EnglishVocabulary #3: ENGLISH Words with Examples Improve your English ! (2001 – 3000 sentences)


These talks could herald a new era of peace. She felt a dull ache in her right temple,
heralding a migraine. Add a teaspoonful of mixed herbs. a herd of cows,deer,elephants. Spain’s rich cultural heritage. The Olympic team were given a hero’s welcome
on their return home. She hesitated before replying. He hid the letter in a drawer. Their new colour scheme is hideous!.
the social,political hierarchy. The report highlights the major problems facing
society today. Highway patrol officers closed the road. The plane was hijacked by two armed men on
a flight from London to Rome. They went on a ten-mile hike through the forest. Lynn found the whole situation hilarious. I love walking in the hills . Some teachers felt hindered by a lack of resources. The door had been pulled off its hinges. He resented any hint that he might be to blame. She stood with her hands on her hips. She was hired three years ago. The snake lifted its head and hissed. She hit him on the head with her umbrella. In a TV interview she hit back at her critics. They hitched a ride in a truck. They dug up a hoard of Roman coins. The old man hobbled across the road. There are some hoggeries in England which
keep pigs. He hoisted himself onto a high stool. The police were unable to hold back the crowd. Hold on a minute while I get my breath back. These nuts and bolts hold the wheels on. An accident is holding up traffic. The bomb blew a huge hole in the ground. Don’t holler at me!. Her stomach felt hollow with fear. Islam’s holiest shrine. Many refugees have been forced to flee their
homeland. The jury reached a verdict of justifiable
homicide. Are you being completely honest about your
feelings? Have you seen my keys, honey?. The President honoured us with a personal
visit. She put up her hood when it started to rain. We drove all the way with the hood down. He dived to the ground to avoid the pony’s
flailing hooves. Hang your towel on the hook. Check that the computer is hooked up to the
printer. Let’s shoot some hoops. a barrel bound with iron hoops. He was hopping from foot to foot. I feel hopeful that we’ll find a suitable
house very soon. The sun sank below the horizon. a horn concerto. I’ve got a horrible feeling she lied to us. The whole country was horrified by the killings. to ride horseback. a length of hose. Thank you for your kind hospitality. Ian, our host, introduced us to the other
guests. a host of possibilities. Three children were taken hostage during the
bank robbery. She was openly hostile towards her parents. The hounds picked up the scent of the fox. household bills,chores,goods. housewife-a woman who stays at home to cook,
clean, take care of the children. A full moon hovered in the sky. He wanted to take no risks, however small. the sound of wolves howling in the night. We huddled together for warmth. His face took on an unhealthy whitish hue. He gazed up at her with huge brown eyes. They hugged each other. a wooden,steel hull. She was humming softly to herself. This food is not fit for human consumption. Be humble enough to learn from your mistakes. The day was hot and humid. I didn’t want to humiliate her in front of
her colleagues. a road,speed,traffic hump. She leaned forward, hunching over the desk. He hunched his shoulders and thrust his hands
deep into his pockets. He hunched over the map. The organization works to alleviate world
hunger and disease. a hunk of bread,cheese,meat. His horse fell at the final hurdle. He hurled a brick through the window. hurricane-force winds. You’ll have to hurry if you want to catch
that train. He hurt his back playing squash. Hush now and try to sleep. He grabbed her arm and hustled her out of
the room. They survive by hustling on the streets. a beach hut. Charles was a liar and a hypocrite who married
her for money. The police haven’t yet managed to ID the suspect. to lie,stand,remain idle. Gas ignites very easily. Never make your students feel ignorant. She was taken ill suddenly. a woman of ill repute . 11an illicit love affair. Floodlights illuminated the stadium. His public image is very different from the
real person. I can’t imagine life without the children
now. to take immediate action. There is still an immense amount of work to
be done. The seeds will swell when immersed in water. The system is in imminent danger of collapse. Her speech made a profound impact on everyone. His age impaired his chances of finding a
new job. Work on the building was impeded by severe
weather. his impending retirement. It is absolutely imperative that we finish
by next week. to implement changes,decisions,policies,reforms. He tried to avoid saying anything that would
implicate him further. Implicit in his speech was the assumption
that they were guilty. Are you implying (that) I am wrong?. She stressed the importance of careful preparation. A new tax was imposed on fuel. a tall imposing woman. We interviewed a number of candidates but
none of them impressed us. The terrible scenes were indelibly imprinted
on his mind. I hope my French will improve when I go to
