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English Language B2 New Language Leader Upper-Intermediate

Active words

Unit 8 Globalisation

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improvement pagerinti

to widen the gap to (cause something to) become larger or


to include a larger amount ornumber:

to increase wealth a large amount of money or valuable possessions that


someone has:

During a successful business career, she accumulated a great amount of wealth.

to reduce poverty he condition of being extremely poor:


Two million people in the city live in abject (= very great) poverty.

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fair trade a way of buying and selling products that makes certain that
the people whoproduce the goods receive a fair price:

human rights

consumer choice a person who buys goods or services for their own use:
The new rates will affect all consumers, including businesses .

consumer rights/advice

corporate greed a very strong wish to continuously get more of


something, especially food ormoney:
I don't know why I'm eating more - it's not hunger, it's just greed!

natural resources Some natural resources, such as natural gas and fossil fuel, cannot
be replaced.
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to lead to

cost effective If an activity is cost-effective, it is good value for


the amount of money paid:
It wouldn't be cost-effective to buy an expensive new computer when all you want to do
is storeyour photos.

to benefit from

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curiosity (INTEREST 'm burning with curiosity - you must tell me who won!

She decided to call her ex-boyfriend out of curiosity.

to reach a consensus on something Could we reach a consensus on this matter?


Let's take a vote.

to put up ones hand put one's hand up


to raise one's hand to get attention from whomever is in charge. The student put his hand up to ask a que
stion of theteacher. She put up her hand to ask a question.

to encounter a meeting, especially one that happens by chance:

She has written a memoir of her encounters with W.H. Auden over the years.

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with regard to

to build relationships

to show respect for somebody


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to push the boundaries a real or imagined line that marks the edge or limit of
something:
The Ural mountains mark the boundary between Europe and Asia.

Sophisticated having a good understanding of the


way people behave and/or a goodknowledge of culture and fashion:

She was slim, svelte, and sophisticated.

cutting edge---- the most modern stage of development in


a particular type of work or activity:

a company at the cutting edge of mobile communications technology

diverse B2 including many different types of people or things:


Students from countries as diverse as Colombia and Lithuania use
Cambridge textbooks.
New York is a very culturally/ethnically diverse city.

very different from each other:


We hold very diverse views on the topic.
.

breakthrough

treatment

to bring together

collaborator

capable of

intellectual property
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to credit

core

far more

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further

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sharply divided

to be on the move

rapid expansion

purchasing power

branding

market stall

to range from... to...

vast range of goods

household item

slogan

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Thank you, (name). Youve had your say.

Id like to move on now to...

If you could just let me finish.

Hold on a minute, please.

The main issue here is

The really important thing is...


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production line

vast majority

manufacturing facility

highly successful

offshore

to make savings

to relate to