What's the matter with Terry? He seems to be lost in a world of his own now a days.

I've been overwhelmed with work for weeks and there is no end in sight.

Mike doesn't have any professional ambitions. For him, work is just a means to an end.

There seems to be no end in sight to quicker and better computer.

I have to work at two jobs to make ends meet.

I think the party will have to end up about midnight.

Books placed on end on the shelf.


Unit 5

He succumbed to heart problems.


I don't subscribe to this adage.

When it comes to drinking alcohol, the key is doing so only in moderation.

He praised his team for their performance.


Sking is inadvisable if you have a weak heart. 

She made some very disagreeable comments.



I recommend not parking here.

We generally suggest allowing for a little extra power.

She serves passengers on an aircraft. She is flight-attendant.

There were 300 attendees at the conference.


take up a hobby 

to become worse= to deteriorate 

shoplift= to steal goods from a shop by deliberately leaving without paying

saturate= to make sth completely wet

I suppose we'll have to foot the bill as usual.

Initially, it can be difficult to get your head round advanced economics.

Bob really put his foot in it when he moaned about his boss to Julia.

Rob's just got a hand-made Italian suit but it costs an arm and leg that cafe instead ?

It's far too wet to go for a walk. Why don't we head for that cafe instead ?

I'm fed up with working my fingers to the bone. It's time I found a job with shorter hours or a better salary.

Do you believe the economy's really on the mend? (getting better) 

It is traditional around here to drink brandly with coffee as a morning pick-me-up.

The gymnast pulled her muscles,dislocated her shoulder and sprained her ankle.

A car travelling 80km/h is brought to a halt in 10 seconds.

Tom will be out of action for weeks with a broken legs.

This year's festival attracted a record turnout.

If you would like more details, just let me know.

My uncle's unexpected visit enables me to get out of doing the housework.

My uncle's unexpected vist provided me with the perfect excuse for not doing the homework.

Even the doctors were shocked by the severity of his injuries

Most security system offer a false sense of protection.

He was deported for entering the country under false pretences.

She gives the impression of being very busy.

There is something very fishy impression.


I have made a reservasion in the name of Black.

The hotel is going to be converted into a nursing home.

I'm repelled by me new boy friend's baby talk.

Working without a break makes you more prone to error.

All the 1,450 guest rooms available to/for the room 

I like cats but unfortunately I'm allergic to them.


She crept under the fence.

We plooded on through the rain.

I crept up the stairs, trying not to wake up my parents.

She tripped/stumbled over a stump and fell down.

He staggered across a huge drugs ring.

Their baby is just starting to crawl.

He had twisted his ankle and was limping.

She tottered unsteadily down the stairs in her  high-heeled shores.


Two men were hold for questioning in connection with the break-ins.

Teachers well be held responsible for the behavior of pupils in their class.

Can you hold the line and I'll put you through to my secretary ?

We're going to hold a party next month for our anniversary.


He was peeping at her through the fingers.

She sat for hours just gazing into space.

John caught a glimpse of her in the crowd.

He didn't shout, he just glared at me silently.

We caught her peeping through the keyhole.

I only had time to glance at the newspaper.


He looked so dejected when he lost the game.

I got an instantaneous response.

The music was expertly performed.


I got the job on the strength of recommendation.

Unfortunately the press have already latch onto the story.


reckless-showing a lack of careabout danger and possible results of your action.

spin-to make thread from wool, cotton,etc.

gossamer-the very fine thread made by spiders.

bulk- the large size or quantity of something