Book 1 Unit2 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. be lost in: She was lost in her novel. available: Tickets are available from the box office./ Not enough data is available to scientists./ Funds are av
ailable to assist teachers who want to attend the conference. go ahead: They've decided to go ahead with plans to build 50 new houses on the site. estimate: The tree is estimated to be at least 700 years old./ Scientists estimate that smoking reduces life expectancy by around 12 years on average. might as well: I suppose we might as well go home. keep up: How long can the economic boom keep up? correspondence: (不可加 s,但可加 a, often followed by with+n.) He had been in correspondence with her for several years before they finally met. practically: I've read practically all of his books./ She sees him practically every day. neighborhood: She grew up in a quiet neighborhood of Boston.
10. kind of/sort of: She wasn’t beautiful. But she was kind of cute. 11. lose touch with sb.: I lost touch with (=stopped writing or talking to) Julie after we moved. 12. on one’s mind: This travel plan has been on my mind all week. 13. keep in touch (with sb.): I met him when I worked in Madrid, and I've kept in touch with him ever since. 14. come up: 1) if a subject comes up, people mention it and discuss it ?synonym arise eg. His name came up in the conversation./The subject of salaries didn't come up. 2) if a problem or difficulty comes up, it appears or starts to affect you ?synonym arise eg. I'm afraid I'll have to cancel our date - something's come up . 3) if a job or an opportunity comes up, it becomes available A vacancy has come up in the accounts department. 4) to be going to happen soon With Christmas coming up, few people have much money to spare. 15. urge: (+sb. to do sth.; +that clause) I got a note from Moira urging me to get in touch. 16. postpone: (+doing/n.)The couple had postponed having children to establish their careers. 17. reference(+to): There is no direct reference to her own childhood in the novel./ A vocabulary index is included for easy reference./ I am writing to you in reference to the job opening in your department. 18. absolutely: This cake is absolutely delicious. 19. reunion: an annual reunion /a family reunion /a high-school reunion 20. go by: Things will get easier as time goes by . /As the weeks went by, I became more and more worried. 21. hang out: 1)I don't really know who she hangs out with. 2) Hang the wet things out to dry . 22. every now and then: Every now and then I have a desire to quit my tedious job. 23. mostly: Green teas are mostly from China or Japan. 24. awful(adv.=very) That kid's awful cute, with her red curls. 25. choke up: I was really choked up when I saw her again. 26. destination: Maui is a popular tourist destination. 27. skip: I decided to skip the first chapter./ Let's skip to the last item on the agenda./ I suggest we skip over the details and get to the point.
28. right away: (=at once) I'll phone him right away (=immediately) .
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