France. This is her third win in a row. The rent is due one month in advance. His charge was to obtain specific information. He fell asleep, in spite of himself. There is no incentive for people to save fuel. She’s a few inches taller than me. the highest recorded incidence of air pollution. Young people incline towards individualistic
behaviour. The tour included a visit to the Science Museum. people on high,low incomes. the incoming government,president,administration. The new car design incorporates all the latest
safety features. The population has increased from 1.2 million
to 1.8 million. The hotel was incredible. the present incumbent of the White House. You risk incurring bank charges if you exceed
your overdraft limit. ‘Was he very angry?’ ‘Indeed he was.’ A yellowing of the skin indicates jaundice. The government cannot afford to be indifferent
to public opinion. the indigenous peoples,languages of the area. Nothing would induce me to take the job. She has never been one to indulge in gossip. heavy,light industry. It was an inevitable consequence of the decision. For some inexplicable reason he gave up a
fantastic job. the most infamous concentration camp. a nursery for infants under two. The infantry was,were guarding the bridge. It is not possible to infect another person
through kissing. Readers are left to infer the killer’s motives. to make somebody feel inferior. an infinite variety of plants. His comments have inflamed teachers all over
the country. Inflate your life jacket by pulling sharply
on the cord. Heavy casualties were inflicted on the enemy. What exactly is the influence of television
on children? Her novels are infused with sadness. His plots are always very ingenious. some of the rare species that inhabit the
area She closed her eyes and inhaled deeply. Violence is inherent in our society. She inherited a fortune from her father. Alcohol significantly inhibits the action
of the drug. My initial reaction was to decline the offer. The anaesthetic is injected locally. He injured his knee playing hockey. different coloured inks. The town lies a few kilometres inland. The jail has 500 inmates. It was very warm in the inn. She doesn’t reveal much of her inner self. They have imprisoned an innocent man. I’d appreciate your input on this. I called the station to enquire about train
times. The pesticide is lethal to all insect life. Insert coins into the slot and press for a
ticket. You’ll feel better with a good meal inside
you. You’ve got your sweater on inside out. a writer of great insight. I didn’t really want to go but he insisted. The teacher walked around inspecting their
work. The actors inspired the kids with their enthusiasm. He’s getting a phone installed tomorrow. In most instances, there will be no need for
further treatment. She took an instant dislike to me. Lee was ill so I went instead. Home owners are being encouraged to insulate
their homes to save energy. I have never been so insulted in my life! The painting is insured for $1 million. insurgent groups,attacks. Most of the house remains intact even after
two hundred years. to reduce your daily intake of salt. Music is an integral part of the school’s
curriculum. to respect the territorial integrity of the
nation. to behave with integrity. a person of high,average,low intelligence. the US Central Intelligence Agency. to ask an intelligent question. His lecture was readily intelligible to all
the students. We finished later than we had intended. The bullet missed its intended target. Teachers have a limited amount of time to
interact with each child. Reporters intercepted him as he tried to leave
the hotel. The prosecution stated that intercourse had
occurred on several occasions. I wish my mother would stop interfering and
let me make my own decisions. He only holds the post on an interim basis. The original interior of the hotel has been
replaced. an intermediate skier,student, etc. 12the internal structure of a building. They were interned by the government for the
duration of the war. The students were asked to interpret the poem. Susan acted as interpreter for us. He was interrogated by the police for over
12 hours. Sorry to interrupt, but there’s someone to
see you. The lines intersect at right angles. She might have been killed if the neighbours
hadn’t intervened. bacteria in the small intestine. We’re not on intimate terms with our neighbours. He was not a man to be easily intimidated. an intricate network of loyalties and relationships. the intrinsic value of education. Can I introduce my wife?. May I introduce my first guest on the show
tonight. I’m sorry to intrude, but I need to talk to
someone. When did the Romans invade Britain?. Who invented the steam engine?. an inventory of the museum’s contents. Place a plate over the cake tin and invert
it. The FBI has been called in to investigate. Have you been invited to their party?. It is unlikely that libel laws will be invoked. Any investment involves an element of risk. How many vehicles were involved in the crash? Her calm expression hid her inward panic. cast,wrought,corrugated iron. a steam iron. The way she puts on that accent really irritates
