Posted by: crisdiaz24 | April 6, 2011

TRICK OR TREATMENT – NEW ENGLISH FILE ADVANCED UNIT 5C

TRICK OR TREATMENT

On trial: when a test is done, usually over a limited period of time, to discover how effective or suitable something or someone is. A prueba.

Mainstream: the way of life or set of beliefs accepted by most people.

Consistent: always behaving or happening in a similar, especially positive, way; not varying.

Subject TO

To stand: to maintain your beliefs.

Defiant: refusing to obey, or to act or be against, a person, decision, law, situation, etc. Desafiante.

Standard: usual rather than special, especially when thought of as being correct or acceptable.

Blood-letting: in the past, a medical treatment in which blood was taken from a person who was ill. Sangría.

Snake oil: any of various liquid concoctions of questionable medical value sold as an all-purpose curative.

To set out to: to start an activity with a particular aim.

Pummeling: to hit someone or something repeatedly, especially with your fists.

Realm: an area of interest or activity. Campo, terreno.

Damming: condemnatory.

Unproven: not proven.

AT risk of

Scrutiny: the careful and detailed examination of something in order to obtain information about it. Examen, examen riguroso.

Evidence: one or more reasons for believing that something is or is not true.

To come out: If information or results come out, they are given to people.

Compelling: If a reason, argument, etc. is compelling, it makes you believe it or accept it because it is so strong.

To DO a test

To ease: to make or become less severe, difficult, unpleasant, painful, etc.

Random: happening, done or chosen by chance rather than according to a plan. Aleatorio, al azar.

To rub: to press or be pressed against something with a circular or up and down repeated movement.

Price tag: a piece of paper with a price on which is fixed to a product, or the amount that something costs.

Rip-off: something that is not worth what you pay for it. Robo, timo, estafa.

Bogus: false, not real or not legal.

Faith: great trust or confidence in something or someone.

To seek out: to look for someone or something, especially for a long time until you find them.

Minor: unimportant.

When it comes to sthg:  to be a question of. Cuando se trata de.

Altogether: completely or in total.

To dismiss: to decide that something or someone is not important and not worth considering.

To PASS a test

To cease: to stop something.

Mild: not violent, severe or extreme.

Fish oil: a fatty oil obtained from the livers of various fish.

To jump through hoops: to do a lot of difficult things before you are allowed to have or do something you want. Vérselas negras. Pasarlas negras. Hoop: a ring of wood, metal or plastic, or sometimes a half ring.

Well-off: to be in a better situation, if or after something happens.

To weaken: to (cause to) become less strong, powerful or determined.

To point out: to tell someone about some information, often because you believe they are not aware of it or have forgotten it.

Hopelessly: extremely, or in a way that makes you lose hope.

Fond OF: having a great liking for someone or something.

Profiteer: a person who takes advantage of a situation in which other people are suffering to make a profit, often by selling at a high price goods which are difficult to obtain. Profiteering: Especulación, ganancias excesivas.

To flourish: to grow or develop successfully.

Practitioner: someone involved in a skilled job or activity.


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