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Unit 7


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steel
a strong hard metal that is made of a mixture of iron and carbon
smooth
having a surface free from roughness or bumps or ridges
curved
having or marked by a curve or smoothly rounded bend
leather
an animal skin made smooth and flexible by removing the hair and then tanning
rough
having a surface that is not even or regular
angular
having a clear shape with sharp points
canvas
strong, rough cloth used for making tents, sails, bags, strong clothes
wooden
made of wood
polished
perfected or made shiny and smooth
square
a plane rectangle with four equal sides and four right angles
soft
not hard or firm
circular
shaped like a circle
paper
thin, flat material made from crushed wood or cloth, used for writing, printing, or drawing on
straw
plant fiber used for making baskets and hats
hard
not easy to bend, cut, or break
advertise
a public promotion of some product or service
consume
to use fuel, energy, or time, especially in large amounts
industrialise
to develop industry
recycle
to sort and collect rubbish in order to treat it and produce useful materials that can be used again
communicate
to share information with others by speaking, writing, moving your body, or using other signals
streamline
to shape something so that it can move as effectively and quickly as possible through a liquid or gas
design
the act of working out the form of something (as by making a sketch or outline or plan)
designer
someone who creates plans to be used in making something
scientist
a person with advanced knowledge of one or more sciences
manufacture
to produce goods in large numbers, usually in a factory using machines
manufacturer
a company that produces goods in large numbers
product
something that is made to be sold, usually something that is produced by an industrial process
engineer
a person who uses scientific knowledge to solve practical problems
use
to put something such as a tool, skill, or building to a particular purpose
user
someone who uses a product, machine, or service
development
the process in which someone or something grows or changes and becomes more advanced
innovative
using new methods or ideas
invent
to design and/or create something that has never been made before
artist
someone who creates things with great skill and imagination
elegant
graceful and attractive in appearance or behaviour
functional
designed to be practical and useful rather than attractive
futuristic
strange and very modern, or intended or seeming to come from some imagined time in the future
handmade
made using the hands rather than a machine
mass-produced
things that are made on a large scale, usually in a factory or plant
retro
similar to styles, fashions from the past
simple
plain
streamlined
designed or arranged in a way that makes movement easier through air or water
stylish
being or in accordance with current social fashions
traditional
ways of doing things that have existed for a long time
up-to-date
modern, recent, or containing the latest information