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4000 Essential English Words 2 Unit 30: The Taxi Driver

4000 Essential English Words 2 Unit 30: The Taxi Driver

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  • appeal [əˈpiːl] v.
    To appeal to someone is to be interesting or attractive to them.
    Sleeping all day appeals to me, but I have to go to school.
  • assume [əˈsjuːm] v.
    To assume something is to think that it is true, even with no proof.
    I assume you are both familiar with this plan.
  • borrow [ˈbɔ(:)roʊ] v.
    To borrow something is to take it and then give it back later.
    Can I borrow a pencil to use today? I’ll give it back to you tomorrow.
  • client [ˈklaɪənt] n.
    A client is a person or business that pays another to do a service.
    She has many clients who enjoy coming to her salon.
  • downtown [ˈdaʊnˈtaʊn] n.
    The downtown is the center of most cities.
    The downtown is filled with many tall buildings.
  • dull [dʌl] adj.
    If something is dull, it is not exciting.
    The movie was very dull. I fell asleep watching it.
  • embarrass [ɪmˈbærəs] v.
    To embarrass someone is to make them feel ashamed or foolish.
    He was embarrassed when he couldn’t remember her name.
  • fare [fɛər] n.
    A fare is an amount of money paid to use a bus, train, or taxi.
    Since he is a senior, my grandfather pays a low fare for the bus.
  • former [ˈfɔːrmər] adj.
    Former describes something that used to be but is not anymore.
    The hotel, a former castle, was built over 200 years ago.
  • formula [ˈfɔːrmjələ] n.
    A formula is a set mathematical way or method of solving a problem.
    I learned a new formula that may help us with our problem.
  • found [faund] v.
    To found a company or organization means to start it.
    The pilgrims founded one of the first colonies in the United States.
  • invest [ɪnˈvest] v.
    To invest means to use money in a way that will bring a profit later.
    I invested money in a new building that should bring me a profit.
  • loan [loun] n.
    A loan is the act of lending something, usually money.
    I got a loan from the bank.
  • practical [ˈpræktɪkəl] adj.
    If something is practical, it is useful in normal life.
    Learning English is practical; you can use it in many places.
  • quarter [ˈkwɔːrtər] n.
    A quarter is 25 cents.
    He paid a quarter for the candy.
  • salary [ˈsælərɪ] n.
    A salary is how much money a person makes at his or her job.
    He got a new job with a better salary.
  • scholarship [ˈskɒlə:rʃɪp] n.
    A scholarship is money given to one so they can go to school.
    I got a scholarship to help me pay for university.
  • temporary [ˈtempərərɪ] adj.
    If something is temporary, it exists for a short time.
    This car is only temporary; I’ll get a new one soon.
  • treasure [ˈtreʒə:r] n.
    A treasure is a collection of valuable things, especially jewels or gold.
    They became very rich when they found the buried treasure.
  • urge [əːrdʒ] v.
    To urge someone is to try very hard to get them to do something.
    He urged them to believe his story.

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