me. We spent a week on the Greek island of Kos. a key,sensitive,controversial issue. I don’t think my private life is the issue
here. Does the rash itch?. What’s the next item on the agenda?. a ban on the ivory trade. Ivy grew up the side of the house. She jabbed him in the ribs with her finger. I have to wear a jacket and tie to work. She spent a year in jail. a storage jar. the top,upper jaw. He’s only talking to her to make you jealous. jelly and ice cream. The civil war has put thousands of lives in
jeopardy. He jerked the phone away from her. She jerked her head up. The accident happened as the jet was about
to take off. The pipe burst and jets of water shot across
the room. His family are all observant Jews. The family jewels are locked away in a safe. the jingle of coins in his pocket. I go jogging every evening. Join one section of pipe to the next. They finished in joint first place. The report was a joint effort. a jolly crowd,face,mood. We were jolting along at about five miles
an hour. I’d like a career in journalism. They went on a long train journey across India. the sheer joy of being with her again. a High Court judge. the judicial process,system. a milk,water jug. The letters in these words have been jumbled
up. The thieves jumped him in a dark alleyway. You seem to have jumped several steps in the
argument. He’s a good jumper. Come off the motorway at junction 6. She is junior to me. I’ve cleared out all that old junk in the
attic. Like all addicts, Blackberry junkies are easy
to spot. The jury has,have returned a verdict of guilty. I’ve met just about everyone. laws based on the principles of justice. How can they justify paying such huge salaries? A rocky headland jutted into the sea. John was very keen to help. Keep away from the edge of the cliff. Keep down! You mustn’t let anyone see you. I’m trying to keep off fatty foods. The rain kept on all night. Keep the baby out of the sun. The rain kept up all afternoon. the kernel of her argument. an electric kettle. She was punched and kicked by her attackers. There’s a pen kicking around on my desk somewhere. She’d had enough of being kicked around by
her boss. Kick back and enjoy the summer. I feel desperately sorry for the poor kid. Two businessmen have been kidnapped by terrorists. a kidney infection. Marriage between close kin is prohibited. What kind of house do you live in? She insulted him and he responded in kind. My father died while I was still in kindergarten. She built the doll’s house from a kit. John wants to fly his new stunt kite. When I was 8 years old I had a pet kitten
Fluffy. It’s easy, once you’ve got the knack. I grazed my knee when I fell. People sometimes kneel to pray. tales of medieval knights errant, wandering
in search of chivalrous adventures. I knitted this cardigan myself. the volume control knob. He knocked three times and waited. I managed to knock him down to $400. The blow knocked her out. I knocked some bookshelves together from old
planks. Tie the two ropes together with a knot. There is a lack of knowledge about the tax
system. The washing instructions are on the label. The price will include the labour and materials. a tablecloth edged with lace. There was no lack of volunteers. Things have changed since I was a lad. to climb up,fall off a ladder. The trees were laden with apples. The little boy lagged behind his parents. the traffic in illegally slaughtered lamb. My horse had gone lame. 12She sat alone weeping, lamenting her fate. It was good to be back on land. The house has an absentee landlord, who visits
the property once a year. The Empire State Building is a familiar landmark
on the New York skyline. the bleak,rugged,dramatic, etc. landscape
of the area. winding country lanes. A lantern lit the small room. She sat with her hands in her lap. a lapse of concentration,memory. After a lapse of six months we met up again. He’s a very large child for his age. The rain lashed at the windows. Several logs had been lashed together to make
a raft. She suddenly lashed out at the boy. He lifted the latch and opened the door. Here is a late news flash. the lateral branches of a tree He chose the latter option. You never laugh at my jokes! tears,gales,peals,shrieks of laughter. to launch an appeal,an inquiry,an investigation,a
campaign. a pile of clean,dirty laundry. They lived a very lavish lifestyle. In Sweden it is against the law to hit a child. In summer we have to mow the lawn twice a
week. He filed a lawsuit against his record company. She laid the baby down gently on the bed. You can’t lay down hard and fast rules. His parents really laid into him for wasting
so much money. Lay off me will you,it’s nothing to do with
me. He laid the map out on the table. A thin layer of dust covered everything. the magazine’s attractive new page layout. He was not stupid, just lazy. If you lead, I’ll follow. the weeks leading up to the exam. lettuce,cabbage,oak leaves. The roof was leaking. I leaned back in my chair. I’ve bent over backwards to help him. A dolphin leapt out of the water. We leapt over the stream. to take out a lease on a house. All dogs must be kept on a leash in public
