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D Entertaining at home


to take pot luck

to bring a bottle

a dinner party

an informal get-together

say when

help yourself to

nibble

to grab a bite to eat

to get a takeaway


 

 

(NCAE UNIT 5)

TOURISM (English Vocabulary in Use Advanced, Unit31)(p 82)

A General descriptions of tourist destinations


 


to escape the crowd

to wander off the beaten track

to get back to nature

a promising choice

hordes of people

tourism sector

to seek something out of the ordinary

the wealth of (wildlife)

tract

virgin rainforest

eco-tourism


 

 

(NCAE UNIT 6)

Appearance and personality English Collocations in Use Advanced, Unit 45

A Describing how people look and behave

 


to have boundless energy

able to boost people's confidence

to have a bubbly personality

a dazzling smile

to bear a striking resemblance to

to have wonderful personal qualities

not an easy person to work with

a thinly disguised dislike of

to have a stubborn streak

behind a gruff exterior

to have a sharp wit

to be downright rude.

full of pent-up anger towards

to have a forthright manner

to display some scary characteristics.

to look one’s age

to act one’s age

to be bursting with energy


 

 

B Other useful collocations for behaviour and appearance


to have a blank expression on her face

a warm, friendly smile.

to give sb a rather cool reception

unacceptable behaviour

to have an abrasive manner


 


Talking about yourself English Vocabulary in Use (Advanced) Unit 13

A


quick-tempered,

a born leader

to tend to get carried away

obliging

sagacious

stingy

inclined to procrastinate

diligent

placid

plagued by worry

a magnetic personality

self-seeking

shrewd

a flashy dresser

down-to-earth

altruistic

morose

a fault-finder

sharp-tongued



B


Positive

generous

unstinting

resolute

dogged

thrifty

frugal

diligent

industrious

shrewd

astute

sober

serious

witty

pithy

tolerant

broad-minded

Negative

extravagant

immoderate

stubborn

mulish

stingy

parsimonious

work-obsessed

a workaholic

cunning

sly

morose

sullen

sharp-tongued

terse

unprincipled

unscrupulous


 

Observing others: appearance and mannerisms English Vocabulary in Use (Advanced) Unit 18

A Words connected with size, weight and general appearance


scrawny

lanky

gangling/gangly

portly

stout


corpulent

 

 

B Aspects of facial appearance and complexion


a double chin

unkempt

never a hair out of place

swarthy complexion.

sallow complexion

haggard


 

 

C Facial expression


pouting/pout



to grimace

to scowl

leer


D Mannerisms and actions with the hand


to shrug one’s shoulders

to fold one’s arms

to bite one’s nails

to pick one’s nose

to clench one’s fist

to tap one’s fingers


 



Observing others: character traits English Vocabulary in Use (Advanced) Unit 19

 

A Visible behaviour: some useful adjectives


impetuous

impulsive

effusive

excitable

pushy

garrulous

taciturn


 

B Sociability


an introvert /an extrovert

aloof.

haughty

disdainful

unapproachable /approachable

conceited

self-important

modest

a flirt


 

C Character traits

 


naive

gullible

conscientious

obstinate

pig-headed

unscrupulous


 

 

References English Collocations in Use Advanced, Unit 44

A A reference for a student / B A job reference

 


to act as a referee for

to provide a reference for

to wholeheartedly recommend

to have every confidence in

to have a keen interest in

to lack experience

to have an encyclopaedic /extensive knowledge of

to accumulate/ gain practical experience

to hone one’s practical skills

to pursue one’s interests

of paramount importance to sb

to have the ability to meet challenges

perform /carry out tasks

to have remarkable financial acumen

to have interpersonal skills

to reveal/ show a talent for

to handle difficult situations

to trust sb implicitly


 

 

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perform /carry out tasks

to have remarkable financial acumen

to have interpersonal skills

to reveal/ show a talent for

to handle difficult situations

to trust sb implicitly

 

 


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