B2 C1 C2 Synonyms for MAKE

B2 C1 C2 Synonyms for MAKE

As you can see, there are many B2 C1 C2 Synonyms for MAKE, so take your English up a notch and learn how and when to use these words. Note that some of these words may have other meanings, but we are only addressing their meanings related to make.

assemble

  • To build something by joining parts
  • It’s common to use assemble for toys and cars.
    • I love assembling LEGOs and puzzles. I find both activities to be really relaxing.
    • The car was assembled in Vitoria.

build

  • to make something by putting parts and materials together
  • This is often used to talk about buildings, construction, etc.
    • They knocked down the old building to build a new mall.
    • They are beginning to build the train station that will connect the new neighborhood to the center.

construct

  • to build something using different pieces.
  • This is also very common for buildings and construction.
    • This building was constructed in 1920.
    • We are constructing a new garage next to our house.

create

  • to make something exist
  • Create can be used in many different areas, such as buildings, clothing, technology, etc.
    • She created the design herself when she was in her 20s.

design

  • A drawing that shows how something will be made.
  • Machines, buildings, clothes and other objects can be designed.
    • Frank Loyd Wright designed a number of mansions in the north side of Chicago.
    • Most of her clothes were designed by famous designers.

develop

  • to make something new, usually over a period of time.
  • Develop can be applied to ideas, concepts and products
    • Scientist are developing new drug treatments for cancer every day.
    • We are constantly developing new ways of doing business.

erect

  • to put up a structure
  • Erect is also used with buildings, structures and anything that can be put up.
    • The church was erected in the 1800s.
    • The city erected a statue in honor of the fallen solders.

fabricate

  • to construct using various parts
  • This is mainly used in the US to speak about parts or clothing.
    • Only the largest part were fabricated in the company.
    • They searched high and low for cheaper fabrics and eventually found a wholesale place to fabricate the suits.

invent

  • to design and/or create something new
  • This can be used for ideas, objects, technology, etc.
    • My nephew has invented a new video game and is looking for someone to purchase it.
    • I wish somebody could invent a machine that would clear the table and put all the dishes in the dishwasher.

manufacture

  • to produce something, usually in large quantities and in a factory.
  • This is used with cars, products, toys, etc.
  • All of the cars sold in Europe are manufactured in that factory.
  • They are manufacturing small pieces that are used in airplanes.

produce

  • to make or grow something
  • Usually used with cars, plants and any products.
    • The plant produces flowers every year.
    • The company produces over a 1,000 pieces a month.

put together

  • to put the separate parts of something together in a joint way.
  • Anything that has pieces can be put together.
    • The larger pieces are manufactured, but then all the parts are put together manually.
    • We are putting together a LEGO this weekend that she got for her birthday.

B2 C1 C2 Vocabulary

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B2 C1 C2 English Expressions: have a ball

B2 C1 C2 English Expressions: have a ball

This week: B2 C1 C2 English Expressions: have a ball. Stop saying it was good, fun, etc. and start using this more advanced expression!

Have a ball

  • To enjoy yourself a lot
  • To have a great time
    • We had a ball this weekend at the concert.
    • She had a ball on vacation just relaxing and reading a good book at the sea.
    • They had a ball in Paris this weekend.

Take a look at our other B2 C1 C2 Expression Session posts:
Expression Session: Come to terms with something
Expression Session: Make the most of it

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B2 C1 C2 English Vocabulary: Bias

B2 C1 C2 English Vocabulary: Bias

Today we are looking at B2 C1 C2 English Vocabulary: Bias. Bias is a word that often causes lots of confusion. Let’s take a look at it’s meaning and uses.

Bias

  • If someone is bias, they support or oppose a particular person or thing in an unfair way.
    • It is quite common for people to be biased towards people they feel are similar to them.
    • Judges are not allowed to be biased. They must always be neutral.

Bias towards or against someone or something

  • If someone is biased towards, it means that they favor a certain person or group over another one.
  • In the example below, note that bias is the reason behind why someone may make a sexist decision.
    • It was quite normal in the past for businesses to hire men over women due to bias. They felt more comfortable working with people who were like them. Today, people are confronting these biases and hiring the person that is best for the position.
  • In the following example, bias against a certain group of people or person means that you hold negative feelings about them.
    • If I walk into a room and there is a group of men and a group of women, I naturally go towards the women as I am biased against men.
    • It is clear that the hiring process is showing a bias against latinos applicants.

