IELTS Advanced Units 3-4
Terms in this set (114)
paying a lot of attention to details
to cause sth. to lose its basic values
to hate sth. very much
notoriety; the bad kind of fame
old in a likable way
very surprised or shocked
take the plunge
to finally commit to sth. or decide to do sth.
climb the career ladder
to work hard to get promoted or achieve results in your career
on the other side (of the fence)
people tend to value things they don't have over things they do
have an affair
to cheat on your spouse/partner
to avoid or ignore (a problem)
a firm footing
a strong base/foundation
feeling that the past is better than the present
beliefs and attitudes based on past experience
to put down roots (idiom)
to begin to have a settled life in a particular place
seize the day
take an opportunity rather than hesitate
making you feel less worried about sth.
a hint of sth.
a small amount of sth.
explained as if they were machines
having both good and bad feelings about sb./sth.
behaviour of sb. who
to have medical knowledge
sb. who claims to have knowledge or skills that they do not really have
generally accepted or approved of - chính thống
to belittle; to suggest that sb./sth. is not important or valuable
lend itself to (phr. v.)
to be suitable for something
to officially end a law or a system
a drug that makes sb. go to sleep or feel calm
a drug that makes sb. feel more awake and energetic
bog standard (adj.)
ordinary; with no special features
to suggest that sb./sth. is not important
being logical and true
hands down (idiom)
easily and without any doubt
a large empty space
(of disasters) complete and not diminished
(of a person) friendly and pleasant
vious (adj.) of sth.
unaware of sth, forget about sth
to worry or annoy sb/irritate sb
the fact of sth. interesting or pleasant happening by chance
bad-tempered or easily upset
difficult to understand
having or showing good judgement
to publicly criticize sb./sth.
noted (adj.) for
known for; famous for
tiable (adj.) /ɪnˈseɪʃəbl/
impossible to satisfy
great; providing a good example for people to follow
not caring for people's feelings
to decorate cloth with coloured patterns - thêu
the belief that knowledge of God can be found through prayer and meditation
important people in a certain field
preventing women from being pregnant
the scientific study of the normal functions of living things - sinh lý học
valent (adj.) towards sb./sth.
"both-feeling" - having good and bad feelings about sb./sth.
tamount (adj.) to sth.
almost equal to sth. bad
cent (adj.) to sth.
despite sth.; not counting sth ; despite the fact that..
beginning of sth.
the practice of not doing sth. e.g. avoiding alcohol or sex
animated, capable of movement
the study of working conditions in order to help people work more efficiently
having the opposite effect to what is intended
to think deeply by yourself
a drug which makes you more aware / energetic
greater than any other
(adj.) to sth.
not affected by a disease or a condition
a group of atoms making up the smallest unit of a substance - phân tử
care shown to other people; selflessness; lòng vị tha
to make sb./sth. unable to move
immerse (v.) (sb./sth.) in sth.
to put in a liquid; to become involved in sth.
to make sb. very happy and excited
expressing extreme pleasure or enthusiasm for sb./sth.
to move into a warm, comfortable position next to sb. (Snuggle up to sb)
a substance that has no physical effects, given to patients who do not need medicine but think that they do - giả dược
a feeling of great happiness or well-being
eating or wanting large amounts of food
the branch of philosophy that studies the principles of beauty - mỹ học
to eat or swallow
to jump on the bandwagon (idiom)
(negative) to join others in doing sth. that is becoming fashionable
swath (n.) / swathe
a large area of sth.
an object that is fired from a weapon e.g. an arrow or a bullet
to go into or through sth.
a word that has the same sound or ends with the same sound as another word - vần
compensate (v.) for sth.
to provide sth. good to balance or reduce the bad effects of damage, loss, etc.
1. not studying or looking at something thoroughly; seeing only what is obvious; (superficial knowledge)
2. close to the surface
not enough; hardly any
a person who publicly supports an idea
take hold (v.)
to become very strong
1. to make sb. feel that they do not belong in a group;
2. to make sb. less friendly towards you
very strange or unusual
not able to have children
sth. that is different than what is normal/expected
1. to produce a substance from other substances - tổng hợp
2. to combine different ideas - tổng hợp
severe pain in the chest caused by a low supply of blood to the heart
to use sth. to try to make a profit
manifold (adj. / adv.)
many, of different types
behaving as though you are more important and more intelligent than other people - kẻ cả
extremely dangerous and harmful
being an important part of sth. larger
in tandem with sb./sth.
working together with; happening at the same time
a spring chicken (idiom)
a young and energetic person
intensive care unit, in a hospital
clarity; the ability to think clearly
facade (n.) /fəˈsäd/
1. the front of a building;
2. the way sth. appears to be