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Word  Unit 3

Example sentence

Arabic

accelerator (n)

I lean back and it moves back.  No accelerator, no brakes, and itís less noisy than a car. p.120

 

advertisement (n)

Listen to an advertisement for a radio programme about them and find out if you're right. p.14

THE CARVER

 

advice (n)

advice is an uncountable noun. p13 Let me give you some advice. p12 Oxford Word Power   Advice is an uncountable noun, so we cannot say Ďan adviceí or Ďsome advices.í  We can say: a piece of advice and : a lot of advice.

 

approximately (adv)

So in total, itíll be five thousand four hundred dollars?  Yes, approximately. p.120

 

battery (n)

When you connect the wires to the battery, the bulb lights up. p.20

 

bend (n)

What happens to the Carver when it goes round a bend? p.15

 

bike/bicycle (n)

How does it compare to a car and a bike? p.15

 

brainstorm (v)

Brainstorm twelve different things you can use to get from one place to another.  Write them on the board. p.15

 

bridge (n)

London Bridge and Millenium Bridge are bridges over the River Thames.p.90 Oxford Word Power

 

bubble wrap (n)

How much bubble wrap will we need? p.12

 

cement (n)

Cement is used in building for sticking bricks or stones together or for making very hard surfaces. p.117  Oxford Word Power

 

charge (a battery) (v)

To charge something means to put electricity into it. To charge a bettery p.123 Oxford Word Power

 

cheap (adj)

Iím afraid itís too expensive.  Do you have a cheaper model? p.16

 

colleague (n)

A colleague is a person that you work with on a job, especially in a profession. p.144 Oxford Word Power

 

comfortable (adj)

My back hurts.  I think I need a more comfortable chair. p.16

 

computer (n)

Which is more useful when youíre travelling:   computer or a mobile phone? p.16

 

convenient (adj)

Iím willing to meet you on any day thatís convenient for you. p.170 Oxford Word Power. 

 

cool (fashionable) (adj)

Why does Peter think the Segway HT is 'the coolest thing'? p.15

 

data (n)

There is a lot of data here that we donít need. p.13

 

difficult (adj)

Compare the three vehicles.  In your opinion, which one is the most difficult to maintain? p.15

 

dimension (n)

For the Carver, the dimensions are: 340 x 130 x 140 cm (L,W,H)*p.14

 

donkey (n)

Brainstorm twelve different thingsyou can use to get from one place to another.  Write them on the board.  Example bicycle, hot air balloon, donkey. p.15

 

easy (adj)

Adjectives ending in -y - change -y to -i and add -er.  easy --- easier

 

employee (n)

The factory has 500 employees. p.256  Oxford Word Power

 

engine (n)

For the Carver, the engine output isÖ Engine output: kW/hp 48.5/65. p.14

 

engine output (n)

For the Carver, the engine output isÖ Engine output: kW/hp 48.5/65. p.14

 

estimated (adj)

Work on the new bridge will cost an estimated five million pounds. p.265.  ETA=Estimated Time of Arrival. p.265 Oxford Word Power

 

exciting (adj)

Itís more exciting than a car and itís less noisy. p.15

 

expensive (adj)

The Segway Human Transporter isnít as expensive as a car but itís slower. p.15

 

experiment (n)

Experiment is a countable noun. p.13

 

fact (n)

Fact is a countable noun. p.13

 

far (adj)

Irregular forms:  far   It goes further. p.15

 

 

 

filter (n)

How many times a year should we replace these filters? p.13

 

fragile (adj)

Some of our equipment is fragile. p.12

 

fun (adj)

Now compare the vehicles.  In your opinion, which one is the most fun. p.15

 

funny (amusing) (adj)

It was the funniest movie Iíve ever seen.  We all laughed. p.15

 

funny (strange) (adj)

The machine is making a funny noise.p.15

 

gas (n)

Gas is uncountable, except when we are describing scientific gases. Hydrogen and oxygen are gasses.  I need to put 5 liters of gas in my car.

 

goal (n)

The goal is zero defects and zero waste. p.13

 

height (n)

* (L, W, H) = Length, Width, Height p.14

 

hot air balloon (n)

Brainstorm twelve different things you can use to get from one place to another.  Write them on the board.  Example bicycle, hot air balloon, donkey. p.15

 

information (n)

Information is an uncountable noun. p.13

 

install (v)

We are waiting to have our new washing machine installed. p.412 Oxford Word Power

 

interesting (adj)

The last training course was very boring. I hope this one is interesting. p.16

 

length (n)

* (L, W, H) = Length, Width, Height p.14

 

machine (n)

Machine is a countable noun. p.13

 

machinery (n)

Machinery is an uncountable noun. p.13

 

manpower (n)

There is a shortage of skilled manpower in the computer industry. p.476 Oxford Word Power

 

news (n)p

News is uncountable. p.13  Have you heard the latest news? Mary and Joe are getting married! p.519 Oxford Word Power

 

 

newspaper (n)

Quality newspapers deal with the news in a serious way. p.519 Oxford Word Power  We wrapped the plates in newspaper so they would not  get damaged. p.519 Oxford Word Power(newspaper can be an uncountable noun if it is used as packaging.

