Reading – skimming and scanning
Inferring meaning from context in a text
Read a text about homes of the future and make 5 Level 2-style questions for another team.
Match descriptive words to text types
synonyms – online synonyms
BBC text type quiz
Our ideas for houses of the future:
more economical houses.
remote controlled house. voice activated house.
GPS chips in people (controversial)
amble verb [I usually + adv/prep]
› to walk in a slow and relaxed way:He was ambling along the beach.She ambled down the street, stopping occasionally to look in the shop windows.
stroll verb [I]
C1 to walk in a slow, relaxed manner, especially for pleasure:We could stroll along the beach after dinner.
wander verb (WALK)
C1 not organized, skilled, or able to work in a satisfactory way:Existing methods of production are expensive and inefficient.I’m hopelessly inefficient at fixing things.
inefficiently adverb UK US /-li/ ›The hotel is inefficiently run.
B1 working or operating quickly and effectively in an organizedway:The city’s transport system is one of the most efficient in Europe.We need someone really efficient who can organize the office and make it run smoothly.
B2 enough for a particular purpose:This recipe should be sufficient for five people.It was thought that he’d committed the crime but there wasn’t sufficient evidence to convict him.
C1 not easy to find or get:Food and clean water were becoming scarce.scarce resources
premium noun (EXTRA)
concur verb [I]
› to agree or have the same opinion:The new report concurs with previous findings.[+ that] The board concurred that the editor should have fullcontrol over editorial matters.[+ speech] “I think you’re absolutely right,” concurred Chris.
neaten verb [T]
› to make something tidy:She’s careful to neaten her desk before she leaves in the evening.Could you neaten up those bookshelves, please?
flirt verb [I]
› to behave as if sexually attracted to someone, although not seriously:Christina was flirting with just about every man in the room.
UK US /bɪndʒ/ informal
binge verb [I]
UK US /bɪndʒ/ (present participle bingeing orbinging) informal