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Unit 2 - Listening + Speaking


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time capsule
a container that is filled with objects considered to be typical of the present period in history and then buried, so that it can be dug up and studied much later
obsolete
not in use any more, having been replaced by something newer and better or more fashionable: 'Gas lamps became * when electric lighting was invented.'
demonstrate
(also + that clause) to show or make make something clear: 'These figures clearly * the size of the economic problem facing the country.'
intrigued
' I'd be * TO learn more about it.' to interest someone a lot, especially by being strange, unusual, or mysterious: 'He became * BY her story.'
intrigue
to interest someone a lot, especially by being strange, unusual, or mysterious: 'Throughout history, people have been *d by the question of whether there is intelligent life elsewhere in the universe.'
spectacular
very exciting to look at OR especially great: * success/view/goal/sunset etc
turn down
to refuse an offer or request: 'He offered her a trip to Australia but she * it/him *.'