My Knowledge on Language Structure Sergio del Ojo
Charge: Supercharge/ Overcharge/ Undercharge
Estimate: Underestimate/ Overestimate
Media: Multimedia/ Micromedia
Net: Internet/ Cybernet
Piracy: Antipiracy/ Cyberpiracy.
Preposition place: Criminal
Misprision of felony
Unit 2 Negative prefixes:
Healthy: Smoking is an unhealthy habit.
Patient: Wait for me! Don´t be so impatient!
Humane: He thinks hunting is cruel and inhumane.
Decisive: I don´t know what to do – I´m feeling very indecisive.
Legal: The law is clear. Copying DVDs is illegal.
Honest: He´s always lying. He´s really dishonest.
Trustful: As I get older, I´ll probably become more responsible and less distrustful.
Responsible: I don´t like people who are irresponsible.
Logical: When I´m tired, I´m illogical.
Moral: In my opinion, war is immoral.
Faithful: I think that a girlfriend or boyfriend should be unfaithful.
Unit 3 Vocabulary:
Trickle down to: Gradually benefit the poorest as a result of the increasing wealth of the richest.
Downturn: A decline in economic or other activity.
Dismal: Causing or showing gloom or depression.
Frugality: Sparing or economical as regards money or food.
Laid off: Having lost your job.
Allowances: An amount of money that can be earned or received free of tax.
Handouts: An amount of money or other aid given to a needy person or organization.
Indulgences: The state or attitude of being indulgent or tolerant.
Slump: Fail or decline substantially or over a prolonged period.
Income: Money received, especially on a regular basis, for work or through investments.
Hands-on experience: When someone gets to be involved and to practice something to gain experience.
Credit crunch: The ability of a customer to obtain goods or services before payment, based on the trust that payment will be made in the future.
Put a lot of strain on: Make a very big effort when you do something.
To instill: Gradually but firmly establish in someone's mind.
Scarce: Insufficient for the demand.
Deter: Insufficient for the demand.
Seizing on the teachable moments: Seize the opportunities that you could learn.
Unit 4 Word-building:
This is soup made with chicken. This is chicken soup.
I´ve got an exam which lasts two hours tomorrow. I’ve got a two-hour exam tomorrow.
You can read about it in the newspaper written by students. You can read about it in student newspaper.
I caught a fish which weighed four kilos. I caught a four-kilo fish.
We need to buy tickets for the cinema. We need to buy cinema tickets.
We´re going to see a film about a war. We are going to see a war film.
Verbs: Have a good/ a bad/ an enjoyable time/ day/ weekend. Feel good/ bad/ sad (about something) Take something seriously/ well/ badly Be or get excited/ angry/ depressed/ worried (about something) Be the funny/ sad/ bright/ dark side (of things)