Bias vs Racism

  • Bias shows a preference for or against someone.
  • Racism has a number of meaning and cannot be simplified in just one sentence. Having said that, it is usually based on the idea that one group is more intelligent or superior to another culture. Hatred but also unjust policies and treatment are often defined as racist.
  • It is important to note that many biases if not checked may lead to racism, sexism, homophobia and forms of hatred.

Most people are not aware of their biases, but all of us have them. It is important for everyone to know what their biases are and why they may be favoring one person or group of people over another. Once you know what they are, you can start the work of breaking them down in order to treat everyone in a just way.

There are many websites that can help you address unconscious biases in the workplace, in schools and in your everyday life.

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B2 C1 C2 English Expressions: come to terms with something

B2 C1 C2 English Expressions: Come to terms with something

Today we present B2 C1 C2 English Expressions: Come to terms with something. This is an expression that can be used in various settings. You can use it at work, at home or with a friend.

Come to terms with something

  • To gradually accept and deal with a difficult or sad situation
  • Sometimes we use it as a suggestion or a comment about someone’s process of dealing with this difficult situation
    • My family needs to come to terms with the fact that I am moving to another country.
    • She seems to be coming to terms with the death of her husband.
    • The company needs to come to terms with the changing landscape.

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La diferencia entre lend y borrow

En este post, explicamos la diferencia entre lend y borrow.

Lend

  • Dar algo a alguien, esperando que lo devuelva / To give something to someone, expecting them to give it back
  • Cuando tienes algo, lo prestas. / When you have something, you lend it.
Le prestó a su hermano algo de dinero para la comida.She lent her brother some money for the food.
¿Me puedes presar una bolsa?Can you lend me a bag?

Borrow

  • Obtener o recibir algo con la intención de devolverlo. / To get or receive something with the intention of giving it back.
  • Cuando recibes o consigues algo, lo tomas prestado. / When you get or receive something, you borrow it.
He podido prestado un libro para leer en la playa.I borrowed a book to read at the beach.
¿Me puedes prestar el coche? Can I borrow your car?

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Expressions Session: Make the most of it

B2 C1 C2 English Expressions: Make the most of it

B2 C1 C2 English Expressions: Make the most of it: This is a common expression that you will hear quite often with native speakers.

Make the most of something

  • Take advantage of something
  • Try to use or enjoy something as much as you can
  • This is often used when you do not have the best circumstances to work with
    • We just have two days so let’s make the most of our time together.
    • I know you wanted Jenny to be here, but let’s just make the most of it.
    • This project is missing a lot of key points, but let’s try to make the most of it for the sake of our clients.

Now that you have learned this B2 C1 C2 English expressions: Make the most of it, have a look at our other posts:
Expression Session: Split the bill Foot the bill
Expression Session: Get your hopes up

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Vocab Rehab job work career

B2 C1 C2 English Vocabulary: Job Work Career

B2 C1 C2 English Vocabulary: Job Work Career shows us the differences between when to use Job vs Work vs Career. Even some of my advanced students still mix us the difference between job and work, so let’s take a look.

Job

  • Job is a countable noun.
  • This means that we can have one job, two jobs, three jobs, etc.
  • Click here to learn more about countable nouns
  • We can also say:
    • This is my first job.
    • I was a cook at my last job.
  • Job refers to a specific employment or role at work: a teacher, a specialist, a doctor, etc.
    • I love my job. I’ve been working as a teacher for over 25 years now.
    • I start a new job on Monday and I am a bit nervous.

Work

  • The word work is uncountable and can be used either as a verb or a noun.

Work – noun

  • Click here to learn more about uncountable nouns
  • This means we cannot use words like one, two, three, first, last, etc. with work.
  • We CAN say: How much work do you have left?
  • I have a lot of work today.
  • refers to a specific task that we do, usually this task earns us money, but not always.
    • I have to do some work around the house (cutting the grass, cleaning the kitchen).
    • I need to finish my work before 3pm because I my daughter has a basketball game I want to see.

Work – verb

  • The word work functions as a regular verb.
    • I have worked here for over 5 years now.
    • She’s working the night shift tonight.

Career

  • Career is a false friend for Spanish speakers. It does NOT refer to what you are studying.
  • It is a job or series of jobs in a specific field of work.
  • Career is a countable noun. People can have several careers in one lifetime.
    • Before he started working as a chef, he had a career in banking.
    • She has had a long and prosperous career in engineering.

Now that you have reviewed B2 C1 C2 English Vocabulary: Job Work Career, take a look at our other Vocab Rehab posts:
Vocab Rehab: Accountable Responsible
Vocab Rehab: Leverage

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Expresiones en inglés: Get your hopes up

B2 C1 C2 Expresiones en inglés: Get your hopes up

B2 C1 C2 Expresiones en inglés: Get your hopes up. I have to admit, I’m getting my hopes up for taking my mask off!

