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Unit 7 KEY WORDS in Unit 7 (page 104) Smart Servants The Singing Butler (1992) by Jack Vettriano (born Jack Hogga) was born on 17th November 1951. He is a Scottish painter. The Singing Butler (1992)
VOCABULARY KEY WORDS in Unit 7 (page 104) Make sure you understand these terms! Previous knowledge activity... !!
1. attend a. New disciplines, such as _________, have become really demanded. 2. command b. I think that to study a lot is my ______ 3. dismiss c. My parents often ________ my ideas before they've even thought about them! 4. get rid of d. Some students criticized the school for trying to ________ their individual expression. 5.household e. Nowadays the 95% of ___________ have access to the Internet. 6. loyal f. To develop your professional skills it ’ s advisable you _________ seminars and conferences. 7. staff g. There are over a hundred ______ in my company. 8. subdue h. My car is extremely old. I don ’ t know how to _________ it. 9. robotics i. When all my other friends deserted me, Elsa remained ________. 10. duty j. The general _________ the armies towards victory.
Listen to the pronunciation at http://dictionary.cambridge.org ability the physical or mental power or skill needed to do something have children in my class of very mixed abilities (= different levels of skill or intelligence). attend to go to an event, place, etc. Over two hundred people attended the funeral. to go officially and usually regularly to a place. attended the classes/seminars/lectures for a month or two. authority the moral or legal right or ability to control The United Nations has used/exerted/exercised its authority to restore peace in the area. a group of people with official responsibility for a particular area of activity the health authority
butler the most important male servant in a house, usually responsible for organizing the other servants command an order, especially one given by a soldier When I give the command, fire! He hated being in the army because he had to obey commands. control over someone or something and responsibility for them General Jerez took command of the British Expeditionary Force in 1915. computer an electronic machine which is used for storing, organizing and finding words, numbers and pictures, for doing calculations and for controlling other machines
Listen to the pronunciation at http://dictionary.cambridge.org control to order, limit or rule something, or someone's actions or behaviour. If you can't control your dog, put it on a lead! The government is trying to control spending. creation the act of creating something, or the thing that is created the creation of a new political party This 25-foot-high sculpture is Roger Mas’s latest creation. creator someone who has invented something Quino is the creator of a successful cartoon series. Who was the creator of the miniskirt? /kri:e ɪ.tər /
dismiss to decide that something or someone is not important and not worth considering. The manager dismissed all of our ideas, Let's not just dismiss the idea before we've even thought about it. dominate to have control over a place or a person, or to be the most important person or thing The president of the company refuses to let other people speak and dominates every meeting. duty something that you have to do because it is part of your job, or something that you feel is the right thing to do The duty of the school is to act in the best interests of the students. [+ to infinitive] I felt it was my duty to tell them the truth. rebutjar, descartar, acomiadar, desestimar...
efficient working or operating quickly and effectively in an organized way The city's transport system is one of the most efficient in Europe. employer a person or organization that employs people We need a reference from your former employer. executive Someone in a high position, especially in business, who makes decisions and puts them into action She is now an executive, having worked her way up through the company. The executive: 1. The part of a government that is responsible for making certain that laws and decisions are put into action 2. A group of people who run a business or an organization The executive of the health workers' union accepted the proposed pay increase on behalf of their members. someone who is paid to work for someone else The number of employees in the company has doubled over the past decade. Employee =
function Get rid of get rid of something 1. to remove or throw away something unwanted I used weedkiller to get rid of the weeds in the garden. 2.to sell an old or unwanted possession Have you managed to get rid of your old Volvo yet? get rid of somebody 1.to send away someone annoying or to persuade them to leave We got rid of our unwelcome guests by saying we had to go to bed. the natural purpose (of something) or the duty (of a person) The function of the veins is to carry blood to the heart. = desfer-se de, lliurar-se de, treure’s de sobre to be rid of sth/sb to not now have an unwanted or unpleasant task, object or person I didn't enjoy marking those papers and I was glad to be rid of them.
Listen to the pronunciation at http://dictionary.cambridge.org governor a person in charge of a particular political unit the governor of Texas gratify household a group of people, often a family, who live together By the 1960s, most households had a TV. to please someone, or to satisfy a wish or need We were gratified by the answer the teacher gave. [+ to infinitive] He was gratified to see how well his students had done. mainly UK a person in charge of a particular organization a prison/school governor = complaure, satisfer, gratificar = llar, família
influence The power to have an effect on people or things, or a person or thing that is able to do this Elsa was a bad/good influence on me loyal firm and not changing in your friendship with or support for a person or an organization, or in your belief in your principles Jack has been a loyal worker in this company for almost 50 years. Júlia's very loyal to her friends. Opposite: disloyaldisloyal maid a woman who works as a servant in a hotel or in someone's home In California many illegal immigrants work as maids, nannies and gardeners.
nanny something that you must do, or something you need Go ahead and apply for the job if you meet the requirements. master Meet requirements a person who has control over or responsibility for someone or something, or who is the most important or influential (= having most influence) person in a situation or organizationold With careful training, a dog will obey its master completely. UK The Master of St. John's College will be launching the appeal. = acomplir, reunir els requisits UK informal for grandmothergrandmother
the title given to) a person whose job is to care for people who are ill or injured, especially in a hospital He worked as a nurse in a psychiatric hospital. a person or group that supports an activity or organization, especially by giving money Princess Leticia s a well-known patron of several charities. Urdangarín, too... nurse patron old-fashioned a woman employed to take care of a young child or children
ability to control people and events I've no power over my son! He does what he wants to! the amount of political control a person or group has in a country Does the Bishop of la Seu have more power than the Prime Minister? power research a detailed study of a subject, especially in order to discover (new) information or reach a (new) understanding scientific/medical research a research student/assistant/laboratory They are carrying out/conducting/doing some fascinating research into/on the language of dolphins.
a machine used to perform jobs automatically, which is controlled by a computer. books, films or cartoons about an imagined future, especially about space travel or other planets a science-fiction novel/story robot Science fiction robotics the science of making and using robots staff the group of people who work for an organization There is a good relationship between staff and pupils at the school. He is on (= a member of) the editorial staff of the magazine.
having a lower or less important position a subordinate role subordinate status The individual's needs are subordinate to those of the group. subordinate subdue to reduce the force of something, or to prevent something from existing or developing The fire burned for eight hours before the fire crews could subdue it. He criticized the school for trying to subdue individual expression. = sotmetre, dominar, avasallar.. etc
relating to the knowledge, machines or methods used in science and industry a few technical problems relating to the knowledge and methods of a particular subject or job Personally, I found some parts of the book a little too technical to follow. relating to practical skills and methods that are used in a particular activity In her performance as the Snow Queen she showed great technical brilliance. technical technological technology (the study and knowledge of) the practical, especially industrial, use of scientific discoveries relating to, or involving, technology Technological advances in computing and telecommunications will reduce the need for many people to travel to work.
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