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October 10, 2011

Vocabulary Review

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Unit 7

backpacking: (noun) travelling or camping with your clothes and belongings in a backpack

bargain: (noun) something that is sold for less than its usual price or its real value

– example sentence: “At $8.95, it’s a bargain.”

cactus: (noun) a plant with thick leaves for storing water and often sharp points that grows in deserts (plural: cacti)

chapel: (noun) a small church, or a room used as a church in a building

currency: (noun) the units of money used in a particular country

grotto: (noun) a small cave

inflatable: (adjective) when an object has to be filled with air before you can use it

insect repellent: (noun) a substance that you use to keep insects away

itinerary: (noun) a detailed plan of a trip or a list of places that you plan to visit on a journey

– example sentence: “We planned our itinerary several weeks before the trip.”

– example sentence: “The President’s itinerary includes visits to Boston and New York.”

jumbo jet: (noun) a very large aircraft for carrying passengers

lounge: (noun) a room in a hotel, theatre, airport, etc where people can relax or wait

parasol: (noun) a type of umbrella used for protection from the sun (especially by women)

Puerto Rico: (noun) an island in the Caribbean Sea. The people there have U.S. citizenship and speak Spanish and English. Ricky Martin is from there.

sauna: (noun) a room that is hot and filled with steam where people sit to relax or feel healthy

snorkel: (noun) a tube that you use to help you breathe if you are swimming with your face under water

spare: (adjective) something that is available to use, because it is extra and not being used

suitcase: (noun) a rectangular case with a handle that you use for carrying clothes when you are travelling

tropical: (adjective) from or in the hottest parts of the world

weather forecast: (noun) a description of what the weather will be like

windsurfer: (noun) a narrow board with a sail fixed to it which you hold, standing up, while the wind blows you along the surface of a sea or lake

windsurfing: (noun) a sport in which you sail across water by standing on a board and holding onto a large sail

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Unit 8

antique: (adjective) when an object is old, and often rare or beautiful

as soon as: (adverb) immediately after or right after

awful: (adjective) very bad, of low quality, or unpleasant

dining room: (noun) a room where you eat your meals in a house or hotel

faucet: (noun) an object at the end of a pipe which you turn to control the flow of water

microwave: (noun) an electric oven that uses waves of energy to cook or heat food

study: (noun) a room in a house where you can read, write, etc.

taste: (noun) the particular things you like, such as styles of music, clothes, decoration, etc.

weird: (adjective) very strange

while: (conjunction) at the same time as

Unit 9

ankle: (noun) the part of your leg that is just above your foot

buttock: (noun) one of the two sides of your bottom

hip: (noun) one of the two parts of your body above your leg and below your waist

sprain: (verb) to injure part of your body by twisting it, but not so badly that it breaks

wrist: (noun) the part of your body between your hand and your arm


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