Get your hopes up

  • to feel hopeful
  • often used in the negative as a warning
    • I know they said we will be able to get our masks off, but don’t get your hopes up until it’s official.
    • I really hope she wins the game because she’s really got her hopes up for it.
    • I know he said he would come tonight, but don’t get your hopes up. You know he often breaks promises.

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Recipes in English: Berry Shortcake

Recipes in English: Berry Shortcake

This month on Recipes in English we are presenting a delicious Berry Shortcake that will be a crowd pleaser for sure! You can find the subtitles on the video if needed and the full recipe below. You can also learn some of the vocabulary words used in the video. Learning English can happen in lots of different ways: in a classroom, online or even while cooking! Enjoy!

Vocabulary Minute 0:00 to 4:00

Exceptionally

  • something that is greater than usual
    • This cake tastes exceptionally good.

Hand mixer

  • a certain type of an electric mixer used for eggs and cakes.
  • Click here to see what it looks like
    • Hand mixers can save you a lot of time if you have to mix egg whites.

Stand mixer

  • This is a strong mixer that you do not have to hold while it is mixing.
  • Click here to see a picture.
    • The gave me a stand mixer as a wedding present.

Melted

  • Heated and softened
    • I melted the butter so that it mixes more easily.

Cake flour

  • this a more finely grained flour which is great for cakes as it has a lower protein content.
  • In Spain, I use harina de reposteria.
    • I like to use cake flour in my recipes because it comes out lighter.

Low speed

  • this refers to the lowest or second to lowest pace on the mixer.
    • Use a low speed to mix the ingredients so they don’t clump up.

High speed

  • This is the highest or one of the higher speeds on the mixer.
    • Once the ingredients are combined, mix them on high speed for 5 minutes.

Scrape the walls

  • use a sharp edge to remove something from the walls, in this case I was referring to the batter.
    • Make sure you scrape the batter from the walls so that it all gets mixed together.  

Fluffy batter

  • batter is the mixture of the ingredients and fluffy means light and full of air.
    • After mixing the batter for 5 minutes, it should be light and fluffy.  

Vocabulary Minute 4:00 – end

Pre-greased

  • That the object has some type of oil or butter on it so that it does not stick to the batter.
    • I always pre-grease my pans with butter so that the cake doesn’t stick to it.

Floured

  • something that has a light layer of flour on it so that it does not stick.
    • My pans are greased and floured so that it is easier to remove the cake later.

Use some muscle

  • This is an expression we use to say that you need to use physical strength to do something.
    • I really need to use some muscle to get rid of all the dirt on the wall.  

Toothpick test

  • This refers to an easy and effective way to check if the cake is completely cooked.
  • Stick a toothpick into the center of the cake. If it comes out clean (meaning there is no batter sticking to the toothpick) than your cake it done.
    • Before you take the cake out, do a toothpick test. It may need an extra minute!

Cool

  • To allow something to become colder.
    • It’s a good idea to let the cake cool before removing it from the pan or else it may break.

Wire rack

  • A plate made out of metal that allows air to cool the bottom of the cake.
    • It’s quite common to cool cakes or cookies on a wire rack before serving them.

Whipped/whipping cream

  • Whip means to mix something in a certain way.
    • Whipping cream is cream that has been mixed to the point that it is no longer in liquid form.

Stiff peaks

  • When the whipping cream does not move anymore but looks like mountain peaks (the tops of the mountains).
  • This is how you know the whipping cream is done.
    • Keep mixing the cream until it forms stiff peaks.

Display

  • to arrange something to be seen.
    • She had a beautiful display of flowers on the table.

Ingredients

1/2 cup (113 grams) butter2 large eggs
1 cup (200 grams) and 1 Tablespoon sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups (187 grams) cake flour 1 kilo of mixed berries
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder1/2 cup (115 grams) jam
1/4 teaspoon salt1 cup (122) heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup (122 grams) milk

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Expression session: foot the bill split the bill

B2 C1 C2 English Expressions: Foot the bill Split the bill

B2 C1 C2 English Expressions: Foot the bill Split the bill

Today in Expression Session, B2, C1, C2 English Expressions, we review the difference between split the bill and foot the bill.

Foot the bill

  • to pay for everything
    • You can order whatever you want. We are going to foot the bill.
    • We would like to invite you to give a presentation at our company and we will foot the bill for the hotel and lunch.

