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2012-10-07 16:39:20
english bbc flatmates

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  1. It is very quiet [idiom]
    You can hear a pin drop
  2. The tag for 'Let's' is ...
    'shall we? '

    Let's go to the party, shall we?
  3. tired [adj, informal]
  4. Something, such as one's food or entertainment, that is paid for by someone else.

    My treat!
  5. to influence someone suddenly to behave in a particular way
    to come over sb

    I'm sorry! That was a stupid thing to say - I don't know what came over me.

    He gave you a present! What's come over him?
  6. Injury or destruction of skin and underlying tissue from prolonged exposure to freezing or subfreezing temperatures.
    a frostbite
  7. a religious song (hymn) or non-religious song about Christmas
    a carol
  8. a tough paper used for wrapping
    wrapping paper
  9. small coloured electric bulbs strung together and used for decoration, esp on a Christmas tree
    fairy lights
  10. A promise we make at New Year to improve ourselves
    a New Year's resolution
  11. to kiss passionately
  12. the words in 1st conditional
    if, unless, so long as, provided that

    will, may, might
  13. to react in a very angry way to something that someone says or does
    to fly off the handle

    He's extremely irritable - he flies off the handle at the slightest thing.
  14. to become angry
    to see red

    I saw red when he refused my request for a pay rise.
  15. to be getting angry
    • to make sb hot under the collar
    • to make sb's blood boil

    • Noisy children make the teacher hot under the collar.
    • Noisy children make his blood boil.
  16. to be about to lose someone's temper
    to be at the end of my tether

    I'm at the end of my tether.
  17. The last in a series of unpleasant events which finally makes you feel that you cannot continue to accept a bad situation
    to be the last straw

    That accident was the last straw.
  18. to irritate or annoy somebody, usually because he does something repeatedly.
    • to wind sb up
    • to drives sb up the wall

    • He really winds me up.
    • He drives me up the wall.
  19. brave
  20. Generous in forgiving; eschewing resentment or revenge; unselfish.
    magnanimous [mægˈnæn.ɪ.məs]
  21. to keep  promises
    to be dependable
  22. able to judge fairly
  23. likely to suffer from an illness or show a particular negative characteristic
    be prone to sth/do sth

    • He's prone to emotional outbursts
    • He was prone to depressions even as a teenager.
  24. extremely hateful or angry (adj)
    venomous (sb, snake)
  25. to be a sign of something that will happen in the future
    to bode

    • These recently published figures bode ill/do not bode well for the company's future.
    • The hurricane bodes disaster for those areas in its path.