places. The soles are made of leather. Come on, it’s time we left. Britain is being left behind in the race for
new markets. She put the vase of flowers on the window
ledge. I’m going to eat it with lentils, leeks , carrots
and parsley sauce. Use any leftover meat to make a curry. Sit on the floor, stretching your legs out
in front of you. She is the heir to a legacy of £1 million. to take,seek legal advice. an important piece of legislation. a legitimate grievance. leisure activities,interests,pursuits. I’ve lent the car to a friend. This room is twice the length of the kitchen. a pair of glasses with tinted lenses The noise began to lessen. He gripped his brother’s arm lest he be trampled
by the mob. Are you going to let them in on your plans? They let us off lightly. The pain finally let up. There’s a letter for you from your mother. Buy a lettuce and some tomatoes. a test that checks the level of alcohol in
the blood. Pull the lever towards you to adjust the speed. You will be liable for any damage caused. Our role is to ensure liaison between schools
and parents. The city was liberated by the advancing army. the fight for justice and liberty. a public,reference,university, etc. library. Is there a licence fee?. He licked his fingers. I can’t get the lid off this jar. to lie on your back,side,front. We need to find out what lies at the bottom
of these fears. Her lifelong ambition had been to learn how
to fly. I lifted the lid of the box and peered in. bright,dim light. They all lit up as soon as he left the room. a violent storm with thunder and lightning. ‘She called you a cheat.’ ‘Well, I like that!’ Tickets are likely to be expensive. Life is often likened to a journey. Her second marriage was likewise unhappy. For a while, she lost the use of her limbs. There is a limit to the amount of pain we
can bear. His hand went limp and the knife clattered
to the ground. a straight,wavy,dotted,diagonal line. The ball went over the line. Line up, children! a French nobleman of ancient lineage. a fine linen shirt. We change the bed linen once a week. an impressive line-up of speakers. The faint smell of her perfume lingered in
the room. Police suspect there may be a link between
the two murders. The assistant pursed her lips. She was wearing bright red lipstick. She poured the dark brown liquid down the
sink. to make a list of things to do. You shouldn’t listen in on other people’s
conversations. The literal meaning of ‘petrify’ is ‘turn
to stone’. She was one of the great literary figures
of her age. Though nearly twenty he was barely literate. There will be fines for people who drop litter. He failed to live up to his parents’ expectations. Communities on the island depended on whaling
for their livelihood. The game didn’t liven up till the second half. a nationwide appeal for a donor liver. The fire led to a few of the nearby farms
and livestock being evacuated. Small birds, lizards , snakes, toads, and
frogs are a small part of their prey items. 13The women came down the hill with their
loads of firewood. Two white loaves, please. bank loans with low interest rates. They loathe each other. Residents have organized a lobby for improved
local facilities. she ordered lobster and a glass of white wine. A local man was accused of the murder. The mechanic located the fault immediately. Did you lock the door? I left my things in my locker. it is impossible to specify the exact locus
in the brain of these neural events. a mountain lodge used by climbers. All visitors should report to the porter’s
lodge. The children slept in a loft in the upstairs
bedroom. The captain keeps a log. a lone sailor crossing the Atlantic Will you be away for long? We wish you both health and longevity. Who’s going to look after the children while
you’re away? People came out of their houses and looked
around. Your ankle’s swollen,I think the doctor ought
to look at it. We shall be looking for an improvement in
your work this term. I’m looking forward to the weekend. A working party has been set up to look into
the problem. Look out! There’s a car coming. look up to-to admire or respect somebody. At last things were beginning to look up. A dark shape loomed up ahead of us. The road went in a huge loop around the lake. Check that the plug has not come loose. More than 20 shops were looted. the Lord Chancellor. I want to report the loss of a package. She still has an awful lot (=a very large
amount) to learn. She spoke in a very loud voice. the departure lounge. What lousy weather!. She looked particularly lovely that night. His lower lip trembled. She has always remained loyal to her political
principles. They do a lot of business in lucrative overseas
markets. It was ludicrous to think that the plan could
succeed. There’s room for one more piece of luggage. a lumber mill. a lump of coal,cheese,wood. a lunar eclipse,landscape. Luncheon will be served at one, Madam. Coughing clears the lungs of mucus. Suddenly the horse lurched to one side and
the child fell off. The child was lured into a car but managed
