Чтение текстов помогает в изучении английского языка, позволяет расширить словарный запас.
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Основной словарный запас изучающих английский язык:■ Список слов, входящих в топ 1000,2000,3000, наиболее употребляемых слов,
согласно Longman Communication 3000 ?,
в разговорном английском: 1-я тыс., 2-я тыс., 3-я тыс., полный список;
в письменном английском: 1-я тыс., 2-я тыс., 3-я тыс., полный список;
■ Список наиболее употребляемых слов в академических текстах
на английском языке "The Academic Word List" ? (1451 слово)
■ Список наиболее употребляемых слов в разговорном и письменном
английском языке согласно "New General Service List" ?
(2818 общеупотребительных слов)
■ The Oxford 3000 words list.?
■ Англо-русский синонимический словарь ■ Англо-русские, русско-английские тематические словари (кулинария,авиа,футбол,экономика,общий,...)
■ Русские и английские пословицы и поговорки
■ 200 Words of Intermediate TOEFL iBT Vocabulary ■ 1500 Words of Advanced TOEFL iBT Vocabulary
an often small mechanical or electronic device with a practical use but often thought of as a novelty
Online search engine Google introduced several new gadgets in its popular toolbar for Web browsers, hoping to build even greater brand loyalty amid heightened competition.
(gauge) to judge how people feel about something or what they are likely to do
Officials hope to gauge the effects alcohol programs.
one of billions of systems, each including stars, nebulae, star clusters, globular clusters, and interstellar matter that make up the universe
Some prominent scientists believe that the evolution of the universe depended on a series of explosions and that the shockwaves from these explosions were essential in the formation of the galaxy.
of extraordinary size and power
During the ice age, gargantuan glaciers formed that were so water -depleting that sea levels around the world fell by three hundred and fifty feet.
to collect something bit by bit
To garner support for the recall of the recently elected governor, the activists will have to get 900,000 signatures from registered voters.
having little flesh or fat on the body
The gaunt, philandering cowboy has become a stock character in Western movies.
an act of directing the eyes on an object
After a long gaze into the student ‘s eyes, the professor decided to discipline the student for plagiarism.
resembling a glutinous material obtained from animal tissues by boiling; especially: a colloidal protein used as a food, in photography, and in medicine
Scientists named the new species of jellyfish granrojo, Spanish for "big red." It ‘s a predator a gelatinous blood -red cannonball between two and three feet (60 and 90 centimeters) across that floats through the deep ocean waters quietly devouring prey.
a grammatical correspondence to a classification of the two sexes
Employers value graduates who have a keen understanding of the impact of cultural, racial, and gender diversity in the workplace, and who comprehend the global nature of business and industry.
a unit of heredity composed of DNA or RNA and forming part of a chromosome that determines a particular characteristic of a person
The genetic basis is believed by researchers to be highly complex, probably involving several genes in combination.
relating to or characteristic of a whole group or class; being or having a nonproprietary name; having no particularly distinctive quality or application
Aventis said the FDA cannot make a ruling on the application before February 24,2004, and that it would mount legal challenges to make generic versions of its Love ox drug.
a kind of style or art
His career spans nearly all types of popular music from jazz to rock to dance and all genres between.
of small intensity
Jaggar called Kilauea "the safest volcano on Earth" because of its typically gentle activity.
to make bodily motions to augment or replace spoken expression
She gestured her friend to come over to the counter at which point she served him a drink.
the very beginning -- used in the phrase from the get -go
There have been biblical scholars questioning the authenticity of the so -called Jesus box from the get-go. Yesterday the Israel Antiquities Authority issued a report calling the box a fake.
a muscular organ which is part of a bird's stomach
A bird can swallow its food hole because it has a gizzard, whose principal function is to break up the food into small particles for digestion.
a mass of land ice formed by an accumulation of snow on high ground
Scientists collect ice cores by driving a hollow tube deep into the miles thick ice sheets of Antarctica and Greenland (and in glaciers elsewhere).
full of an exciting and often illusory and romantic attractiveness; especially: alluring or fascinating personal attraction
The public regarded air travel as exciting and glamorous; the airlines worked hard to add safety, reliability, and comfort to the public perception.
a simple sugar found in blood, fruit, etc.
