Unit 1: Starting Somewhere New (novelty (n) /ˈnɒv.əl.ti/ (he quality of…
Unit 1: Starting Somewhere New
(v) to interest someone a lot, especially by being strange, unusual or mysterious
Throughout history, people have been
by the question of whether there is intelligent life elsewhere in the universe.
(n)[C or N] (the making of) a secret plan to do something, especially something that will harm another person
Example: a tale of political
(BELIEVE) to come to an opinion about something, or have a belief about something
New technology was
to be a threat to employment.
(SEE) to see something or someone, or to notice something that is obvious
a note of unhappiness in her voice.
he quality of being new and unusual
In Britain in the 1950s, television still had
something that has not been experienced before and so is interesting:
Tourists are still a
on this remote island.
a cheap unusual object such as a small toy, often given as a present
The shop sells gifts and other
extreme happiness, sometimes more than is reasonable in a particular situation:
They were in a state of
for days after they won the prize.
(n) /ˈlet.daʊn/ (INFORMAL)
After all I'd heard about the movie, it turned out to be a bit of a letdown.
certain to happen and unable to be avoided or prevented
The accident was the
consequence/result/outcome of carelessness.
something that is certain to happen and cannot be prevented
happened and he had a heart attack
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