Vocabulary Activities-Word Level
- A. - considerable large enough to reckon with: a ~ quantity/amount, a lot of; much: he had ~ courage
; abundant, large, extensive, reasonable, substantial - worthy of respect: a ~ man in the scientific world
- expertise expert skill or knowledge; expertness; know-how, ability, savvy, skill: business ~
-> expertize [ɛkspɜtaɪz] to act as an expert or give an expert opinion (on)
- reveal to make known; show, uncover, disclose, expose, tell: to ~ a secret. -> revelation
=> B. Put the sentences in order.
- Corpus analogy a similarity between like features of two things; comparison, similarity, correlation: the ~ between the heart and a pump, no ~ between your problem and mine.
heredity [hərɛdɪti] (n) the transmission from one generation to another of genetic factors that determine individual characteristics: responsible for the resemblances between parents and offspring; inheritance, genetics
-> hereditary [hərɛdɪˌtɛr i] (adj) of, relating to, or denoting factors that can be transmitted genetically from one generation to another
-> E. (the) norm a standard, model, or pattern. general level or average: Two cars per family is the ~ in America.
(~s) standards of behavior that are typical/accepted within a group/society: social/cultural ~s
2. Open Forum Chapter 8 Technology Interview with a tech writer
- Lis w/Transcript-> Voca: cumbersome,
=> Explain one the topics in 60 sec; Camera by Eastman, Microwave oven, fax machine, typewriter
- Focus of the Listening Skill: Identifying the Purpose of a Story/Example/p.66-67
- Thinking and Speaking: Invention and Innovation
- invent: create or design a new device, process, etc. that has not existed before.
- innovate: change something that has already established by introducing new methods, ideas or products.
- Vocabulary: Multi-word Verbs/Phrasal Verbs: 1-> 2-> 3
Phrasal Verb a verb combined with an adverb or/and preposition to give a new meaning.
Go off: blow, explode, detonate, burst, happen
Set out: to begin a journey or course:
- to set out for home. - to undertake; attempt: He ~ to prove his point.
- to design; plan: ~ a pattern. - to define; describe:
- to set out one's arguments. - to plant:
Idioms a group of words whose meaning is different from the meanings of the individual words.
- all set, Informal. in readiness; prepared: They were at the starting line and all set to begin.
- set forward, to turn the hands of (a watch or clock) to show a later time: When your plane lands in New York, set your watch forward two hours.
- set one's face against: Strongly disapprove, as in Her parents set their faces against her eloping.
- set store by: to have positive expectations for someone or something; to have high hopes for someone or something. I set great store by my computer and its ability to help me in my work. Bill sets great store by his expensive tools.