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Unit four: Adventure

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  • Explore the African wilderness

  • Find hidden treasure

  • Have an unusual adventure

  • Find the guardian of the treasure

Gagool was the which doctor who had volunteered to be our guide … we were willing to take just about any risk to find the lost treasure

we`d been hiking through mountainous terrain for eight hours

Do not be in such a hurry... that mine is cursed

King Solomon´s treasure chamber

Boxes overflowed with jewels and pieces of gold

I was so overcome with emotion I could barely speak

Vocabulary & Grammar

EXPRESSIONS WITH TAKE

Take advice

Take advantage

Take care

Take notice

Take measures

Take granted

Take time

Take responsibility

Take a test

Writing

  • Begining

    • initially

    • first

    • at first

  • Continuing

    • then

    • next

    • after this/that

    • afterwards

  • Concluding

    • finally

    • in the end

    • eventually

  • Others

    • during

    • meanwhile

    • as soon as

    • the moment that

    • gradually

    • since

    • by the time

    • before

Speaking

Handy

Useful

Essential

Chop (despedazar)

Direction

Shelter (refugio)

Matches

Axe

Knife

Compass

Unbearable to me

On the island

Go on a trip

All of a sudden

Glossary

mirage |ˈmɪrɑːʒ, mɪˈrɑːʒ|

noun

an optical illusion caused by atmospheric conditions, especially the appearance of a sheet of water in a desert or on a hot road caused by the refraction of light from the sky by heated air. the surface of the road ahead rippled in the heat mirages.

an unrealistic hope or wish that cannot be achieved: the hope of sanctuary initially proved a mirage.

drudgery |ˈdrʌdʒəri|

noun [ mass noun ]

hard menial or dull work: domestic drudgery.

undergo |ʌndəˈgəʊ|

verb (undergoes, undergoing |-ˈgəʊz| ; pastunderwent |-ˈwɛnt| ; past participleundergone |-ˈgɒn| ) [ with obj. ]

experience or be subjected to (something, typically something unpleasant or arduous): he underwent a life-saving brain operation.

endurance |ɪnˈdjʊər(ə)ns, ɛn-, -ˈdʒ-, -ɔː|

noun [ mass noun ]

1 the ability to endure an unpleasant or difficult process or situation without giving way: she was close to the limit of her endurance.

shelter |ˈʃɛltə|

noun

1 a place giving temporary protection from bad weather or danger. huts like this are used as a shelter during the winter. an air-raid shelter.

a place providing food and accommodation for the homeless. did they give you any breakfast at the shelter?

chamber |ˈtʃeɪmbə|

noun

1 a large room used for formal or public events: a council chamber.

fate |feɪt|

noun

1 [ mass noun ] the development of events outside a person's control, regarded as predetermined by a supernatural power: fate decided his course for him | his injury is a cruel twist of fate.

curse |kəːs|

noun

1 a solemn utterance intended to invoke a supernatural power to inflict harm or punishment on someone or something: she'd put a curse on him.

[ usu. in sing. ] a cause of harm or misery: impatience is the curse of our day and age.

2 an offensive word or phrase used to express anger or annoyance: at every blow there was a curse.

3 (the curse) informal menstruation.

reluctant |rɪˈlʌkt(ə)nt|

adjective

unwilling and hesitant; disinclined: [ with infinitive ] : she seemed reluctant to answer.

hike |hʌɪk|

noun

1 a long walk or walking tour: a five-mile hike across rough terrain.

informal a long distance: it's such a hike from Adelaide to Perth.

2 a sharp increase, especially in price or cost: fears of a hike in interest rates.

verb

1 [ no obj., with adverbial of direction ] walk for a long distance, especially across country: they hiked across the moors | (as nounhiking) : she enjoys hiking and climbing in her spare time.

seek |siːk|

verb (past and past participlesought |sɔːt| ) [ with obj. ]

attempt to find (something): they came here to seek shelter from biting winter winds.

due |djuː|

adjective

1 [ predic. ] expected at or planned for at a certain time: the baby's due in August | he is due back soon

balaclava |ˌbaləˈklɑːvə| (also balaclava helmet)

nounchiefly Brit.

a close-fitting garment covering the whole head and neck except for parts of the face, typically made of wool.

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