CPE

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Ahijada
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CPE
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2012-07-17 14:36:37
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Grammar and Vocabulary for CPE
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  1. - to think something or have an opinion about something
     
    RECKON

    • 1. I reckon (that) I'm going to get that job.
    • 2. He'll be famous one day. What do you reckon (= do you agree)?
    • 3. It's worth a lot of money, I reckon.
    • 4. ‘They'll never find out.’ ‘You reckon? ’ (= I think you may be wrong about that)
  2. - used in negative sentences and questions to talk about something that has not happened but that you expect to happen
    YET

    • 1. (British English) I haven't received a letter from him yet.
    • 2. (North American English) I didn't receive a letter from him yet.‘
    • 3. Are you ready?’ ‘No, not yet.’
    • 4. We have yet to decide what action to take (= We have not decided what action to take). 
  3. - to consider an idea or a plan, but not very seriously and not for a long time
    - to play with something and move it around carelessly or without thinking 
    toy with something

    • 1. I did briefly toy with the idea of living in France. 
    • 2.  He kept toying nervously with his pen.
    • 3. She hardly ate a thing, just toyed with a piece of cheese on her plate.
    • 4. (figurative) He accused the young man of toying with his daughter's affections.
  4. They've succeeded.
    They've made it
  5. I'm fed up. I don't want to do any more.
    I've had enough.
  6. You're in trouble.
    You've had it!
  7. - (formal) recently
    of late

    • 1. I haven't seen him of late.
    • 2. The situation has become more confusing of late. 
  8. You, we etc. have done something that someone else will complain strongly about.
    That's torn it!
  9. You've done something seriously wrong
    Now you've done it!
  10. She's achieved fame, success, acceptance, etc. at last
    She's arrived.
  11. He's lost his patience or self-control
    He's lost it.
  12. Good point: I've no idea what the solution is
    You've got me there!

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