Gateway B2 - Unit 1

Gateway B2 Unit 1 - Wordlist
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assignment
[C] a piece of work that a student is asked to do, a piece of your homework
assessment
[C/U] a process in which you teacher reads your assignment or judges some piece of your work and gives you the grade (A, B, C, etc.) or tells you how good or bad it is
continuous
with no stops
degree
[C] - a course of study at a university or college, or the qualification that is given to you when you have successfully completed the course (use this word instead of the Russian word 'диплом')
grade
[C] - a mark that a student gets for his/her work or for an examination
graduate
to get a degree, especially a first degree, from a college or university (~ + from)
lecture
[C] - a long talk on a particular subject that someone gives to a group of people, especially to students in a university (there is no word with -tion ending)
lecture notes
[plural] - something you write down while listening to your professor
pass
to get at least satisfactory grade in your exam
resit
to take your exam again because you failed the last one or did not do well enough
revise
to study the material again, in order to know it better before an examination
term
[C] - periods of time that the school year is divided into
tutor
[C] - a teacher in a university or college who teaches individually or in small groups
tutorial
[C] - a period of teaching and discussion with a tutor
undergraduate
[C] - a student at college or university, who is working for their first degree
extra-curricular
something that you do at a school or college but that is not part of your studies (for example, taking part in the school theater)
hall of residence / dorm
a large building at a college or university where students from other cities and countries live
student facilities
libraries, cafeterias, swimming pools, gyms, etc.
loan
[C] - an amount of money that you borrow from a bank
accuracy
[C] - the ability to do something in an exact way without making a mistake
annoy
to make someone feel slightly angry and unhappy about something
to arrange
to organize or make plans for something such as a meeting, party, or trip or to put things in order
attempt
to try something
avoid
1) to prevent something bad from happening
2) to stay away from someone or something, or not use something
brave
a ~ person has no fear
fare
[C] - the price you pay to travel somewhere by bus, train, plane etc
I can't stand
I don't like it, I think it is unpleasant
chore
[C] - a small job that you have to do regularly, especially work that you do to keep a house clean
dive
1) to jump into deep water with your head and arms going in first
2) ~ in - to start doing something eagerly
I don't mind it
I'm ok with it, I'd love it
duration
he length of time (how long, in other words) that something continues
encourage
1) to give someone the courage or confidence to do something
2) to persuade someone to do something
exclamation
a sound, word, or short sentence that you say suddenly and loudly because you are surprised, angry, or excited (~ mark)
expect
to think that something will happen because it seems likely or has been planned
fluency
ability to speak a language very well, with no pauses, mistakes
gap year
a year between leaving school and going to university, which some young people use as an opportunity to travel, earn money, or get experience of working
grateful
feeling that you want to thank someone because of something kind that they have done, or showing this feeling
highlight
1) the most important, interesting, or enjoyable part of something such as a holiday, performance, or sports competition

2) (technical) a light bright area on a painting or photograph
interrupt
to stop someone from continuing what they are saying or doing by suddenly speaking to them, making a noise etc
irritate
to make someone feel annoyed or impatient, especially by doing something many times or for a long period of time
issue
a subject or problem that is often discussed or argued about, especially a social or political matter that affects the interests of a lot of people
noise
a sound, especially one that is loud, unpleasant, or frightening
orphan
a child whose parents are not alive
valid
a valid ticket, document, or agreement is legally or officially acceptable
wallet
a small flat case, often made of leather, that you carry in your pocket, for holding paper money, bank cards etc
wet
covered in or full of water or another liquid
volunteer
someone who helps and gets no money for that
uni
university
save up
to keep money in a bank so that you can use it later
option
a choice you can make in a particular situation
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