3000 từ thông dụng - Phần 75


agency /ˈeɪdʒənsi/
(n) a business or an organization that provides a particular service especially when representing other businesses or organizations
Example: international aid agencies caring for refugees

beer /bɪə(r)/
(n) an alcoholic drink made from malt with hops added to give it taste. There are many types of beer.
Example: a barrel/bottle/glass of beer

birth /bɜːθ/
(n) the time when a baby is born; the process of being born
Example: The baby weighed three kilos at birth.

biscuit /ˈbɪskɪt/
(n) a small flat dry cake for one person, usually sweet, and baked until hard
Example: The cake has a biscuit base (= one made from crushed biscuits).

called /kɔːld/
(adj) to give somebody/something a particular name; to use a particular name or title when you are talking to somebody
Example: I've forgotten what the firm he works for is called.

discovery /dɪˈskʌvəri/
(n) an act or the process of finding somebody/something, or learning about something that was not known about before
Example: In 1974 Hawking made the discovery(= he discovered) that black holes give off radiation.

disgust /dɪsˈɡʌst/
(v) a strong feeling of dislike for somebody/something that you feel is unacceptable, or for something that looks, smells, etc. unpleasant
Example: The level of violence in the film really disgusted me.

evil /ˈiːvl/
(n) enjoying harming others; morally bad and cruel
Example: the eternal struggle between good and evil

exhibition /ˌeksɪˈbɪʃn/
(n) a collection of things, for example works of art, that are shown to the public
Example: an exhibition of old photographs

explode /ɪkˈspləʊd/
(v) to burst (= break apart) or make something burst loudly and violently, causing damage
Example: Bomb disposal experts exploded the device under controlled conditions.

famous /ˈfeɪməs/
(adj) known about by many people
Example: He became internationally famous for his novels.

film /fɪlm/
(v) a series of moving pictures recorded with sound that tells a story, watched at a cinema or on a television or other device
Example: It took them six weeks to film the documentary.

formerly /ˈfɔːməli/
(adj) in the past
Example: John Marsh, formerly of London Road, Leicester, now living in France

frighten /ˈfraɪtn/
(v) to make somebody suddenly feel afraid
Example: Sorry, I didn't mean to frighten you.

imagination /ɪˌmædʒɪˈneɪʃn/
(n) the ability to create pictures in your mind; the part of your mind that does this
Example: I won't tell you his reaction— I'll leave that to your imagination.