 

 

noisy (adj)

It's more exciting than a car and it's less noisy. p.15

 

pack (v)

Iíll have to pack my suitcase in the morning. p.552 Oxford Word Power

 

packaging (n)

The packaging costs a lot. p.12

 

packing materials (n)

And the packing materials will be about twenty-four hundred. p.120

 

pattern (n)

Make more sentences using the patterns in the box above. p.15

 

petrol (n)

Roughly speaking, how much will you spend on petrol this month? p.12

 

physics (n)

Physics is the study of matter and energy.p.13

 

platform (n)

There are sophisticated sensors in the platform Iím standing on, so I just lean forward and it moves forward. p.120

 

pollution (n)

The paper cans are also easier to recycle and cause far less pollution. p.16

 

price (n)

The price of the Carver is 42 thousand Euros: Price: Ä42,000. p.14

 

promotional (adj)

Your job is to create a promotional video of your companyís latest product / service. p.107

 

range (n)

The  maximum distance the sky plane can go before it has to come down is 1,450 km: Max range: 1,450 km

 

repair (v)

How much will it cost to repair the car? p.649  Oxford Word Power

 

research (n)

Research is an uncountable noun. p.13

 

 

rob (v)

Your job is to rob a bank. p.112

 

roughly (adv)

How many boxes will we need?  Itís hard to say exactly.  Roughly speaking? p.12

 

safe (adj)

Motor bikes are dangerous.  A car is much safer. p.16

 

sensor (n)

Those sensors are very basic, but these ones are more sophisticated. p.16

 

sophisticated (adj)

There are sophisticated sensors in the platform Iím standing on, so I just lean forward and it moves forward. p.120

 

speed (n)

It's difficult to control the vehicle when it's going round bends at high speeds. p.21

 

suggestion (n)

Suggestion is a countable noun. p13

 

supplier (n)

A supplier is a person or company that supplies something. p.778 Oxford Word Power

 

take off (v)

And last but not least, Jeremy takes off in the worldís first flying car. p.120  Come in and take your coat off. An airplane takes off from the runway. p.788 Oxford Word Power

 

target (n)

I hit the target but missed it twice. p.790  Oxford Word Power

 

tilt (v)

Itís amazing!  When we went around that bend, the back tilted over 45 degrees. p.120

 

tipper truck (n)

It'll be $5,400. We'll do the packing. It won't fit into one truck.p.12

 

trade magazine (n)

A trade magazine, a womanís magazine, a sports magazine, etc. p.471  Oxford Word Power

 

traffic (n)

Well, Iím not going to sit in traffic today. p.120  Two pilots saw Larry and radioed air traffic control. p.22

 

traffic jam (n)

It isnít as cheap to run as a car, but if thereís a traffic jam, it can open its wings and fly into the sky. p.120

 

 

 

unusual (adj)

What's special about these three vehicles? What unusual things do you think they can do? p.14

 

useful (adj)

Now compare the three vehicles. In your opinion, which one is the most useful in a city?

 

vehicle (n)

Look at the specifications for the vehicles in 1. How do they compare to other vehicles like cars, bicycles, and motorbikes? p.15

 

 

waste (n)

The goal is zero defects and zero waste. p.13

 

weight (n)

When you increase the weight of the load on the left, the right load goes up. p.20 The weight of the Carver is 620kg:  Weight: 620 kg. p.14

 

width (n)

* (L, W, H) = Length, Width, Height p.14

 

 

 

 

Useful phrases

 

 

How long will it take?

How long does it take you to get to work? p.12

 

How much Ö will we need?

Write a list of the equipment and manpower you will need, and estimate how long it will take, and how much it will cost.p.13

 

How much will it cost?

Write a list of the equipment and manpower you will need, and estimate how long it will take, and how much it will cost.p.13

 

roughly speaking

How many boxes will we need?  Itís hard to say exactly.  Roughly speaking? p.12

 

state of the art

All our machinery are state of the art. p.13 All our machinery are state of the art. p.13

 

What are the numbers?

What are the numbers? Ė title of Unit 4