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advances
There have been many ______ in health care. = improvements because of technology or techniques
benefits
Technology has many __________. = good points; advantages
breakthrough
They made a big _______ in solar power. = a new idea or discovery that helps a project or technology get better
came out
The first iPhone ______ in 2007. (2 words) = when something is first sold
came up with
They ______ a new way to store energy. (3 words) = think and create a new idea
caught on
The new technology ______ quickly among young people. (2 words) = became popular with a group of people
developing
They are ________ new technology for the military. = to design or make a new idea, product, system etc over a period of time
drawbacks
One of the ________ of that cell phone is that the screen breaks easily. = a disadvantage or bad point
efficient
Trains are more _____ than cars. = when something works without wasting time, money, or energy
essential
Computers are _________ for most companies. = very important and necessary
inventor
Edison was a famous American _______. = someone who makes new things or machines
modernize
They want to ______ the factory. = make changes so that something has new things and a new feeling
obsolete
Typewriters are now ________. = when something is no longer used because another technology has replaced it
outdated
That factory has _________ equipment. = things that are too old and not very useful anymore because something newer and better exists
simplify
He wants to _______ his life. = to make something easier or less complicated
socialize
People don't __________ with their neighbours as much as they used to. = spend time with other people in a friendly way
sped up
The machine ______ the production of cars. (2 words) = make something faster
state-of-the-art
The house has _________ technology. (4 words) = using the most modern and recently developed methods, materials, or knowledge:
track
Cell phones can use GPS to _______ people's movements. = know the location of something
patent
They got a _____ for their new battery design. = a document from the government that protects your invention or idea so others cannot copy it.
revolutionized
The iPod _____ the music business. = when a new thing completely changes people's lives or a business
unveil
They plan to _____ the new computer at a big conference. = first show to the public
fund
She needs people to ______ her research. = give money for a project
automation
We are losing many jobs because of _______. = when machines start to do things that people did before.
eliminate
That machine will _________ many jobs. = when you get rid of something or it is completely gone
founders
Sergei Brin and Larry Page are the __________ of Google. = someone who starts a business, organization, school
CEO
= Chief Executive Office; the top person at a company
CTO
= Chief Technical Officer; the person in charge of developing new technology at a company
manufacture
They __________ their product overseas and then sell it in the U.S. = to use machines to make goods or materials, usually in large numbers or amounts
outsourcing
Local workers lost their jobs because of ___________. = when a company uses another company to do work instead of using its own employees
union
The workers wanted to form a _________ to get better pay. = an organization that represents workers, meets with the employer, and tries to get them better pay and working conditions
risk
They took a big ________ when they started the business. = the possibility that something bad dangerous may happen
innovation
Google encourages a lot of ____________ among its employees. = the introduction of new ideas or methods
profitable
The company wasn't __________ for the first few years. = making more money than its expenses
expand
The company plans to _________ next year. = when a company gets bigger by having new products or opening new shops, factories etc
advent
With the ________ of social media, there were huge changes in politics and news. = the arrival or start of something, especially technology
consumers
__________ don't want prices to go up. = someone who buys and uses products and services
warehouses
Amazon has huge __________ for all of their products. = a large building for storing large quantities of goods
designed
The iPhone was ________ by Johnny Ive at Apple. = making a drawing of something to show how you will make it or what it will look like
go viral
He wants his video to _________. (2 words) = when something like a video or piece of news spreads very quickly across the internet.
discipline
You need a lot of ____________ to practice every day. = the ability to control your own behavior, so that you do what you need to do (similar to will power)
motivated
She was very _________ and practiced a lot. = wanting to put a lot of time and energy into something
feedback
Getting ___________ from others is essential for improving. = comments or suggestions to help some get better at something
strategies
He developed some good __________ to help him remember new words. = a planned series of actions for achieving something
develop
The practice helped her _________ her speed and strength. = to grow or change into something bigger, stronger, or more advanced,
improved
She __________ her fluency a lot this session. = got better
work on
I need to _________ my pronunciation. = practice so that I can improve.
