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The Big Picture Pre-Intermediate (B1) Students Book Word List

UNIT 1: SPEAKING THE SAME LANGUAGE


Languages & countries
Countries
Australia n
Belgium n
Brazil n
China n
Egypt n
Holland n
India n
Japan n
Kenya n
Peru n
Languages
Arabic n
Cantonese n
Dutch n
English n
French n
Hindi n
Japanese n
Mandarin n
Portuguese n
Spanish n
Swahili n
bilingual adj
first language n
foreign language n
official language n
mother tongue n
second language n
Free time
eat out at restaurants
go clubbing
go to the gym
have friends round
listen to music
play football
read the newspaper
shop in town
surf the internet

Phonetic transcription

Translation

Communication
listen to/hear about news stories
receive messages
send messages
tell lies/the truth
UNIT 2: BACK TO NATURE
Geography
Compass points
north
east
south
west
far from everywhere
in a field
in a forest
in a rainforest
in the centre
in the country
in the desert
in the east
in the mountains
in the north
inland
near the capital
near the sea
on an island
on the banks of a river
on the beach
on the coast
on the west coast
Animals
cat n
cow n
deer n
dog n
fox n
giraffe n
horse n
lion n
monkey n
pig n

polar bear n
rabbit n
sheep n
snake n
UNIT 3: ICONS
Landmarks
Types of landmarks
arena n
bridge n
city n
palace n
ruins n
sculpture n
statue n
temple n
tower n
wall n
Reasons for building landmarks
as a defence against invasion
in memory of a loved one
to hold competitions
to bury the dead
to protect an important source
of water
as a religious monument
as a capital city
for an emperor
Word families: what it is, who does it
architecture, architect n
building, builder n
design, designer n
engineering, engineer n
sculpture, sculptor n
Cultural icons
Adjectives
familiar adj
famous adj
iconic adj
legendary adj
popular adj
well-known adj

Nouns
a celebrity n
a household name n
an icon n
a legend n
a (super)star n
UNIT 4: AGES AND CHANGES
Life stages
Ages
adult n
baby n
child n
middle-aged person n
pensioner n
teenager n
young adult n
Stages
be born
become independent
come of age
die vb
fall in love
finish school
get a job
get divorced
get married
go to school for the first time
go to university
have children
leave home
learn to drive a car
learn to walk and talk
retire vb
vote vb
Activities
do crafts
do karate
go fishing
go skateboarding
play golf
play the electric guitar

adventurous sports
graffiti
knitting
skydiving
Home life
do jobs around the house
do the shopping
do the gardening
do the housework
look after children/other people
make the breakfast
pay the bills

UNIT 5: LIVE AND LEARN


Education & learning
Academic subjects
Arts n
Sciences n
Social Sciences n
Art n
Biology n
Business Studies n
Chemistry n
Drama n
Economics n
Geography n
History n
IT (Information Technology) n
Languages n
Literature n
Mathematics n
Music n
Philosophy n
Physics n
Politics n
Psychology n
Sport n
Schools
high school n
kindergarten n
pre-school n
primary school n

secondary school n
technical college n
university n
Qualifications
degree n
masters n
professional diploma n
school leaving certificate n
vocational qualification n
-ed/-ing adjectives
annoyed adj
annoying adj
bored adj
boring adj
confused adj
confusing adj
depressed adj
depressing adj
excited adj
exciting adj
fascinated adj
fascinating adj
interested adj
interesting adj
pleased adj
pleasing adj
tired adj
tiring adj
Adjectives & prepositions
bad at
bored with
different from
excited about
good at
interested in
similar to

UNIT 6: HELP!
Jobs & services
ambulance driver n
breakdown service n

charity worker n
doctor n
emergency services n
firefighter n
helpline n
passer-by n
police officer n
rescue worker n
volunteer n
Adjective suffixes ful & -less
careful adj, careless adj
endless adj
grateful adj
helpful adj, helpless adj
homeless adj
hopeful adj, hopeless adj
useful adj, useless adj
Senses
Verbs
feel vb
look vb
smell vb
sound vb
taste vb
Adjectives
delicious adj
loud adj
soft adj
stunning adj
terrible adj
Health problems
ache vb
break your leg
drink liquids
have a headache
have an ear infection
have a sore throat
have an X-ray
have backache
have indigestion
have toothache
hurt vb

rest vb
see a dentist
see a doctor
stay in bed
take a painkiller

UNIT 7: SWITCHED ON
Science & research
create vb > creation n
decide vb > decision n
discover vb > discovery n
experiment vb > experiment n
invent vb > invention n
research vb > research n
test vb > test n
Make & do
do a test
do an experiment
do research
do work
do some/the cleaning
do some driving
do some/the gardening
do some/the shopping
do some studying
do your best
make a choice
make a comment
make a decision
make a discovery
make a point
make an excuse
make changes
make food
make progress
Cities
bank n
bench n
bus stop n
car park n
hospital n

library n
museum n
park n
pavement n
pedestrian zone n
shopping centre n
underground station n
Technology
give someone a call
surf the internet
switch something on/off
send someone an email
download something

UNIT 8: REAL OR FAKE?


True or false adjectives
authentic adj
computer-generated adj
fake adj
genuine adj
real adj
realistic adj
fake fur n
fake leather n
fake smile n
fake tan n
false identity n
false teeth n
Look & see
look vb
see vb
Common collocations with say & tell
say goodbye
say hello
say sorry
tell a joke
tell lies
tell stories
tell the truth

UNIT 9: MAKING ENDS MEET


Money verbs
afford vb
borrow vb
buy vb
cost vb
earn vb
invest vb
lend vb
pay for vb
save vb
spend vb
waste vb
win vb
Money nouns
bank account n
bills n
cash n
commission n
credit card n
fee n
income n
loan n
mortgage n
profit n
rent n
salary n

UNIT 10: A GLOBAL MARKET?


Advertising
advertisement (advert, ad) n
billboard n
brand n
campaign n
flyer n
logo n
product n
slogan n

Expressing your opinion


I hate the way
in particular annoys me
I dont like the way
I hate it when
I dont mind that
The last thing I want is more
What I liked was the fact that
Describing clothes
baggy adj
bright adj
colourful adj
long-sleeved adj
patterned adj
plain adj
short-sleeved adj
striped adj
tight adj
Adjectives
ancient adj
beautiful adj
delicious adj
disgusting adj
familiar adj
fresh adj
great adj
international adj
local adj
modern adj
mouth-watering adj
nice adj
processed adj
warm adj
wonderful adj

UNIT 11: NICE TO MEET YOU


Making friends
in a bar
at the coffee machine
at the gym
at school

at university
at work
chatting online
doing sport
going out
through friends
Adjectives to describe personality
calm adj
creative adj
easy-going adj
friendly adj
funny adj
generous adj
kind adj
lively adj
outgoing adj
quiet adj
sensible adj
sensitive adj
serious adj
shy adj
sociable adj
sporty adj
Relationships
break up with someone
fall in love with someone
fancy someone
go on a date with someone
go out with someone
live together
get married
meet someone

UNIT 12: ENTERTAIN ME


Entertainment
Types of entertainment
an album n
a concert n
a film/movie n
a football match n
the news n

a play n
a podcast n
a radio interview n
a TV show n
Places
in a bar
on the beach
on the bus
in your car
at the cinema
on your computer
at a concert hall
at home
on your phone
at the stadium
on the street
at the theatre
on TV
Music
busker n
collectors market n
gig n
merchandise table n
MP3 downloads n
online music store n
records n
single track n
The internet
click vb
download vb
hits n
post n
upload vb
viewer n
website n