3000 từ thông dụng - Phần 12


considerable /kənˈsɪdərəbl/
(adj) great in amount, size, importance, etc.
Example: Considerable progress has been made in finding a cure for the disease.

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credit card /ˈkredɪt kɑːd/
(n) a small plastic card that you can use to buy goods and services and pay for them later
Example: He used his student credit card to buy a house, on which he took out a second mortgage.

crucial /ˈkruːʃl/
(adj) extremely important, because it will affect other things
Example: He wasn't there at the crucial moment (= when he was needed most).

genuine /ˈdʒenjuɪn/
(adj) real; exactly what it appears to be; not artificial
Example: Only genuine refugees can apply for asylum.

key /kiː/
(adj) a piece of metal with a special shape used for locking a door, starting a car, etc.
Example: She played a key role in the dispute.

literature /ˈlɪtrətʃə(r)/
(n) pieces of writing that are valued as works of art, especially novels, plays and poems (in contrast to technical books and newspapers, magazines, etc.)
Example: great works of literature

nicely /ˈnaɪsli/
(adj) in an attractive or acceptable way; well
Example: The room was nicely furnished.

OK /oʊˈkeɪ/
(adj) yes; all right
Example: Are you OK?

paint /peɪnt/
(v) a liquid that is put on surfaces to give them a particular colour; a layer of this liquid when it has dried on a surface
Example: We've had the house painted.

park /pɑːk/
(n) an area of public land in a town or a city where people go to walk, play and relax
Example: a park bench

pride /praɪd/
(n) a feeling of being pleased or satisfied that you get when you or people who are connected with you have done something well or own something that other people admire
Example: Success in sport is a source of national pride.

sadness /ˈsædnəs/
(n) the feeling of being sad
Example: It is with great sadness that we report the death of James Banks yesterday.

seem /siːm/
(adj) to give the impression of being or doing something
Example: He seems a nice man.

session /ˈseʃn/
(n) a period of time that is spent doing a particular activity
Example: a photo/recording/training, etc. session

shell /ʃel/
(n) the hard outer part of eggs, nuts, some seeds, and some animals
Example: walnut shells