CEFR Level C2 vocabulary: INTEGRITY

This word is from CEFR Level C2 list 4 VOCABULARY: INTEGRITY WORD FAMILY: noun MEANING: having the following positive characteristics: honesty, decency, fairness, can be trusted. EXAMPLE: Integrity is a characteristic that employers value in their members of staff. STRESS: in-TEG-ri-ty Quick test – Are these sentences logically correct? 1. I enjoy working with my … Read more

CEFR Level C2 vocabulary: LURID

This word is from CEFR Level C2 list 2 VOCABULARY: LURID WORD FAMILY: adjective MEANING: Too bright in colour, vivid, shocking, sensationalised. EXAMPLE: There are many reasons why newspapers should not present lurid details of violent crimes. STRESS: LU-rid Quick test – Are these sentences logically correct? 1. He is wearing a very lurid shirt … Read more

CEFR Level C2 vocabulary: INTUITION

CEFR Level C2 Vocabulary: INTUITION This word is from CEFR Level C2 list 1 VOCABULARY: INTUITION WORD FAMILY: noun MEANING: the ability to understand something through feeling or instinct not factual knowledge EXAMPLE: Our intuition can often tell us that something is dangerous about a situation even when there are no facts. STRESS: in-tu-I-tion Quick test! … Read more

CEFR Level C2 vocabulary: FUTILE

CEFR Level C2 Vocabulary: FUTILE This word is from CEFR Level C2 list 3 VOCABULARY: FUTILE WORD FAMILY: adjective MEANING: incapable of producing any useful result; ineffective; pointless EXAMPLE: Despite several discussions, efforts to reach an agreement were futile. STRESS: FU-tile Quick test! Are these sentences logically correct? Despite several days of searching, efforts to find … Read more

CEFR Level C2 vocabulary: PROLIFIC

CEFR Level C2 Vocabulary: PROLIFIC This word is from CEFR Level C2 list 3 VOCABULARY: PROLIFIC WORD FAMILY: adjective MEANING: present/produced in large numbers or quantities; plentiful EXAMPLE: He’s such a prolific author – he has written over 50 books, and  is still getting books published. STRESS: PRO-lif-ic Quick test! Is the grammar in these sentences … Read more

CEFR Level C2 vocabulary: PRUDENT

CEFR Level C2 Vocabulary: PRUDENT This word is from CEFR Level C2 list 1 VOCABULARY: PRUDENT WORD FAMILY: adjective MEANING: acting with care and thought for the future; wise; well thought through EXAMPLE: It has been argued that young people today have a much more prudent approach to saving and spending than previous generations. STRESS: … Read more

CEFR Level C2 vocabulary: INTRINSIC

CEFR Level C2 Vocabulary: INTRINSIC This word is from CEFR Level C2 list 3 VOCABULARY: INTRINSIC WORD FAMILY: adjective MEANING: belonging naturally, built-in, a typical feature EXAMPLE: A dog’s loyalty is an intrinsic characteristic. STRESS: in-TRIN-sic Quick test! Are these sentences logically correct? The sparkle of a diamond is one of its intrinsic qualities. Education … Read more

CEFR Level C2 vocabulary: EXPLICIT

CEFR Level C2 Vocabulary: EXPLICIT This word is from CEFR Level C2 list 1 VOCABULARY: EXPLICIT WORD FAMILY: adjective MEANING: clear, detailed, unmistakable, obvious EXAMPLE: Films that include explicit violence should not be watched by under 18 year olds. STRESS: ex-PLIC-it Quick test! Are these sentences logically correct? I can understand why she got lost … Read more

CEFR Level C2 vocabulary: IMPLEMENT

CEFR Level C2 Vocabulary: IMPLEMENT This word is from CEFR Level C2 list 3 VOCABULARY: IMPLEMENT WORD FAMILY: verb MEANING: put a decision, plan or agreement into effect EXAMPLE: The changes to the government’s education policy will be implemented next month. STRESS: IM-ple-ment Quick test! Is the grammar in these sentences correct? It is difficult … Read more

CEFR Level C2 vocabulary: PREDOMINANT

CEFR Level C2 Vocabulary: PREDOMINANT This word is from CEFR Level C2 list 3 VOCABULARY: PREDOMINANT WORD FAMILY: adjective MEANING: strongest or main; having the most control or power. EXAMPLE: It can be argued that the predominant cause of crime is poverty. STRESS: pre-DOM-i-nant Quick test! Is the grammar in these sentences correct? The predominant … Read more

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