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Koala Facts

S2 TSA Unit 11 P.56

Each of you have to find at least a new vocabulary/phrase you’ve learnt from this page and share your learning to us below.

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koala (noun [C])
– an Australian animal which lives in trees and looks like a small bear with grey fur

e.g. Koalas can only be found in Australia.

(Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 5, 2009, from http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?dict=CALD&key=44147&ph=on)


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fuzzy (adjective)
– having shapes that do not have clear edges, or (of a sound, especially from a television, radio, etc.) not clear, usually because of other unwanted noises making it difficult to hear.
e.g.Is the picture always fuzzy on your TV?

Comment by nganhiufung2c31

1.pouch (noun)

-a bag or soft container for a small object or a small amount of something

e.g.All our electric shavers are supplied with a free travel pouch.

http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=61949&dict=CALD

Comment by Ricky Lam (2c_21)

marsupial(noun[C])

-a type of mammal from Australasia or South or Central America which is not completely developed when it is born and is carried around in a pocket on the mother’s body where it is fed and protected until it is completely developed:

e.g.Marsupials include koalas, possums and kangaroos.

(Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6,2009,from
(http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=48987&dict=CALD)

Comment by Jason2C(26)

expansion(noun)

-when something increases in size, number or importance:

e.g.Expansion into new areas of research is possible.

(Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6,2009,from
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=26990&dict=CALD

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marsupial(noun[C])

-a type of mammal from Australasia or South or Central America which is not completely developed when it is born and is carried around in a pocket on the mother’s body where it is fed and protected until it is completely developed:

e.g.Marsupials include koalas, possums and kangaroos.

(Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6,2009,from
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=48987&dict=CALD

Comment by Jason2C(26)

pouch (noun)

-a bag or soft container for a small object or a small amount of something

e.g.All our electric shavers are supplied with a free travel pouch.

http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=61949&dict=CALD

Comment by Ricky Lam(2c_21)

sanctuary [noun]

-protection or a safe place, especially for someone or something being chased or hunted:
Illegal immigrants found/sought/took sanctuary in a local church.

e.g.The chapel became a sanctuary for the refugees.

FIGURATIVE If I want some peace and quiet, I take sanctuary in my study.

(Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6,2009,from
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=69709&dict=CALD

Comment by Danny in 2A

predator Show phonetics
noun [C]

-an animal that hunts, kills and eats other animals:
lions, wolves and other predators

e.g.In court, he was accused of being a merciless predator who had tricked his grandmother out of her savings.

(Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6,2009,from
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=62295&dict=CALD

Comment by Roger in 2C

impose (FORCE) Show phonetics
verb [T]
1 to officially force a rule, tax, punishment, etc. to be obeyed or received:
Very high taxes have recently been imposed on cigarettes.
Judges are imposing increasingly heavy fines for minor driving offences.
The council has imposed a ban on alcohol in the city parks.

2 to force someone to accept something, especially a belief or way of living:
I don’t want them to impose their religious beliefs on my children.
We must impose some kind of order on the way this office is run.

(Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6,2009,from
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=39460&dict=CALD)

Comment by Kan Wai Chi 2c15

predator [noun] [C]

-an animal that hunts, kills and eats other animals:
lions, wolves and other predators

e.g.In court, he was accused of being a merciless predator who had tricked his grandmother out of her savings.

(Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6,2009,from
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=62295&dict=CALD

Comment by Roger in 2C

imposing (adj)

-having an appearance which looks important or causes admiration

e.g He was an imposing figure on stage.

(Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 5, 2009, from http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?dict=CALD&key=44147&ph=on)

Comment by yeung 2c33

predator Show phonetics
noun [C]
1 an animal that hunts, kills and eats other animals:
lions, wolves and other predators

2 DISAPPROVING someone who follows people in order to harm them or commit a crime against them:
a sexual predator
In court, he was accused of being a merciless predator who had tricked his grandmother out of her savings.

(Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6,2009,from
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=62295&dict=CALD

Comment by ng woon ting, wendy 2c30

despite (preposition)
-without taking any notice of or being influenced by; not prevented by:
eg.)I still enjoyed the week despite the weather.
(Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 5, 2009, from
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?dict=CALD&key=21149&ph=off

Comment by Wong Hiu Fu 2c (36)

fuzzy (adj.)

1 (of an image) having shapes that do not have clear edges, or (of a sound, especially from a television, radio, etc.) not clear, usually because of other unwanted noises making it difficult to hear

e.g. Is the picture always fuzzy on your TV?

(Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6,2009,from
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=31914&dict=CALD)

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drought (noun)

– a long period when there is little or no rain:

e.g. This year (a) severe drought has ruined the crops.

(Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 5, 2009, from
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=24019&dict=CALD)

Comment by Kwok Ho Yiu 2c(17)

despite (preposition)

-without taking any notice of or being influenced by; not prevented by:

e.g. I still enjoyed the week despite the weather.

(Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary.
Retrieved May 5, 2009, from
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?dict=CALD&key=21149&ph=off)

Comment by Wong hiu Fu 2c (36)

drought (noun)

-a long period when there is little or no rain:

e.g. This year (a) severe drought has ruined the crops.

(Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary.
Retrieved May 5, 2009, from
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=24019&dict=CALD)

Comment by Kwok Ho Yiu 2c 17

settlements (noun)

1 [C or U] an official agreement that finishes an argument:
It now seems unlikely that it will be possible to negotiate/reach

e.g. A peaceful settlement of the conflict.
As part of their divorce settlement, Geoff agreed to let Polly keep the house.

(Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary.
Retrieved May 5, 2009, from http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=72154&dict=CALD

Comment by Janice Wong

physical (adj)
1 connected with the body

e.g.I’m not a very physical sort of person (= I don’t enjoy physical activities).

(Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6,2009,from http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=59556&dict=CALD )

Comment by chloe ng

penalty (noun [C])

-a punishment, or the usual punishment, for doing something that is against a law:
e.g. The law carries a penalty of up to three years in prison.

-a type of punishment, often involving paying money, that is given to you if you break an agreement or do not follow rules
e.g. Currently, ticket holders pay a penalty equal to 25% of the ticket price when they change their flight plans.

– an advantage given in some sports to a team or player when the opposing team or player breaks a rule
e.g. The referee awarded a penalty kick.

(Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6, 2009, from
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?dict=CALD&key=58554&ph=off)

Comment by Shadow 2A 38

Currently (adverb)
– of the present time

e.g. The Director is currently having talks in the USA.

(Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6, 2009, from
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=19044&dict=CALD)

Comment by katie ho

predator (noun)

-DISAPPROVING someone who follows people in order to harm them or commit a crime against them

e.g. In court, he was accused of being a merciless predator who had tricked his grandmother out of her savings.

(Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6, 2009, from http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=62295&dict=CALD)

Comment by Winnie(9)

sanctuaries noun [C usually singular; U] –

-protection or a safe place, especially for someone or something being chased or hunted

e.g:Illegal immigrants found/sought/took sanctuary in a local church.

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(Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6, 2009, from http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=69709&dict=CALD)

Comment by alice2a39

Agriculture (noun)

-Farming

e.g. Agriculture is still largely based on traditional methods in some countries.

(Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 5, 2009, from http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=1722&dict=CALD)

Comment by Winnie(9)

claw (n.)

-one of the sharp curved nails at the end of each of the toes of some animals and birds

e.g. Our cat likes to sharpen her claws on the legs of the dining table.

-one of the two pointed parts, used for holding things, at the end of the legs of some insects and sea creatures

e.g.Keep your fingers away from the crab’s claws when you pick it up.

(Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6, 2009, from
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=13973&dict=CALD)

Comment by Shum Ka Kiu, Erica 2A (29)

essentially (adverb)

-relating to the most important characteristics or ideas of something:

e.g. It’s essentially a dictionary but it differs in one or two respects.
What he’s saying is essentially true.

(Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 5, 2009, fromhttp://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=26320&dict=CALD)

Comment by Tang Nok Lam, Tracy 2A 33

(Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 5, 2009, from http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=26320&dict=CALD)

Comment by Tang Nok Lam,Tracy 2A(33)

current adjective
of the present time:

e.g Have you seen the current issue of (= the most recently published) Vogue magazine?
The word ‘thou’ (= you) is no longer in current use.

currently adverb

e.g The Director is currently having talks in the USA.

Comment by Chou Ho Yee 2a 04

fur (noun)
– the soft, thick hair that covers the bodies of some animals, or the hair-covered skin of animals, removed from their bodies

e.g Persian cats have long fur.

fur up British

– if something [e.g. kettle, water pipe] furs up, the inside of it becomes covered with a hard, light grey substance formed from chemicals in water
e.g The water is so hard around here, our kettle is always furring up.

Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 10, 2009, from
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=fur.up*1+0&dict=P

Comment by Chou ho yee 2a 04

eucalyptus (tree)
noun [C or U] (ALSO gum (tree))
-any of several types of tree, found especially in Australia, which produce an oil with a strong smell used in medicine and industry:
e.g.eucalyptus oil is very useful to us.
Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 5, 2009, from
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=26449&dict=CALD

Comment by Alan Cheng(2a3)

effective(adj.)(adj. of effect)
-the result of a particular influence
E.G.
The new laws will become effective next month.

(Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6, 2009, from
http://www.dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=24862&dict=CALD)

Comment by Taurus(2C39)

eucalyptus (tree) noun [C or U]

-any of several types of tree, found especially in Australia, which produce an oil with a strong smell used in medicine and industry

Eg.: The Koalas are only lived in eucalyptus tree.

(Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6, 2009, from http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?dict=CALD&key=26449&ph=on)

Comment by Chipan (2C04)

Essentially(adv)
-relating to the most important characteristics or ideas of something

e.g.It’s essentially a dictionary but it differs in one or two respects.

(Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6,2009,from
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=26320&dict=CALD)

Comment by Mo Sin Ying(sandy) 2a23

The eucalyptus (tree) it had checked by the others = =

2.essentially (adv)

-relating to the most important characteristics or ideas of something

eg.:It’s essentially a dictionary but it differs in one or two respects.

(Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6, 2009, from http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=26320&dict=CALD)

Comment by Chipan (2C04)

This one also had been checkes by the others.= =

3.injure (v) [T]

-to hurt or cause physical harm to a person or animal

Eg: A bomb exploded at the embassy, injuring several people.

(Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6, 2009, from http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=40847&dict=CALD)

Comment by Chipan (2C04)

had beed checked

Comment by Chipan (2C04)

Agriculture noun [U]
the work and methods of growing crops and looking after animals which are then used for food
E.g. Agriculture was common before in Hong Kong.
(Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6, 2009, from http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?dict=CLD2&key=HW*9545&ph=on

Comment by becky

Fluffy noun [U]
adjective
1 soft and woolly or furry:
fluffy toys

2 light and full of air:
Beat the eggs and sugar together until they are pale and fluffy.
(Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6, 2009, from http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?dict=CLD2&key=HW*9545&ph=on

Comment by Christie Lo=]2a19

Correction

Fluffy
adjective
1 soft and woolly or furry:
fluffy toys

2 light and full of air:
Beat the eggs and sugar together until they are pale and fluffy.
(Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6, 2009, from http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?dict=CLD2&key=HW*9545&ph=on

Comment by Christie Lo=]2a19

bush fire(noun)

-a fire burning in the bush (= wild area of land) that is difficult to control and sometimes spreads quickly

EG: Kolars habitata are also damaged by common bush fores in summer which are the result of the frequent and long droughts.

(Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6, 2009, from http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=10443&dict=CALD)

Comment by Calla in 2A (5)

mining (noun [U])
– the industry or activity of removing substances such as coal or metal from the ground by digging:
e.g.There’s a salt mining.
(Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6, 2009, from http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?dict=CALD&key

Comment by Trini or 2A (27)

agriculture(noun)
-farming
e.g.1.Agriculture is still largely based on traditional methods in some countries.
2.The area depends on agriculture for most of its income.
3.Seventy percent of the country’s population practises subsistence agriculture.
(from Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary)
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=1722&dict=CALD

Comment by kiko2C

frequent(adj)
-happening often; common:
e.g.A frequent visitor to the US.
(Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 5, 2009, from http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=31177&dict=CALD

Comment by Jacky Law 2A 14

threat (noun [C])
– a suggestion that something unpleasant or violent will happen, especially if a particular action or order is not followed
e.g. [+ to infinitive] She carried out her threat to throw away any clothes that were left on the floor.
1. The threat of jail failed to deter him from petty crime.
2. Drunken drivers pose a serious threat (= cause a lot of harm) to other road users.
3. He says he’ll tell the authorities but it’s just an empty threat (= it will not happen).
(Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6, 2009, from http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=82732&dict=CALD)

Comment by Johnny

wild (adj)

-1 describes plants or animals that live or grow independently of people, in natural conditions and with natural characteristics:

e,g.wild flowers/grasses

-2 describes land that is not cultivated and has few people living in it:

e.g.a wild mountainous region

(Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6, 2009, fromhttp://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=91007&dict=CALD)

Way to make the words Italic or Bold:
Italic:
<i>words words words</i>
This time please type it yourself again because you have to change it to the half size. =]
Then it will be like this:
words words words

Bold:
<b>words words words</b>
Also type it yourself again.=]
And it will be like this:
words words words

And the HTML of underline is not allowed in this blog. =[
Hope it is helpful to you. =]

Comment by Kristy2a34

survive(v)
-to continue to live or exist, especially after coming close to dying or being destroyed or after being in a difficult or threatening situation

e.g.The baby was born with a heart problem and only survived for a few hours.

(Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6, 2009, from http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=80303&dict=CALD)

Comment by Mo Sin Ying(sandy) 2a23

marsupial noun [C]

-a type of mammal from Australasia or South or Central America which is not completely developed when it is born and is carried around in a pocket on the mother’s body where it is fed and protected until it is completely developed

e.g.Marsupials include koalas, possums and kangaroos.

Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6, 2009, from
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=48987&dict=CALD

Comment by Sammi (1) 2A (12)

owl(noun)
-a bird with a flat face, large eyes, and strong curved nails, which hunts small mammals at night
See picture .
e.g.I love owl the best over all kind of birds.
(Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?dict=CALD&key=56791&ph=on)

Comment by Thomas 2a 15

penalties (noun) [C]
a punishment, or the usual punishment, for doing something that is against a law:
eg.The law carries a penalty of up to three years in prison.
Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6, 2009, from
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=58554&dict=CALD

Comment by Jimmy 2C40

approximately (adv)

-close to a particular number or time although not exactly that number or time

e.g. The job will take approximately three weeks, and cost approximately £1000.

(Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6, 2009, from http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=3689&dict=CALD )

Comment by Yoyo 2A

mate(noun)
a person who is employed to help a skilled worker:a carpenter’s/plumber’s mate
eg.He found himself separated from his mates.

Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6, 2009, from
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=49204&dict=CALD

Comment by Cathy(2C 22)

marsupial
noun [C]
a type of mammal from Australasia or South or Central America which is not completely developed when it is born and is carried around in a pocket on the mother’s body where it is fed and protected until it is completely developed:
Marsupials include koalas, possums and kangaroos.
(Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6, 2009, from http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=48987&dict=CALD)

Comment by Chu Wai Yin(2c08)

mine ( noun)
a type of bomb put below the earth or in the sea which explodes when vehicles, ships or people go over it
Eg:He was killed when his tank ran over a mine.

Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6, 2009, from http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=50735&dict=CALD

Comment by Sharon FunG 2C(12) ;)

predator(n.)
1 an animal that hunts, kills and eats other animals:
lions, wolves and other predators

2 DISAPPROVING someone who follows people in order to harm them or commit a crime against them:
a sexual predator
e.g.In court, he was accused of being a merciless predator who had tricked his grandmother out of her savings.
http://www.dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=62295&dict=CALD

Comment by Angela 2A(10)

Expansion (noun)
– when something increases in size, number or importance

e.g. Expansion into new areas of research is possible.

( Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6,2009,from
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=26990&dict=CALD

Comment by Windy

habitat (noun)

-the natural surroundings in which an animal or plant usually lives

Eg.With so many areas of woodland being cut down, a lot of wildlife is losing its natural habitat.

Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6, 2009, from http://www.dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=35136&dict=CALD

Comment by ♥Kelly Dai_2c09;]♥

introducing (verb [T] )
1 SOMETHING NEW to make something exist, happen, or be used for the first time
e.g.1.CD players were first introduced in 1983.
e.g.We have introduced a new training schedule for employees.

2 MEETING PEOPLE to tell someone another person’s name the first time that they meet
e.g.1.He took me round the room and introduced me to everyone.
2.[often reflexive] Emma introduced herself and they shook hands.

3 TO AN AUDIENCE to tell an audience who is going to speak to them or perform for them
e.g.I’d like to introduce Rachel Elliott who is our speaker this evening.

Comment by Jeffrey(2c 11)

introducing (verb [T] )
1 SOMETHING NEW to make something exist, happen, or be used for the first time
e.g.1.CD players were first introduced in 1983.
e.g.We have introduced a new training schedule for employees.

2 MEETING PEOPLE to tell someone another person’s name the first time that they meet
e.g.1.He took me round the room and introduced me to everyone.
2.[often reflexive] Emma introduced herself and they shook hands.

3 TO AN AUDIENCE to tell an audience who is going to speak to them or perform for them
e.g.I’d like to introduce Rachel Elliott who is our speaker this evening.

Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6, 2009, from http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=HW*88000337&dict=CLD2)

Comment by Jeffrey(2c 11)

sanctuary (noun)

1.protection or a safe place, especially for someone or something being chased or hunted:
Illegal immigrants found/sought/took sanctuary in a local church.
eg.1.The chapel became a sanctuary for the refugees.
eg.2.If I want some peace and quiet, I take sanctuary in my study.
2.a place where birds or animals can live and be protected, especially from hunters or dangerous conditions:
3.the most holy part of a religious building

Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6,2009,from http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=69709&dict=CALD

Comment by 2C01 Jacky

approximate (adjective)

-not completely accurate but close

E.G.
1)The train’s approximate time of arrival is 10.30.
2)The approximate cost will be about $600.
3)Can you give me an approximate idea of the numbers involved?

Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6,2009,from
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=3689&dict=CALD

Comment by Susana Chin

source(noun)
1 the place something comes from or starts at, or the cause of something

e.g.Money is often a source of tension and disagreements in young married couples.

2 someone or something that supplies information

e.g. The journalist refused to reveal her sources .

(verb)
-to get something from a particular place
e.g.Where possible the produce used in our restaurant is sourced locally.

Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6,2009,fromhttp://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=76000&dict=CALD

Comment by Elaine2c35

Sorry, the correct link should be: http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=76000&dict=CALD

Comment by Elaine2c35

importance noun [U]
-The health report stresses the importance of fresh food in a diet.
eg.She attaches a lot of importance to personal possessions.

Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6,2009,from
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=39453&dict=CALD

Comment by victoria

eucalyptus (noun)
-any of several types of tree, found especially in Australia, which produce an oil with a strong smell used in medicine and industry

eg. Do you know the meaning of eucalyptus.

(Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6, 2009, from http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=25884&dict=CALD)

Comment by matthew choi

Sanctuary noun
1 protection or a safe place, especially for someone or something being chased or hunted:
e.g. Illegal immigrants found/sought/took sanctuary in a local church.
e.g. The chapel became a sanctuary for the refugees.
e.g. (FIGURATIVE) If I want some peace and quiet, I take sanctuary in my study.

2 a place where birds or animals can live and be protected, especially from hunters or dangerous conditions:
e.g. a wildlife/bird sanctuary

3 the most holy part of a religious building

(Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6, 2009, from http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=69709&dict=CALD)

I posted in a wrong place yesterday,,XP

Comment by Emily 2A (7)

life expectancy (noun [C usually singular])

– the length of time that a living thing, especially a human being, is likely to live

e.g. Life expectancy in Europe has increased greatly in the 20th century.

(Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 7, 2009, from
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=45992&dict=CALD)

Comment by Christy (2C_16)

expect (verb )

– to think or believe that (something will happen), or that (someone will arrive)

e.g. We are expecting about 100 people for the lecture.

expectancy (noun [U] )

e.g. There was an air of expectancy as the chairman rose to speak.

Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 7, 2009, from
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?dict=A&key=expect*1+0&ph=off

I could’t find back the above website that I have checked in the online dictionary. As a result, I have an other vocabulary to submit.
I am very sorry for my mistake.

Comment by Christy (2C_16)

branch (TREE PART)
noun [C]
one of the parts of a tree that grows out from the main trunk and has leaves, flowers or fruit on it.
e.g. The fruit on the lower branches was protected from the sun.

Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 10, 2009, from:
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?dict=CALD&key=9339&ph=off

Comment by Pearly

Common(adjective)
the same in a lot of places or for a lot of people:

Eg.It’s quite common to see couples who dress alike.

Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 10, 2009, from:
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=15410&dict=CALD

Comment by kwokjoey

fuzzy (adj.)
-(of an image) having shapes that do not have clear edges, or (of a sound, especially from a television, radio, etc.) not clear, usually because of other unwanted noises making it difficult to hear
eg.You can pick up a lot of stations on the car radio but the sound is usually a bit fuzzy.
Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6, 2009, from http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?

Comment by Lo Pui Sum 2A 20

2.conscious (AWAKE)
adjective
awake, thinking and aware of what is happening around you:
He’s still conscious but he’s fairly badly injured.
They’ve brought her out of the operating theatre, but she’s not fully conscious yet.
FIGURATIVE HUMOROUS “Can I speak to Isobel, please?” “She’s still in bed. I’ll just go and see if she’s conscious (= awake) yet.”
NOTE: The opposite is unconscious.

(Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 5, 2009, from http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=16300&dict=CALD)

Comment by Koey 2a 11

Sorry, I have make a mistake.

2. predator
noun [C]
1 an animal that hunts, kills and eats other animals:
lions, wolves and other predators
2 DISAPPROVING someone who follows people in order to harm them or commit a crime against them:
a sexual predator
In court, he was accused of being a merciless predator who had tricked his grandmother out of her savings.
(Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6, 2009, from http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=62295&dict=CALD)

Comment by Koey 2a 11

destory (v.)

-to damage something so badly that it does not exist or cannot be used

e.g.The accident seemed to have completely/totally destroyed his confidence.

Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 8, 2009,from http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=21184&dict=CALD.

Comment by Kelly 2C 3

bush (noun)
-a low plant with many branches that arise from or near the ground.
-a small cluster of shrubs appearing as a single plant.
-something resembling or suggesting this, as a thick, shaggy head of hair.
-Geography. a stretch of uncultivated land covered with mixed plant growth, bushy vegetation, trees, etc.
<Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Retrieved May 6, 2009, from http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/bush

Comment by KAREN 2C




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