to escape. Why are you lurking around outside my house? the lush green countryside. Their affair was driven by pure lust. Now we’ll be able to live in luxury for the
rest of our lives. music and lyrics by Rodgers and Hart. a magazine article,interview. They had booked a magician for the children’s
party. She looked magnificent in her wedding dress. bacteria magnified to 1 000 times their actual
size. We did not realize the magnitude of the problem. There is a maid to do the housework. stories of knights and fair maidens. mainland Greece. to maintain law and order,standards,a balance. the sheer majesty of St Peter’s in Rome. We have encountered major problems. It’s cruel to make fun of people who stammer. We’re making our attic into an extra bedroom. What do you make of it all? How did he make out while his wife was away? She’s not as rich as people make out. They scored another goal and made sure of
victory. Women make up 56% of the student numbers. Nothing can make up for the loss of a child. We made up the bed in the spare room. All the attackers were male, aged between
25 and 30. Let’s go to the mall. deaths among marine mammals. In spite of his disappointment, he managed
a weak smile. The offence carries a mandatory life sentence. Social tensions were manifested in the recent
political crisis. The future of mankind is at stake. The historic mansion stands in 160 acres of
parkland. She will soon inherit her father’s mantle. manual labour,jobs,skills. a manual gearbox. Vitamins cannot be manufactured by our bodies. Dig plenty of well-rotted manure into the
soil. He has his career path clearly mapped out. The maple flavor is distinctly present and
yummy. sculptures in polished white marble. He won by a narrow margin. people living on the margins of society. marine life. marital difficulties,breakdown. the country’s maritime history. Items marked with an asterisk can be omitted. She was marked down because of poor grammar. He never married. Cows were grazing on the marshes. Sparta was a martial society, which did away
with any sickly child at birth. the early Christian martyrs. She’s a martyr to her nerves. The doctors have done marvels for her. The soup was a mash of grain and vegetables. the bloody massacre of innocent civilians. They lived in fear of their master. The museum houses several of his Cubist masterpieces. Wipe your feet on the mat before you come
in, please. to strike a match (=to make it burn). I was no match for him at tennis. They’ve been best mates since school. I’m not very maternal. Unfortunately, there is nothing we can do
to improve matters. Is anything the matter? Jane is very mature for her age. You look lovely, if I may say so. He is running for mayor of Bogotá. We got lost in the maze. Traditional hay meadows are important wildlife
areas. She supplements her meagre income by cleaning
at night. Try not to eat between meals. What does this sentence mean? What did he mean by that remark? Don’t laugh! I mean it (=I am serious). Spending too much now will mean a shortage
of cash next year. Television is an effective means of communication. I’m changing my email address but for the
meantime you can use the old one. The doctor will see you again next week. Meanwhile, you must rest as much as possible. A ship’s speed is measured in knots. Regular tests are used to measure students’
progress. They mediated a settlement. traditional,conventional,orthodox medicine. medieval architecture,castles,manuscripts. I thought the play was only mediocre. They were meditating revenge. There are three sizes,small, medium and large. Maybe we’ll meet again some time. a slice of melon. The snow showed no sign of melting. a member of staff,society,the family. He has published a long memoir about those
years. I have a bad memory for names. I have a bad memory for names. a new initiative aimed at beating the menace
of illegal drugs. Could you mend my bike for me?. Do you have a mental picture of what it will
look like?. Nobody mentioned anything to me about it. She was a friend and mentor to many young
actors. a wide selection of merchandise Venice was once a city of rich merchants. Studies show very high levels of mercury in
local dolphins. to ask,beg,plead for mercy. It took her a mere 20 minutes to win. A mere 2% of their budget has been spent on
publicity. The banks are set to merge next year. a work of outstanding artistic merit. I was merry after only a glass of champagne. wire mesh over the door of the cage. The room was in a mess. I’ve really messed up this time. I wouldn’t mess with him if I were you. the New York metropolitan area. Margins for its mid and long range flights
were just over 9 per cent. He was standing in the middle of the room. They had to leave at midnight. Such beauty was unexpected in the midst of
the city. Midwife-a person, especially a woman, who
is trained to help women give birth to babies. He said he might come tomorrow. It’s safe to take a mild sedative. a used car with one owner and a low mileage. We may have to take military action. a cotton,cloth,steel,paper mill. How did you celebrate the millennium?. She’s always mimicking the teachers. He minced over to serve us. There were all kinds of thoughts running through
