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Unit 6 KEY WORDS in Unit 6 (page 88) Hey, you’re a genius!
VOCABULARY KEY WORDS in Unit 6 (page 88) Make sure you understand these terms! Previous knowledge activity... !!
1. awaken a. when a tree or plant does so, it produces flowers before producing fruit which can be eaten. 2. ability b. knowledge that something exists based on information or experience. 3. blossom c. it ’ s when your memory isn ’ t very good, when you remember something slightly, but not very well. 4. brilliant d. to grow or develop successfully, for example mushroom in the mountains. 5.dime. to stop sleeping or to make someone stop sleeping. 6. flourishf. extremely clever or skilled 7. know-howg. the physical or mental power or skill needed to do something 8. reasoningh. the ability to use your experience to make good decisions and judgments. Grandparents and elderly people have it. 9. wisdomi. the practical knowledge and practical ability 10. awareness j. the process of thinking about something in order to make a decision
Listen to the pronunciation at ability the physical or mental power or skill needed to do something I have children in my class of very mixed abilities (= different levels of skill or intelligence). average the result you get by adding two or more amounts together and dividing the total by the number of amounts. Prices have risen by an average of 4% over the past year. My income's rather variable, but I earn £73 a day on average. awaken = verb to stop sleeping or to make someone stop sleeping. They were awakened by the sound of gunfire. I awakened at dawn in the hotel to find Elsa beside me.
Listen to the pronunciation at awareness knowledge that something exists, or understanding of a situation or subject at the present time based on information or experience. Environmental awareness has increased dramatically over the past decade. be good at To have great skill or ability to do something. This student is very good at languages! blossom a. When a tree or plant blossoms, it produces flowers before producing fruit which can be eaten. The cherry tree is beginning to blossom. b. When people blossom, they become more attractive, successful or confident, and when good feelings or relationships blossom, they develop and become stronger. Elsa’s and Alex's friendship blossomed into love.
Listen to the pronunciation at brain a. the organ inside the head that controls thought, memory, feelings and activity. The accident left him with permanent brain damage. b. used to refer to intelligence. Mary has an amazing brain (= is very intelligent). c. usually plural (= informal) a very intelligent person, especially one who has spent a lot of time studying My little brother's the brains of the family. bright full of light, shining (bright colour) = used to refer to intelligence. This student always has bright ideas! The weather is hot; it was a bright idea to bring water with us. brilliant UK informal: very good ‹person/party› genial, fenomenal She's got a brilliant sense of humour. Extremely clever or skilled Her mother was a brilliant scientist.
Listen to the pronunciation at cleverness a. ability to understand and learn quickly and easily (=ability, intelligence) b. intelligent design or plan allò enginyós, lo ingenioso … Everyone was impressed by the cleverness of the machine. Dim = adjective Not giving or having much light: The lamp gave out a dim light. Literary: If your eyes are dim, you cannot see very well. a dim memory/recollection (record), etc. = something that you remember slightly, but not very well. I had a dim recollection of having met that person before. dumb = adjective ( SILENT) permanently or temporarily unable to speak He's been deaf and dumb since birth.
Listen to the pronunciation at Excel (in) = verb to be extremely good at something John always excelled in languages at school. excel yourself = to do something better than you usually do River Andorra team have excelled themselves this year to reach the finals. flourish to grow or develop successfully “Ceps” are flourishing this month - it must be the warm weather in Andorra. Watercolour painting began to flourish in Britain around genius very great and rare natural ability or skill, especially in a particular area such as science or art, or a person who has this. (an) artistic/creative/musical genius Einstein was a (mathematical) genius.
EXTRA: evil genius: Literary: a person who has a strong bad influence over other people The film was about an evil genius who wanted to control the world. have a genius for something: to be especially skilled at a particular activity She has a genius for raising money.
idea Intelligence quotient /kwə ʊ. ʃ ənt/ Know-how practical knowledge and ability We are stuck, we need to bring in somebody with the technical know-how to drag us out of this mess or we will lose our jobs! a particular degree or amount of something = (IQ: measure of intelligence) Based on intelligence tests, Bob has a high intelligence quotient. = coneixements pràctics
Listen to the pronunciation at knowledge understanding of or information about a subject which a person gets by experience or study He has a limited knowledge of French. The director brought to our knowledge (= We have discovered) that several computers have gone missing. mind power ability to control people and events I've no power over him - he does what he wants to. Does the President have more power than the Prime Minister? the part of a person that makes it possible for a person to think, feel emotions and understand things: I just said the first thing that came into my mind. a very clever person: She was one of the most brilliant minds of the last century.
Quick = with great speed, or lasting only a short time describes someone who is clever and understands or notices things quickly She was quick at understanding what we wanted her to do. He has a quick mind. Reasoning = noun the process of thinking about something in order to make a decision (= logic) The reasoning behind her conclusion is impossible to fault. Deductive reasoning is essential in Science. Self-esteem belief and confidence in your own ability and value The compliments she received after the presentation boosted her self-esteem.
spirit a particular way of thinking, feeling or behaving, especially a way that is typical of a particular group of people, an activity, a time or a place. We acted in a spirit of cooperation. The BCN players have a very strong team spirit (= loyalty to each other). As rock musicians in the 1960s, they were very much part of the spirit of the times. the way a person is feeling I've been in high/low spirits (= feeling happy/sad) lately. (clever, shrewd) ‹child› llest, viu; ‹answer› intel·ligent, aguda; Don't get smart with me! = No et facis el llest amb mi! Skill(s) Smart = having a clean, tidy and stylish appearance: I need a smart jacket for my interview. an ability to do an activity or job well, especially because you have practised it. Ruth had great writing skills. I have no skill at/in sewing.
the ability to do things that need a lot of physical or mental effort She had the strength to take the lead and win the gold medal. Admitting you've made a mistake is a sign of strength, not weakness. teaching, especially when given to a small group or one person, such as in a college or university All students receive tuition in logic and metaphysics. tuition fees = matrícula, taxa (universitària) strength tuition /tju ɪʃ.ən/ = classe, instrucció …
when someone or something is not strong or powerful Any change of policy will be interpreted as a sign of weakness. a particular part or quality of someone or something that is not good or effective. His main weakness as a manager is his inability to delegate. weakness for: a strong liking, usually for something which might have unpleasant or unwanted effects My diet would be fine if only I didn't have this weakness for donuts. the ability to use your knowledge and experience to make good decisions and judgments: One certainly hopes to gain a little wisdom as one grows older. I tend to doubt the wisdom of separating a child from its family whatever the circumstances. Before I went off to university my father gave me a few words of wisdom. Conventional/Received/Popular wisdom has it (= Most people think) that women are more emotional than men, but in my experience it often isn't the case. weakness wisdom
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