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4000 crucial English phrases is a six-book sequence that's designed to target functional high-frequency phrases to augment the vocabulary of freshmen from excessive commencing to enhance degrees. The sequence offers a number of phrases that disguise a wide percent of the phrases that may be present in many spoken or written texts. therefore, after studying those objective phrases, inexperienced persons might be in a position to totally comprehend vocabulary goods once they come upon them in written and spoken form.
Each unit provides 20 phrases that are outlined and utilized in pattern sentences. The actions within the books are designed to provide the phrases in numerous makes use of in order that newcomers can absolutely see how they are often applied. additionally on the finish of every unit there's a tale whch includes the unit's goal phrases to offer freshmen extra examples of the phrases in use. every one l

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To be oblivious b. To moan d. To be typical 5. Which word would best describe a smooth, wet stone? a. Ivy b. Utterly c. Slippery d. Immoral 6. Which word describes something that would have a rim? a. A thought b. A cup c. A person d. A smell 7. Which word describes something that has a beak? a. A bird b. A boat c. A car d. A lion 8. What is typical about fish? a. They can swim. c. They can live on land. b. One type can sing. d. Some can live for close to 50 years 9. Which of these people would most likely be moaning?

4. What happened after Eagle’s flight to the bottom of the pit? a. She disapproved of Fox. b. She got stuck in the pit. c. She made Fox promise to leave the forest. d. She picked up Fox with her beak. wail] adv. If you do something awhile, you do it for a short time. -* Wait here awhile, and I’ll bring some tea. cyberspace [saibarspeis] n. Cyberspace is the imaginary place of the Internet where activities occur. -+ I didn’t receive your email. It probably got lost in cyberspace. edit [edit] v. To edit means to correct a piece of writing so that it is suitable to be published.

In some cases, the decisions help change__________ . 3. gripped / snapped I ___________the pencil and squeezed it until it__________ . 4. whatsoever / enclosed My father___________ a check in the letter he sent me. He always offered to help even if I didn’t ask for any help__________ . 5. constantly / impending The soldier dreaded the__________ battle. He___________ thought about what might happen to him. 6. This___________ to happen when the weather becomes warmer. 7. device / mode Sheila took the___________from her purse and pressed a couple of buttons.

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