my mind. mindful of our responsibilities. Let’s go back to mine after the show. Her tears mingled with the blood on her face. minor injuries. A minor snag is that it’s expensive. I decorated the fruit salad with a sprig of
mint. It’s a miracle (that) nobody was killed in
the crash. Those children are always getting into mischief. We were cold, wet and thoroughly miserable. Fame brought her nothing but misery. Don’t be such an old misery!. How many goals has he missed this season?. Don’t miss next week’s issue!. a missile base,site. I never found the missing piece. The hills were shrouded in mist. It’s easy to make a mistake. I think you must be mistaking me for someone
else. When do I cease to be your mistress and become
your wife? Lizzie, fetch your mistress her shawl. action to mitigate poverty. Someone has mixed up all the application forms. The city is a mixture of old and new buildings. The injured man was lying on the ground, moaning. an angry,unruly mob. He’s always mocking my French accent. You can mock, but at least I’m willing to
have a try! a mode of communication. Even moderate amounts of the drug can be fatal. He charged a relatively modest fee. Patients are taught how to modify their diet. Water the plants regularly to keep the soil
moist. a hero in the ‘Superman’ mold. Pour the chocolate into a heart-shaped mold. They suspected that a mole had been planted
in the organization. The couple were molested while walking through
the park. an item of little monetary value. Benedictine,Buddhist monks. He was in no mood for being polite to visitors. Moose-a large deer that lives in N America. In Europe and Asia it is called an ELK. I used a mop to clean the floor. A talented artist, he was, moreover, a writer
of some note. The people responsible for this are mindless
morons. We are all mortal. monthly mortgage payments. We were woken by the call to prayer from a
nearby mosque. a mosquito bite. moss-covered walls. We’re mostly out on Sundays. Moth-Moths fly mainly at night and are attracted
to bright lights. Newton’s laws of motion. The school’s motto is: ‘Duty, Honour, Country’. 14a Bronze Age burial mound. to mount a protest,campaign,an exhibition. Pressure is mounting on the government to
change the law. He mounted his horse and rode away. a chain,range of mountains. Please, leave us to mourn in peace. Don’t move,stay perfectly still. If you get your ass in gear, we can make it
out of here tonight. There’s room for another one if you move up
a bit. Have you seen the latest Miyazaki movie? I mow the lawn every week in summer. I can’t be bothered making a hot meal,it’s
too much like hard work. to spread muck on the fields. The car wheels got stuck in the mud. a beer mug (=a large glass with a handle). multiple copies of documents. The children are already learning to multiply
and divide. a multitude of possibilities. I could hear him mumbling to himself. mural paintings. He was found guilty of murder. She gazed into the murky depths of the water. She murmured her agreement. a calf,neck,thigh muscle. fried mushrooms. mustache-a line of hair that a man allows
to grow on his upper lip. a mustard sweater. We mustered what support we could for the
plan. a look of mute appeal. ‘How dare she,’ he muttered under his breath. mutual respect,understanding. She stood by the pony, stroking its muzzle. It is one of the great unsolved mysteries
of this century. She hammered the nail in. Stop biting your nails! a naked body. She applied for the job of nanny to the Rickman
family. I had a short nap after lunch. He tucked his napkin under his chin. The story is narrated in flashback. narrow streets. The news gave me a nasty shock. your native land,country,city. wildlife in its natural habitat. a naughty joke,word. A wave of nausea swept over her. a naval base,officer,battle. to navigate by the stars. He spent ten years in the US navy. She was wearing a neat black suit. It may be necessary to buy a new one. He tied a scarf around his neck. a diamond necklace. a needle and thread. She denies neglecting her baby. The hospital was negligent in the way it cared
for this young man. The government will not negotiate with terrorists. We’ve had a lot of support from all our friends
and neighbours. Neither answer is correct. Their house is neither big nor small. ‘Which do you like?’ ‘Neither. I think they’re both ugly.’ nephew-the son of your brother or sister. I feel like a nerd in these shoes. He’s off work with a trapped nerve in his
neck. sparrows building a nest of twigs and dry
grass. a salary of $50 000 net a rail,road,canal network. Never ever tell anyone your password. Our defeat was expected but it is disappointing
nevertheless. It’s a friendly place where older residents
and newcomers mix well. I read about it in the newspaper. He nibbled her ear playfully. He eventually found his niche in sports journalism. niece-the daughter of your brother or sister He still has nightmares about the accident. This pushes the milk to the nipple , and releases
