that you do not want
Made by hand, not by machine, and typically therefor of superior quality
A lot of sth
A strong feeling of sadness
A type of hard hat that protects the head, worn for example, by a police officer, a soldier of a person playing some sports
To help sb, especially in a difficult situation
Respected by many people for their achievements or good qualities
To accumulate for preservation, future use, etc. in a hidden of carefully guarded place
Extremely large in size or amount
A type of cuisine, often eaten as take away
Pieces of jewellry or decorative objects that contain precious stones
Things that are considered useless or very little value
A moving platform or cage for carrying passengers or freight from one level to another, as in a building
A large number or amount of sb/sth; plenty
A covering for part or all the face, worn to protect or hide it
very exciting, impressive or surprising
A very large amount or number of sth
To feel or realize beforehand
A of a human or animal that has been mummified
seeming to last forever
a thing that can be seen and touched, but is not alive
the act of choosing not to be involved in an agreement
made of paper or paperlike material
causing more problems and difficulties instead of solving them. not achieving what you wanted to achieve but having an opposite effect. Paying children too much attention when they misbehave can be self-defeating
To be made from a type of fine smooth cloth made from silk threads. Her skin was as smooth as silk
Completely flat and even, without any lumps, holes or rough areas. the painting had a smooth surface.
an act of arranging or organizing the contents of sth in a tidy or neat way and removing things you don't want. I haven't got time to sort out that stuff
To fill a container and go over the edge. My tea spilled out onto the floor
To stretch your body or arrange your things over a large area. There's more room to spread out in first class
A large number or amount. I've got stacks of work to do.
A figure of a person or an animal in stone,metal,etc, usually the same size as in real life or larger. The statue of queen victoria is made in bronze.
Interesting and unusual enough to attract to attract attention She bears a striking resemblance to her older sister.
Used to refer to a substance material, group of object,etc. When you do not know the name. What's all the stuff on my desk.
Extremely attractive or impressive. You look absolutely stunning.
A flat piece of stone that has writing on it.This tablet is from ancient Greece.
Tome move from one place to another. I'm going to take all of these clothes out of my wardrobe.
Twisted together in an untidy way. You need to brush your hair, it's tangled in knots
A device that controls the water flow from a pipe. Turn the tap on/off to control the waterflow.
An object whose name you do not use because you don't need to or want or because you do not know it. She's very fond of sweet things.
Making people think seriously about a particular subject or issue. A brilliant and thought-provoking play
To get rid of that you don't longer want. I am going to throw out all of my old clothes.
Very small size or amount. Only a tiny minority hold such extreme views.
An instrument such as screwdriver,hammer,saw,etc.That you hold in your hand making things,repairing etc. Always select the right tools for the job.
A small electric lamp that uses batteries and that you can hold in your hand. She used a torch to find her way in the dark.
Allowing you to see through it. The insects wings were almost transparent.
Shaped like a triangle. She has very broad triangular shoulders.
Causing stress or anxiety. This is a troubling development for the prime minister.
A container made of glass,etc, used for holding flowers as a decorative object.
A large cupboard for hanging clothes in which is either a piece of furniture or built into the wall. The house has a fitted wardrobe in every room.
An object such as a knife,gun,bomb,etc. That is used for fighting or attacking. The police still haven't found the murder weapon.
To become, or make become, thin or unusable, usually because it has been used too much. I wore out my shoes trekking in the alps.
To have a lot of evidence to prove,support or explain it. The problem is well documented
Much deserved. Her break was well earned.
Known about by a lot of people. His books are not well known.
Including or dealing with a large number of different subjects or areas.
Having a curving and twisting shape. It's a long and winding road.
Able to say or write clever,amusing things. She often used witty remarks.
Made of wood. Our dining table is wooden.
to choose sb/sth carefully from a group of people or things
a quantity of things heaped together
made of plastic
sth that you have or that you own
pots, dishes, etc made with clay that is baked in an oven
a thing that is grown or produced, usually for sale
to be seen or heard by sb
a flat shape with four straight sides, two of which are longer than the other two, and four angles of 90 degrees
torn, either apart or in separate pieces
things that you throw away because you no longer need or want them
run out of
to use up or finish a supply of sth
covered with rust
a work of art that is a solid figure or object made by carving or shaping wood, stone, clay, metal, etc.
feeling, showing, or expressing sympathy
arrange or order by classes or categories
drop out of
spill out of
to flow or fall out of a container
to remove something from somewhere
to use (something) until it becomes unfit for further use; to become unusable after excessive use.
reach out to
Try to communicate and establish good relations with people.
a very large amount or number of sth
a quantity of things heaped together
a large number or amount of sth; a lot of sth
a lot of sth
to gather or collect
things you own
things that you own
get rid of
to throw away
to get rid of
clear out, throw out
disappearing, using completely
stopping being involved
drop out of
supporting, intending to support
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