Homework reading & quizzes:
Travel & tourism data analysis
Discussing charts & graphs
Adverbs & adjectives to describe data
Exam model answers for Thursday
be two sides of the same coin
also be different/opposite sides of the same coin
break the ice definition. To remove the tension at a first meeting, at the opening of a party, etc.: “That joke really broke the ice at the conference; we all relaxed afterward.” The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition.
encounter verb [T] (MEET)
encounter verb [T] (EXPERIENCE)
B2 unable to stop thinking about something; too interestedin or worried about something:Why are people so obsessed with money?As a society we’re obsessed by the weather.
odd adjective (STRANGE)
- B2 strange or unexpected:Her father was an odd man.What an odd thing to say.The skirt and jacket looked a little odd together.
odd adjective (NUMBERS)
aspect noun (FEATURE)
› Menial work is boring, makes you feel tired, and is given a low social value:It’s fairly menial work, such as washing dishes and cleaningfloors.a menial job/task
pursue verb [T] (FOLLOW)
passion noun [C or U]
B2 a very powerful feeling, for example of sexualattraction, love, hate, anger, or other emotion:Football arouses a good deal of passion among its fans.At school, his early interest in music developed into an abidingpassion.Politics and philosophy were his lifelong passions.
a passion for sth
plant noun (LIVING THING)
- A1 [C] a living thing that grows in earth, in water, or on other plants, usually has a stem, leaves, roots, andflowers, and produces seeds:native plants and animalsgarden/greenhouse/indoor plants
plant noun (BUILDING/MACHINES)
B2 large or of noticeable importance:The fire caused considerable damage to the church.
recruitment agency noun [C]
UK US also recruiting agency mainly UK HR
B2 including a lot of different places, people, subjects, etc.:They have both travelled widely.His plays are still widely performed in the USA.French used to be widely spoken in Cambodia.His work on DNA was widely admired.This is a widely held but mistaken belief.This theory is no longer widely accepted.
B2 used to express that you are certain or almost certainabout something:The problem surely lies in the design of the equipment.US formal “May I sit here?” “Surely.” (= Yes, certainly.)Without more food and medical supplies, these people will surely not survive.
longing noun [S or U]
C2 a feeling of wanting something or someone very much:He gazed at her, his eyes full of longing.a longing looka longing for his homeland
C1 unable to control your feelings or behaviour because you are extremely frightened, angry, excited, etc.:Calm down, you’re getting hysterical.The police were accused of hysterical over-reaction.hysterical laughter (= uncontrolled laughter)
› extremely; very much:I was sorely tempted to say exactly what I thought of hisoffer.You’ll be sorely missed by everyone here, and we wish yousuccess in your new job.
treacherous adjective (DANGEROUS)
B2 [C] also collocate, a word or phrase that is often used with another word or phrase, in a way that soundscorrect to people who have spoken the language all theirlives, but might not be expected from the meaning:In the phrase “a hard frost“, “hard” is a collocation of “frost” and “strong” would not sound natural.
factory farming noun
a system of rearing livestock using highly intensive methods, by which poultry, pigs, or cattle are confined indoors under strictly controlled conditions.
a man wearing a traditional Scottish kilt:
a floral patterned suit:
a striped blazer:
George Clooney wearing a polka dot shirt and jacket:
a checked suit:
The Sandal Monument in Asmara.