Word of the Day: concurrent

con·cur·rent

[kuhn-kuruhnt, –kuhr-]   adjective

  1.  occurring or existing simultaneously or side by side: concurrent attacks by land, sea, and air.
  2.  acting in conjunction; cooperating: the concurrent efforts of several legislators to pass the new law.
  3.  having equal authority or jurisdiction: two concurrent courts of law.
  4.  accordant or agreeing: concurrent testimony by three witnesses.
  5.  tending to or intersecting at the same point: four concurrent lines.

noun

  1. something joint or contributory
  2.  a rival or competitor.

Origin: 
1375–1425; late Middle English  (< Middle French ) < Latin concurrent-  (stem of concurrēns,  presentparticiple of concurrere  to run together; see concur); see con-current

Related forms

  • con·cur·rent·ly, adverb
  • pre·con·cur·rent, adjective
  • pre·con·cur·rent·ly, adverb
  • un·con·cur·rentadjective
  • un·con·cur·rent·ly, adverb

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C2 Grammar

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gradable adjectives

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Antonyms

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inconvenience, eligible, squandering, scanty, ample, distinct, exaggerate, sparse, treason, abundant, indistinguishable, minimize,  allegiance, calm, abandon,  constant,  adhere, anxious, changing, keep, loosen, economy, accommodate.

Vocabulary: Whitechapel Market Swoop

A massive police operation saw 140 officers swoop on Whitechapel Market targeting illegal immigrants and traders selling counterfeit goods.

The huge raids, coordinated by the Metropolitan Police and the UK Border Agency (UKBA), led to 38 people being arrested or detained.

Police also seized more than 500 mobile phones as they rifled through goods at 10 shops and stalls for which search warrants were issued.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: “Officers were working in Whitechapel Market as part of a pre-planned operation to search for stolen goods and arrest anyone handling stolen goods.

“As a result of the operation, 38 arrests were made and 500 mobile phones were seized.”

Eyewitnesses said as many as 30 police and UKBA* vans were involved in the swoop on Thursday afternoon.

Scotland Yard confirmed the operation was carried out in conjunction with the UKBA, which arrested 10 suspected illegal immigrants.

Seven of those arrests were of Bangladeshis, with one Pakistani, one Indian and one Burmese person also detained.

All other arrests were for handling stolen goods or other theft-related offences.

Tower Hamlets council said 10 of the borough’s street markets have signed up to a charter under which officials and traders “self police” stalls and report suspicious activity.

“We are committed to combating the sale of counterfeit goods and our trading standards team advise on and enforce a range of laws to protect consumers in the borough, on issues including packaging, product safety and weights and measures,” a spokesman added.

Police and UKBA officials were unable to confirm how many suspects had been charged.

UKBA stands for United Kingdom Border Agency

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Μέθοδοι για να δυναμώνει η μνήμη

Η έναρξη της σχολικής χρονιάς και η περίοδος των εξετάσεων φέρνουν στο μυαλό το ζήτημα των καλύτερων τρόπων μάθησης και απομνημόνευσης νέων πληροφοριών. 

Yπάρχουν πράγματι διάφορες τεχνικές, απλές και ανέξοδες που εάν χρησιμοποιούνται με έξυπνο τρόπο και επιμέλεια μπορούν να προσφέρουν πολλά σε όσους θέλουν να πετύχουν σε κάποιες εξετάσεις ή να απομνημονεύσουν αποτελεσματικά χρήσιμες πληροφορίες.

Μην περιμένετε την τελευταία στιγμή, να είστε προνοητικοί!

Για να μαθαίνετε και να θυμάστε καλύτερα αυτά που μελετήσατε, θα έχετε πολύ καλύτερα αποτελέσματα εάν Continue reading “Μέθοδοι για να δυναμώνει η μνήμη”

Vocabulary

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dresss

What are they wearing? Can you describe them?

clothes

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make up

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Tourism – Travel

tourism-smart_thesaurus

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weather

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house

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cutlery

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cups

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rack

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Exercising

exercising

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exercising2

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press

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v-peel

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cooking

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Collocations

make'do

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take

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slack-jawed

Adjective: slack-jawed (comparativemore slack-jawedsuperlativemost slack-jawed)

  1. (of a person) With the mouth in an open position and the jaw hanging loosely, especially as indicating bewilderment or astonishment.
  2. (idiomatic, of a person) Unsophisticated or unthinkingdimwitted (=slow, simpleminded, stupid)  in appearance.
  3. (idiomatic, dated) Overly talkative; indiscreet.

e.g.: 1. They sat slack-jawed, stunned, half-minded to believe this some hideous, incredible jest.

Synonyms

  • (with the mouth open and the jaw hanging loosely): dazzled, dumbfounded, open-mouthed, stunned
  • (unsophisticated; dimwitted in appearance): dopey, stupid, stupefied
  • (overly talkative): big-mouthed

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Something old, something new…

Reblogged from Oxford University Press:

cpe-readingMarilena Chirculete takes a look at the revised Proficiency exam and shares her classroom ideas to help students prepare for the new exam format. This is the first part of a series of two blogs on the topic.

The time has come for those involved in the Cambridge English: Proficiency preparation process to face the latest challenge: preparation for the revised (and abridged) version of the examination which is to be released in January 2013. On celebrating its centenary, the Proficiency exam revolutionises tradition. Training students for such a prestigious certificate is never facile. However, the one aspect I admire in the new Cambridge English: Proficiency is that it seems to keep a much more logical and coherent transition from the Advanced level examination. Continue reading “Something old, something new…”

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