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Unit 10 C Vocabulary Straightforward Advanced

UNIT 10 C

 

Deep-fat fryer: Freidora.

Lounge: (BrE) a room in a private house for sitting and relaxing in.

Stage: a raised area, usually in a theatre, etc. where actors, dancers, etc. perform.

Moth: a flying insect with a long thin body and four large wings, like a butterfly, but less brightly coloured. Moths fly mainly at night and are attracted to bright lights..

To brush sthg off: to be removed by brushing.

Dual carriageway: a road with a strip of land in the middle that divides the lines of traffic moving in opposite directions. Autovía.

To jam: (up) to become unable to move or work; to make sthg do this.

A fit: a short period of very strong feeling.

Giggles: a slight silly repeated laugh.

Hill walking: the activity of walking on or up hills in the countryside for pleasure.

Navigation: the skill or the process of planning a route for a ship or other vehicle and taking it there.

IT: the study and use of electronic processes and equipment to store and send information of all kinds, including words, pictures and numbers (abbreviation for ‘information technology’).

Live: (of a broadcast) sent out while the event is actually happening, not recorded first and broadcast later.

To broadcast- broadcast-broadcast: to send out programmes on television or radio.

Hapless: unlucky.

To mistake: to not understand or judge sby/sthg correctly.

To smell a rat: to realise that sthg is wrong. Olerse algo (sospechoso).

Chap: colloquial term for a man.

Nearby: a short distance from sby/sthg; not far away.

Dispute: an argument or a disagreement between two people, groups or countries; discussion about a subject where there is disagreement.

To involve: if a situation, an event or an activity involves sthg, that thing is an important or necessary part or result of it. To entail.

To go along with sthg: to agree with sby/sthg.

Interchange: the act of sharing or exchanging sthg, especially ideas or information.

Clip: a short part of a film / movie that is shown separately.

Delight: a feeling of great pleasure .

Wireless: a system of sending and receiving signals.

Newswire: a service that provides the latest news, for example using the Internet.

To flit: to move swiftly. Revolotear, ir de un lado a otro.

Remorse: the feeling of being extremely sorry for sthg wrong or bad that you have done.

Guile: (formal) the use of clever but dishonest behaviour in order to trick people. Deceit.

Close: (formal) the end of a period of time or an activity.

Hopefully: used to express what you hope will happen.

To turn into: to make sby/sthg become sthg.

To capitalise on sthg: to gain a further advantage for yourself from a situation.

Couch potato: (informal, disapproving) a person who spends a lot of time sitting and watching television.

To channel-hop: to repeatedly switch from one television channel to another.

Sitcom: a regular programme on television that shows the same characters in different amusing situations.

Ratings: [pl.] a set of figures that show how many people watch or listen to a particular television or radio programme, used to show how popular a programme is. Índice de audiencia.

Prime time: the time when the greatest number of people are watching television or listening to the radio.

Anchor: (BrE anchorman) a man or woman who presents a radio or television programme and introduces reports by other people.

Coverage: the reporting of news and sport in newspapers and on the radio and television.

Highlight: the best, most interesting or most exciting part of sthg.

Newsreader: a person who reads the news on television or radio.

Worldwide: [usually before noun] affecting all parts of the world.

Funding: money for a particular purpose; the act of providing money for such a purpose.

Licence fee: (in Britain) an official piece of paper giving permission to own a television. The cost of this (the licence fee) is set every year by the government. A licence lasts for one year. The money collected in this way is used to pay for BBC television and radio programmes.

Subsidiary: a business company that is owned or controlled by another larger company.

Range: (of sthg) a variety of things of a particular type.

To set out: to present ideas, facts, etc. in an organized way, in speech or writing.

For the sake of: in order to help sby/sthg or because you like sby/sthg.

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