figured out
He finally _________ how to solve the problem. (2 words) = to think about a problem or situation until you find the answer or understand what has happened
regularly
He practices ____________. = often and at the same time each day, week, month
pressure
His parents put a lot of _________ on him. = when you feel anxiety because you have to do something
in the zone
She was really _________ today. (3-word idiom) = playing or doing something very well
performed
She __________ in front of 500 people. = to do something to entertain people
focus
He needs to _________ more on how he moves his fingers while playing guitar. = concentrate; put your attention on one thing
challenging
Practice should be __________ but not too hard. = difficult in an interesting or enjoyable way
overwhelming
The practice became ___________ and he gave up. = when people can't continue because something is too difficult or there is too much
progress
She is making a lot of __________ in her pronunciation. = improvement; the process of getting better
concentration
Effective practice requires a lot of __________. = thinking carefully about one thing for a long time
techniques
Beginners who are studying guitar need to learn some basic ___________ first. = a special way of doing something (Ex. how to hold a guitar, how to strum, how to make chords)
methods
His teaching _________ are very traditional and he lectures a lot. = a planned way of doing something
break down
He suggests that people __________ complex skills into simple pieces. (2 words) = separate something into smaller parts so that it is easier to do or understand
repetition
_____________ is an important part of practice. = doing the same thing over and over.
fundamental
First the teacher focused on ___________ skills. = the most basic and important parts
expert
He is a chess ___________. = someone with a very high level of skill or knowledge in a particular area
modest
She is very __________ about her tennis skill. = does not want to talk about their abilities or achievements
unconsciously
When you are really good at something, you can do it ____________. = without thinking about it.
frustrated
He got ________ because he was making the same mistake over and over. = feeling angry because you cannot do something or get what you want
push
To improve, you have to __________ yourself to work hard. = force
accomplishments
Her parents are very proud of her _________. = the things you succeed in doing, especially after trying very hard
made
My mother _________ me practice the piano every day, but I didn't like it very much. = forced; do something that you don't want to do.
let
My mother didn't ________ me watch TV or play video games. = allow; say it is okay to do something that you want to do
make
She didn't _________ me play tennis. = force; do something that you don't want to do.
encouraged
My parents ___________ me to try out for the soccer team. = say nice things to support you or give you confidence to do something
helped
Watching videos of myself ________ me improve my tennis skills. = making it possible or easier to do something
makes
Exercising a lot __________ me really hungry.
had
The coach __________ us practice with a partner. = told us to do something
get the hang of
It takes time to __________ driving. (idiom-4 words) = to begin to learn something and feel confident with it
allowed
Working one-on-one with her teacher _______ her to get specific feedback on how to improve. = made it possible to do something
give up
He decided to _________ football because he had too many injuries. (2 words) = to stop doing something, especially something that you do regularly
burned out
She worked so hard at dancing that eventually she _________. (2 words) = do something too much and want to quit
in
She is __________ the pool club.
on
He was _________ the tennis team in high school.
secondary school
He is a ________ teacher. = a school for children between the ages of 11 and 16 or 18; i.e .middle school and high school (2 words)
higher education
She works in _______. = college or university education as opposed to school or high school (2 words)
major
She wants to _______ in literature. = to study something as your main subject in college
pursue
She wants to _______ a degree in psychology. = try to achieve something over a long period of time
tuition
The ________ at private universities has gone up dramatically in recent years. = money you pay to go to a school or university.
bachelor's
Her ______ degree is in history. = a first degree that one gets after four years of study.
master's
She has a ______ degree in teaching. = a second degree that one gets by specializing in a subject and studying for one or two years after getting a bachelor's degree.
PhD
She is in a ______ program. = a university degree of a very high level, which involves doing advanced research
transcript
She had to submit her high school ______. = an official paper that lists the classes and grades of a student.
graduate
She is applying to ______ school. = studying for a Master's degree or PhD
undergraduate
That college only offers _______ degrees. = the first degree given after two or four years of study.
