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accomplished
He’s an accomplished piano player.
adore
I adore flowers, especially roses.
bookcase
How many books are in that bookcase?
competition
I won £500 in a competition!
compose
Can you compose your own music?
co-operate
She refused to co-operate with her parents.
determined
She was determined that her son would be successful.
excel
I’m jealous of Paul - I wish I could excel in everything I do, like him.
expect
We expect you to be number one in your class.
extraordinary
The school gets extraordinary exam results.
fault
My dad drives me mad but it isn’t really his fault.
forbidden
Watching TV was forbidden by her parents.
hang
Can you hang this picture on the wall for me?
hug
My mum gave me a hug after the concert.
immigrant
Her mother is a Bangladeshi immigrant.
marks
She got top marks in her piano exam.
mixed
Is your school a mixed school with both boys and girls?
motivated
My son motivated himself to succeed in music.
mystery
Teenagers are a mystery – I don’t understand them.
optional
Music is an optional subject at my school.
orchestra
I play the violin in the school orchestra.
outstanding
They were outstanding pupils who did really well.
overlook
Does your balcony overlook the river?
perform
Would you like to perform in front of 500 people?
plain
He used a plain old table in his kitchen.
property
The house will become my property when my brother dies.
punishment
What kind of punishment will you get being late?
push
Be careful not to push your children too hard.
remain
Do you think this garden will remain beautiful if we move out?
resent
The girls did not seem to resent their mother.
strict
My parents won’t let me do anything – they’re strict!
tower
There is a large tower on the village church.
turn the house into
They decided to turn the house into a hotel.
unpainted
Our dining table is unpainted.