Sunday, 25 December 2011

Objective Proficiency p 86. Vocabulary

Ex 1
  • Wise up (to something): (informal) to become aware of the unpleasant truth about a situation. Espabilar, pensar un poco. E.g. Wise up, think global.
  • Slate: a type of dark grey stone that splits easily into thin flat layers. Pizarra. E.g. a slate quarry (/ˈkwɒri/ cantera).
  • Whisk somebody/something + adverb/preposition to take somebody/something somewhere very quickly and suddenly. E.g. Jamie whisked her off to Paris for the weekend. The waiter whisked away the plates before we had finished.

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