Split the bill

  • each person pays an equal percentage of the bill
    • Let’s just split the bill between the 4 of us.
    • I don’t feel comfortable with you paying the bill. Let’s split it.

Expression Session

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Expression Session: A piece of my mind, Peace of mind

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off the cuff, Episode 16> a slap in the face

off the cuff: An English Learning Podcast, Episode 16: A slap in the face

This month on off the cuff: An English learning podcast, Episode 16: A slap in the face, Clare and Annie talk about the what happened between Will Smith and Chris Rock at the Oscars this year. The story is hot off the press and we still do not know what the repercussions will be for both actor and comedian, but stay tuned to learn some vocabulary and expressions.

Vocabulary, expressions and phrasal verbs Minute 0 – 2:12

To go through the roof

There are two meanings for go through the roof. In the podcast, Annie is using this expression to talk about the first one.

  • to rise to a high level
    • The electricity prices are going through the roof.
  • to get very angry.
    • If he doesn’t give me a good explanation for why he didn’t show up I’m going to go through the roof.

Strike

  • this is when workers refuse to work because of an argument about working conditions
    • When they decided to make 20 employees redundant, the workforce went on strike.

Respite

  • a rest, usually from a difficult decision.
    • After everything that has happened the last 2 years, we can all use a bit of respite.

It hit me like a punch in the face

  • To be shocked by something.
  • To have something greatly affect you.
    • The news of his death hit me like a punch in the face.

To have punch

  • to be interesting
    • That performance was lacking/didn’t have punch

Punch

  • to hit someone with your fist
    • In my gym class we often punch the air to work out shoulders muscles.

Spur of the moment

  • a spontaneous decision
    • I decided to pick up and go on a spur of the moment decision.

Alopecia

Vocabulary, expressions and phrasal verbs Minute 2:13 – 3:56

In the spotlight

  • to receive public attention
    • I would enjoy being actor, but I don’t think I could handle being in the spotlight.

Wig

  • a covering of artificial hair.
    • When your hair is long enough, you can have it cut and donated to make wigs for people who have Cancer.

A bad taste in one’s mouth

  • an unpleasant memory of an experience.
    • We had a terrible argument and it really left a bad taste in my mouth

To hear something on/through the grapevine

  • to hear something from someone who hear it from someone else
    • I heard it through the grapevine that they are getting divorced. Is it true?

Have form

  • to have a history together
    • How do you know Kelly? I didn’t know you had form.

Outburst

  • a large expression of emotions, usually anger.
    • My daughter had a huge outburst when I told her that we were going home. 

Composure

  • the feeling of calm
    • My aunt really lost her composure at the funeral.

Vocabulary, expressions and phrasal verbs, Minute 3:56 – 5:17

Animal instinct

  • we use this expression when someone acts as an animal
    • Some people say that in a war situation, everyone relies on their animal instincts

Something keeps me awake at night

  • when something worries me so much that I can’t sleep.
    • Sometimes I worry so much about my kids that it keeps me up at night.  

Hold something inside

  • to not say what you are feeling.
    • If you hold things inside for a long time, you are more likely to have an outburst.

Good/bad optics

  • the public’s opinion, good or bad, of a situation after seeing it through the media
    • There were only good optics about the wedding in the newspapers and magazines.

Derogatory

  • speaking with disrespect
    • Many rappers use very derogatory language towards women in their lyrics.

Swear words

  • rude and offensive words
    • I was never allowed to use swear words when I was younger.

Vocabulary, expressions and phrasal verbs Minute 5:17

Premeditated

  • to do something after spending a lot of time planning and thinking about it.
    • He was sentenced to 30 years in prison for premeditated murder.

To be the butt of a joke

  • to be the person who is laughed at
    • I don’t think it’s right to use people as the butt of a joke.

A kneejerk reaction

  • a quick response that you didn’t have time to consider something
    • When the car came at us, my kneejerk reaction was to jump.

Everyone is like a boiling pot of water

  • meaning that everyone is like a pressure cooker about to explode.
  • when people are all dealing with so much that any little thing will lead to an outburst.
    • All my students are so stressed that they are like a pot of boiling water.

Talk things out

  • to talk about problems
    • I would love to talk things out with my dad but he is not capable of doing so.

Figure out

  • to solve or understand something.
    • I can’t seem to figure out why she decided to come when she wasn’t invited.

To get past something

  • to heal from something painful
  • I know he is struggling now, but with time he will get past this.

