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Unit 4


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board game
an indoor game played on a board, often with pieces that are moved around it
bilingual
speaking two languages very well
native
relating to the place where you live or are born
slang
very informal language that is usually spoken rather than written, used especially by particular groups of people
accent
a way of pronouncing the words of a language that shows which country, area or social class a person comes from
grammar
the system and structure of a language
dialect
A particular form of a language which is peculiar to a specific region or social group
false friend
A word or expression that has a similar form to one in a person's native language, but a different meaning
pronunciation
the manner in which someone utters a word
let someone down
fail to meet the hopes or expectations of someone
fall behind
to be unable to do something on time or fast enough
get by
Manage with difficulty to live or accomplish something
keep up with
make as much progress as others
pick up
obtain, acquire, or learn something.
take off
become successful very fast
catch on
understand
take up
to start a new activity or project.
pay off
give benefits
be broke
have no money
pass the buck
shift the responsibility for something to someone else
rip someone off
charge someone too much money
tighten your belt
economize
look like a million dollars
look wonderful
splash out on
spend too much money
go on a spending spree
spend money extravagantly in a short time
cheapskate
someone who is tight with money
formal
being in accord with established forms and conventions and requirement
informal
having a relaxed, friendly, or unofficial style, manner, or nature
register
the way of speaking or writing which you use in a specific situation
context
the situation in which something happens and that helps you to understand it
appropriate
suitable, correct
humorous
Causing laughter and amusement
polite
kind
familiar
well known or easily recognized
medium
a way of communication or ideas