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Welcome to the TOEIC Vocab Practice blog post on Love Speaking! This week we will be bringing you some new words and definitions you can add to your list and then try the our quiz to see if you can adapt the words to fit the meaning of the sentence when joined with other nouns.

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Vocabulary list

These are the common definitions of the following words… however when added to other nouns their meaning can slightly change. See if you can adapt the meanings in the quiz below.

BOOMING: To grow, develop, or progress rapidly; flourish

RESTORE: To bring back into existence or use; reestablish

BLISSFUL: Showing extreme happiness

BORN: Brought into existence; created

DELICATE: Requiring tactful treatment

BROKE: Past tense of break; to cause to separate into pieces suddenly

HEAVY: Having relatively great weight



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TOEIC Reading Practice: Vocabulary

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When doing reading practice and trying to discover the meaning of words, you can often use other words in the same sentence or in the nearby sentences as clues to get an idea of the meaning of the expression. These surrounding words are called the context. The following can also help you discover the meaning of a word:

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Synonyms

The first state to institute compulsory education was Massachusetts, which made it mandatory for students to attend school twelve weeks a year.

  • The word ‘mandatory’ is a synonym for compulsory. If it is mandatory to attend school, then compulsory education must mean “mandatory”, “required”, “necessary”.

Word analysis

A tiger standing in tall grass is almost invisible because of its striped markings.

  • The prefix in- often means “not”. The root -vis- means “see.” The suffix -ible means “able to be.” Even if you are not familiar with the word ‘invisible’, you could probably guess that it means “not able to be seen.”

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So do we all agree?

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Today’s blog is going to help you learn some English words and phrases when coming to an agreement (or disagreement!). You can familiarise yourself with some phrases below and then see if you can put them into each of their categories as stated and then test yourself by filling in the gaps in our quiz!

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Useful phrases

I completely agree.

I’m sorry. I can’t agree with you.

I reckon John has made a good point.

Yes, I’d go along with that.

I understand your point of view, but…

I disagree.

Well, yes and no.

I think we need to agree to disagree.

That’s not how I see it.

So, we’re all in agreement then?

Now, decide which of the useful phrases are for agreeing, disagreeing, partly agreeing or reaching an agreement.

Answers

I completely agree. – AGREEING

I’m sorry. I can’t agree with you. – DISAGREEING

I reckon John has made a good point. – AGREEING

Yes, I’d go along with that. – AGREEING

I understand your point of view, but… – PARTLY AGREEING  

I disagree. – DISAGREEING

Well, yes and no. – PARTLY AGREEING

I think we need to agree to disagree. – REACHING AGREEMENT

That’s not how I see it. - DISAGREEING

So, we’re all in agreement then? – REACHING AGREEMENT 



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VIDEO: Team Europe’s reactions from the Ryder Cup

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The Ryder Cup

The Ryder Cup is a golf competition between teams from Europe and the United States. It happens every two years in a country alternating between Europe and the United States. This year the Ryder Cup was held in Illinois, United States and despite having a home advantage, Team Europe still managed to win. Watch the video below to listen to the reactions of some of the team. Haz click para conocer los mejores Cursos de Inglés Online

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Nuevo vocabulario

alternating  = going back and forth  =  alternando

was held in  =  took place in  =  llevó a cabo en

to pull something off  =  lograr

do down in the history books  =  to go in the records  =  pasar a la historia

make a comeback  =  reaparecer

American soil  =  suelo americano

inspirational   =  inspirador

history in the making  =  historia en marcha

VIDEO: El nuevo iPhone 5 de Apple

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iphone 5Hoy abrimos nuestro blog con un video sobre el nuevo iPhone 5 y las novedades que ofrece.  Regístrate en Love Speaking para practicar lo que has aprendido con nuestras actividades interactivas. 

Tweet us @LoveSpeaking telling us your thoughts about the new iPhone 5. Are you going to buy it?

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Video: Apple’s iPhone 5 New Features


 

Nuevo vocabulario

To unveil  =  To reveal  =  Revelar

Frenzy  =  Madness/over-excitement  =  Histeria

Fanfare  =  Spectacle  =  Espectáculo

Leaked information  =   Information made public  =  Información filtrada

Streamlined  =  Up-to-date  =  Actualizado

GDP  =  Gross Domestic Product  =  Producto Interior Bruto

Hype  = Excessive promotion =  Publicidad exagerada 

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EL MUNDO DE LA PUBLICIDAD EN INGLES

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The world of advertising

Nuestro nuevo post de hoy trata sobre el mundo de la publicidad y los slogans. ¡Pon a prueba tu inglés y tus conocimientos sobre  publicidad con nuestro test de vocabulario al final del blog!

Every day we see lots of different advertisments on the television, on the radio, and in newspapers. Below are some examples of famous companies and their slogans. How many do you recognise?

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Slogans

Kentuckey Fried Chicken - “Finger lickin’ good.”

L’Oreal - “Because I’m worth it.”

McDonalds - “I’m lovin’ it!”

Nike - “Just Do It.”

Coca-Cola - “It’s the real thing.”

Kelloggs Frosties - “They’re grrrreat!”

Gilette – ” The best a man can get.”

Clairol – “Does she or doesn’t she?”



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