Posted by: Idioma Extra | March 20, 2011

Monday´s News


A FLASH FROM THE PAST:

WELCOME BACK KOTTER AT THIER BEST

Word of the Day

Intricate
in·tri·cate: \ˈin-tri-kət\
Origin:  Middle English, from Latin intricatus, past participle ofintricare to entangle, from in-tricae trifles, complications
First Known Use: 15th century
Adjective
1: having many complexly interrelating parts or elements: complicated <intricate machinery> <an intricate plot>
2: difficult to resolve or analyze
— in·tri·cate·ly adverb
— in·tri·cate·ness noun

More Vocabulary

Advesary: n. one that contends with, opposes, or resists
Call: v.
to halt (as a baseball game) because of unsuitable conditions
Debate: n. a discussion between people in which they express different opinions about something ◊A debate can be an organized event, an informal discussion between two or more people, or a general discussion that involves many people
Dignify: v.
to give distinction to
Provoke: v. to incite to anger
Rebut: v. to prove (something) is false by using arguments or evidence
Suspenders: n. one of two supporting bands worn across the shoulders to support trousers, skirt, or belt —usually used in plural
Tacky: adj. not having or exhibiting good taste
Whitebread: adj. pertaining to or characteristic of the white middle class;bourgeois (derogatory slang term)

Love those Phrasal Verbs

Shut up: to stop talking; become silent
I thought the neighbors would never shut up and let me sleep.

Expressions and sayings:

Ain´t: is a colloquialism and contraction for “am not”, “is not”, “are not”, “has not”, and “have not”
Beating the daylight out of: to batter someone severely
C´mon: contraction of come on
Don´t sweat it: something that you say in order to tell someone not to worry
Psych out: the act or an instance of undermining someone’s confidence by psychological means

EXTRA CHALLENGE:

We challenge you to use one of the expressions and sayings from above, this week with your friends, colleagues, or use them with your teachers! Drop us a line and let us know how it´s going.

For those of you film buffs out there, there are two famous actores in this video. Can you guess who they are?

NOHN VOTTAAR _____________________

EAMJS ODOSW _______________________

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