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off the cuff, episode 14: Squid Game

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Vocab Rehab: Responsible Accountable

Vocabulario en inglés: Responsible Accountable

This week we explore the differences between Responsibility and Accountability in this post, Vocabulario en inglés: Responsible Accountable. This is especially difficult for Spanish speakers, since both words translate to responsabilidad. In the photo above, the sentence you can hide from responsibility but you can’t hide from accountability highlights the differences between these two words. You may be able to be irresponsible but someone will always hold you accountable. Continue reading to learn more.

Responsible and responsibility

  • The person who has to complete a step in a process
  • Someone assigned to work on a particular task.
  • This can be more than one individual
    • I am the one responsible for contacting our international clients.
    • Our team is responsible for all Latin American communication.
  • To have control and authority over someone/something and the duty to take care of it or them
    • She is responsible for the latest project and will also report to the one accountable.
  • Something that is your duty.
    • It’s our responsibility to finish the project on time.
  • Blame for something that has happened.
    • He is personally responsible for causing so much chaos in the office.
    • You need to accept responsibility for your actions.
  • Good judgement
    • Both of my cousins have very responsible positions in the company.
    • Being a parent carries a lot of responsibility.

Accountable and Accountability

  • The one ensuring that the step in the process is completely correctly and liable if anything goes wrong.
  • Only one person is accountable
    • In the end, I am the accountable one if anything goes south.
    • Maria is responsible for reporting everything to Julie. Julie is accountable for everything being completed in the way the CEO outlined.
  • Responsible for what you do and having to give an explanation for it.
    • He will be held accountable for stealing from the company.
    • The government is accountable for the strife felt by the general population.

Now that you have read Vocabulario en inglés: Responsible Accountable, take a look at our Vocab Rehabs:
Vocab Rehab: Leverage
Vocab Rehab: Empowerment

Clases de inglés

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Expressions Session: Be on the same wavelength

B2 C1 C2 Expresiones en inglés: Be on the same wavelength

Hoy en B2 C1 C2 Expresiones en inglés: Be on the same wavelength. This is colloquial expression that can be used in all sorts of situations, if you are joking or in a serious business meeting.

Be on the same wavelength

  • to think in the same way
  • to understand each other well
    • It is important for all of us to be on the same wavelength tomorrow at the negotiation.
    • It’s much easier for parents if both people are on the same wavelength.
    • I’m glad you and I are on the same wavelength because it feels like everyone else has a completely different perspective.

Now that you have learned B2 C1 C2 Expresiones en inglés: Be on the same wavelength, look at other Expression Session posts:
Expression Session: A piece of my mind / Peace of mind
Expression Session: Up to scratch

Cursos de inglés

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  • Cursos de preparación de exámenes
  • Cursos de negocios
  • Cursos generales
  • Exámenes de certificar un nivel A2, B1, B2 con un curso de preparación. Aprender más aquí

Vocab Rehab: Leverage

B2 C1 C2 English Vocabulary – leverage

B2 C1 C2 English Vocabulary – leverage

The word we are focusing on today for all of you who are learning B2 C1 C2 English Vocabulary – leverage. Leverage has several different meanings. We only highlighted one in the photo, but below you will find all the different ways in which we can use this word.

Leverage – power

  • Having power to influence a result.
  • The concept of power can take on several forms: military power, physical power, political power or simply having information that the other person or company does not. Think of it as an advantage
    • The EU has little leverage over that part of the world.
    • We can use our leverage to dominate the negotiation.
    • The political party in power always has more leverage over the incumbent.

Leverage – business

  • The relationship between how much money a company owes to banks and the value of that company
    • We need to reduce the leverage we owe by 20% this year.
  • when someone borrows money to buy an investment or a company
    • You can leverage your home equity to gain more wealth.
  • To use money to get more money
    • Charities try to leverage their earnings by having famous people and companies match the donations of ordinary people.

Leverage – Action

  • the act of using a lever
  • Using the ropes for leverage, they were able to lift the couch up to the second floor window.

Learn more B2 C1 C2 English Vocabulary

Now that you have learned the meanings of this B2 C1 C2 English Vocabulary – leverage, check out more of our Vocab Rehab posts:
Vocab Rehab: Empowerment
Vocab Rehab: Repair Fix Mend

Cursos de inglés

¿Buscas un curso de inglés virtual o presencial? En la Escuela de Idiomas – Cámara de Álava, tenemos lo que buscas. Impartimos clases de inglés para negocios. También tenemos cursos de inglés general y la preparación de exámenes de Cambridge y Oxford. Somos un centro certificado para el Oxford Test of English. Haz chick aquí para ver el listado completo de cursos.