Monday, 5 March 2012

Objective Proficiency p 157. Keys and Vocabulary

Ex 6 Multiple Cloze Test
toolkit: the things that you need in order to achieve something

gigabytes: /ˈɡɪɡəbaɪt/ GB




rate: a measurement of the number of times something happens or exists during a particular period. E.g. Local businesses are closing at a/the rate of three a year.
toll: the amount of damage or the number of deaths and injuries that are caused in a particular war, disaster, etc. E.g. The official death toll has now reached 7 000. 
ratio: /ˈreɪʃiəʊ/ ratio (of A to B) the relationship between two groups of people or things that is represented by two numbers showing how much larger one group is than the other. Sp. proporción. E.g. What is the ratio of men to women in the department? The school has a very high teacher-student ratio.
  1. [uncountable, singular] the act of making something equal or considering something as equal (= of equating them). E.g. The equation of wealth with happiness can be dangerous.
  2. [countable, usually singular] a problem or situation in which several things must be considered and dealt with. E.g. When children enter the equation, further tensions may arise within a marriage.
balloon: to suddenly swell out or get bigger. E.g. Her skirt ballooned out in the wind. Unemployment ballooned to fourteen per cent.

feature:  if something features a particular person or thing, they are an important part of it. E.g. The film features Diane Ashmann as a young French student. Many of the hotels featured in the brochure offer special deals for weekend breaks.
issue something: to produce something such as a magazine, article, etc. Sp. publicar. E.g. We issue a monthly newsletter.
viralused to describe a piece of information, a video, an image, etc. that is sent rapidly over the Internet from one person to another. E.g. a viral email. Within 24 hours, the video went viral on YouTube and Facebook.



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