it as the baby feeds. nitrogen-a chemical element. They don’t last long no matter how careful
you are. He died for a noble cause. I asked him if he would help me and he nodded. to reduce noise levels. She has been nominated for the presidency. We saw several houses but none we really liked. The book is too long but, nonetheless, informative
and entertaining. Would you prefer rice or noodles? We should be there by noon. Which way is north?. We found a man nosing around in our backyard. The horse flared its nostrils. My spirits lifted a few notches when I heard
the news. Please make a note of the dates. Don’t take any notice of what you read in
the papers. Competition winners will be notified by post. She had only a vague notion of what might
happen. a notorious criminal. The bad weather notwithstanding, the event
was a great success. ‘Car’ is a concrete noun. All the children were well nourished and in
good physical condition. detective,historical,romantic novels. There’s a certain novelty value in this approach. a nuclear power station. He asked me to pose nude for him. He nudged me and whispered, ‘Look who’s just
come in.’ I hope you’re not making a nuisance of yourself. I’ve just been to the dentist and my face
is still numb. The results are expressed in descending numerical
order. He has been late on numerous occasions. She was wearing a nun’s habit and leather
sandals. a dental nurse (=one who helps a dentist). These delicate plants need careful nurturing. nuts and raisins. a lack of essential nutrients. 14advice on diet and nutrition. My friends think I’m nuts for saying yes. a gnarled old oak tree. You are bound by oath to tell the truth. Oats-grain grown in cool countries as food
for animals and for making flour. He has acted in obedience to the law. Obese patients are given dietary advice. He had always obeyed his parents without question. everyday objects such as cups and saucers. You must set realistic aims and objectives
for yourself. I felt obliged to ask them to dinner. an oblique reference,approach,comment. The book was declared obscene. We went to see one of Shakespeare’s more obscure
plays. Have you observed any changes lately?. He’s obsessed by computers. With technological changes many traditional
skills have become obsolete. A lack of qualifications can be a major obstacle
to finding a job. You can’t park here, you’re obstructing my
driveway. I finally managed to obtain a copy of the
report. It’s obvious from what she said that something
is wrong. I’ve met him on several occasions. Her main occupation seems to be shopping. The bed seemed to occupy most of the room. When exactly did the incident occur?. The idea occurred to him in a dream. They’re very odd people. The odds are very much in our favour. the stale odour of cigarette smoke. a criminal,serious,minor,sexual, etc. offence. I’m sure he meant no offence when he said
that. They’ll be offended if you don’t go to their
wedding. Josie had offered her services as a guide. army,air-force,naval, etc. officers. Prices have risen in order to offset the increased
cost of materials. the problems parents have with their teenage
offspring. drilling for oil. Put some oil in the car. There were ominous dark clouds gathering overhead. If you are a student, you can omit questions
16-18. She retired early on account of ill health. We’d like to put the fossil fuel industry
on the back foot. He did it on purpose, knowing it would annoy
her. ‘It must have been terrible.’ ‘On the contrary, I enjoyed every minute.’ I’ve only been there once. The police investigation is ongoing. Chop the onions finely. Symptoms include the acute onset of pain. Ticket prices include your flight and onward
rail journey. The jargon in his talk was opaque to me. Most domestic freezers operate at below −18°C. I’ve recently changed my opinion of her. You’ll have the opportunity to ask any questions
at the end. He threw all those that opposed him into prison. There’s a newly married couple living opposite. The regime is accused of oppressing religious
minorities. After graduating she opted for a career in
music. There are various options open to you. a test of both oral and written French. oral evidence. apple orchards. The names are listed in alphabetical order. It was time she put her life in order. The police are trying to restore public order. This was no ordinary meeting. She looks slightly oriental. The origin of the word remains obscure. The room still has many of its original features. He was an orphan and lived with his uncle. Troops were sent in, ostensibly to protect
the civilian population. Shut the window, otherwise it’ll get too cold
in here. They ought to apologize. There’s not an ounce of truth in her story. a laugh-out-loud moment. We are confident of a successful outcome. These figures are now outdated. The rain prevented them from eating outdoors. the outer layers of the skin. She was wearing an expensive new outfit. She was always cheerful and outgoing. We went on an outing to London. There are plans to outlaw the carrying of
knives. Sport became the perfect outlet for his aggression. We outlined our proposals to the committee. He had a practical outlook on life. The demonstrators were heavily outnumbered
