apuntes cead unit 8

  1. drives balmy ( EXPRESION)

    eso consigue a alguien volver loca
    • /ˈbɑːmɪ/
    • That's one thing which drives me balmy.

    Something or someone that drives us balmy makes us crazy.

    • Notice the samples:
    • It drives the neighbors balmy when she practices her violin.
    •  consigue que los vecinos  se exasperen cuando toca el violin

    When we forget elementary grammar, it drives our teacher balmy.
  2. calido
    • balmy [ˈbɑːmɪ] 
    • ADJ[(compar balmier); (superl balmiest) 

    • ]1(liter) (=soothing) balsámico
    • 2(=mild)[breeze, air] suave, cálido
    • 3(informal) = barmy
  3. una y otra vez (expresión)
    • over and over and over again (expression)
    • He made the same mistake over, and over, and over again.
    • When we do something over, and over, and over again it means we repeat it many times.

    • Here are two samples:
    • He came to class late, over, and over, and over again so the teacher failed him.

    I practiced the song over, and over, and over again until it was perfect.
  4. it gets my goat

    me cabrea,
    That really gets my goat.

    Something that gets our goat makes us a little angry.

    • Here are two samples:
    • As a teacher, it really gets my goat when students cheat on exams.

    It gets my goat when people use their cell phones in the theater.
  5. I know full well / knew

     se de sobra
     sabia yo de sobra
    I know full well I will never open that folder.

    The phrase 'I know full well' means we know something already.

    Note the samples.

    I know full well I won't finish my research paper on time.

    The teacher knew full well that Natalie had copied the information from the internet.
  6. goat
    goat [gəʊt]

    cabra f; (male) chivo m, macho cabrío 

     to get sb's goat(informal) fastidiar or molestar a algn
  7. I love the surge of confidence
    • I love the surge of confidence.
    • confidence [ˈkɒnfɪdəns]

    When we have a surge of confidence, it means that we suddenly have stronger confidence.

      Notice the following:

    Getting the quiz right gave here a surge of confidence in her listening skills.

    The teacher's support gave him a surge of confidence.

    Now I understand." and I love that. I love the surge of confidence that gives the students
  8. aumentar repentinamente 
    surge [s3ːdʒ]
  9. you've got me on that one.

    cuando te hace una pregunta es como decir 
    "me pillaste"
    Oh, you've got me on that one.

    The phrase 'you've got me on that one'

    means the same as 'I don't know'.

    para contestar una pregunta, es como decir"no tengo ni idea"

    We often use this phrase when after careful thought,  we can't answer a question.

    • Notice the following:
    • Who was the US president after Lincoln? Hmm…you've got me on that one.

    • What team won the 1998 world cup?
    • Oh, you've got me on that one.

    • Jess: So the thing you like most about teaching is when the teaching is finished?
    • Tom: Oh, you've got me on that one, yes.
  10. Tomar decisiones
    • They  need to take decisions about
    • subjects
  11. inscribirse en la universidad
    • apply for university
    • apply [əˈplaɪ]
    • if they  choose to stay at school and apply for university
  12. Turno
  13. Actividades extraescolares
    out-of-school activities /ˌaʊtəvˈskuːl
  14. Enviar solicitudes a las universidades
  15. to send applications to universities
  16. solicitud
    application [ˌæplɪˈkeɪʃən]
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apuntes cead unit 8