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ELS San Diego SSP 105 Units 1-5
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exercise that has lots of jumping and dancing while listening to music
exercise to make your muscles stronger by pushing heavy things over your head with your arms
What are you up to?
a synonym for "What is new?" or "How are you these days?"
out of shape
when you are not healthy and strong because you never exercise
once in a while
if you do something not often, but only one time each year or 6 months
a synonym for rarely or only about 5% of the time
a couch potato
a person who watches a lot of television and does not have an active style of life
foods that look and smell very delicious are _________
an instrument for finding directions, with a magnetic needle that always points north
useful and easy to use; able to use your hands with skill to fix things
to speak or write about something briefly; The teacher ________ that there would be a test on Friday, but most students didn't remember.
created, invented, made for the first time; Kites and fireworks _____________ in China.
a place for the burial of a dead person (especially beneath the ground and marked by a tombstone)
to feel very hungry
a clue (n.)
something that helps you find an answer to a question or a mystery
a novel (n.)
a book that tells a long story about fictional people and events
a mystery (n.)
a story containing a crime that needs to be solved
a thriller (n.)
an exciting story that is filled with action, mystery, or suspense
a biography (n.)
a book that tells the life story of a famous person
a book about the writer's personal life and events; a synonym for autobiography
an autobiography (n.)
a book in which the author tells the story of his or her life; a synonym for memoir
stories about characters and events that are not real; Most movies, except documentaries, are ______________.
stories about characters and events that are real and true
put me to sleep
something is so boring that you feel like sleeping; Watching golf on TV _______________________, so I always change the channel.
can't put it down
a book is so interesting and exciting that you can't stop reading it and want to continue
to look at something without seriousness/complete concentration; Mary found a great novel that seemed interesting to read while _______________ in the library.
to use something that belongs to someone else, with permission; Can I ______________ your cellphone because I left mine in the car?
to let someone have/use something that you expect to get back; You look cold, so I will ___________ you my jacket while we watch the movie.
a cliff-hanger (n.)
a story, movie, or television program that is exciting because it ends at a moment of suspense/mystery
hard to follow
something that is confusing and not easy to understand; Mary hated the movie because it was ______________ what the main characters were doing.
skim through (v.)
to read through something quickly, just to get the main idea; Before you begin a long test, you should _____________ it to see which parts seem easy/difficult.
connected with experience or practice; Do you have any ____________ experience with working at restaurants?
to get and hold the attention of a person; I was watching a ___________ documentary movie about the Titantic, so I didn't do my homework.
connected with women; Some men don't want to wear a pink shirt because they think it looks too ____________.
connected with men; Boxing is a _______________ sport, so it is unusual if women want to participate in it.
something that makes you sad or unhappy; I prefer to watch comedy movies rather than _______________ international news programs.
something not regular/normal; It would be quite ________ to get a 100% score on your vocabulary test without studying.
very bad/terrible; Mary has the flu, so she feels ___________ and will not come to class today.
strange/very different; It would be quite ___________ for it to snow in San Diego today.
stupid funny; The mother got annoyed at her 5 year old boy who was acting _______ in the supermarket.
something made and shaped out of stone, wood, metal, clay or other materials and used as a piece of art
things made of baked clay such as bowls, plates, or vases
believe it or not
before you tell someone some surprising news, you say __________________ to tell your listener that the news is true
you can't always judge a book by its cover
Someone with weird hair and tattoos all over his face may love cooking, yoga, and classical music, so _________________ because you could be wrong
to each his own
you say _________________ when another person has choices/favorites/decisions that seem weird to you, but you can't change
I'm just not really into ...
to not like/enjoy something; David said __________________ soccer when I asked if he watched the World Cup match.
a kind of dirt that can be shaped when wet and baked to make pottery; ceramics are things made of clay
inspired by (v.)
to filled someone with an emotion, an idea, or an attitude; Jennifer was __________________ her grandfather to become a doctor because he was a surgeon.
influenced by (v.)
to be affected by someone or something; Catherine was _____________ smoking friends to start smoking.
moved by (v.)
something that affects your feelings/emotions very much; People were ______________ the depressing news about the deaths from the earthquake and sent money to help.
a drug that kills bacteria and helps fight some diseases
a synonym for terrible and awful
What a nightmare!
something said to show that a situation was very terrible/awful; My classmate said _____________ when I asked how the exam was. He thought it was difficult and confusing.
bite the bullet
something said to describe an uncomfortable/negative situation when you must do what you do not want to do; You need to ______________ and get up on a cold and rainy Monday morning to go to class if you want to get a 4.0 grade.
to put things into a box/bag/suitcase to mail or travel; I need to go home to _________ my suitcases before my flight to Hawaii for vacation.
something that is very advanced and has the newest technology; The IPhone 6S is _______________ compared to the first IPhone.
a synonym for state-of-the-art and meaning something/someone that has the latest technology
something that has the best quality and is usually quite expensive; The Rolls Royce is a _____________ automobile that only the wealthy can afford.
a synonym for high-end and meaning something with high quality and price
a synonym for excellent and having the highest rank; To enter a ____________ university, you need top high school grades and test scores.
something that shows and uses new ideas/methods; The internet has been _______________ for communication because you can immediately contact anyone around the world.
something quite new and different from other previous products; The original IPod was ______________ because it completely changed how people were able to listen to music.
strange or crazy in an amusing or silly way
something/someone who is special and there is only one of its kind; Artur is a _____________ student at ELS San Diego because only he speaks Russian and Japanese fluently.
things or people that work well and do not waste time, money, or energy; It is more fuel ____________ to drive the speed limit on the highway rather than speeding.
something that uses too much time/money/energy to complete a job; Driving on the highway with all the car windows down is fuel ______________ because it slows the automobile and uses more gasoline.
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