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B Describing service

I TERM

English Vocabulary in Use (Advanced)

English Collocations in Use (Advanced)

VOCABULARY

Travel and adventure(English Collocations in Use (Advanced),UNIT 26)

A An exciting trip


 

to have a thirst for adventure

to get itchy feet

to contain oneís excitement

an arduous journey

to break the journey

have a stopover (in )

to do the sights

a low-cost airline

to put sb on standby

to go trekking

to take sb off the beaten track

an intrepid explorer

unexplored wilderness

a sense of adventure

to send out a search party


 

 

¬ Articles about travel adventures


 

to boost the spirits

to face severe weather conditions

to set off to walk to

to have a special charm

 

to keep oneís eyes peeled

your budget doesn't quite stretch to

to lull sb to sleep.

leg of the journey


 



TRAVEL AND ACCOMODATION (English Vocabulary in Use Advanced, Unit31)


A Booking travel and holidays


a scheduled flight

a charter flight

ŗpex fare

budget fares

to offer value for money

non-refundable

to pay a cancellation fee

a stopover

all-in packages

a transfer

the holiday of a lifetime

to book a berth in a shared cabin

a deluxe cabin

get away from it all

unlimited mileage

to pay extras

to go as you please


 

 

B Accommodation

 


chalet

inns

bed-and-breakfast [B and B].

half board

full board


 

 



(NCAE UNIT 3)

The performance arts: reviews and critiques

(English Vocabulary in Use Advanced, Unit 25)

A Useful adjectives for describing works and performances

 

 


overrated

hackneyed

impenetrable

disjointed

far-fetched

risque


 
   

B Success and failure


to be panned

to belauded

to bomb

up-and-coming actor'

to be miscast (as)

tp get a standing ovation


 

 

C Nouns relating to performing


interpretation of

version

rendition

portrayal


 

Film and book reviews (English Collocations in Use Advanced , Unit 29)

A Quality newspapers

 


suspense builds up

a gripping film

a bold experiment

to cast sb as

an accomplished actor

a consummate professional

a star-studded cast

to give a dazzling display of talents

an extraordinary series of events

to be spectacularly successful (in the US)

glowing reviews


 

B Popular (tabloid) newspaper

 


to cast sb in the role of

release the CD

an unmitigated/ total disaster

strongly /heavily influenced by

highly/thoroughly recommend


 

C Entertainment magazine


to think highly of

based on a novel

to be a dismal failure

an all-star cast,

to hold sbís attention

to make a lasting / indelible impression on sb

to fire sbís imagination

to awaken sbís interest

to create /evoke an atmosphere




 

 

(NCAE UNIT 4)

We are what we eat English Vocabulary in Use (Advanced) Unit28

A the words used to label food products.


 

 


synthetic ingredients

wholesome

wholemeal

'Fair Trade'

'free-range

derivatives


 

 


B Food metaphors


a recipe for disaster

to have all the ingredients of

to dilute sb a bit

to let sb stew for another few days

to grill the suspect

half-baked schemes

to spice up the party

unsavoury characters

things soon turned sour

juicy gossip


 

Dinner's on me: entertaining and eating out English Vocabulary in Use (Advanced )Unit 29

A Paying the bill


to split the bill

to join sb

to be sbís guest

let me get this

to be wined and dined


 

 

B Describing service


impeccable and quick service

a bit sluggish

the waiters are courteous without being overbearing

the waiters tend to be sullen

the service is rather brusque

to be/find sth off-putting

the waiters go out of their way


 

 

C Food preferences


to have a sweet tooth

can never say no to (cakes or biscuits)

to count the calories / to be calorie-conscious

savoury

to be a fussy eater

to be a teetotal

to have particular dietary requirements

to overdo it


 


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