Thursday, March 19, 2015

#2 3/17 Assignment

   (1)Give attention : to direct your attention or your efforts towards a particular activity, subject,or problem
        EX: The company is concentrating on developing new products.
   (2)Come together : to bring or come together in a large number or amount in one particular area.
        EX: Most of the country's population is concentrated in the north. In the dry season, the animals tend to concentrate in the areas where there is water.
  (1)Connected with the body
       EX: I'm not a very physical sort of person.
  (2) Violent
       EX: The referee stepped in because the game had started to get a bit physical.
       EX: There was obviously a great physical attraction between them.
   Verb-- to give something and be given something else instead.
       EX:When you've finished reading your book, and I've finished mine, can we swap?
   Noun--an exchange, or something that is going to be or has been exchanged.
    EX:I thought Simon's food looked nicer than mine, so we did a swap.
   Adj--similar to, connected with, or caused by something else.
     EX:Company losses were 50 percent worse than in the corresponding period last year.
  Adverb--EX:Life in the city is more expensive but salaries are correspondingly higher.
   Verb--to prevent something, especially a system process, or event, from continuing as usual or as      expected.
   Noun--The accident is causing widespread disruption on the roads.

In my opinion,  Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary is the most useful tool to look up vocabulary. Because it provides all the variety of the vocabulary, if you input only one word. And the sentences they build are very good. Also can learn the English construction from those sentences. Compare with   YahooKimo Online Dictionary and Google Dictionary, it is the most complicated.

1 comment:

  1. Yes, Cambridge dictionary does give good example sentences, agree. We can learn the usages of the word from the example sentences.