Saturday, 17 December 2011

Objective Proficiency p 78. Vocabulary

Ex 1
a wearing

b to wear

c you to wear

d wearing/ to wear

e him to shave

f her wear
  • Platform shoes: a type of shoe with a high, thick sole.
P 183
  • Consider somebody/something to do something: E.g. He's generally considered to have the finest tenor voice in the country.
  • Warn somebody (to do something): E.g. He warned Billy to keep away from his daughter.
  • Believe somebody/something to be, have, etc. something. E.g.  The vases are believed to be worth over $20000 each.
  • Help somebody (to) do something: E.g.  The college's aim is to help students (to) achieve their aspirations. This charity aims to help people (to) help themselves. Come and help me lift this box.
  • Help (to) do something: E.g. She helped (to) organize the party.
  • Feel somebody/something/yourself do something: E.g. I felt something crawl up my arm. We felt the ground give way under our feet.
  • Notice somebody/something do something: E.g.  I noticed them come in.
  • Envisage: /ɪnˈvɪzɪdʒ/ to imagine what will happen in the future. Imaginarse, prever. E.g. I don't envisage working with him again.
  • Cease to do something: /siːs/ E.g. You never cease to amaze me!
  • Cease doing something: E.g. The company ceased trading in June. 
  • Go on doing something: to continue an activity without stopping. E.g. He said nothing but just went on working.
  • Go on to do something: to do something after completing something else. E.g. The book goes on to describe his experiences in the army. After her early teaching career she went on to become a doctor.
  • Come to do something: to reach a point where you realize, understand or believe something. E.g. In time she came to love him. She had come to see the problem in a new light. I've come to expect this kind of behaviour from him.
  • Come doing something (+ adv.preposition): to move in a particular way or while doing something else. E.g. The children came running into the room.
  • Catch somebody doing something: I caught her smoking in the bathroom. You wouldn't catch me working (= I would never work) on a Sunday!
  • Discover somebody/something doing something: E.g.  He was discovered hiding in a shed.
  • Observe somebody/something do something: E.g. The police observed a man enter the bank. 
  • Observe somebody/something doing something: E.g.  They observed him entering the bank.
  • Face doing something: if you can't face something unpleasant, you feel unable or unwilling to deal with it. E.g. I can't face seeing them.
Corpus spot
a helped her find/to find

b spend so much time trying

c I suggest you use
  • Plaster: material that can be stuck to the skin to protect a small wound or cut; a piece of this. (Also) Sticking Plaster, Band-Aid™. 

d are worth seeing 

e we enjoy ourselves laughing 

f enable me to read

g let them enjoy

h I missed talking

i I convinced him to apply to

j You aren't allowed to come 
Ex 2
a I mean to = I intend to

b It will mean= It will involve

c We regret to inform you = We are sorry to have to tell you

d I regret wearing = I wish I hadn't worn

e The first thing that happened is the walk, now I remember it.

f First remember, then buy the milk.

g First not forget, then post the letter.

h First meeting boyfriend, then not forgetting.

i Try to = Make an attempt

j Try doing = Experiment with

k First he talks about one subject, the another

l goes on talking = continues talking

m After a period of time he accepted this (came to accept)

n A way of moving, describing the action (came rushing)

o I heard Muse once (to hear Muse sing)

p I heard them regularly (heard the birds singing)
  • Stiletto (heel): a woman's shoe with a very high narrow heel; the heel on such a shoe. 
Ex 3
a I don't object to your leaving early.

b Do they allow you to smoke outside your office entrance? 

c It's not worth asking her out, she's always busy. 

d My father forbade my sister to go / from going to the club in town. 

e Book early and you will avoid having to queue/  to avoid having to queue.

f His doctor recommended that he do/ doing more exercise.

g Don't worry, I promise to post that letter for you.

h I suggest we take our bikes with us./ I suggest taking our bikes with us.

i You had better move your car immediately or else I'll call the police.

j Peter denied causing/ having caused the accident.

k His mother made him apologise. 

  • Object: /əbˈdʒekt/ to say that you disagree with, disapprove of or oppose something. Object to doing something/to somebody doing something: E.g. I really object to being charged for parking.
  • Forbid: /fəˈbɪd/ forbade /fəˈbæd/ /fəˈbeɪd/ forbidden /fəˈbɪdn/: forbid somebody to do something E.g. You are all forbidden to leave.
  • Recommend somebody to do something: E.g. We'd recommend you to book your flight early. 
  • Or else: if not. Otherwise. E.g. Hurry up or else you'll be late. They can't be coming or else they'd have called. 


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