by the police. Manufacturing output has increased by 8%. The judge’s remarks caused public outrage. She was the outright winner. You should have made that clear right at the
outset. They live on the outskirts of Milan. an outstanding player,achievement,success. She has outstanding debts of over £500. The advantages far outweigh the disadvantages. Take the cake out of the oven. Try not to knock that vase over. the person with overall responsibility for
the project. He finally managed to overcome his fear of
flying. Plates overflowed with party food. Planes flew overhead constantly. We talked quietly so as not to be overheard. A fish’s scales overlap each other. He seems to have overlooked one important
fact. Don’t expect it to improve overnight. Considerations of safety override all other
concerns. The company is backed by overseas investors. United Nations observers oversaw the elections. You can never entirely eliminate human error
and oversight. There was little overt support for the project. He pulled out to overtake a truck. The president was overthrown in a military
coup. The union announced a ban on overtime. The car skidded and overturned. The opening chapter gives a brief historical
overview of the subject. She was overwhelmed by feelings of guilt. 15She still owes her father £3 000. You owe it to your staff to be honest with
them. I owe everything to him. An owl hooted nearby. It was her own idea. I’m still waiting for someone to own up to
the breakages. After dark the plants stop producing oxygen. With talent like that, the world is her oyster. The ball gathered pace as it rolled down the
hill. I haven’t packed yet. Did you pack the camera? The show is still packing them in. medicated cleansing pads for sensitive skin. She always kept a pad and pencil by the phone. A cat detects vibrations through the pads
of its feet. Let’s go for a paddle. The emperor closed all Roman pagan temples. She was clearly in a lot of pain. a huge pair of eyes. We’ve been pals for years. the royal,presidential palace. You look pale. Are you OK?. He held the bird gently in the palm of his
hand. a large stainless steel pan. a selection of savoury pancakes. His breath came in short pants. a brown vest with matching pants. a package wrapped in brown paper. I spent the afternoon doing routine paperwork. Write a paragraph on each of the topics given
below. There’s a parcel and some letters for you. ‘You’re very quiet today.’ ‘Pardon?’ ‘I said you’re very quiet today.’ A fitness room, sauna, massage and beauty
parlour are all available at a charge. The eggs are sprinkled with coarsely chopped
parsley. We spent part of the time in the museum. You need to be able to work as part of a team. She didn’t participate in the discussion. particles of dust,gold. There is one particular patient I’d like you
to see. The president’s intentions were not partisan. The cafe was divided up by glass partitions. She’s looking for a part-time job. Several people were passing but nobody offered
to help. His mother passed away last year. The procession passed right by my front door. He escaped by passing himself off as a guard. Pass the book on to me when you’ve finished
with it. Imagine passing up an offer like that! A dark narrow passage led to the main hall. The firm cannot afford to carry passengers. He’s a man of violent passions. I haven’t seen much of her in the past few
weeks. past and present students of the college. Watching television now seems to be the most
popular national pastime. Bake until the pastry is crisp and golden. an area of permanent,rough,rich pasture. We drove through mile after mile of land cleared
for pasture. She patted the dog on the head. We sat in a patch of shade under a tree. Follow the path through the woods. The starving children were a pathetic sight. He only takes private patients. Let’s have lunch out on the patio. Troops patrolled the border day and night. Frederick the Great was the patron of many
artists. changing patterns of behavior. I paused at the door and looked back. a paved area near the back door. Take your filthy paws off me! Did he ever pay you back that $100 he owes
you? The gamble paid off. I had to pay out £500 to get my car repaired. What method of payment do you prefer? frozen peas. They hope for a peaceful settlement of the
dispute. She’s the peacekeeper in that family. He’s a real peach. I won’t work for peanuts. a tin of pear halves. a string of pearls. peasant farmers. a pebble beach. A robin was pecking at crumbs on the ground. I had a peculiar feeling we’d met before. to peddle malicious gossip. Two pedestrians were injured when the car
skidded. I need to pee. I took a quick peek inside. Have you peeled the potatoes? She enjoys the respect of her peers. She was rejected by her peer group. There’s a peg near the door to hang your coat
on. to impose a penalty. He was released on bail pending further inquiries. The knife had penetrated his chest. the Iberian peninsula. Season with salt and pepper. Rooms cost £50 per person, per night.

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