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Reading about Ireland’s “worst ever driver”.
Discussion of possible trips – Lyme Park?
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BBC article about, “The mystery of Ireland’s worst driver.”
Daily Telegraph article about, “Prawo Jazdy: Identity of Ireland’s most notorious driver uncovered.”
cult noun (RELIGION)
cult adjective [before noun]
› liked very much by a particular group of people:The singer had a cult following in the 1970s.a cult figure/movie
amend verb [T]
C2 to change the words of a text, especially a law or a legaldocument:MPs were urged to amend the law to prevent another oil tankerdisaster.In line 20, “men” should be amended (= changed) to “people“.Until the constitution is amended, the power to appoint ministerswill remain with the president.
memo noun [C]
C1 a message or other information in writing sent by oneperson or department to another in the same businessorganization:Did you get my memo about the meeting?
rectify verb [T] (CORRECT)
apprehension noun [U] (WORRY)
apprehension noun [U] (CATCHING)
› formal the situation in which the police catch and arrestsomeone who has not obeyed the law:Both the army and the police were involved in the apprehension of the terrorists.
› feeling worried about something that you are going to do or that is going to happen:I’m very apprehensive about tomorrow’s meeting.I’ve invited a lot of people to the party, but I’m a little apprehensive that no one will come.
› [C] a bad person who harms other people or breaks thelaw:Some people believe that Richard III was not the villain he isgenerally thought to have been.He’s either a hero or a villain, depending on your point of view.
dawdle verb [I]
› to do something or go somewhere very slowly, taking more time than is necessary:Stop dawdling! You’ll be late for school!
B2 fixed, certain, or clear:The date for the meeting is now definite: 5 March .She has very definite opinions.We need a definite answer by tomorrow.“Are you sure I’m invited too?” “Yes, Dan was very definite aboutit on the phone.”There’s been a definite improvement in your English since you came here.
herb noun [C]
B1 a type of plant whose leaves are used in cooking to giveflavour to particular dishes or in making medicine:dried/fresh herbsBasil, oregano, thyme, and rosemary are all herbs.A large range of herbs and spices are used in South Asiancooking.