GPA
She has a very high _______. = an acronym that stands for "Grade Point Average."
standardized
The SAT and TOEFL are _________ tests that students take to get into college. =
finance
It is hard for many students to _______ their education. = to get the money to pay for something
register
Students need to _______ for classes by next week. = to officially choose or sign up for something.
assign
Professors usually ______ a lot of reading in American universities. = to tell students the work they must do.
psychology
= the study of the mind and how it influences people's behaviour
women's studies
= the study of the history, culture, power, etc of women in society (2 words)
interior design
= the study of how to plan and choose the colors, materials, furniture etc for the inside of buildings, especially people's houses (2 words)
anthropology
= the scientific study of people, their societies, cultures etc; usually focuses on describing different cultures from the past and present such as art, family, traditions, etc.
sociology
= the scientific study of societies and the behaviour of people in groups; i.e. how societies work, who you are in society, how societies change, etc. Often uses statistics and data
political science
= the study of power and government (2 words)
economics
= the study of the way in which money and goods are produced and used
philosophy
= the study of the nature and meaning of existence, truth, good and evil, etc
linguistics
= the study of language in general and of particular languages, their structure, grammar, and history
physics
= the science concerned with the study of physical objects and substances, and of natural forces such as light, heat, and movement
chemistry
= the science that is concerned with studying the structure of substances and the way that they change or combine with each other
engineering
= the study of how to design and build roads, bridges, machines etc
geography
= the study of the countries, oceans, rivers, mountains, cities etc of the world
biology
= the study of living things
genetics
= the study of how the qualities of living things are passed on in their genes: study of DNA
architecture
= the study of planning and designing buildings
astronomy
= the scientific study of the stars and planets
journalism
= the job or activity of writing news reports for newspapers, magazines, television, or radio
environmental studies
= the study of things concerning or affecting the air, land, or water on Earth (2 words)
interdisciplinary
Political science is an _______ major. = involving ideas, information, or people from different subjects or areas of study
field
She is an expert in the _______ of social psychology. = a subject that people study or an area of activity that they are involved in as part of their work
faculty
She is a full-time member of the _______. = the teachers in a university.
campus
UC Santa Cruz has a very large _______. =the land and buildings of a university or college, including the buildings where students live
accepted
She was ________ at UC Berkeley. = told that she could attend
loans
Many students have to take out ______ to go to college. = money that people borrow.
plagiarism
He was accused of ________ in his essay. = copying another person's ideas or words in your own writing without giving credit.
apply
She is going to _______ to several colleges. = to make a formal request, usually written, for something such as a job, a place in a university
drop out
Many students _______ of college after the first year. = stop going; quit (2 words)
drop
She needs to _______ a class. = stop taking a class.
vocational
He goes to a ________ school. = relating to the skills you need to do a particular job:
financial aid
Many colleges offer low-income students _______. = ways of making the cost of college more affordable such as loans, scholarships, and reduced tuition. (2 words)
department
He teaches in the history _______. = one of the groups of people who study the same subject and work together in a university
extra-curricular
She participated in many _________ activities. = clubs or groups such as sports, music, or other activities that are not part of the academic curriculum.
reputation
UC Berkeley has an excellent ____________ all around the world. = what people think about something. i.e. good or bad
associate's
She has an _______ degree. = a two-year degree after completing community college
tutoring
The college offers ________ for English language learners. = one-on-one teaching to help students with their normal classes
syllabus
Professors usually hand out a ________ on the first day class. = a paper that a professor gives which describes what and how students will study in a class.
STEM
Many colleges are encouraging students to study _______ majors. = an acronym that means "science, technology, engineering, and math."
remedial
Community colleges usually offer _________ math and English classes. = a special course that helps students who have difficulty learning a basic subject
minor
He has a ______ in psychology. = a subject that you took several classes in but did not major in
expelled
The students were ______ for cheating. = kicked out of school; not allowed to continue at the school
evaluation
Her final ______ from the professor was very strong. = judging something's quality, importance, or value, or a report that includes this information
transfer
She wants to _________ to a 4-year college after she graduates from DVC. = move to a new place for school, work, etc.
graduated
He __________ from UC Berkeley. = successsfully finished that school and got a diploma or certificate