Glucose is a type of carbohydrate.
Go into effectverb phrase
to put into action or use; to carry out the functions, requirements, or terms of something, especially laws or regulations
Nitrates didn ‘t begin to climb significantly until after 1950, when cars and oil powered plants appeared in a big way. Scientists credit the leveling off in sulfates and nitrates in the atmosphere after the 1972 U.S. Clean Air Act went into effect.
a narrow passage through land; a narrow steep-walled canyon or part of a canyon
Rich in geological and biological history, the Grand Canyon is a long, narrow gorge in Arizona.
marked by extraordinary elegance, beauty, and splendor
We went on a hike through the gorgeous mountains of Colorado.
to exercise the authority or influence over
With all the fear and oppression of a dictatorship, Hitler governed the people ruthlessly.
deviation from a particular direction
If the neutron star is too large, the gravitational forces overwhelm the pressure gradients and collapse cannot be halted.
certain degree in rank, degree, quality, proficiency
This light dispersion, or color flash, has no effect on the technical grading of color.
proceeding very slowly by degrees
It is tempting to think that if language evolved by gradual Darwinian natural selection, we must be able to find some precursor of it in our closest relatives, the chimpanzees.
Grasp the main pointverb phrase
to perceive and recognize the meaning of
When you think you have grasped the main point the whole essay goes to prove, underline it and write the thesis in the margin.
Gravitate towardverb phrase
to have a tendency toward
Sociology majors who are interested in organizational theory gravitate toward organizational planning, development, and training.
a force that attracts a body to the center of the earth or some other celestial body
Whenever a plane is in flight, there are four forces acting on it: gravity, lift, drag, and thrust.
to make light and momentary contact with, as in passing
While at war, some soldiers experienced close combat in which bullets from enemy fire literally grazed by their heads.
to a high degree
He nevertheless greatly admired black social gospel proponents such as his father who saw the church as a instrument for improving the lives of African Americans.
the act of associating with others of one's kind
Meteorology and the gregariousness of the insect are two factors in the development of a desert locust plague.
network of lines, electrical power connections, gas supply lines
By 1900 small electric wind systems were developed to generate direct current, but most of these units fell out of favor when rural areas became attached to the national electricity grid during the 1930s.
stern or forbidding in action or appearance; gloomy, somber
The statistics paint a grim picture. According to the World Resources Institute, more than 80 percent of the Earth ‘s natural forests already have been destroyed.
making a deep sound expressing pain, grief, disappoint
After the accident, there were groaning sounds, indicating that there was someone trapped underneath the vehicle.
consisting of an overall total exclusive of deductions
Snow, in prepared comments for Money magazine ‘s Money Summit in New York, said he sees annual gross domestic product growth near 3.5 percent by the latter part of 2009.
characterized as being a new idea, method, or device: innovative
The project ‘s centerpiece is groundbreaking computer software that is capable of automatically identifying vehicles by size, color, shape and license tag, or drivers and passengers by face.
anything on which something immaterial , such as an argument or charge, rests
Trying to escape overwhelming fear and pain by imagining you are somewhere else- or someone else -seems to lay the groundwork for separating off some parts of your identity.
diligent follower of music groups, celebrities, or activities
Authors Jones and Dewey are respectively touted as prominent west coast and east coast psychics. Not being your typical psychic groupie, it should come as no surprise that I have never heard of either one.
trying or taxing to the point of exhaustion
Sophie, then 36, was airlifted to hospital and undertook a grueling two and a half hour operation to end the potentially life threatening ectopic pregnancy, where the fetus grew outside her womb.
to emit a sudden enormous flow
Fuel gushed from a vandalized pipeline and exploded in southeastern Nigeria, killing at least 105 villagers as they scavenged gasoline.
the intestine, stomach organs of the body
Our gut can best be described as a very elaborate food "disassemble" plant.
shallow trough along the eaves of the house; or a channel at the side of a street to drain off rainwater
Used aluminum beverage cans remain the most recycled item in the U.S., but other types of aluminum, such as siding, gutters, storm window frames and lawn furniture, can also be recycled.