BEC Vocabulary

This topic is devoted to the vocabulary for the BEC Vantage exam

Just set of words

  1. to result in (phrasal verb) - to cause a particular situation to happen;
  2. obtrusive (adj) - too noticeable (навязчивый);
  3. to cease (v) slightly formal - to stop something;
  4. approval (n) - official permission;
  5. to exclude (v) - to intentionally not include something, to decide that something is not true or possible;
  6. to contribute (v) - to give something, especially money, in order to provide or achieve something together with other people.

A set of words

  1. infamous (adj) - famous for something considered bad;
  2. mere (adj) - used to emphasize that something is not large or important;
  3. anticipate (v) - to imagine or expect that something will happen, sometimes taking action in preparation for it happening;
  4. it was down to - it was due to;
  5. enormously (adv) - extremely or very much;
  6. lavish, generous < - opposite to - > mean, greedy;
  7. slowdown (n) - a reduction in speed, activity or the rate that things are produced;
  8. effortless (adj) - seeming not to need any effort;
  9. commence (v) - to begin something;
  10. to scrutinise (v) - to examine something very carefully in order to discover information;
  11. to enable (v) - to make someone able to do something, or to make something possible;
  12. concise (adj) - short and clear, expressing what needs to be said without unnecessary words;
  13. inevitably (adj) - in a way that cannot be avoided.

A new set of words

  1. wholesaler (n) - someone who buys and sells goods in large amounts to shops and businesses;
  2. turnover (n) - the amount of business that a company does in a period of time;
  3. to struggle (v) - to experience difficulty and make a very great effort in order to do something;
  4. chain (n) - a set of connected or related things;
  5. funding (n) - money given by a government or organization for an event or activity;
  6. to generate (fail to generate) (v) - to cause something to exist (opposite);
  7. to enter (to withdraw from a market) (v) - no comments;
  8. to create (to cut) jobs (v) - to make new places to work;
  9. to enlarge (to expand, to increase) (v) - to make bigger;
  10. upgrading (improving) (n) - to make something better;
  11. to launch (to set up) (v) - to install and to start;
  12. to collapse (v) - to fall down suddenly because of pressure or having no strength or support:
  13. to quote (v) - to repeat the words that someone else has said or written;
  14. issued by - offered by someone;
  15. insurance cover - insurance protection (amount);
  16. to go bankrupt - to become bankrupt;
  17. to make staff redundant - to cut an amount of personnel;
  18. to rocket (to soar) (v) - to grow rapidly;
  19. slowdown (n) - reducing;
  20. slump (v/n) - to slowdown rapidly / rapid slowdown;
  21. to hand in your notice - to resign;
  22. to fire (to sect) (v) - to get someone out of work;
  23. to tackle (v) - to be finding an answer or decision for a problem.

Words from the cards - 1

  1. essential (adj) - fundamental; vitally important; perfect;
  2. single-minded (adj) - having but one aim or purpose; dedicated;
  3. astute (adj) - perceptive; shrewd; проницательный; хитроумный;
  4. commence (v) - to start or begin;
  5. long-haul (n) - a journey over a long distance, esp one involving the transport of goods;
  6. concise (adj) - brief and to the point; expressing much in few words;
  7. put forward (v) - to propose, suggest;
  8. (high/low) esteem (n) - judgement, opinion;
  9. impact (n) - the impression made by an idea, cultural movement, social group, etc.;
  10. cease (v) - to bring or come to an end;
  11. venue, premises (n) - any place where an organized gathering, such as a rock concert or public meeting, is held.

Some medicine terminology

  1. typhoid (n) - an infectious disease spread by dirty water and food, causing a high body temperature, red spots on the upper body, severe pains in the bowels and sometimes death.
  2. polio (n) - a serious infectious disease that can cause permanent paralysis (= being unable to move the body).
  3. cholera (n) - a serious infection of the bowels caused by drinking infected water or eating infected food, causing diarrhoea, vomiting and often death.
  4. tetanus (n) - a serious disease caused by bacteria entering the human body through small cuts, causing the muscles, especially around the mouth, to become tight and stop working.
  5. booster (n) - an extra small amount of a drug given to strengthen the effect of the same drug given some time before, to protect a person from illness.
I'm not a doctor and it's difficult for me to recognize these diseases and infections by their symptoms. If it's difficult for you too here are the translation into Russian: typhoid - тиф; polio - полиомиелит; cholera - холера; tetanus - столбняк.

A group of words from one of the BEC's readings

  1. demand (n) - 1. a need for something to be sold or supplied; 2. a strong request.
  2. precaution (n) - something you do to prevent bad things happening in the future.
  3. inflatable (adj) - an inflatable object has to be filled with air before you can use it.
  4. span (v) - to exist or continue for a particular distance or length of time.
  5. unobtrusive (adj) - not attracting attention.
  6. precise (adj) - exact and accurate.

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