virtual • virtual reality • 1. very nearly a particular thing • Car ownership is a virtual necessity when you live in the country. Finding a cheap place to rent is a virtual impossibility in this area. • 2. The website allows you to take a virtual tour of the art gallery. constructing virtual worlds
Accent • 你看起来很象北方人，但你的口音却证明你是四川人。 • Ascent
Interpret • interpret • 1.[intransitive and transitive] to translate one language into another • They spoke good Spanish, and promised to interpret for me. • 2. His refusal to work late was interpreted as a lack of commitment to the company.
3 • [transitive] to explain the meaning of something • Freud's attempts to interpret the meaning of dreams • 4 • [transitive] to perform a part in a play, a piece of music etc in a way that shows your feelings about it or what you think it means
They are worried that the workers might interpret the new law as a restriction of their rights.
fluid • gaseous, solid • As markets become more fluid and global, leaders must be more careful about alienating investors. • correction fluid • brake fluid
telecommuter • Telepathy • Telecast • Teleconference • telecourse • telefacsimile • telegnosis • Telemarketing • telescope • telesthesia: extrasensory perception
A1. American football and baseball are becoming known to the British public through _______ transmissions from the United States. • A) televised B)televising • C) televise D) being televising
Relations • Relationship • Relation
communication • Communiqué • communicate • commute
data • Datum---data • Stratum—strata • Medium--- media
Fungus---fungi Terminus----termini • focus--- foci alumnus---- alumni
formula---formulae • Alumna---alumnae
Phenomenon—Phenomena • criterion---criteria
basis---bases • axis --- axes • Analysis--- analyses • Crisis --- crises • Hypothesis-hypotheses • oasis ---- oases • ellipsis--- ellipses • index---- indices
Aversion • Averse • Avert • Adverse
Crime: • Felony • Misdemeanor • Patricide • Matricide • Fratricide • arson Robbery Larceny (theft) Autotheft Burglary Assault Rape Murder
Pesticide • Herbicide
Mis- • Misbelief • Misdeed • Misgiving • Mishap • Misstep • Misfire • Mislay • Mislead • Mistreatment
Text A • Mosquito net • Network • trawl net • Netetiquette • Netease • Netscope
Sheringham has netted nine goals for United so far this season. • I was netting around $64,000 a year. • An undercover sweep netted 22 suspects in one evening. • -- net income
We have just begun to plan the projects, and our ideas may be various and fluid. • He is so weak that he must be fed fluids only. • Liquid assets • Fixed assets • Solidify gasify sublimate
Assisted • Assisted suicide: Euthanasia • Assisted reproduction • Teaching assistant • Assistant manager
away • In each shop sit the apprentices-boys and youths, some of them incredibly young-hammering away at copper vessels of all shapes and sizes…. • The young couple were just quarrelling away all day long.
angle • This drawing of the monastery was done from an unusual angle. • We're approaching the issue from many different angles • The novel is written from a child's perspective. • So let us look at the issue realistically, but also from the perspective of our commitment to authentic communication.
Jar • 1 vt&vi • to make someone feel annoyed or shocked • His enthusiasm jarred. • His words jarred Harriet. • jar on • The screaming was starting to jar on my nerves .
Jar with • There was a modern lamp that jarred with the rest of the room. • -- jarring opinions\colors\tunes
In radio you have to keep the listener listening. That's the bottom line. • in-line skate • InternationalDate Line • Line up, everybody! • Pensions will be increased in line with inflation • You just keep quiet! You're way out of line.
project • project something on/onto somebody • You're projecting your insecurity onto me. • Jay's finally realizing that he projects his own sorrows onto his friends.
his attempts to project himself as a potential leader • The company projected an annual growth rate of 3%.
dog days • Few opera houses survived the dog days of the 1980s. • dog-tired • dog-eared books or papers have been used so much that the corners are turned over or torn • Lapdog: someone who is completely under the control of someone else and will do anything they say
Sheepish • Dogged • Coward • Cowherd ( weaving girl; milky way) • ask a student to tell the story • Chickenpox ( compare: smallpox) • Bullshit
Kitten, • puppy, • pony(steed), • lamb, • calf, • piggy(piglet) • cub
flee • Masaari spent six months in prison before fleeing the country . • Up to five million political refugees have fled to other countries.
他发现要在家庭与工作间寻求平衡实在是太难了。他发现要在家庭与工作间寻求平衡实在是太难了。 • 目前发生的种种危机使得原有的权利天平向总统一边倾斜。
He was finding it difficult to strike a balance between his family and his work. • Crisis situations tend to tilt the balance of power in favour of the president.
Vis- • Blair explained the bargaining position of the UK vis-à-vis the rest of Europe. • Visual • Visage • Visionary • Visitation • Visit • Vision
Do, make, take • 1.If you are not happy with the situation you should ______ a complaint. • do • make • take • 2. I usually ______ the washing up and leave the cooking to my wife, as she's a better cook than me. • do • make • take
3.I ______ your point; we should consider the offer more seriously. • do • make • take • 4.Some people ______ so much money in the Internet boom that they became rich overnight. • did • made • took
5.He ______ a lot of his business by email these days so he doesn't have to visit his clients often. • does • makes • takes • 6.I really think I should ______ a break once this project is finished. • do • make • take
7.You have to ______ a choice. Are you going to leave the job or stay? • do • make • take • 8.They had been in India for three weeks when he was suddenly ______ ill. • done • made • taken
9.Please ask your friends to be quiet. They are ______ a lot of noise. • doing • making • taking • 10.He was in second place but on the last bend he suddenly passed his rival and ______ the lead. • did • made • took